Friday, August 19, 2011

A Little Tulle...A Little Tissue

Tulle and tissue flowers

Do you remember when, long before the days of silk flowers, people often made their own paper carnations from Kleenex tissues? Talk about a project that also kept little girls -- and big ones too -- occupied for long afternoons... well, maybe as long as tissues kept pulling up from the box.  But then, of course, you could play wedding and 'decorate' to your heart's content.

Kate at Greedy for Color has taken these little tissue flowers out of the ordinary right up into elegant by fashioning them from tulle and tissue paper. She shares a tutorial on how you can make them.

Wouldn't these be fun to do with young daughters, nieces or granddaughters? They'd make pretty favors for princess birthday parties or summer teas in the garden, not to mention as bows atop packages or greeting card envelopes.

Here's to a little whimsy and creativity,


  1. Thank you I like that and I remember it - going to check out the tutorial!

  2. You are so right! Love the idea on packages. Really like the add tulle. It makes it pop!

  3. These are gorgeous! Do you remember making them by the handsful from tissue paper? Mother actually had instructions on how to make all kinds of flowers! It was such fun and took all day to do! We'd drink tea, make flowers, and chat!

    If you make some, will you post them??

  4. Greetings, Brenda!

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving the lovely comment.

    I think your writings are wonderful and will be back now and then to spend some time with you!


  5. I remember doing!

  6. Hi Brenda, I used to do that all the time when I was little. I also enjoyed making little dolls out of tissues. That kept me occupied for endless hours when I was six years old and in the isolation ward of the hospital. I had a virus of some kind and they were not exactly sure what it was, so I was put in a room all alone and everyone that came in had to wear a gown and mask and any toys I played with had to be disposed of. Folding the tissues, and making the ruffled flower petals, is a very vivid childhood memory! :) I hope you are having a nice sunday evening! Delisa :)


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