In winter, when fresh blossoms may be harder to come by, these lush tissue-paper flowers are in full bloom. Their silver centers are actually Christmas balls, a nod to the season. Arranged at different heights in silver trumpet vases and mint julep cups, they bring whimsy to a formal reception table set in all white.

Tools and Materials

Spiky or round-petaled flower templates in various sizes (the templates are created by you and can be drawn freehand)

Card stock

Tissue paper in a mix of taupe and ivory

Hole punch

Prewired silver Christmas ball ornaments

Paper-White How-To

1. Start by drawing flower shapes in various sizes (we chose to do both a spiky and softer silhouette) onto card stock. Trace onto stacks of tissue paper; cut out, cutting through several layers at once.

2. For each flower, stack five tissue-paper blossoms, mixing sizes but not shapes; punch a hole in the center of each stack.

3. Thread the wires of the ornament down through the hole in the tissue-paper flower. Push petals up around the base of the ball; twist gently at base. Secure wires at the base of the bloom with tape.

4. Arrange flowers in bunches; display in vases or mint julep cups.


Comments (17)

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July 19, 2011
well...i believe if people are ready to create flowers...they should be able to make flower shape on their own...whats the need of a template...?????....the word template is only used in lieu of cut out or a shape....
November 12, 2010
If you need a template of a flower, do a Google search image search for a flower; print the image, then trace it out. Be creative.
October 31, 2010
Seriously, you can't draw your own flower shape?
March 23, 2010
addyjane - the How-To states that you create your own templates........
March 15, 2010
Where do you find the template? may I please have a copy??? Thank you xoxo
February 26, 2010
May I please get a copy of the template? Thank you.
February 26, 2010
may i also have the template?
January 25, 2010
Where is the template? Thanks :)
December 1, 2009
may I please get a copy of this template? Thanks!
October 10, 2009
Can you please send me the template too? Thank you.
June 23, 2009
Can I get a copy of this templete?
April 2, 2009
Please send it to me too. Thx
November 7, 2008
I would like the template please... Thank you so much
November 1, 2008
I also would like the template ( please)? Thank-you nutume
October 24, 2008
...also would like the template
March 27, 2008
where can i find the templates