Tissue paper flowers

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At work, I try to keep up with the seasons by decorating according to the seasons, or special days. The challenge is to not spend a lot of money on these decorations. This is a craft that is easy to do, colourful, great for spring and inexpensive. Also, when i am finished with them, I stuff all of the flowers into boxes, and when i need them next year, i take them out, fluff them up, and they are good to use again.
Start with a couple sheets of tissue per flower (obviously smaller flowers need less paper)

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To make a large flower, Cut the tissue paper into thirds, to make smaller flowers, cut into smaller pieces. I have found that 6 layers of tissue paper seems to make the best flowers.

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Fold all layers into a fan, in about one inch sections or pleats…

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Then pinch at the middle and twist a pipe cleaner around to hold them tightly in place, the tighter, the better. The pipe cleaner also is the stem, so leave one end long.

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Then you have to separate each layer of tissue gently, by pulling it up towards the center. This is what fluffs it up and gives it volume.

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You have to be careful to not rip the tissue, and pull one layer at a time. This is what it looks like half finished.

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And, here is the finished flower…

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Here is a flower using two different colours…

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A bunch of flowers in different colours…

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