April showers bring May flowers…unless you live in the suburbs of Chicago where I do, then you are still anxiously awaiting the arrival of those May flowers! It is the last full week of May and I am just now seeing that my peonies get ready to bloom (any day now!) and a few tulips and daffodils are starting to show their colors. The lilies are growing inches taller every day and the morning glories are waiting for the mornings to become sunnier and warmer before they start making their daily appearance.
While waiting on Mother Nature to present her colors, I have been inspired to start creating flowers of my own using 2 of my favorite inexpensive supplies: tissue paper and crepe paper. Both of these items can easily be found at your local dollar store or big box store and are both available in every color possible. Instead of heading to the craft supply section, head to the party aisle for what you will need to create these fun and colorful blooms. These 20 tutorials will show you how to create 20 different flowers. From the smallest of blooms to more elaborate flowers and stems, you will be creating DIY tissue paper flowers in no time! Put them in a vase or basket or scroll down for some fun ideas on how to use your blooms for other DIY projects.
Now that you have learned how to create tissue paper flowers in a variety of sizes, styles and colors, you will be looking for reasons to make more! Check out these tutorials for ideas on how to make and use tissue paper flowers for party decor, home decor, gift wrap embellishments and more. Think outside the vase when it comes to ideas on how to use your newly created blooms.
What is you favorite flower? I have always loved pansies!
I started scrapping in 2006 and was quickly addicted!I was an avid scrapper until late summer of 2010 when we started our adoption journey, at that point I was overwhelmed with paperwork (and emotions!) and I had to put something on the back burner in my life but I knew I would eventually come back to it.
We welcomed our daughter home from China in December of 2011 and a few months later I found my groove again and pulled out all of those supplies that had been tucked away.
I started out scrapping again doing traditional layouts, but at the beginning of this year I jumped into Project Life and I love it!
When I’m not scrapping I am usually spending time with our daughters which means library time, going on walks, thrifting (they love it as much as I do!) or watching Kung Fu Panda for the millionth time.I also have an Etsy shop Panda Eight Designs where I sell scrapbooking flair that I design.