Tissue Paper Corsage
Mother's Day is just around the corner and here is a project that is fun to make and so easy to do that dad and the kids, an older sibling and the younger kids, or anyone responsible enough to handle a hot glue gun safely, can make for mom. Gather your supplies and let's get started!
Tissue Paper Corsage Supplies
Hot Glue Gun
4"x4" Square of Yellow Tissue Paper
1-2 5" Wide Strips of Purple Tissue Paper, Folded Into 1/3rds
2 1/2" Circle (cut from purple cardstock)
12" Length of Green 3/4" Thick Ribbon
Small Hole Punch (or poke holes with a sharp pencil)
Stapler (not shown)
Cut out a 2 1/2" circle from a shade of purple cardstock that matches the purple tissue paper. As you can see, the circle does not have to be perfect. It will simply act as the base of the flower and end up being completely covered with tissue paper. Take the 2 1/2" purple circle and punch 2 holes around the top 1/3rd of the circle, with the holes being far enough apart to accomodate the safety pin. You don't want the holes to be too far apart or the safety pin won't fit through them. You don't want the holes to be too close together or the safety pin will not have much surface area to wrap around and it may tear through the paper.
Take the length of green ribbon and fold it so that it makes 2 loops with the ends of the ribbon being pinched together in the center as shown above. Place the ribbon against the back of the purple circle so that it sits just below the safety pin holes. Staple the ribbon in place. Make sure the flat side of the staple is against the ribbon and the folded in ends of the staple are on the front side of the purple circle.
Take the square of yellow tissue paper and wad it up so that it forms a ball. Put a dab of hot glue in between or over the staples in the center of the purple circle. Press the yellow wad of tissue paper against the hot glue so that it adheres to the purple circle, forming the center of the flower. Be careful not to burn yourself with the hot glue!
Take the length of purple tissue paper (that has already been folded in 1/3rds) and start twisting it so that it forms a rope. Put a dab of hot glue next to the yellow center of the flower. Carefully press one end of the purple rope against the hot glue so that it adheres to the purple circle.
Start twisting the purple rope around the yellow center of the flower. Place a dab of hot glue every 1/3rd of a rotation around the center of the flower to hold the purple rope in place. Continue wrapping the purple rope until the entire purple cardstock circle is covered as shown above. Depending on how tightly you twist and wrap the purple tissue paper, you may need to add a second length of tissue paper to completely cover the purple base.
When the purple cardstock circle is completely covered, trim off any excess length of purple rope and tuck the end of the rope to the back of the base. Place a dab of hot glue underneath the end of the rope and press it against the hot glue, adhering the unfinished end to the back of the corsage.
There you have it...your finished Tissue Paper Corsage! Quick! Easy! Inexpensive! And super cute! The kids will be proud of their handiwork and Mom is sure to love it!
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Below you can see the setup inside the box. I kept it simple and used a plain white backdrop except for the first photo in this post. When I am doing an instructional post, I don't want my background to be busy or distracting. I want each step to be clear and concise and I want the focus to be on the subject, not the background. A plain background gives me exactly what I want in that regard.