How to make tissue paper marigolds! Fall is here and it’s time to crank up craft production to HIGH, like I did with this Day of the Dead craft.
I made dozens of these! Marigolds are a main staple of the season, thanks to Dia de Los Muertos.
It’s believed that the scent from these freshly cut flowers lures the spirits from the afterlife back home to their families for a day. But if you are like me, I love to celebrate muertos season all year and to be practical, I end up making my own marigolds.
You can buy silk versions at the store, but it’s so much prettier to make your own!
How to make tissue paper marigolds, supplies:
Chenille stems (pipe cleaners)
Pens or stamps if desired
I’m going to show you two kinds of flowers to make for fall decorating. You can stick with the marigold theme or use all kinds of bright colored tissue!
How to make tissue paper marigolds #1: Fan-folded version.
4 squares of each color. Less for smaller flowers, more layers for larger.
Alternate colors and stack.
If you want, you can draw or use use rubber stamps on the tissue to give them some contrast, or go old school and leave as is.
Fan fold the stack, cut a small notch from each end.
I like to cut the ends of the flowers before I fluff them. Cut a “V” or a round them off, or snip to make fringe.
Tie a pipe cleaner around the middle, folds pointing up, twist the pipe cleaner underneath and carefully lift and fluff each layer.
And there you have it! Nice and fluffy!
How to make tissue paper marigolds #2: Circle version.
For this one, you cut circles of the tissue, stack and snip two slits in the middle. Then thread through a pipe cleaner, twist and fluff the layer one-by-one.
At the bottom of this post, I have a step-by-step pinnable graphic for you!
And, here is that pinnable circle flower graphic!
Thank you for checking out this Day of the Dead craft about how to make tissue paper marigolds. Do you. know of other ways, let me know in the comments!