With Mother’s Day on the horizon (May 10, to be exact) there’s no better time to make these delightful little tissue paper posies, as seen in the current issue of HOORAY!. A great way to add colour to any gathering, these posies could be made super small, placed in a little glass milk bottle and gifted to each of your guests, or bunched in the centre of the table as replacement blooms. But we prefer to make them really big and hang them from the ceiling! Need some more Mother’s Day inspo? Pick up a copy of HOORAY! Issue 10 and check out our guide to hosting an intimate and girly brunch for the leading lady in your life.


2 minutes per flower


Ages 8+


5 x 15in sheets of tissue paper in your choice of colours | Pipe cleaners or florists wire


  1. Layer the tissue paper, alternating colours. Make accordion folds an inch wide.
  2. Wrap one end of a pipe cleaner around the centre of the folded paper, and twist to secure. Round the edges of the folded paper with scissors.


Fan out folds and gently pull out each layer of tissue paper to create petals.

Left image via Bespoke Bride | Right image Styling by Melissa Johnson Best Friends For Frosting | Photography Nicole Sepulveda of XSiGHT Media