(Closed) How far in advance did you make tissue paper flowers?

posted 10 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Keep them out of the sun.  They will be fine.  I have pom pom tissue paper flowers from my sister’s bridal shower almost 3 years ago that are still in perfect condition.  Pop on some movies, cop a squat on the floor and tackle them!  Do it now while you have time. 🙂

Post # 4
1636 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

my VR isn’t for 2 years and I have already started…  I am recovering from surgery and not working at the moment, I have gotten alot done so far, So I am happy:) 

Post # 5
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

start as early as possible! i waited until 3 months before and that doesn’t seem to be enough time, I’m going to need to work on them every night until the wedding! haha not hard at all, very easy especially once you get a rhythm going, just veryyyy time consuming like other posters said

Post # 6
2599 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Seriously – start now! 

I’ve had a very short engagement and decided to make tissue paper decorations.  I’ve completed 2 wreaths, one medium cone, and 4 pomanders.  I have 6 pomanders and a small and large cone to go.  I feel like I’ve been doing this nonstop for the last few weeks 🙂

I know I’ll finish in the next 2 weekends, would be this one if I wasn’t working, but here’s what I’ve found:

It takes me approximately 3 minutes to ‘fluff’ each flower…  and almost 2 minutes to fold/wrap it. 

I ordered bulk tissue paper and for flowers using 10×5 rectangles, I get 3 flowers from each sheet of 20×30 paper.  I spent two hours cutting all the paper, another couple cutting all the wire (which I think was the suckiest part).

I store the cut tissue paper in a shoe box that fits it almost perfectly, and the wire in a ziplock baggie. 

I use another larger shoe box and as I fold and wrap the flowers, I toss it in there.  Once i have a bunch, I round the edges.

Then I fluff, working on 10 at a time and store them in grocery bags – 40 in each. 

I found it takes me around 36 flowers for a 4″ styrofoam ball, it took about 142 flowers for the two wreaths (I don’t remember the size of the form) and 55 flowers for the medium cone.

I would definitely cut everything and just start folding it – I leave everything stacked up in a corner on the days/weeks when I can’t get to them.

Good luck!  

Post # 8
15 posts

I did these for a sorority even in college, and I want to *try* to do them for my wedding as well. I only needed about 50 or so for the chapter at the time and it took us about 3 days of 8 women sitting around trying to get them all right. We weren’t exactly sure what we were doing when we started, and once we got the hang of it it went by quicker. But I’d say start as early as you can and take your time with it. We procrastinated and it stressed us out, i don’t want that for you 🙂

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