Spring decorating is all about flowers. Real flowers never last as long as I’d like, though, so I created this pretty DiY spring tissue paper flowers and a simple centerpiece for my table. Find out how easy it is to make the flowers and decorate for the season.
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Oriental Trading challenged me to grab a few Easter party and craft supplies and come up with something awesome. As soon as I saw that they have wooden planter boxes, I was in love.
I’m all about natural wood decor. It feels like bringing a bit of the outdoors in.
I thought about adding real flowers for this project, but they’re just so expensive and they don’t last very long. My solution? Tissue paper flowers. These are so simple and fun to make. Plus, you could easily mix up the colors or cut different edges to create all kinds of unique flowers.
How to make tissue paper flowers
Start by cutting the tissue paper. I really just folded mine and cut on the seams. For the stems, my green paper is 7-inches by 10-inches. For the flowers, my yellow paper is 5-inches by 13-inches.
For each stem, start by folding over the end and running a bit of glue along the edge. Fold the end over again and start rolling it into a tube. Before you get to the end, add another bit of glue to seal the edge closed. Let the stems dry while you make the flowers.
For each flower, stack two pieces of yellow tissue paper. Fold the paper in a zig-zag starting from a short end. My folds were about half an inch or so wide. Fold the paper again, this time in half the other way.
Cut the end of the flower into a petal shape. I left one uncut, but the petal shape looked better. Try experimenting with other shapes too. Staple the flower to the stem in about the middle.
Holding your fingers on the staple, unfold the yellow zig zags and fluff them up. Be careful not to tear the tissue paper.
Spring flower centerpiece
To set up this centerpiece, I also used:
I left the planter as-is, but you could easily paint it. I put three of the milk bottles in the box. It’s about 12 inches long, so if you get a bigger box, you can add more bottles too.
Then I tucked the Easter grass around the bottles. This keeps them from moving around and also has a cute Easter basket look.
I added the tissue paper flowers to the bottles and decided it needed one more thing. I added some chocolates to make a sort of grown-up Easter basket. For an Easter party, you could make each guest a dish of candy or put a flower at each place setting.