How to Make Flowers Out of Crepe or Tissue Paper

by Mai Bonomo

How to make awesome paper flowers! Really easy, use them to decorate or to wear


  • Crepe or tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • String or thread
  • Love
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Start with some crepe or tissue paper! I'm using crepe.

    Step 2

    Cut off a piece, I chose about 7 inches.

    Step 3

    Open up the crepe paper and cut it into sheets. My sheets are about 7x9 inches, you can play with sizes which will change the size of the flower.

    Step 4

    Here I have about 6 or 7 sheets ready.

    Step 5

    Start folding the sheets, all together, along the width of the papers. Fold them accordion style in about 3/4 inch intervals.

    Step 6

    Like so :)

    Step 7

    Cut off a few inches of string...

    Step 8

    And tie it around the middle of your paper.

    Step 9

    Cut off the excess string.

    Step 10

    Cut each edge of the paper, rounding it.

    Step 11

    Make sure the string is exactly in the middle.

    Step 12

    Stretch of the folds on either side of the string.

    Step 13

    Starting with one side, start peeling up layers of the paper.

    Step 14

    Like so

    Step 15

    One finished side looks about like this. Do the same for the other side.

    Step 16

    And tada! Finished product! :)

    Step 17

    Experiment with different colors and sizes!

    Step 18

    You can tape them on your wall to decorate, put them on a bobby pin and wear them... Let me know what ideas you guys used these for enjoy :)!