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Never Throw Gift Tissue Away!

If you are an avid crafter, like myself, you know to NEVER throw gift tissue away. I live in Los Angeles, California. Needless to say, I am a frugal person when it comes to crafting. Crafting can get costly if not done correctly. Christmas, birthday parties, bridal shower, they will almost ALWAYS involve gift tissue! They come in different colors, sizes and texture. If you have a big family, like mine, you know every party is a chance to replenish your arts and crafting supplies. When me and my friend Anjelica (seen in photo above) needed to make a backdrop for a party. We pulled out the big guns! Meaning the big box in our closet with random stuff that we say we're going to use one day. This was that day!

Here are 5 easy steps you need to take when making this unique backdrop!

Keep in mind, most of these items we found in or around our home!

  1. Saved tissue from parties - If you need to buy more, obviously buy more!

  2. Thread or wire to tie on back drop and to make the flowers

  3. Scissors

  4. Tape

  5. Push pins

  6. Plastic leaves from faux flowers OR real leaves from outdoor

  7. Large white bed sheet (back drop)

  8. Medium/large sheer curtain to go over bed sheet (back drop effect) We used a sheer laced curtain

  9. A stepping stool

Step 1: Preps your flowers! These take a lot of time. We only had the night before to do this project. Our backdrop was small. It could only fit 2-3 people in a photo. We made about 35-40 pieces of flowers ranging in different sizes. See "How to make small tissue paper flowers".

Step 2: Find your backdrop sheets and faux or real leaves that will go with the flowers.

Step 3: Find a well lit spot to set up your backdrop. Preferably a place where you can insert pushpins into the wall to securely hold the backdrop.

Step 4: Before you hang the backdrop . Lay out your sheet and add your flowers using thread or wire. Make sure they are secured tightly in place. Be mindful with placement and security. Hanging the backdrop vertically may cause the flowers to droop down.

Step 5: Hang up the backdrop! Use your stepping stool or ladder. Secure any flowers that need adjustment. Take a few photos to make sure that it is aesthetically pleasing.

And now you have tissue flowers to save for another event OR give them away as party favor gifts!

Here are some of my favorite tissue colors and pre-made pom poms:



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