We’ve made plenty of paper flowers out of colored paper and old catalogs, but we recently found a new material that creates wonderfully frilly petals, perfect for these paper flower pins. Our new paper ribbon has a fun texture and comes in lovely colors. Layering fuchsia and pool, we created these festive flowers with a few cuts and folds, held together by floral wire and floral tape.

Tissue paper flowers

Add a safety pin for one of a kind boutonnières, or use them as package toppers, on napkin rings, and as playful decorations.

PS colors: gravel & beet
Latest fave: Tree Trunk Tea Light and Japanese 8 1/4″ Scissors

Materials Needed:
How to PDF
Paper Ribbon (Fuchsia & Sea Green – a.k.a. Pool)
Floral Wire/Tape Kit
Pencil (optional)
Safety Pins

1. For both colors, fold 3 1/2″ lengths of paper ribbon back and forth 8 times accordion style. Use Diagram A from How to PDF to cut out shape through all layers.
2. Cinch and gather fuchsia petals and pool petals at their centers (Diagram B). Layer fuchsia petals on top of pool petals in a tight bunch (Diagram C).
3. Cut floral wire in half. Using half of the wire, place petal bunch at center of wire and cross and wrap wire twice around (Diagram D).
4. Fan and fluff petals upward arranging into a flower shape (Diagram E).
5. Wrap exposed wire with floral tape beginning at the base of the flower. Cut to desired length (optional).
6. Place open safety pin along length of stem near base of flower and wrap in place with floral tape, creating flare for your outfit!


7 Responses

  1. Cheryl says:

    very cute!

  2. Crysia says:

    Love, Love, Love! Would be great as a barrette or hair clip too!

  3. maren says:

    I’m glad paper ribbon is back! I have some stashed away, but I’ll need some fresh colors to make some flowers. Love it!

  4. This is a great idea for weddings and bridal showers too! You can dress up the escort/place cards display and even go one step further to incorporate the design in your table cards. Thank you PS for these creative ideas! =)

  5. Hazan says:

    Truly, this is a good web page.

  6. Michele says:

    How many layers of the paper ribbon? Is there a particular brand that works well?