Here's a close up:
I apologize that the below pictures aren't great. I took them with my phone while crafting at night - bad blogger!
Anyway, I saw these tissue paper flower balls on pinterest and was inspired but couldn't find a good tutorial for them anywhere so I figured I should make one for you!
Here's what you need:
- Tissue Paper
- Styrofoam balls
- Floral wire
Ok, so hopefully the pictures are worth a thousand words, but if not here's how you make these.
First cut a small square of paper. I used the fold in my paper as a starting point so they were about 3x3 squares. You want your squares to be consistently the same size otherwise your flower will look lumpy.
Keep pulling the layers up till you have done all of them and have a pretty flower.
Then trim the stem to 1-1 1/2" and shove them stem into your Styrofoam ball.
My Styrofoam ball was about 3" and I needed about 20 flowers to cover it. Just keep making them and shoving them into you can't see the white anymore.
That's all there is too it! These would be great on tall candelabras for a wedding or even in a basket on the table, or possibly even hanging from a doorway or chandelier. My sister in law is thinking of making red ones in trophies for a Kentucky Derby Party - Great idea!