Real flowers bring colour and gorgeous smells to a home but they can be expensive, especially if you are buying them frequently. There is an alternative though and it is actually a lot of fun – simply make tissue paper flowers.
While not quite the same as real ones, these tissue paper florals look just as pretty, will last a lot longer and you don’t have to keep topping up the water.
You will need 5 sheets of coloured tissue paper, wire and pipe cleaner:
Stack the tissue paper on top of each other, ensuring it is touching end to end. It doesn’t have to be particularly neat.
Fold the stack of sheets like you would a fan and continue right until the end. Now you need to fold it in half.
Wrap your piece of wire through the fold and twist it tight. Wrap it back around itself - this should help it to keep its shape.
Pull apart the fan to make your petals. Adjust until they resemble a flower.
Wrap your pipe cleaner around the wire for the stem.
Repeat this until you have enough flowers to fill a vase.
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