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How DO you make Kleenex flowers?

Started 1275937737.777 in Viewpoints | Last reply 1275951655.547 by clemintine

I'd love to make them with my little grandaughters...they are convinced they are princesses and it would be great fun.

Thanks

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MJ 121275937954.3612573 PostsRegistered 12/30/2009

Here you go!

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straykatz1275937961.9678529 PostsRegistered 6/13/2007

http://www.ehow.com/how_5593891_make-kleenex-carnation.html

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Peaches Mc­Phee1275938180.6071600 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Stack 2-3 kleenex. Accordian fold them the long way, so you end up with a long skinny rectangle of back/forth folds. Twist a pipe cleaner or a twist-tie in the center.

Separate the layers of kleenex toward the center (where the pipe cleaner is).
This makes the petals. Fluff. More kleenex you have, the more fluffiness you have.

Gosh, I have not thought of these in years. Thanks for the memories!

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Candice31501275938295.957778 PostsRegistered 6/8/2009

Funny, I used to make them with tissue paper all the time after getting the ginormous ones at Six Flags that they used to sell. Good times :) I've never tried kleenex though.

Seems like tissue paper might be better because of the variet of colors and the fact that it will hold it's shape a lot better than I would think the Kleenex would.

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MyGirlsMom1275938378.42333422 PostsRegistered 12/5/2008

It's important to get the cheap stiff tissues.

- seperate the tissue plies.

- you ay want to use two different colors tissues.

- stack your separate tissue (at least 4)

- length wise, fold them over/under very tightly!

- after you have a tight 'strip', double it.

- at the fold, wrap a pipe cleaner around it...very tightly.

- you will have all of the tissue ends sticking out. (you can gently tear the edges to create a ruffled edge)

- now, gently separate and fold back each tissue ply - starting on the outer ends.

- fluff your plies - VOILA! you have a flower.

- for a fuller and tighter flower you can use as many tissue plies.

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Good Bye W­ith Love1275938457.9774342 PostsRegistered 6/28/2006

Kiss

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MJ 121275938502.87312573 PostsRegistered 12/30/2009

I used to spray the ones I made with perfume. {#emotions_dlg.lol}

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MyGirlsMom1275938605.15733422 PostsRegistered 12/5/2008
On 6/7/2010 MJ 12 said:

I used to spray the ones I made with perfume. {#emotions_dlg.lol}

...and spray glitter too.

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong, because someday in your life you will have been all of these."

clemintine1275940285.86318212 PostsRegistered 11/5/2007C.C.

ha! we used to wait for the boxes of tri-color tissues (some pink, green, blue)to come out and go to town making flowers. Funny, there isn't much to do with them after they're made, but that's not the point.

You can use colored tissue paper too, for more color choices, but there's something about those kleenex ones.............

Last week there was a lot of clover at DD's house and I showed my grandson how to make a clover chain. Trust me, he wasn't in the least bit interested, but I had a blast!!!

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BlueCollar­Babe1275940896.08310793 PostsRegistered 9/26/2007

Use a bobby pin instead of the twist tie and then your granddaughters can put them in their hair.

gonnab1275943519.2132948 PostsRegistered 8/10/2007Conn.

Boy, does this bring back memories! Back in the day when proms were held in the school gym (that was in the prehistoric days!!! LOL), I was chairman of the decorating for our prom. I decided to transform the gym into a flower garden. We entered the gym through a trellis. There was a picket fence all around the perimeter (with tables and chairs behind them). Ceiling was a lattice weave of multi-colored crepe paper streamers stretched corner-to-corner. Dance floor was in the middle. Anyway, we made THOUSANDS of those muticolored kleenex carnations to weave through the picket fence. Looked real pretty but everyone really got sick of making those darned flowers!!!!!

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clemintine1275943785.68318212 PostsRegistered 11/5/2007C.C.
On 6/7/2010 gonnab said:

Boy, does this bring back memories! Back in the day when proms were held in the school gym (that was in the prehistoric days!!! LOL), I was chairman of the decorating for our prom. I decided to transform the gym into a flower garden. We entered the gym through a trellis. There was a picket fence all around the perimeter (with tables and chairs behind them). Ceiling was a lattice weave of multi-colored crepe paper streamers stretched corner-to-corner. Dance floor was in the middle. Anyway, we made THOUSANDS of those muticolored kleenex carnations to weave through the picket fence. Looked real pretty but everyone really got sick of making those darned flowers!!!!!

Our prom was at the school......what year WAS that ?!?!?! Never mind.....don't tell!

ratdog1111275945671.02314924 PostsRegistered 10/27/2008

If you want to make dancing kleenex flowers put a little boogie in them!

gonnab1275947946.0432948 PostsRegistered 8/10/2007Conn.

HAHAHAHAHA!! Took me a couple of seconds to get that one!!!!!!

age 78, sensitive/combo skin, few fine lines, lack of firmness especially to cheeks, short natural (never colored) grey hair, brown eyes

clemintine1275951655.54718212 PostsRegistered 11/5/2007C.C.

On 6/7/2010 ratdog215 said:

If you want to make dancing kleenex flowers put a little boogie in them!

{#emotions_dlg.lol}

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