Tuesday, December 16, 2014

{Paper Flower Series} Tissue Paper Bubble Flower Tutorial

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 As many of you know last month I was very busy with a paper flower wedding. I have received many requests for tutorials on all of the different flowers used to make the centerpieces. Here is tutorial number 1. These tissue paper bubble flowers are super elegant but simple to make if you are willing to take the time. Because of the materials used these flowers are very budget friendly. These were a favorite of many but I ended up using them as a filler flower because I just couldn't figure out a way to arrange a bunch of them nicely. 

Supplies for each flower:
-glue gun and glue sticks
-floral wire
-floral tape
-1" foam ball
-5 pieces of tissue paper (dimensions about 3 1/2" x 2 1/4")
-a pearl or bead for embellishment
*I've also included an option for a stamen center instead of the pearls/beads

How to with pictures:
Follow steps 1-6 for all flower types:

1-wrap and twist tissue paper around the foam ball.
 Doesn't it look like a faceless little girl with pigtails? or an eyeball? or an alien head? 
After twisting so many we started seeing all kinds of things!
2-pop out the ball and repeat for each sheet of tissue paper
3-glue one "pigtail" to the back of its own "head"
4-repeat with all 
5-bend remaining "pigtail" back and away from the opening, 
this will be the center of the flower.
6-glue together bubble petals near their centers as shown.

Decide on if you'd like a pearl/bead center or stamen center. Follow the steps in Option A for pearls or beads. Follow the steps in Option B for stamen.

How to Option A:
7-finish gluing the last of your petals together at the center
8-twist wire around the bunch of "pigtails" on the bottom of the flower
9-use floral tape to make it even more secure.
10-glue a pearl or bead to the center of the flower to finish.

How to Option B:
7-fold a piece of tissue paper (2" x 2 1/2") in half, 
cut some fringe on one side, attach some floral wire by poking the 
wire through about an inch and bending it onto itself
8-twist and wrap the tissue paper around the wire and then wrap with some floral tape
9-glue stamen to center of the three petal bunch
10-glue two petal bunch to stamen and other petals
11-secure "pigtails" down with more floral tape
12-admire your completed flower!

Stay tuned for more paper flower tutorials!
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