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« on: June 27, 2009 03:01:24 PM »

One of the reasons I started making Latin-inspired crafts was to counteract the goofy Mexican-themed projects out there. Especially around Cinco de Mayo. I swear if I see another clay sombrero guy climbing in a tequila shot glass - I will cry!

I'm not about the Haterade, instead let's think of some nice alternatives! Like the traditional tissue paper flower. They are bright, cheery and super easy to make!

I made these tissue flowers as pins. I love making them, but after I made the first one I thought of the cool, pretty kits that Martha has out.

"OK, I am the Crafty Chica, I HAVE to do make my flowers different than Martha's!" I thought.

After I cut the squares of tissue, I stamped them! High-five, por favor! I wish I had silver or gold ink, but black worked nice as an alternative. I think these are stunning. There are very Carrie Bradshaw-goes-south-of-the-border. A contemporary spin on tradition!

NOTE: These also make excellent Christmas tree decorations - all you have to do is glue an alligator clip or clothes pin on the back of each one and clip it on a branch!

Here is how you make them:

1. Cut 8 pieces of assorted party tissue in squares, about 6". Cut 4 squares that are 3" square. If you want to stamp the tissue, do that now.

2. Stack them, and set the smaller set in the center. Accordion fold the stack.

3. Snip little notches on each side in the center.

4. Use a piece of pipe cleaner to wrap around the notches to secure the flower.

5. Carefully separate the sheets, and fluff them as you go.

6. Dab white craft glue and sprinkle matching (or translucent) micro glitter.

7. Turn over and hot glue pinback.



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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2009 03:21:12 PM »

I love these! Yours are so beautiful. The silver, gold and red one at the bottom look like carnations. I have a 50th bday party to help plan coming up, and i think this will be one of our 'save money' ideas!

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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2009 03:49:11 PM »

I have a real soft spot for these flowers. 

I remember making literally hundreds of these from facial tissues in high school for homecoming decorating -- not as good a medium as tissue paper but still effective and so inexpensive and simple to make for the result.  I especially like the multi-color ones with the differing heights.
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