Tissue Paper Topiary
Insert tissue paper flowers into a foam base to create a topiary centerpiece.
- Round Dowels Assorted Sizes
- Tissue Paper (assorted colors)
- Terra Cotta Flower Pot
- 2 foam Balls (1 large, 1 small)
- Straight Pins with colored tops (**may require adult assistance)
Step 1. Gather your supplies.
Begin by creating the flowers. Cut green tissue paper into 7” x 3” pieces.
Fold the piece of tissue paper in half, lengthwise.
Fold the paper in half again, as shown.
Fold the paper in half again to form a square.
Place the square between your fingers and tuck one corner of the square back and behind, to create sort of a cup shape. (It doesn’t have to be perfect.)
Thread a pin through the center of a large Sequin.
Insert the decorated pin into the tissue paper flower. Make sure the pin goes through the middle of the cup shape formed and also through the corner that was tucked behind. This will keep the cup shape.
Push the pin with the tissue paper into the large foam ball.
Repeat steps 2-9 to create more flowers using different colors of tissue paper and insert them into the foam ball. Leave one small area uncovered.
Gently push a Wooden Dowel into an uncovered area of the foam ball. Then finish covering the ball with the flowers.
Place some green tissue in the bottom of a flower pot. We used our Glittered Flowerpot shown here.
Place the small foam ball into the flower pot, making sure it sits snug at the bottom. If it’s loose, add some more tissue paper.
Gently push the bottom of of the Wooden Dowel into the small foam ball.
Add green tissue paper to hide the top of the small foam ball and you have finished the Topiary. Use as a centerpiece on your table or an accent around the home!