By now, everyone knows how to make a tissue paper pom pom (thank you Martha Stewart), we just adapted the idea into a beautiful flower for Mother’s Day! Lucy is going to give these to her Grandma’s. I thought these would be really fun, affordable and doable for children in a Sunday school class, school class or your children could make them for their teachers, aunts or grandmas. They sell really great packets of multi-color tissue paper at the Dollar Tree and you can make several flowers from one packet.
Here’s a quick tutorial on the modifications we did to make this tissue paper flower:
I used 3 sheets (but you could get away with 2) of yellow 8″ wide tissue paper and 2 sheets of 6″ wide pink tissue paper. I fringe cut the ends of the pink.
Then, as you would with any pom pom, I accordion folded it, rounded off the ends of the yellow tissue paper and tied a string around the center.
Then instead of pulling the layers away from the center to create a round pom pom, I just pulled them all to the same side so there is a flat back.
I rolled a bamboo skewer in some green tissue paper and cut out some leafs from the extra to glue onto the stem. Then I used hot glue to secure the skewer to the flower.
Lastly, I took a yellow paper cup and use the pointed end of the bamboo skewer to pierce through the bottom of it to create the “flower pot” and I added the adorable tag with a length of embroidery floss. The saying, “flowers remind me of you” are words from the popular childrens primary song, “I Often Go Walking”.
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