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?
To make these, you need a few supplies.
- glue stick
- 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:
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.
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.
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.
Take a small petal and apply glue to the bottom inch of the heart.
Place the top of the stem on the glue, and wrap the petal around it.
Do the same thing for all 4 small petals, rotating the straw about 90 degrees for each one.
Use that same method to apply all four larger petals.
Attach the leaves. Dab a small amount of dab of glue to the bottom of each heart and attach them to the stem.
Very carefully (you don’t want to tear the paper) pull the petals out to open up the flower.
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!
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!