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tissue paper carnations

This week on Folding Trees, I am running a daily series on different types of paper flowers. To get things started, I followed a few online tutorials to make tissue paper flowers, but the end results looked really childish – not the elegant decorative look I like. So I had a think and came up with my own method to make these tissue paper carnations.

paper carnations by planetjune

I think they look lovely – the darker petal edges add a lot of realism and give the flowers a more professional finish. My inspiration was some beautiful carnations I was given last winter (thank you, library friends!):


And here is a close-up of my paper version – pretty similar, don’t you think?

paper carnations by planetjune

If you’d like to see how to make your own, check out my tutorial on Folding Trees!


  1. doug said

    I can’t tell the difference between the real flower and the paper flower! You have serious talent! Good on you.

  2. Robyn said

    WOW! Beautiful! They look real! Great job!

  3. Brie said

    Stunning – I am besotted!!!

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