- 6 years ago
- Wedding: February 2012
On a budget, I decided to use tissue paper for my flowers and they have turned out wonderful! I think its the rich colors of purples that make them stand out!
I found the glass centerpieces at Hobby Lobby and TJ Maxx..all for under 15$!
Take a look!
My tissue paper tutorial:
I bought the tissue paper off of eBay. I couldn’t find the purples I wanted anywhere else and I needed a larger quantity anyways.
I ordered a dark and lighter purple and I bought some black to experiment and ended up liking the contrast.
I began with 4-6 pieces of tissue paper. Experiment with this…when I was making the larger flowers, 6 sheets was good. When I made the smaller flowers, 6 sheets make them beautiful and full, but also a little difficult to pull apart.
The tissue paper I ordered came cut in half, but if it isn’t…cut it in half evenly…15×20.
Layer the papers and fold them accordion style (youtube.com this if you don’t know…I didn’t!) Make the folds about 1 inch…different sizes make this different too!
I folded this in half and cut in half. These made the perfect size flower for me…but you can play around with that too.
Cut the edges rounded…doesn’t have to be perfect…you won’t even be able to tell at the end!
I took the floral wire and cut in half and wrapped around the middle of the paper. I wrapped the wire around so that it would stay put. I left it long while I made the flower. (you can cut later if you need to put somewhere)
Since my tissue paper flowers were not being used for pom poms, I pulled the paper up all in one direction so that it was flat on the bottom. They look really full when you do this!
I purchases Styrofoam balls from micheals or wal mart depending on what size my glass centerpiece was. The 4 inch ones worked great from walmart for the size I needed!
I took the floral wire and stuck it into the Styrofoam balls until the bottom of the flower was touching the ball. I did this all around…mixing up the colors so that it had a nice variety.
I found that the tissue paper flowers needed some bling! I purchased corsage pins from Hobby Lobby for this. I stuck the pin in the middle of the flower so that it reached the ball and that helped hold the flower as well. The small pearl beads gave them a little something extra! I also put beads on the floral wire prior to wrapping the paper for a little extra bling as well!!
Fill the ball all around and stick smaller or bigger flowers were there are any openings!
Put the ball on your glass centerpiece and there you go!
**For some flowers…I layered dark and light purple and that gave it a nice kick too!***