Today I'm linking up over at One Artsy Mama for the "Falling for Crafts Challenge." This week's theme is centerpieces and I couldn't resist the creative opportunity to bring some fall cheer into our home. I was determined to not spend money for this project, so I went to my craft box/treasure chest yesterday and brainstormed. I had tons of tissue paper, seed beads, and pipe cleaners among other random goodies (note to self: organizing the craft box=future project). My only hope was to make some tissue paper flowers. You know, the kind I made in 4th grade for my mom for Mother's Day. With that figured out, I stole a flower pot from my baby's nursery decorations then busted out my elementary school skills and went to town. They turned out lovely, I think!
Here's a super easy tutorial for you if you didn't get to make them in 4th grade.
Tissue or crepe paper in various colors
Twist ties or floral wire (These are better, but I used thread because I refused to go buy anything. It worked)
1. Stack 5-6 sheets of 4"x 10" pieces of tissue paper and fold them accordion style.
I stuck pipe cleaners on the back through the thread for stems and glued seed beads to the flower centers for an extra dose of charm. You could also alternate the color of tissue paper for each flower for more visual interest.
I love the way they turned out--so vibrant, cheap, and easy! A perfect little centerpiece for our new vintage trunk.
Also linked up at Delicate Construction, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Lines Across My Face, Life Made Lovely, Running With Glitter, Craft-O-Maniac, Making the World Cuter, Skip to My Lou, C.R.A.F.T., Sew Chatty, Sew Can Do, Magical Monday