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True Paper-Whites

In winter, when fresh blossoms may be harder to come by, these lush tissue-paper flowers are in full bloom. Their silver centers are actually Christmas balls, a nod to the season. Arranged at different heights in silver trumpet vases and mint julep cups, they bring whimsy to a formal reception table set in all white.

Materials

  • Spiky or round-petaled flower templates in various sizes (the templates are created by you and can be drawn freehand)
  • Card stock
  • Tissue paper in a mix of taupe and ivory
  • Hole punch
  • Prewired silver Christmas ball ornaments

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Start by drawing flower shapes in various sizes (we chose to do both a spiky and softer silhouette) onto card stock. Trace onto stacks of tissue paper; cut out, cutting through several layers at once.

  2. Step 2

    For each flower, stack five tissue-paper blossoms, mixing sizes but not shapes; punch a hole in the center of each stack.

  3. Step 3

    Thread the wires of the ornament down through the hole in the tissue-paper flower. Push petals up around the base of the ball; twist gently at base. Secure wires at the base of the bloom with tape.

  4. Step 4

    Arrange flowers in bunches; display in vases or mint julep cups.

Source
Good Things for Weddings 2004 , Special Issue 2004

Reviews (16)

  • 19 Jul, 2011

    well...i believe if people are ready to create flowers...they should be able to make flower shape on their own...whats the need of a template...?????....the word template is only used in lieu of cut out or a shape....

  • 12 Nov, 2010

    If you need a template of a flower, do a Google search image search for a flower; print the image, then trace it out. Be creative.

  • 31 Oct, 2010

    Seriously, you can't draw your own flower shape?

  • 23 Mar, 2010

    addyjane - the How-To states that you create your own templates........

  • 15 Mar, 2010

    Where do you find the template?
    may I please have a copy??? Thank you xoxo

  • 26 Feb, 2010

    May I please get a copy of the template? Thank you.

  • 26 Feb, 2010

    may i also have the template?

  • 25 Jan, 2010

    Where is the template? Thanks :)

  • 1 Dec, 2009

    may I please get a copy of this template? Thanks!

  • 10 Oct, 2009

    Can you please send me the template too? Thank you.

  • 23 Jun, 2009

    Can I get a copy of this templete?

  • 2 Apr, 2009

    Please send it to me too. Thx

  • 7 Nov, 2008

    I would like the template please... Thank you so much

  • 1 Nov, 2008

    I also would like the template ( please)?
    Thank-you nutume

  • 24 Oct, 2008

    ...also would like the template

  • 27 Mar, 2008

    where can i find the templates