Friday, February 18, 2011

Etceteras: tissue paper trees

It seems I can’t get enough spring color lately. These little tissue paper trees would be perfect for a table center piece or place card holders.

A pretty in pink cherry blossom tree.


 A serene lavender wisteria tree.


A zesty yellow lemon tree.

The base for these trees is made with rolled up corrugated cardboard. You can purchase corrugated cardboard or reuse boxes. If you’re going to reuse a box, you need to peel away the top later of the cardboard to reveal the corrugated part.

The flowers are made with tissue paper. Simply cut a length of tissue paper and cut scallops along one edge. Then roll up the tissue paper and crimp the bottom.  Glue onto twigs or wire and insert into the rolled up cardboard base.

Planning a wedding? Make white flowers tissue paper trees for your place card table or for each place setting.




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21 comments :

  1. Simply pretty! The rolled up corrugated cardboard 'pots' are a fab idea.

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  2. These are really sweet looking! Love them.

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  3. I absolutely love every single thing that you write about. The simple rolled cardboard rounds on these are a fresh idea too. I like your suggestion about using miniature versions for place setting ornamentation. Such a nice touch.

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  4. This is SO gorgeous! Thanks for sharing, I'm your newest follower!
    Best wishes, Annemarie

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  5. I love this! It's so spring! Now that valentine's day is over, I'm really looking forward to spring.

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  6. Beautiful! I love the tiny splash of color the tissue flowers give!

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  7. This is a totally cute idea! Thanks ~ Perfect for spring!
    I found you on the simply designing linky party... i'm a new follower :)

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  8. Soooo pretty! Love the colors and the bases you made :) Thanks for linking!

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  9. This is great! Perfect for spring, and I think you're right would look wonderful in white for a wedding! I'm a new follower- aubrie @ http://amamab.blogspot.com/

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  10. Totally cute, love the idea! They are great spring decors and other occasions as well. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I love that you upcycle and recycle so much with your crafts. These are simplistic, and have such clean lines. I love the aspect of this design, with pops of color.

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  12. These trees are so fresh and pretty! I just featured them on the Craft Gossip Weddings blog! Thanks for sharing such lovely inspiration!

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  13. these are so pretty!!! these will make perfect easter/first communion decorations! thank you for sharing!!!!

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  14. what a great idea! lovely decoration :) it looks really pretty :)

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  15. i absolutely love these! this craft is so my style ;) just love it! i made similar trees for vday but with cut out paper hearts. i think i may be making some tissue paper cherry tress very soon, thank you for the inspiration! these are just fantastic!!!! keep up the amazing work :)

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  16. I love that. Gonna do my tables for March with that wonderful idea. Each one can be a different color. Then gonna make one for my boss's housewarming party.
    Thanks so very much for sharing this fabulous piece.
    Glenda

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  17. Simple and elegant. I love the cardboard bases.

    If you have a moment, please link this up to share with my readers!
    Creative Juice Party

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  18. Wanted to let you know I featured you today!

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  19. These are gorgeous! Love them!!

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  20. I have to echo the other commenters here and say what a lovely, simple idea this is! The rolled cardboard is a unique touch. These would make great spring center pieces.

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  21. I love this for spring decorating! I linked on my blog :) http://barillafab4.blogspot.com/2011/04/friday-fab-finds.html

    thanks for sharing your amazing ideas!

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