How to Make Fiesta Tissue Flowers


Tissue paper flowers are easy to make, colorful and never die. Make these carnation-style flowers to celebrate a fiesta, give to a teacher or parent, or decorate your room. Experiment with different colors to make multi-colored blooms, or keep it simple with one color. Small children should have adult supervision when making the flowers.

Step 1

Layer four sheets of tissue paper. Place the large lid on and trace the circle onto the top sheet of tissue paper. Holding the four sheets together, cut out the circle. Repeat this process with four more sheets of tissue and the smaller lid.

Step 2

Place the stack of small circles, centered, on top of the stack of large circles.

Step 3

Pierce the tissue stack using a small knitting needle or large tapestry needle, making two holes, side by side, at least 1/2 inch apart.

Step 4

Thread the chenille stem up through the first hole and down into the next. Twist the two ends of the chenille stem together to make one thick stem. You can add another chenille stem to make a longer stem.

Step 5

Fluff and gently crumple the layers of tissue, one at a time, to give the appearance of a bloom. Take your time.

Things You'll Need

  • Tissue paper
  • Chenille stems (traditional green or any color)
  • Pencil
  • Round lids in two different sizes
  • Small size knitting needle or thick tapestry needle


  • Tissue paper flower project
  • Tissue paper carnations
Keywords: tissue paper flowers, mexican tissue flowers, tissue, chenille stems

About this Author

Leslie Thompson is a novelist in the Midwest. She has worked in public relations, fundraising, arts administration, higher education and has written and edited numerous newsletters and one literary magazine. Thompson has a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Iowa and a master's degree in community arts management from Sangamon State University.

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