After seeing this post I had a STRONG desire to make some tissue paper flowers. So, last weekend I went to the Dollar Tree (I love that place!) and bought supplies: 1 package of multi-colored tissue paper (40 sheets) and 1 roll florist wire. I won’t show you the process here because the above linked post does an excellent job of that, but here are my results.
I tried a variety of colors, sizes, and cuts. On the larger flowers I used different shades of a similar color to try and add some depth. I also cut the tips to be pointed. On the large white+light blue one (it’s kind of hiding) I painted the tips with some light blue shimmery watercolor paint. I must say, the results were less than stunning. Quite average. really and not worth the trouble of taking the extra step to paint, but you never know unless you try.
I also tried using 5 layers of tissue instead of the recommended 4; not really much of a difference. I did discover that when the tips are trimmed to a point (green flower in above photo), it’s more difficult to separate the layers without tearing.
Embarrassing sidenote: I actually made more than shown in pics. No, that’s not the embarrasing part. The embarrassing part is that I made them while watching a America’s Next Top Model marathon (do you know how many hours that is?). I know. Still only semi embarrassing. Here’s the kicker. The marathon was from the 2006 season! Pitiful, just pitiful. I hate when I get sucked in!