For my Mom’s birthday brunch I placed a tissue and crepe paper flower on top of each of the napkins and it was such a feminine touch, I thought I’d share it with you since Mother’s Day is around the corner.
The brunch turned out so nice and the best part was the wonderful chat my Mom and I ended up having. But that’s a topic for another post.
Right now I want to show you how to make these sweet looking flowers.
If you’ve made a tissue pom-pom before than you already know how to do this, it’s just a modified version.
But if don’t know anything about tissue balls don’t worry because I took some photos for you. This is what I used to make my flowers.
The tissue paper is in stacks of five. You can also get creative and combine colors if you want.
The size of your tissue squares will determine your flower size. The bigger the square, the bigger the flower. When you begin folding make sure your stack of FIVE tissue squares are lined up together and then you simply fold, accordion style.
Press edges of tissue together and tie with wire. Next you cut your edges.
Notice how the wire is tied on the side of the tissue? This is the same way to make a hanging tissue ball.
Now you simply turn it so the twisted wire is facing you, and fan both sides out gently.
The wire will be sticking up in the middle.
You can trim it or use this spot for hot glue if you want to embellish with something weighty.
I just stuck the crepe paper flower right inside the center.
Here’s my version of a quick crepe paper flower. I should warn you that I’m not a perfectionist about this, so if you know a better method let me know.
How to make the pink crepe paper flower for the center
When it was completed, I laid it on the napkins but since there’s wire in the middle you could pull a ribbon through it and tie it to your napkins if you prefer.
Well, what do you think?
It’s definitely a girly touch and my Mom was so appreciative, not just of these flowers but the entire table. But she always is. She’s the person who taught me the importance of making ordinary occasions into festive celebrations. It never mattered that we were surrounded by males (three brothers and my Dad) who might not notice the tiny details…
Creating beautiful tables was just as important as the food we served. And the truth is, we never considered it extra “work” because we got so much happiness
out of making things look special.
Do you know what I mean?
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