Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Tissue Paper Flowers

Tissue Paper FlowersSeveral years ago I saw a Martha Stewart craft kit at Walmart for a tissue paper flower bouquet. It was only a couple dollars and I bought it on impulse and threw it in my closet, thinking that some day I'd make it.

Well, my friends, that day has arrived. Maybe it was the spring fever, maybe it was being stuck inside for a few weeks with a bad knee but I pulled out my kit and went to work.

I know, I know, you're thinking, "Tissue paper flowers? Yea, I've made those before . . . in THIRD GRADE!"

Because I did too--third grade, and we put them in our hair and performed the Mexican hat dance for the school assembly. Good times.

But you know how it is with Miss Martha--she has a way of making dumb crafts cool and this was one of those times. I was very pleased with the results and if you'd like to make some for yourself there are terrific instructions on her website here and here. Or you can just come on over and make some with me. I've been thinking I could use a big bouquet of yellow dahlias.

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20 comments:

Luschka said...

Those are lovely! And I'm loving the layout, btw!

Kara said...

These are way more beautiful than any tissue paper flowers I ever made (in 3rd grade, or otherwise)! Wow.

Bee said...

She does elevate a craft from cutesy to elegant, doesn't she? Those are beautiful.

CountessLaurie said...

psst... don't tell anyone but I love dumb crafts! and since I can't remember much from my childhood, it'll be all new to me :-)

Suzi Dow said...

Perfect activity for Cinco de Mayo. A table set with vase of these flowers and a platter of tacos, rice, and beans with some guitar music in the background - isn't a dinner party!

Roo said...

WOW!!! These are nothing like what we make in elementary school. Beautiful.

Richard said...

Brings back the memories of my childhood. Good times, good times..
BTW, Very beautiful and very creative. Good job!

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J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Wow, really? Those are gorgeous!

Holly Days Closet said...

Those are alot prettier than the ones I made in school. I can hardly wait to make some with my grand daughter.
Holly

Jules said...

I have seen many variations of these lately. I think they are super cute. Have you seen the really big ones that people are hanging from the ceiling?

gabriel phillips coupons said...

This is so cool, share a time.

exotic1 said...

This would make a rain day a fun day thanks for the links~!

jacjewelry said...

The flowers are lovely!

Kailee said...

Michelle,

This brought back those memories of making them for my mom for holidays or like you said for Cinco De Mayo but this would be a great task to do with my little one. Thanks for the creative idea today.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Hard to believe they're made out of paper!

A Stay at Home working Mom's Tale said...

They look great!

fruitfulwords said...

I remember making these when I was in grade school and as a young adult for float decorating.

I'll be part of a team decorating a July 4th float. I'll be checking out the website you suggested. Thanks.

If I was anywhere near you, I'd be over tonight helping you make tissue paper flowers. It's fun crafting (dumb or otherwise) with others.

Rachel said...

Love this idea- tissue paper flowers are great for kids- anything "flower" is great for Mother's Day! :)

. said...

Tissue paper flowers are one of my favorites. I remember making them for mother's day in school.

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the invitation. I'd love to take you up on it...if you weren't in Alaska, that is. ;)

Can my 3-year-old come too? She asks to do crafts almost every day. :)

stephanie@metropolitanmama.net