Tissue Paper Flower Wreath

I'm linking up to 4th Grade Frolic's Monday Made It again!

This week I made a tissue paper flower wreath for the outside of my classroom door.
I don't even think this picture does it justice, it is so pretty in person! It took a while to make all those flowers but now that it is finished, it is totally worth it.

I got the idea here from A Modern Teacher but she actually posted it on Schoolgirl Style! You can find her post here

All you need is:
-Tissue Paper ($1 from Dollar Tree!)
-Pipe Insulation ($1.96 from Lowes, much cheaper than foam circle from Jo-Annes but that works too) 

-Tape, to tape pipe insulator together
-Hot glue gun
-Rope, string, thread (anything to tie tissue paper together)
-Jewels (optional, I put them in a few of the flowers)

How to make wreath:
1. Tape your pipe insulator together 
2. Make LOTS of flowers! (Directions below)
3. Hot glue flowers to pipe insulator
4. Add jewels if you want or a sign to make it your own (optional)
5. Tie a piece of ribbon around it to hang (optional, but that is how I'm going to hang it)
6. Enjoy your new beautiful wreath!

How to make tissue paper flowers:
Layer three pieces of tissue paper and cut to size. This was about 5 x 7.
Fold the paper back and forth about 1/4 of an inch each fold, how you would make a fan per say. Tip: fold in the shorter side for more full and prettier flower
Cut the ends so their rounded or pointed, makes pretty flower pedals.
Tie a string, thread, or anything you have around the middle of the tissue paper to hold it together. I just so had kite string laying around and worked well.
 Begin to fan out the tissue paper and separate it all until you get this!

Some of the flowers you could see the string tied in the middle (I folded the long side of the tissue paper rather than the shorter one) and I wasn't too fond of that look. I just found these jewels around the house and hot glued them right inside of the flowers which look much better than the string!

 After hot gluing all my flowers I ended up with this!
If you decide to leave this outside your door make sure it doesn't rain or it will get ruined! Would hate for that to happen!

ps. If you didn't catch my last Monday Made It you can find it here.

25 comments

  1. I love it! I want one now! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Ohhh! I bet that did take you a while! LOVE your colors! So bright and cheery and will look awesome outside your door! Thanks for linking up:))

    4th Grade Frolics

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  3. Thanks for teaching me how to make the flowers. I love it!

    Emily
    I Love My Classroom
    www.ilovemyclassroom.blogspot.com

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  4. Thank you so much for posting this. I am going to pin it so I can come back once I get all my materials!
    Jennifer
    kindertrips

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  5. Those are adorable! Thanks for sharing! I am a new follower. By the way, I am passing on the Versatile Blogger Award to you. Please stop by TIPS to pick it up. I would also love it if you would link up to my "Blogs of Inspiration" page if you have not already done so.
    Happy Teaching,
    Laura
    TIPS: Teach, Inspire, and Prepare Students

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    1. Aw thanks so much! I added myself to your "Blogs of Inspiration" page, so honored you wanted to add me! :)

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  6. That wreath is so cute! It would be fun to make one for 4th of July!

    Michelle

    http://applesandabcs.blogspot.com

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    1. I know! There are so many options/color schemes you could do with it.

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  7. Hi! I'm awarding you the "One Lovely Blog Award"! Check out my blog to claim your award! :)

    Allison
    Busy Teacher Love

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  8. Hi,
    I am so inspired by your blog that I nominated you for two blog awards. They are the Versatile Blogger and the One Lovely Blog Award. (I see you already have one of them.) You can come to my blog to pick them up.
    Sincerely,
    Emily
    I Love My Classroom
    www.ilovemyclassroom.blogspot.com

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  9. So cute!! Now I'm going to have to make one of those :) Thanks for the inspiration!
    Amy
    The Resource(ful) Room

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  10. Wow!! That looks awesome! I may have to add this to my list.

    April
    Wolfelicious

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  11. I am your newest follower! I love the pom wreath, so cute!

    Fancy Free in Fourth

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  12. I love your wreath! Thanks for the step-by-step directions! I am giving away a $20 TPT gift certificate. Come visit and enter to win! :)

    Delighted in Second

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  13. This is so colorful. I need one of these. Your idea to use pipe insulation is brilliant!!!

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