Easter Tissue Paper Flowers How-To

Treat your Easter egg-hunters to a beautiful garden of DIY blooms you made yourself!

Paper flowers are an excellent party decoration – hang them up, put them in a vase as a centerpiece or stake them into the ground like in our Easter Party Ideas Gallery.

These flower creations are super-easy to create and can be made to match any color scheme – just choose your favorite colors and patterns of tissue paper!

Whichever way you display them, these no-water flowers are sure to brighten up your Easter get-together. Happy gardening!

Just follow the 8 easy steps below.

What You'll Need

  • Tissue paper
  • Thin wire
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Stakes or dowels

Step 1: Pick Your Colors

Choose 4 sheets of tissue paper in coordinating colors and patterns.

Step 2: Fold & Snip!

a) With the sheets layered on top of each other, accordion-fold along the full length. b) Pinch the folds together into one strip of paper. c-d) Cut both ends of the tissue paper strip. Snip triangular points for spiky flowers, or cut curves for rounder petals.

Step 3: Wrap with Wire

Cut a small piece of wire and wrap around the middle of your folded tissue. Twist the wire ends together to hold the tissue in place. Tuck the wire ends behind the flower so they don't show.

Step 4: Pull Ends Together

Lay the strip of tissue paper flat. Starting on the side of the tissue paper strip that faces up, pull the top-most part of each side towards each other so they meet.

Step 5: Connect the Ends

Tape where the ends of tissue paper meet. Place the tape on the back of your flower head so it won't show from the front. Repeat steps 4 & 5 on the other side of the strip to make a complete flower.

Step 6: Fluff Up Your Flower!

Fluff the tissue paper to make a more voluminous flower.

Step 7: Add a Smaller Flower

Make a smaller flower in a contrasting color of tissue paper. Attach to the center of your larger flower with a small piece of wire.

Step 8: Plant Your Garden!

Attach your flower heads to stakes or dowels and poke into the yard for a beautiful garden of paper blooms. For a fast and easy option, mix in a few pre-made paper fans in Easter hues!