DIY – Tissue Paper Flowers

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Here’s a DIY wedding design trend that’s easy to do and easy on your budget: tissue paper flowers. Check out the inspiration photos below. Aren’t they fun? Limited only by the amount of time you have to create them, paper flowers can add a big, whimsical, visual impact to your wedding décor. True, no one is going to mistake your tissue paper flowers for the real thing, but they can offer festive style at virtually no cost.

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Hang them from the ceiling for a magical effect, or cluster them in vases for a creative centerpiece. They’re the perfect accent for your rehearsal dinner or casual wedding reception. Coordinate tissue paper colors with your wedding palate. All you need to get started is the tissue and pipe cleaners.

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I’ve provided a link to directions for making your own simple tissue paper flowers.  You can also find paper flower kits (that come with pre-cut tissue paper and all other supplies needed) at local craft stores and online. Martha Stewart Crafts used to sell a great paper flower kit, but it seems they have discontinued it (I did find some available on Ebay though). Visit Martha Stewart Weddings online for inspiration and instructions for making more elaborate flowers and larger “party poms.”

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You can also find a great selection of paper flowers online at Etsy. These come preassembled – it just takes a little bit of time to “fluff” them up. Even if you decide to use a craft store kit, or buy from an Etsy retailer, the cost is still very economical for these stylish accessories. What else do I love about these faux flowers? They won’t end up in the trash can days later. You can reuse them for parties or use them to decorate your new home together.

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12 Responses to DIY – Tissue Paper Flowers

  1. Cathryn says:

    This is AWESOME!!! Going to pass idea along too!

  2. What a great idea and very colorful and cheap to make. Once you have mastered making them you could apply the same technique to other special occasions, for example, Christmas.

  3. alyx says:

    Beautiful photos with a special design for weddings … I like it because I want to get engaged

  4. R.I.P Brettt says:

    Those are soooo cuteee !!!

  5. Emily says:

    A friend of mine saved up her tissue paper from all her bridal showers to decorate for her wedding. Saving money AND recycling!! Very pretty.

  6. Lacey says:

    so gorgeous! Those blue flowers are stunning! Found your site on this awesome aggregating (spell? lol) tool that has helped me so much with my wedding planning. keep up the fab work 🙂

  7. These flowers look amazing, they don’t even look fake. A great way to save money on your wedding but still make it look fab!

  8. virginia Jager says:

    love them

  9. Su-an says:

    Hello, fantastic idea for fresh, bright colourful flowers, they look so good. I’ll tell the brides that book our Bay of Plenty wedding venue to give these a go.


  10. wedding says:

    Beautiful photos with a special design for weddings

  11. Sewcrazy says:

    Where is the best place to find the subtle shades of tissue paper? I am looking for coral and teal.