How to Make Perfume Flowers

By Maryelser Kinmore

  • Overview

    There are advantages to putting perfumed paper flowers in vases instead of real flowers. The blooms you make won't need to be watered, won't die, and you can enjoy their scented beauty much longer, even when real flowers aren't in season. This is a simple craft, and even your children can make them, with adult supervision. You can easily decorate your home with beautiful flowers scented with your favorite perfume or give as gifts to your loved ones.
    How to Make Perfume Flowers
    • Step 1

      Fold one sheet of tissue paper until there are four layers. Set both lids on the folded paper, and trace around them with a pencil. One lid should be smaller than the other. There are a number of items that can be used to trace circles. Just remember that they should be two different sizes. Do the same with other colored sheets of tissue paper.
    • Step 2

      Cut out the different size circles. You can use a straight pin to secure the paper together, or just hold on to them with one hand and cut with the other. Once all eight circles are cut out, place the four smaller circles on top of the four larger circles. Cut out as many sets of circles for making as many flowers as you want.

    • Step 3

      Poke two holes in the stack of circles. Use a needle to make the two holes about 1/8 inch apart, and push a pipe cleaner through each hole. Snug the pipe cleaner against the holes until the circle bow up. Get the ends of the pipe cleaner evened up, and twist together from bottom to top.
    • Step 4

      Crumple the circles. Pull up the top layer of stacked tissue paper, and crush it inwards. Crumple the rest of the layers inwards, from the top layer to the bottom layer until the flower is as fluffy as you want it.
    • Step 5

      Fold a piece of green tissue paper. Draw a leaf with the stem on the fold and cut it out. Now you have two leaves connected by a stem. Put a small dab of glue on both leaves near the stem and on the underside of the flower, where the leaves will go. Press the leaves on. Allow to dry.
    • Step 6

      Spray some of your favorite perfume on the flower. Spray as lightly or as heavily as you like.
    • Skill: Easy
    • Ingredients:
    • Tissue paper
    • Scissors
    • Pipe cleaners
    • Clear craft glue
    • Pencil
    • Needle
    • 2 jar lids
    • Perfume
    • Tip: Set different colored circles together to make two-toned flowers.

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