Another tissue paper project! It has certainly been my crafting medium of choice lately, including extra large flower poofs and fantastic metallic fringe garlands. This project took place on a smaller scale, and was really labor intensive. But aren't they cute? Here's my original inspiration.
Grab whatever paper punch shape you'd like and tissue paper in various colors. I even included some crepe paper in the form of streamers, for extra texture.
Punch out a LOT in every color. You need six for each rosette, and once you start gluing, they go quickly.
I used my hot glue gun to attach the shapes to each other. The tissue paper is thin, and the glue is hot, so yes, my fingers got a little warm, but it was doable. I liked that they dried quickly.
Take a break. Your hands will be tired from punching and gluing.
Next, turn on "Real Housewives of ____" and get comfortable (*Jason edit* and enlist your significant other). Gently start separating each piece of paper from the others. You'll get in a groove, but it will take a while! Pretend you are fluffing each "petal".
At this point, you'll have a bunch of really great, handmade tissue paper rosettes that will look awesome scattered on any tablescape. Want to take it to the next level? Good, follow me.
I decided to spruce up my chairs by making these into garlands. I like the colors on the black shiny ribbon.
I added some in between the words on my "peace-love-tacos" banner.
Lastly, I added them to my makeshift napkin rings! I cut a paper towel roll into little slices and covered with some tissue paper. Then I picked my favorite rosettes and glued them to the holders. Love the way they turned out.
These little guys could definitely be translated into other color themes. I'm already dreaming of silver, gold, and white as Christmas tree ornaments.