STYROFOAM brand foam crafts

Tissue Paper Rose Wreath

Hang this vibrant welcome wreath for Cinqo de Mayo festivities then let it brighten your summer surroundings. Easy tissue paper technique is fun fun fun for adults and kids!
   Completion Time - 
2 hours
   Designer - 
Kathleen George

Materials

STYROFOAM Brand Foam
  • Round Face Wreath, 12" x 2-1/2" x 1"
Other Materials
  • Bright acrylic paint, color of choice
  • Brightly colored tissue paper, several large sheets in assorted colors
  • White chenille stems, 12" long, four

Tools

  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Medium flat paintbrush
  • Disposable palette
  • Water basin
  • Paper towels
  • Scissors
  • Optional: Rotary cutter, cutting mat and metal ruler
  • Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks

Instructions

Note: Each tissue paper rose requires four squares of tissuepaper, either one color or a mix of colors. You will need atotal of forty 6" squares. To save time, stack several layersof tissue paper and use rotary cutter to cut multiple 6"-widestrips. Combine strips into stacks and cut multiple squares ata time.
  • 1. Paint foam wreath desired color; let dry.
  • 2. Cut chenille stems into 4" lengths.
  • 3. To make one rose, stack four 6" tissue squares. Fan-foldtissue stack into approximately 1"-wide folds. Use scissors toround off each end of folded stack to form petals.
  • 4. Fold one 4" chenille stem in half and slip over center offolded tissue squares; tightly twist ends together at bottomto secure. Use scissors to trim excess wire.
  • 5. Spread folded tissue out in a fan-shape on each side ofchenille stem. Gently separate tissue layers with fingers,then pull up petals and arrange as desired. Bring two centerpetals together and slightly crush to ensure chenille stem is covered.
  • 6. Repeat Steps 2 -4 to create a total of ten roses. Be sureto gently separate tissue layers of each flower before fluffing petals.
  • 7. Use glue gun to secure roses side by side around foamwreath, alternating colors as desired.
  • 8. Twist ends of one remaining chenille stem together to makehanging loop. Use glue gun to glue twisted end into top centerback of wreath.If you enjoyed this project, look here for more inspiring ideas:Tissue Paper Rose CenterpieceTriple Tissue WreathsKids' Punch-Art Flower Garden