Workshop // DIY
Here's a really simple, inexpensive and quick decoration project. We'll show you how to create a dahlia (around 15 cm in diameter) from tissue paper in just 10 minutes. Here, we've chosen black, which is perfect for a Christmas decorations black and gold, a very chic and sophisticated table decoration or over-the-top and romantic - it's up to you!
Use several dahlias to make garlands for a child's room but avoid black and opt for an explosion of bright colours or a palette of muted tones. Get your kids involved - they'll love it!
What you need
- 1 large piece of tissue paper per flower
- A pair of scissors
- Thread (here we used gold-coloured thread)
and 10 minutes - by my watch!
Cut eight strips of tissue paper measuring around 15 cm by 30 cm
Stack the strips of paper so that the edges line up
Fold all 8 strips into an accordion - each fold should measure around 1cm
Choose a coloured length of thread and secure 'the accordion' in the centre by tying a knot
Cut the tips into points
Carefully peel off each layer of the paper and pull it gently towards the centre
Repeat on one or both sides depending on the effect you want.
Here, we have only formed the petals on one side to be used as a table decoration.
Here, the petals have been formed on both sides to be used as a Christmas tree decoration.