Sunday, May 8, 2011

Tulle Bow and Tissue Paper Flower Tutorial

First and foremost: Happy Mother's Day! So lets do a tutorial today. I'm going to show you how to make a flower/ bow out of tulle or tissue paper. This looks great on gifts.

 First cut out four or five circles in your tulle. They don't need to be perfect because you really won't be able to tell.

Then take a circle and fold it into quarters.

Then fold all of your circles like that. Put then all together and twist the bottom. Secure with a ribbon.

Now that the bow is made, adhere it to the present. I tried to tape the tulle bow, but that didn't work at all. So I hot glued it and that did the trick.

You can make a flower out of tissue paper doing the same thing shown above. Make four circles one color and one circle another color. Surround the single color with the remainder circles. You can crumple the edges if you like.

"What am I putting in these presents?" you ask. Well They are my Mother's Day gifts. In this big one is a collage I did of my daughter.

This is my favorite Photo I took of Rocky in the Frame. What a playful cutie!

I also made another present for my Mom's Garden. I put it in a box that I paper mached with glitter Modge  Podge (totally in love with that stuff!)

I fabricated a garden maker for her out of an old spoon and some copper.

I think it turned out pretty good. I might have to start selling these in my Etsy shop. 

Well have a Happy Mother's Day!



  1. I love the garden marker!!! Super cute idea!

  2. Hey thanks, yeah I could see a little room for improvement on it. But I like the overall feel of the thing.

  3. I just found your blog and am your newest follower! Your daughter, collage, and wrapping are all adorable. Thanks for creating such a fab blog full of inspiration.

  4. So cute! Please share on my Reap What You Sew Sundays giveaway linky party!

  5. Oooohhhh I love gift wrap posts. Sometimes I think it is more fun to wrap the gift than select it. How lucky are those on your gift giving list. Thanks for linking to BeColorful's Motivated Monday. I hope you will keep the inspiration coming.