Have you ever made Tissue Paper Roses? This was one of my very first projects that I shared here on The Idea Room…several years ago. They have also been one of my most visited projects.
I have used these as decorations in my little girls rooms. I also like to use them for Valentine’s Day Decorations. They would also be fun for a wedding, bridal or baby shower.
They are pretty easy to make once you figure out how to twist the tissue paper into the rose shape. They do take a little bit of time…but it is a mindless activity that you can work on while you watch a movie or your favorite television show.
To make these Tissue Paper Roses you will need Crepe Paper Streamers. These are the streamers that you usually hang for parties and they can be found at most craft or party supply stores. I use Crepe Paper Streamers similar to these. (The crepe paper streamers in the Dollar Store are VERY thin and the roses don’t seem to turn out as nicely as the thicker streamers).
If you would like to make the Tissue Paper Rosette Kissing Balls you will need the following:
Styrofoam Balls (sizes vary)
- Cut the Crepe Paper into strips that measure about 24 inches. If you want the roses to be smaller (less wide) cut your strip shorter.
- Then crumple each strip up to make them softer (this part is optional, depends on what look you like–experiment).
- Fold the top 1/3 of it down so it is not as wide (again…optional).
- Start rolling the paper up while pinching the bottom of the paper together. You want the top to grow wider as the bottom stays pinched together.
- As you roll, twist the tissue paper as you roll it up to create a slightly uneven top edge. This will give your roses a more realistic look.
- Add a small dot of hot glue as you get the rose half rolled to keep it from unraveling. Be sure to put this in the middle of the rose and not at the top so the glue doesn’t show.
- When you get all the way to the end add another drop of glue to hold the whole rose together.
- Glue the roses onto your styrofoam ball or other surface.
- Repeat until your roses cover the entire project.
I created a short video for those of you who like to actually SEE how something is done. I always find that is easier for me to follow along.
So go ahead and make some!
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