How to make tissue paper flowers

Today I’m going to show you how to make tissue paper flowers. They are so easy and inexpensive to make. I learned how to make these from an old Martha Stewart magazine. These tissue paper flowers are a great way to dress up any party! There are so many colors to choose from. You can customize the look for any party!

DIY tissue paper flowers

Here’s what you’ll need to get started…


  • 1 pack of tissue paper (with 8 sheets) -found mine at Walmart for $1.99
  • Scissors
  • Floral wire + scissors


  1. If you’d like LARGE pom flowers like the ones above there is no need to cut your tissue paper. In the step-by-step photo below I folded the stack of tissue paper in half and then cut an 8×8 square. So there were 16 layers of 8×8 squares.
  2. Next I folded the tissue paper in accordion style (about 1 inch for each fold).
  3. Then I cut a small piece of floral wire and wrapped it around the center.
  4. Lastly, I cut a round tip on each end of the tissue paper. After that I pulled each layer of tissue paper out  to create the flower. Fluff as needed.

I wanted my flowers really full, so I used 16 layers, but you could certainly use less. To determine how big to cut your flower just divide it in half. So for example my 8 inch squares created about 4 inch flowers.


DIY tissue paper flowers ...super easy and inexpensive to make!

These flowers really are super simple to make and make a great addition to decor. Stick one on a cake stand like I did below… or dress up a cheap bag like the one above.

DIY tissue paper flowers

Hot glue a flower onto a utensil holder…

DIY tissue paper flowers

You can also make a fun flower wreath with these flowers. ALl you need to do is wrap a foam wreath with fabric or ribbon and then hot glue the flowers onto the top of the wreath. Then hang it up on the door with ribbon. Easy peasy!

DIY tissue paper flower wreath

The possibilities are endless! There are so many great uses for these tissue paper flowers. Get creative with colors and sizes.

So have you made tissue paper flowers?

Thanks for reading.  :)

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Jamielyn Nye

Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.