I bought a candle lantern holder to put into our room, the only thing is I didn't want to put a candle in it. I wanted to do something fun inside it. I have always loved these tissue paper flowers
I decided to make some on a smaller scale to put inside the lantern.
Heres what you need:
*4-6 sheets of tissue paper per flower (If you want bigger flowers you will want to use 8-11 sheets)
Cut out the tissue paper to the size you want. I did 2 different sizes. One I did 4"x13" and the other I did 5"x13" If you are doing big ones I would recommend around 17"x30"
Fold all the sheets together accordion style all the way down.
Fold the metal wire in half and slip it in the middle of the tissue paper. Twist the ends together so it is secure.
Rounded Version (which is only cut on one side, sorry!)
Cut the ends of the tissue paper either rounded or pointed. I cut most of mine pointed. I just liked that look better.
Fan out the paper on each side of the wire.
Separate the tissue paper one layer at a time. This step takes the longest because you are forming the flower and there are a lot of layers to separate.
A Super Cute Tissue Paper Flower!!
Here is the lantern that I put them in.
It turned out perfect! I love it!!
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