These oversize tissue-paper flowers bring a burst of color to any place setting and make excellent favors.


Tools and Materials

8 1/2-by-11-inch card stock


Tissue paper in various colors

Yellow crepe paper

26-gauge white floral wire

Silk-taffeta ribbon

1 1/2-by-2-inch plastic cylindrical favor boxes


  1. Open our PDF file, print onto card stock, and cut.
  2. Fold two sheets of tissue into quarters and line up the template at the corner where the folded sides meet. Trace the shape and cut out.
  3. Unfold and layer the tissue, rotating one sheet so that the edges don't line up.
  4. To make the flower's stamen, cut four 1/2-by-5-inch strips of crepe paper, fold all in half, bend a 2-inch piece of floral wire in half, and hook it onto the folded crepe paper. Trim the paper ends to a point.
  5. Cut an 8-inch piece of ribbon and trim the edges to a leaflike point. Place a candy-­filled box in the center of the tissue paper and gather the paper on top. Tie the ribbon around the paper to create petals and stick the stamen, wire down, into the center of the flower's folds.

Comments (5)

September 1, 2013
I like the way you post your articles , thank you for sharing it with us.
February 1, 2013
I made this without any cylinders, I pinched the bottom then tied it with ribbon. I had to use a smaller template. Also, I used watercolors on the paper first. It looks amazing in vases or just sitting on the table
August 5, 2012
For the cylinders, look in your painting dept of your craft store. They usually have some small ones for preserving left over paint.
June 4, 2012
I can't find cylinders for inside this favour anywhere in the UK. Shame, it looks pretty.
May 28, 2012
I need the rest of the instructions. It stops on #5 in the middle. please help