How to make tissue paper flowers for napkin rings

Remember last week when I posted the tutorial for how to make tissue paper pom poms?  Did you know that you can do exactly the same thing on a smaller scale and make tissue paper flowers?   They are super easy and they turn out surprisingly realistic!

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I love the idea of using these brightly coloured tissue paper flowers as napkin rings!  They add such a beautiful pop of color on the table and the materials for each napkin ring cost less than a dollar each!

How to make tissue paper flowers |

How to make tissue paper flowers

Start out with a single piece of tissue paper and cut it into strips, maybe 2″-3″ wide:

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Cut them into a pile of 6 to 8 pieces of tissue paper about 3″ square (rectangular is fine too, they aren’t overly finicky):

paper tissue flowers

We’ll be trimming the ends later, so don’t worry if the edges aren’t perfect:

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Fold the pile of tissue paper accordion style:

how to make paper flowers

Until you have folded the whole pile:

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Wrap a piece of jewelery wire around the center:

how to make paper flowers

Cut the ends into a point using scissors:

how to make paper flowers

So it will look like this:

how to make paper flowers

Just like with the tissue paper pom poms, pull up the first piece of tissue paper:


Continue pulling up the pieces of tissue paper until you have fluffed up the whole flower:

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Once you have pulled apart all the layers you will have a tissue paper flower that looks something like this:

Simple tutorial for how to make tissue paper flowers |

I love using drapery rings for napkin rings!  They are the perfect size and give a really clean and polished look!  Luckily I had a few leftover from when I made my jingle bell napkin rings before Christmas:


Just use a pair of needle nose pliers to remove the clip part from the ring and you are good to go:


Wrap the jewelery wire around the ring and twist it a few times to keep it in place:


These really make me wish I threw more dinner parties!  I really love the way they look on the table!

How to make tissue paper flowers |

You could use these tissue paper flowers for all sorts of decorations.  Or if you are really patient, I’ve even seen some pretty impressive tissue paper flower arrangements!  Check out all of our tissue paper flower tutorials.

For now though, I’m going to stick with using them for napkin rings.  : )

PS - Here's a list of my favourite link parties.

  • Leslie K

    Stopping by from the Think Pink Party. These are so cute, easy and make such a bold statement! I’ve made big ones but never tiny ones-so cute.

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  • Katie Wyllie

    Pinning these for sure! I just LOVE them! Would love to have you share at my party!

    • Debbie @ One Little Project

      Thanks so much! I’ll check out your party. :)

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  • Meg Sluyter

    I love these, they look like Dahlias (not sure if I spelled that right) and they are surprisingly realistic. Great idea :)

    • Debbie @ One Little Project

      You are right! They do look like dahlias! Maybe that’s why I like them so much. Spring is taking its sweet time arriving here! :)

  • Brooke

    LOVE these! I make the flowers all the time, but haven’t made the napkin rings. Thanks for the great tip on finding the rings and attaching the flowers to them. Have a great day!

  • Dee Brady

    I am sooo pinning these! What a great tip to use drapery clips. Love it! I hope you will share at The CSI Project this week! You can link up until tomorrow. The challenge is Gardens and Flowers. Any flowers that you made or planted. These are perfect. Come on over!!!

    • Debbie @ One Little Project

      I’ll take a look! Thanks for the invite!

  • Debbie @ One Little Project

    Thanks Mandy!! :)

  • Debbie @ One Little Project

    I can’t wait to see how they looked at your daughter’s party – Thanks for letting me know! :)

  • Lish

    Pretty! Such a nice way to brighten the table!

  • Gayle Kirby

    thanks for showing us how to make these darling napkin rings….so cute! I saw your post over at the CSI Project.

  • Randi

    Those are SO cute! I just pinned.

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  • Leslie Stewart

    Stop by House on the Way tomorrow to see your napkins rings featured! Too cute!

    • Debbie @ One Little Project

      Thanks Leslie! :)

  • M.J. Powell

    These are darling! Thank you so much for linking up at The Busy Bee’s party! We are so happy to have your great ideas to make our party better! I have been wanting to learn how to make these! They are so pretty! Thanks again!
    Joye & Myrna
    The Busy Bee’s

  • Q @ JAQS

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful project :)

    I featured it here:


    • Debbie @ One Little Project

      Thank you!

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