Tissue paper lends itself to a wide variety of craft ideas. The tissue is pliable and easy to cut, rip or shred into pieces or patterns for fast applications to craft objects. These bits and pieces of paper do not need to be precise and measured tissue squares.
Children really get a kick out of shredding it into confetti for craft projects. It is a favorite for artists of all ages and genders and a popular material in the craft world. Not just used to wrap up tiny gifts or as filler for protecting and hiding a fragile gift in a bag, has been used to make pinatas, papier-mache arts and crafts and beautiful stain glass looking ornaments for the Christmas tree, Easter egg decorations and Halloween craft projects.
Tissue paper can also be used to create beautiful Mexican tissue paper flowers in all shapes, sizes and colors. Though not time consuming, there are some more complicated ones which are a bit more complex to create, but well worth the effort if creating them. Most of these are comprised of materials like flower stem wire, tissue paper is a variety of hues, florist tape and scissors.
The celebration of Mother’s Day and Cinco De Mayo in the same month can work in the favor of a crafter of tissue paper flowers. Not only can many of the Mexican tissue paper flowers be created for a festive Cinco De Mayo party celebration, they can also be used to be given away as a Mother Day as well. This is a very good craft which takes up little time out of a busy schedule and is a cost-effective project.
A simple Mexican tissue paper flower can be assembled with vibrant colors used in many Mexican settings. These colors are multiple hues of oranges, royal purples and royal blues, yellows, reds and browns. Tissue in all these colors can be found. Mixing and matching several colors up together to construct the final Mexican tissue paper flower will add interest and depth to the final project. Colorful ribbons can be added to further enhance the finished flowers as streamers or loops of color embedded in the bouquet of flowers.
Paper of various hues can be layered together to mimic the rich layering of colors that Mother Nature uses in many of her flowers and flowering plants. The tissue can then be layered to created a fan-like shape and tied together in the center with florist wire. The flower is then fanned out into a bowl like shape and the petals can be rounded, cut or notched to add interesting edgings to the Mexican flower. Florist tape is then used to bind the flower onto the florist stem wire which is cut to the desired length.
Another popular and more traditional Mexican tissue paper flower is one that created from six to ten sheets of paper. Additional materials are twist ties, pipe cleaners, ribbons and florist stem wires. The same tissue flower pattern is followed with the exception of the edging treatments on the edges of the Mexican tissue paper flowers. Traditional lacing patterns are created by pinking shears which create a festive and ruffling edge so many times associated with the colorful ruffles worn by the Mexican men and women when they celebrate a festive occasion.
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