Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Table Top Tissue Paper Tree

I got busy creating my tissue paper tabletop tree. This project requires a lot of patience and free time. You can do the flowers while watching TV or when you are not doing anything at all. If you are planning to have this decor on Christmas start early like around September so you don't need to rush. 

Things you'll need:
4 rolls of blue tissue paper / crepe paper
8 rolls of white tissue paper / crepe paper
Glue gun and glue sticks
Garland of silver beads
poster board
My total cost $8.00

My being scavenger came out again! I found these two leaves home decor down where our garbage bins were located on summer. I decided to keep it for future project. It's covered with newspaper because I painted the base silver.

One has damaged on the tip. Once painted I set it aside to be my tree stand.

First cut strips of about 24 inches in length.

Crumpled the strips.

Straighten the strip and fold about a quarter width of the strip.

Start rolling. If you want to create a bigger flower make it loose.

Since I will be needing TONS of these flowers. I decided to roll first and glue afterwards.

Use glue gun to secure the end of the paper flower.

Cut the garland of silver beads individually.

Apply some glue on your bead using your glue gun. Put it in the center of your flower.

Put some glue at the bottom of the flower and adhere in the cone paper board. I glued it going down in circular direction.(Btw, you need a LOT of glue sticks.) If you'd like to know how to make the cone poster board visit The Creativity Exchange

For the blue flowers, I decided to adhere it in a fabric ribbon. The reason is if I decided to change my color theme next Christmas, I only need to create the flowers in blue to another color.

Adhere the flower as close as possible to the bottom of the first one until you create like a circle. Once you reached that circle then you can adjust the spacing. Or better try it to your tree.

See! Just pull the blue flowers and next year create another color that you like.

Top it with a star or whatever tree topper you'd like to add.

Place it to your stand and there we go!

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, 
and the government will be on his shoulders.  
  And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, 
Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
                                                                       - Isaiah  9:6 NIV


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Sumo's Sweet Stuff Photobucket


  1. I LOVE it!! It's more contemporary than I usually choose, but this is stunning. You recommended starting in Sept. for Christmas, how early do you decorate for Christmas? It does look labor intensive but worth it! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Your tree turned out lovely! What a creative idea!

    I'd love for you to come by and link up at my Friday Favorites party! Today is a special Holly Bloggy Christmas edition!

  3. Very elegant; I love the touch of blue and silver!

  4. OMG! This is so adorable and yes elegant is a great decription. I am so glad I found your special place here. Thanks for sharing. I will follow on my way out so as I would love to visit again. I hope you will find the time to come visit my place and do the same. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to engaging and supporting your blog in the New Year. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  5. Holy smokes!! I can't believe you made that many flowers!! Looks really fabulous!

  6. Wow, that is really amazing. You are so creative !