Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tissue Paper Flowers

Last night was Madame's moving on ceremony (Graduation from Elementary school, grrr!) Psst.....what is a moving's when they say...."Get out!" Just kidding. Well, I put myself on the decorating committee and got elected (ha!) for the gift committee. Here is my idea for decorating........I hope for a non-wedding atmosphere!

The first flower I made is petaled, I quartered my paper and cut my half rounds.

Then I fanned the paper with the flower side out.

Wrapping the pipe cleaner around the center, I pulled the five layers of paper apart. I like this flower although finicky about staying round sometimes.

Then I frayed the long side of the paper (group of five), and fanned the short side.....

to get this carnation like flower, pretty huh? Protector of Vintage sent me a book about tissue paper flower I wished I could find but don't cha know it! I think it is in one of my 6 piles of craft books. I can't get this studio quick enough!

Anyway I cut a boat shaped leaf, taped it in the middle on both sides of the tissue and poked the pipe cleaner through to for a leaf.

I'm not sure why but these remind me of pond lilies, don't they look like them?

After having a brain storm with the Christmas ribbon being the center of the flower, all my 14 dinner plate sized pretties were done.
I saved scenting these for another occasion. C&G Design

Words and photos by Dawn,C&G Design.


tina said...

They are beautiful. Too funny on the 'get out' comment. No doubt! I remember Jimmy's and it was a poignant moment for him. He actually cried when he realized he was to be done with his wonderful elementary school.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

I haven't made these in forever. Yours look great.

Protector of Vintage said...

The flowers look beautiful!!

Roses and Lilacs said...

They turned out really well. The green ribbon adds just the right touch.

Lola said...

Gorgeous "flowers" Dawn. I've never seen them made like that before. Now I know.

Jean said...

Well done, they look great. I remember doing that as a child and then you girls doing it, only with kleenex and bobby pins. More crude than your pretties but it worked way back when. Made millions of them to spiffy up the gym for high school proms or floats in a parade. Lotsa memories with this post.

Debbie said...

I am so impressed Dawn!! I did see pond lillies too! You never cease to amaze me! didn't have enough going on in your joined a committee!! Ha ha! Well...they got the best when they elected you! REally nice job!

Nukke said...

I like those pond lilies very much !!!! So Pretty !!