Our birthday celebration is almost over, but we still have a couple great posts left for you to enjoy! Today’s post goes along with our archway craft in the July/August issue, so you can make paper flowers like we did to decorate the top. You can also use them to decorate other parts of your doll’s party; they would look great strung in a banner in her room as well! They are super easy (promise!) and can be made in less than ten minutes. Let’s get started…
- Tissue paper
- Pipe cleaners.
- Start by cutting at least five pieces of tissue paper into equal sized rectangles (Our pieces were about 5 by 8 inches, but you can experiment with sizes).
- Fold the tissue paper together like an accordion or fan. Secure by looping a pipe cleaner around the folded paper and twisting the ends together.
- Cut both ends of the tissue paper rectangle in a rounded shape.
- Spread out the folded tissue paper and began to separate the tissue paper layers.
- Gently pull the top layer of tissue paper up and crinkle the two sides together so they form one ring of the flower.
- Keep doing this until you’ve formed the shape of each tissue paper layer.
Given how simple these are to make, we have little doubt that you could whip up a whole “bouquet” of these in no time! If you create flowers of your own, feel free to send us pictures of the results at dollmagblog[at]gmail[dot]com.