Valentine’s day is just around the corner. Everyone enjoys the atmosphere that surrounds the day of the Cupid. It’s a day filled with decadent chocolate and fragrant flowers. Even though those things are so beautiful and a permanent fixture on Valentine’s Day, they are so temporary. Chocolate’s melts and flowers wither. This is not an accurate reflection of your Valentine. Why not give your Valentine flowers that are guaranteed to last longer to reflect the strength of your love for them? Let’s prepare a Tissue Paper Bouquet.
These pretty blossoms look almost as lush and colorful as a real bouquet. They are so easy and inexpensive to make, even a child could do it.
To start, you will need:
· Tissue Paper- different patterns and colors
· Green Chenille stems
· Branches*, about 13 inches long.
*If branches aren’t available, use a slim wooden dowel from a hardware store or long bamboo skewers.
Cut ten pieces of tissue paper into 8 ½” by 11” sheets. You can use a sheet of printer paper as a pattern to achieve the direct size. Put the sheets of tissue paper on top of each other and fold the short end accordion –style until is 1 ½ “ wide. Twist a chenille stem around the middle. Then round off the ends with scissors.
Holding the folded paper in the middle, carefully unfold and fluff up each tissue paper piece, making sure not to tear it. Do one side first and then do the other side.
For the stem , slip the branch into the middle of the flower on the bottom. Wind the chenille stem around the branch several times to hold it in place.
That’s it! All you have to do now is put your “flowers” in a decorative vase of your choosing. Your bouquet is now ready for your special Valentine. To add fragrant flare, put scented potpourri between the “petals” of your flowers and in the bottom of the vase.
That's it! The bouquet is only limited by your imagination. Use different colors of tissue paper and a variety of pictures for different the embellishments like glitter and jewels. You could make these with holiday themes, like Mother’s Day. They also make great birthday presents, hostess gifts, or party favors. They are very easy to make and you can make several of them at one time. You can also sell them for profit.
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