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Bouquet of tall branches with handmade hot pink and orange tissue flowers

Big Impact, Little-Effort Tissue Flower Arrangement

By Brenda Ponnay

Here’s a hack we can all use. Need something big and pretty to spruce up your party or home hallway? Consider some BIG impact flowers, made of tissue, on real-life branches. This takes very little effort to assemble and it costs a whole lot less than something you would order from a florist. Plus this bouquet lasts much, much, much longer.

tall branches in a vase, purple and white tissue flowers, orange pink and yellow crepe tissue

Supplies needed to make Tissue Flowers on Branches

  • 3-5 tall branches
  • a big heavy vase
  • tissue flowers (handmade- see below for a tutorial- or premade, we don’t judge)
  • floral wire
  • wire cutters

pink purple and yellow crepe tissue flowers on tall branches

Adding Pre-made Tissue Flowers to Tall Branches

Let’s start with the pre-made flowers, because face it, we don’t all have time to make tissue flowers. Just order some online! We used these ones from our affiliate Amazon.

handling light pink tissue flower and adding wire ribbon

All you need to do is fluff your crepe or tissue paper flowers open and then attach a small piece of wire to the back. Put your branches in a vase, arrange artfully (or just throw them in willy nilly, we swear no one really knows the difference) and attach your flowers to the branches where they look nice.  So easy right?! If your arrangement is against a wall, don’t worry about what the back looks like. If your arrangement is going to be seen from both sides you might want to wire two flowers together back-to-back so you aren’t looking at the wired side. Easy peasy!

tall branches decorated with large purple, yellow, light pink and cream crepe tissue flowers in a vase

If you are up for making tissue flowers you can find a zillion tutorials online.

Supplies needed to make Handmade Tissue Flowers:

  • tissue paper in 2-5 different colors
  • scissors
  • floral wire or chenille stems
  • wire cutters

Make your large-scale tissue flowers and then attach to your tall branches the same way we did for the premade tissue flowers above. SO easy and they make such a BIG impact! And the best part: you can disassemble these flowers just as easily as you assembled them. Tissue paper flowers can be folded and stuffed away and re-fluffed whenever you like!

teen girl holding bouquet of tall branches with large orange and hot pink crepe tissue flowers

Happy Late Spring!

*  Here’s a handy tip for keeping your tall branches where you want them in your vase: crumple up a paper bag and roughly wrap it around the branches, then push the wrapped branches into your vase. It will look rustic and keep everything nice and tight!

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About the Author

Brenda Ponnay

Brenda Ponnay is an author and illustrator who loves to craft and make big messes when she’s not working on her books. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of card...

Brenda Ponnay is an author and illustrator who loves to craft and make big messes when she’s not working on her books. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of cardboard boxes or just doing the laundry with flair, Brenda Ponnay has learned that what really makes her happy is being creative every single day.

You can read about all her crazy adventures on her personal blog: Secret Agent Josephine.

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