It’s SPRING, yay! If you are anything like me, your spring calendar is filled with the following: baby showers, bridal showers, birthdays, Easter celebrations, and Mother’s Day. . . . whew. . . it’s going to be busy, and so.much.fun! Besides getting to spend time with loved ones, one of the best things about all these events, is getting to give a gift. I love giving gifts. . . almost as much as I love wrapping them! If I could spend all day every day in a paper store filled with pretty wrappings, and ribbon, and cards, and things covered in glitter, I would. . . however I have a small child which unfortunately is not conducive with that type of store. So I thought to myself, why not make something special to add to the gifts I am going to be giving this season. Below is a tutorial on how to make a tissue paper embellishment.
Cut your tissue paper. The size will depend on how big you want your flower. My tissue paper squares were about 6” x 6” and made a medium sized flower. I cut 10 equal squares.
Stack your tissue paper and fold like in an accordion style.
Once you have folded the accordion, fold in half.
Where you made a crease in the middle of the accordion, tie a pie of string. . . this can be any kind of string, yarn, twine. . .whatever you have on hand.
Cut the ends to resemble petals. I cut mine round, but you could also do a point if you want.
This is the most difficult part. . . and you have to be very very gentle and very very patient. Begin to carefully full each layer of the flower up.
Put both sides of layer up to the center. You may need to play around with it and adjust the layers to create the look you want.
Ta-Da! Attach to your package and you are ready to go!
I love how simple this is and how customizable it is by color. Receiving a thoughtful gift is so special, and even more fun when it’s wrapped up pretty.
Happy Spring y’all!