I first stumbled upon these amazing flowers over at The Mother Huddle on this post. She has some really amazing ideas!
A few weeks back Lissy wanted to give these to our neighbor for mothers day, and they couldn't have been more simple to make!! And They were stunning!!
I have done the tissue paper ones before, so the basics are the same, however they turn out SO much more realistic and pretty!!!
I figured I would share with you since they were easy enough for a 5 and 7 year old to accomplish.
Dollar store flowers (for the stems)
Duct or gardener's tape
First you want to take about three (double ply) tissue and lay on top of one another. Then start to accordion fold them...
Once you are done hold together in the middle...
Take your bobby pin and slide it in the middle to hold it all together...
Next you want to tear off the ends of either side. the more you tear the smaller the flower. A medium flower is about perfect...
All that is left is to open your flowers up, one layer at a time. Pull up toward your body, and as you add layers they create a carnation "effect"..
And here are your finished flowers...all that is left to do is pop the flower off your dollar store flowers, and tape your carnations on by the bobby pin sticking out
The end result? A beautiful flower to put in a vase or to give as gifts! Its that simple!!
So what do you think? Hey if you try it out let me know how it turned out! Thanks for reading. Please come back soon as it is finally officially summer and I will be posting more!! What a concept!1 ;)