Paper Flowers

Make Miniature Tissue Paper Roses

This a bouquet of lovely miniature paper roses. The whole bouquet is about 3 inches long.

Miniature Tissue Paper Roses

I've done these roses in the palest shade of pink available. They would make a lovely decoration for individual place setting or decorating a special gift.

I started by cutting a pipe cleaner into 4 pieces and covering them with florist tape. I also cut some tissue paper. 4 pieces each: 1" x 4", 1 1/2" x 4", 2" x 4" and 2 1/2" x 4". In actuality, I took a package of paper and cut through the whole thickness of the 6 sheets, all at once. I thought quite rightly that some of them might wind up in the garbage.

First Round of Tissue Paper

Starting the first round of tissue paper (1" x 4"), I folded it lengthwise without creasing it, so that it would be slightly more bulky. I placed a very thin line of white glue along the unfolded long edge.

The trick is to start with one end of the stem about 1/2" from the end of the paper and then smush the extra in. To start the next round I jumped it forward about 1/2" again and smushed the extra bulk into the glue. I kept repeating until the first tissue paper was finished. The picture above shows what they look like with the first row finished.*I washed my hands a lot, they tended to get gummed up with the glue.

Second Round of Tissue Paper

Repeat the process for the second round using the tissue
1 1/2" x 4"

Staple in Place

Repeat the process for the third round using the tissue
2" x 4"

Spread Sheets of Paper Apart

Repeat the process for the third round using the tissue
2 1/2" x 4".

Finish with another layer of florist tape to cover the glued tissue and thicken the stem.

Tie them together with some pretty little ribbons.

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