15 Tissue Paper Flower Tutorials on How to Craft Your Own Beautiful Blooms

Tissue Paper Flowers

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Bouquets of flowers are a beautiful way to brighten your decor. But real botanicals have a distinct downside; they’ll eventually wilt. (It’s a good reason to press them.) But with paper flowers, you’ll never have to worry about their eventual shriveling. It’s a good reason to try and craft your own blooms.

When creating these faux flowers, there are many types of papers you can use. Of them, tissue paper ranks among the most popular because of its ubiquity; you can find it in the gift wrap section of many stores. It’s also inexpensive and comes in a variety of hues, allowing you to tailor the blooms with a certain color scheme or event. And with the addition of materials like pipe cleaners and staples, you can have your own bustling bouquet in no time.

Want to learn how to make tissue paper flowers? Scroll down for an essential supply list as well as DIY tutorials you can try from home.


Supply List for Tissue Paper Flowers

Tissue Paper Flowers

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Depending on the tutorial you’re following, the supplies needed for tissue paper flowers might vary. But if you’re looking for a place to start, this brief list will cover the essentials. It also highlights one of the great things about tissue paper flowers: you don't need a ton of hard-to-find supplies to begin. A quick trip to your local craft store (or a few mouse clicks) will do.


Tissue paper

Tissue Paper

Blick | $4.55+

You’ll always need tissue paper! Available in a variety of colors, you might opt for a multi-hued pack to give your bouquet a rainbow appearance. Or, if you’re looking for a certain color scheme, look for a limited palette pack.




Fiskars | $22.47

You don’t need a super fancy pair of scissors as tissue paper is easy to trim. A standard pair should do. But if you know you’ll be trimming a lot of tissue paper, make sure you choose sharp scissors. That way, your cuts will be clean and quick.


Pipe cleaners

Pipe cleaners act as stems for your tissue paper flowers. Like tissue paper itself, this material is easy to find at most craft stores and comes in a variety of colors to match or accent your blooms.




Bostitch | $9.99

Many tutorials will instruct you to secure the center of your flowers using staples. Your basic stapler will work just fine for this and should be able to secure many layers of tissue paper.


How to Make Tissue Paper Flowers

How to Make Tissue Paper Flower

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Do you learn by watching others? If so, you're in luck—YouTube has a lot of great paper tutorials. Some offer general instructions for crafting flowers while others focus on specific blooms. But if you'd prefer written instructions and photos, we've found some of those, too. Scroll down to see what Pinterest has to offer.


DIY Tissue Paper Flower Tutorial 


Easy Method for Creating Tissue Paper Flowers 


How to Make Round Flowers


How to Make Paper Roses


Tutorial for Smal Flowers


4 Easy Ways to Make Paper Flowers


Tulip Tutorial 


“Flower Stick” Tutorial


Tissue Paper Peonies


Tissue Paper Poppies


Easy and Fast Tissue Paper Flowers


How to Make Tissue Paper Flowers in Four Ways


DIY Marigold Tutorial 


Tissue Paper Flowers DIY


Tissue Paper Garland


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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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