Tissue paper tree DIY

This week’s project has it’s roots in growth and change. Just like trees change for the seasons, a person can change shape and morph into something new and different! My inspiration for this piece came from Spring, a math teacher & friend, Pinterest, orange trees and cherry blossoms!

Materials needed: white board (mine was  or back drop (could be anything), tissue paper, Mod Podge, a paint brush (or anything you can rub glue on tissue paper with-fingers?) and scissors (or tear the tissue paper)

unnamed For my background I used light blue tissue paper. I cut out not-so-perfect squares out and glued them to my white board. The next thing I did was forget to take photos of the background once it was complete. 🙂 I added different colors to the white board and pasted them down with Mod Podge. After the background was complete I decided to make two trees.

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After I completed the backdrop I cut out leaf shapes with different color greens and then I made some tissue paper flowers. Here’s how I did it:

unnamed-3 Start with 4 small pieces of tissue paper, add the glue then roll them into petal shapes

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Now add a small bit of color for the center of the flower. Just rip a tiny piece of tissue and roll it up into a ball. Add a drop of glue to the center and drop in the little ball.

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It takes a little while for the flowers to dry. I let mine dry overnight and the next day they were perfect. I thought it would be neat to add some words and I didn’t want to write them myself because the tissue paper made the surface really lumpy. I got these cool stickers fromunnamed-12Michael’s Craft store but I found them online here really cheap! Here’s what that looked like but I didn’t like it so I removed them.

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Here’s the end result…just ignore that bamboo that’s holding up the design.

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Hope you find inspiration in this project! If you create your own and would like us to share it on our Facebook page please email us!

Happy Creating!

 

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