Heart-Shaped Tissue Paper Flowers

These tissue paper flowers have petals and leaves made from hearts! Perfect for Valentine's or weddings, and they're fun and easy to make!

These tissue paper flowers have petals and leaves made from hearts! Perfect for Valentine's or weddings, and they're fun and easy to make!

I am in love with these Heart-Shaped Tissue Paper Flowers! They are perfect for a Valentine’s Day craft. They look cute, and they brighten up your home in the middle of winter. They look like they’re begging for spring to get here. You could also use them for DIY wedding or party decorations. With petals made from hearts, who wouldn’t love that?

Supplies:

To make these, you need a few supplies. 

These tissue paper flowers have petals and leaves made from hearts! Perfect for Valentine's or weddings, and they're fun and easy to make!

  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • straws
  • green tissue paper (for the stem and leaves)
  • colored tissue paper (I used 2  colors: white for the smaller, inner petals, and pink for the larger, outer petals.)
  • heart patterns (If you’re like me and can’t draw hearts, I’ve got a pattern for you on the VIP perks page!)

How to Make Heart-Shaped Tissue Paper Flowers:

Step 1:

Cut out a piece of green paper an inch wide and approximately an inch longer than your straw. There’s no need to be exact or perfect. It just needs to wrap around the straw completely and leave a little overhang on the ends to hide the it. 

These tissue paper flowers have petals and leaves made from hearts! Perfect for Valentine's or weddings, and they're fun and easy to make!

 
Step 2:

Cover one side of the green paper with glue, and wrap it around the straw. If you’re using the purple glue (like I did), don’t worry. It looks a little strange now, but it’ll dry clear.

Step 3:

Cut out your petals and leaves. Once you’ve printed the patterns, you can cut them out and trace them on the paper. I found it easier to just cut everything out at once. Make sure you fold the paper enough times to make plenty of petals. I used 4 small petals, 4 large petals, and 2 leaves for each flower.

These tissue paper flowers have petals and leaves made from hearts! Perfect for Valentine's or weddings, and they're fun and easy to make!

 
Step 4:

Take a small petal and apply glue to the bottom inch of the heart.

These tissue paper flowers have petals and leaves made from hearts! Perfect for Valentine's or weddings, and they're fun and easy to make!

 
Step 5:

Place the top of the stem on the glue, and wrap the petal around it.

These tissue paper flowers have petals and leaves made from hearts! Perfect for Valentine's or weddings, and they're fun and easy to make!

 
Step 6:

Do the same thing for all 4 small petals, rotating the straw about 90 degrees for each one.

These tissue paper flowers have petals and leaves made from hearts! Perfect for Valentine's or weddings, and they're fun and easy to make!

 
Step 7:

Use that same method to apply all four larger petals.

These tissue paper flowers have petals and leaves made from hearts! Perfect for Valentine's or weddings, and they're fun and easy to make!

 
Step 8:

Attach the leaves. Dab a small amount of dab of glue to the bottom of each heart and attach them to the stem.

These tissue paper flowers have petals and leaves made from hearts! Perfect for Valentine's or weddings, and they're fun and easy to make!

 
Step 9: 

Very carefully (you don’t want to tear the paper) pull the petals out to open up the flower. 

These tissue paper flowers have petals and leaves made from hearts! Perfect for Valentine's or weddings, and they're fun and easy to make!

 
Step 10:

Repeat all of the above until you have a beautiful vase full of flowers to brighten your room, or until you have enough flowers for all your lovely valentines! 

These tissue paper flowers have petals and leaves made from hearts! Perfect for Valentine's or weddings, and they're fun and easy to make!

My son had no interest in making these, but he enjoyed watching me make them. Usually he’s all about the crafts, but he’s three, so I’m just going to chalk this one up to the three-year-old unpredictability. He says no to everything at least three times before he changes his mind later. He did love the bright colors. I gave him one of the flowers after it was made, and he’s got it stashed in his toy box. He smelled it, said it was beautiful, and pretended to water it (thank goodness he only PRETENDED to water it!).

Who will you be making these heart-shaped tissue paper flowers for? Tell me below in the comments if they’re for someone special, or if they’re for a special occasion! I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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21 Comments

  1. Oh this is so cute! What a fun and creative craft. Glad your little enjoyed watching and playing, even if not doing the craft.
    Can I add a funny note? Right after your step 1 note there’s an add for Panda Express. So as I read this I’m like step 1, eat some panda, cause who wants to craft on an empty stomach Lol!

    • Hahahahaha! Julie, that was purely unintentional, but I’m glad it worked out that way! No one needs to craft on an empty stomach!

  2. Those are some pretty flowers. If I were to give a woman flowers it seems she would appreciate handmade more.

    They last longer and are more creative.
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  3. Gorgeous paper blooms! Great idea to make for teachers, too.
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  4. This is adorable! Thanks for the great tutorial 🙂
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  5. How cute are these? 🙂 My almost three year old probably wouldn’t have the patience for this, but he would love playing with them after I made them! 🙂
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  6. This is such a thoughtful how-to post! Very thorough, and the pictures are beautiful. My daughter would absolutely love if we made this! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    Tori
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    • Tori, that’s so sweet! Thank you! I’ve been trying to work on my photography/editing skills. Have fun making the flowers with your daughter!

  7. These are so cute! I would love to make this for my MIL when we go visit!
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  8. These are adorable and look easy to make. (Both good things!) I love the bouquet you made with them. 🙂
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    • Thank you, Annemarie! I’m thinking that next time I make them I’ll tone down the colors some and get some of that sparkly tissue paper. 🙂 I really like how they look sitting on my bookshelf.

  9. Oh these are so cute! I love the use of two colors on each flower. Your step by step instructions are perfect.
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  10. These are so cute! And they don’t look too difficult, which is always nice 🙂

  11. Oh my gosh! So cute! I gotta try these before Valentine’s Day!

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