Tuesday, May 11, 2010

My Big Tissue Paper Roses

(I had so many requests for a tutorial on these gift tissue paper roses
I'm posting this!   It also gives me a chance to say thanks for all of your
very sweet comments.   They really make me blush with embarrassment!)

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Cheap, quick, easy.      It doesn’t get better than this.


Florist’s tape (white if you’re doing white or pastels)
Tissue paper
Pencil, dowel, or other object to curl edges

This tissue paper is the kind you stuff in gift bags.    My favorite is the value package sold at Target –
“Solid Tissue” with “Celebrate for Less” printed on the label, 50 sheets measuring 18” x 26” for about $4.
This pack will yield approximately 6 ‘Old Rose’ style roses and 2 ‘Hybrid Tea’ roses.
Michael’s has packs of 25 for about $2.

Nota Bene:   In white, different tissues have different tints, like lilac or cream.
If you want complete consistency buy one brand.    In the finished pictures three different brands are used.

Old Rose Tissue Roses:

1.  Count out 6 sheets of tissue.

2.  Gently fold in 4 accordion folds.   Do not crease hard.

3.  Cinch the middle with a 8" - 12" long piece of florist's wire.

4.  Cut the ends off in a semi-circle shape.

5.  Stretch out each side like a fan. 
Carefully separate and pull up each leaf of paper.  
They rip easily but it doesn't show much, so don't stress.

6.  Shape the finished rose to your liking by fluffing and tugging!

Hybrid Tea Tissue Roses:

This type takes a lot more time and material, but the resulting rose is pretty.

Please link to this tutorial at Martha Stewart’s for the petal template.

The only things you’re changing are (1) you’re leaving out the sepals and leaves
(use only the inner and outer petals); and,
(2) you have to wrap the bottom of the rose up – higher and higher -
with your florist’s tape until the rose ‘stiffens’.
It’ll be ludicrously floppy before that.

Lightly trace an inner tear-shaped and an outer heart-shaped petal shape
out on the top of a stack of 15 sheets of tissue as big as they'll fit.
Cut all 5 and 15 out at once.

Tissue paper won't curl up the way crepe paper will, so your petals will have
to be rolled up in a pencil or dowel pretty hard to make a curl.
I find they look great without much of that, anyway.

Tape or pin up by the little tail of wire and enjoy!

Until next time, stay shabby!

I'll be sharing this with:

Get Your Craft On Tuesday at Today's Creative Blog
Faded*Charm for White Wednesday
Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home

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Atelier de Charo said...

Love this roses Sandy, thanks for the tutorial.


Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Just gorgeous!
Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial!


Rose Garden Romantic said...

Wow! Those are so gorgeous! Thank you so much for the tutorial!

Jan said...

Love these roses! Thanks for the tutorial :)

Faded Charm said...

These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea and linking up with WW.

Take care,


Sherry said...

Very petty! Love the scale it shouts romance!

Kathy said...

Thank you!!!
Great tut...and I'll certainly be whipping up a few of these!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Debby said...

They are so gorgeous, thanks for sharing.

clustres said...

OK, I am going to pay you the best compliment! Very Anthropoligie!

Cindy Geilmann said...

Thank you for sharing how to make those beautiful roses. I love them.

come visit
aunt elsie's

32˙North said...

Hi Sandy,

Your roses are awesome! They have such a great soft look - thanks for showing us how they're made!


Miss Gracie's House said...

gonna have to try some...so so pretty! Happy WW!

Bead and Needle said...

How fun is this?! Thanks for the tutorial!

Barbara Jean said...

so fluffy and pretty.
thanks for sharing

barbara jean

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

OH, I can't wait to try this! These are so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us!

Happy White Wednesday!

A Cottage Muse said...

I think I will try and surprise my daughter with some of these in her room when she comes home from college for the summer! Thanks for the how to!!

Corinna said...

This is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing how to make these beautiful flowers! You make it sound so easy.


Debra@Common Ground said...

Oh my gosh, these are amazing, love how you have them hanging from the ceiling. The tutorial is great! So glad you came by today!

cgm said...

So Beautiful ~ Thank You for Sharing....

Sue said...

I just love everything about this post, everything. Just came over from Faded Charm and will definately be back. The roses are over the top, simply beautiful!
Take care, Sue

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Thank you for sharing this tutorial with us! These are so pretty! theresa

Linda @ Painted Whyte said...

Gorgeous!!!!! thanks for the tutorial, i'm going to give them a try, wish me luck!

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh my gosh ~ those are sooo pretty !!! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial ~

Julie said...

So pretty! I'd love for you to link up for Flower Week @ Singing Three Little Birds.http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2010/05/flower-week-linky-party.html

Chrisy's Cottage said...

Just found your blog. How exciting for me... Love Love your little cottage.I'm sure I will be visiting you often:)XO Chrisy http://chrisyscottage.blogspot.com

Morning T said...

Love these roses and your blog is fabulous! Don't know how I missed you all this time....

Reinspire said...

Thank you so much for sharing how to make these fabulous roses! Found your blog link off of Morning T!

dining tables said...

Thank you so much for a very wonderful tutorial. They are really so beautiful.

Fay said...

hi Sandy

HOW BEAUTIFUL just catching up on all your posts since my trreturn from London fabulous
fay xxxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely roses Sandy!! I remember years ago doing something similar to put on the cars for weddings. Amazing how thing come back around!

Anonymous said...

Oops I forgot to ask Sandy if you would mind me sharing your roses on my blog with a link back to you. I do a Sat segment, Discovering Beauty sharing all the beauty I discovered in blogland that week.

bee blessed

Sarah said...

Wow, thank you for this tutorial! I'm definitely bookmarking this one!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

The LadyBugs Garden said...
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The LadyBugs Garden said...

These are so beautiful.

Zane Wooder said...

These paper roses are in some ways more pretty then real roses. Good job Sandy.

-Zane of ontario honey


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