How To Make Hibiscus Tissue Flowers

Hibiscus Tissue Flower Tutorial for Birthday Party Decorations
Need something to dress up your party room for a birthday party with a luau, tropical or flower theme?  Here is something quick, affordable and provides lots of color – tissue flowers!  Here is a tutorial for making tissue flowers and hibiscus tissue flowers.
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Tissue Hibiscus Flowers: Supplies

Here is what you will need for 1 large flower:

  • 8 Sheets of Tissue paper
  • 2 Brown pipe cleaner
  • 1 Flower wire or twist tie
  • Scissors

 

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Tissue Hibiscus Flowers: Directions

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How To Make Tissue Flowers - stack layers of tissue sheets

Step 1. Stack Layers – Unfold the layers of tissues and stack 8 layers of the same colors together.

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How To Make Tissue Flowers - pleat the layers

Step 2. Pleat – Fold and pleat the stack of tissue layers together from one end to the other end in a fan-like fashion.  You may have to use your fingernail and crease the edge once in a while so the pleat stays in.

 

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How To Make Tissue Flowers - fasten with twist tie

Step 3. Secure – Secure with a twist tie in the middle. Tuck the ends in so that they are not visible.

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How To Make Tissue Flowers - round off the ends

Step 4. Cut – Use sharp scissors and cut the corners of the ends off by cutting through all layers.  If you have too many layers you may have to cut a few layers at a time, like I did.  Try make the end look nice and rounded.

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How To Make Tissue Flowers - fan out the layers

Step 5. Open Up The Petals - Once you have done cutting the ends, open the flower up.  Unfold all the layers gently so that all the individual tissue layers now simulate the flower petals of a flower.

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How To Make Tissue Flowers - make a full flower

Step 6. Simple Tissue Flower. You now have a finished tissue flower!  Use tissue flowers to decorate the table or party room on tables, as part of the chair decor, or hang them overhead over the party table with invisible fish line.

To make a large simulated Hibiscus flower for a tropical themed party, continue to Step 7.

How To Make Tissue Flowers - pipe cleaner stamen

Step 7. Stamen.  Take a 2 brown pipe cleaners.  Twist the bottom together and curl the top of each end of the pipe cleaner to make them look like a stamens.

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How To Make Tissue Flowers - tie stamen to middle

Step 8. Attach Stamen.  Bend open the two pipe cleaners into a straight line and place the center of the tissue flower in the center.  Loop the pipe cleaners around the middle of the flower and twist together to secure the flower in place.  The flower is now sandwiched between the top and bottom of the stamen.  Position the stamen so that it is straight and stretches out from the center of the flower.

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How To Make Tissue Flowers - yellow hibiscus flower

Step 9.  Yellow Hibiscus Flower.  The Hibiscus flower is now complete.  Fluff the layers of the tissue flowers so they look nice and full.

Other Color Variations: You can do the same with other colors of tissue papers to come up with a different Hibiscus variations, like red (for Red Hibiscus), yellow on the outside with an orange tissue in the center (for Hybrid Hibiscus), creme colors (for an off-white Hibiscus for weddings), etc.

The tissue colors are very easy to make and with just a little bit of expense you can get a lot of color, pizzazz and punch for your party decoration!

 

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