Tissue Paper Flower Tutorial- Style 2

Tissue Paper Flower Tutorial

We’re just about finished with the living room restyle we’ve been working on for the past few weeks! As part of the décor for the second wall, I decided to make two different types of paper flowers. I did a tutorial for the first type here.

Today, as promised, I’m talking about the second type of tissue paper flowers, which I’ve been calling “the puff.” 🙂 Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 12-15 tissue paper circles (mine were about 4” across)
  • scissors
  • needle and thread (any color)

{In keeping with my Frugal in February challenge, these were all items I found around my home.}

I began by folding one of the tissue paper circles in half {1}, then in half again {2}, and finally in half a third time {3}. Continue to do this with all of your circles until you have 12-15 tissue paper triangles {4}.


Next, thread your needle. Begin sticking the needle through your tissue paper triangles near the pointed end. I alternated which way the open end was facing to make sure my “puffiness” was evenly distributed. 😉


Once you have strung all of your triangles, snip off your needle and tie your thread in a knot. I did a triple knot to make sure it was extra-strong. You do not want this knot to come undone!

Thread and Knot

Now you will begin opening up each of your triangles. Open… and open… and open…


And finally you have your flower!

Tissue Paper Flower Final

I painted a few wooden kabob skewers green and used them as stems. {I had to use something I already had!}

Kabob Skewers_edited-1

Or you could forgo the stems and just use the puffs to decorate.

Three Puffs

I love these because they are super-simple and can be done in any color to dress up your décor, add to party decorations, or even act as gift toppers! Yay for an easy and multi-functional craft!

What’s your favorite simple project to dress up your décor?


  1. I love your Frugal February. Great job on these! Pinning it.

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thank you! My husband loves it too bc I’m not spending all of his money! 😉 Happy Monday!

      ~Abby =)

  2. Hello!

    I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! It is up today on my blog! Have a great day!


    1. abbylawson says:

      Wow!! I am so incredibly flattered! Thank you, Kathie!!!

      ~Abby =)

      1. You are so welcome, Abby!! 🙂

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  4. Hi Abby and thanks for visiting. Wish I would have had this tutorial last year. I bought a fancy smancy little gadget to make these. YOUR way is much easier.

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thanks! I didn’t even know they made gadgets like that! Crazy!

      ~Abby =)

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  6. Emily @ My Love for Words says:

    I love these flowers! This is a great idea for spring, and my daughter’s going to go gaga over them. Thanks for sharing!

    1. abbylawson says:

      Thanks, Emily! I was surprised that even my boys were excited about them, lol. I’m the only girly one in this house! Thanks for stopping by the blog!

      ~Abby =)

  7. JaneEllen says:

    You make it all look so easy and fun. How you put the triangles together is same way I put fabric flowers like that, same idea. They turned out pretty well so I’m thinking I just might be able to do these also. Looking forward to making them as I watch tv at night, keeping hubs company.
    Sure glad I found your blog. I’ll have to come back to print out the “puff” flower tutorial as I’ve run out of ink. Enjoy your adorable little boys. Makes me lonesome for my boys which are 16 months apart but are almost 49 and 50 yrs. old now. Time goes by much too quickly and before you know it your kids are all grown up with kids of their own.
    Happy Weekend

    1. abbylawson says:

      They do grow so quickly! I hope your flowers turned out well! Have a great weekend!

      ~Abby =)

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  9. Hi Abby,

    I found your site by researching baby shower decorations. I love your site and your aesthetic! I’m going to try making your tissue paper flowers and the diaper centerpieces. Cute and inexpensive, exacly what I am looking for 🙂 what did you use to paint the bamboo skewers? Can I use my son’s crayola paints? By the way, I’m a mom of a 2 yr old boy with baby girl #2 due in Oct. Thanks!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Wendy! Congrats on baby girl #2! Your son’s paints should work fine! I just used acrylic craft paints for mine. Happy decorating!

      ~Abby =)

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