Thursday, August 20, 2020

DIY marigold flowers garland using tissue paper

With the festivals around the corner learn to make your own Marigold flowers using tissue paper to decorate your home with a DIY marigold garland. You can use these paper marigold flowers as such for decorating your Pooja space or make it as garland to decorate your mandir. This is so simple and let us learn how. Read through the end to learn how marigold flowers are used for a different purpose in Mexico. 


Materials Used:

  • Tissue paper in orange and yellow
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Glue gun & Glue sticks
  • Green tissue paper(Optional)

Step 1: Take six sheets of tissue paper measuring 4" in width and 6" in height.

Step 2: Fold it in accordion style and secure it with a pipe cleaner at the center.(2" mark)

Step 3: Hold it at the centerFan it out and pull one sheet at a time towards the center on both the sides until you run out of paper. Your marigold flower is done. It is as simple as that. 

Make them big as a statement for your decor or go small and make many marigolds to string it as a garland. 

To make it as a garland, you can take a long needle and string and string it one after the other. Since I couldn't make many flowers I decided to glue them on to a ribbon. To do this, take a ribbon and add a dollop of glue at the back of each flower and glue it to the ribbon. Repeat it until you get the desired length. 

After making the garland I left like adding a bit of green would make the garland pop. Do you feel the same? Then take a green tissue paper and fold it several times until you get a small square. Draw a leaf shape and cut it using scissors. You will end up with a lot of green leaves. 

Glue a bunch of leaves to a piece of green tissue paper and add that to the end of the garland. This step is totally optional but I love that green leaves at the end of the garland. Do you like it?

To give you an idea, I have used it to style it as a backdrop for Ganesh Chaturthi. You could also use it during Navaratri or try making them in other colors for a birthday decor. Options are endless on how you can use them in your decor. 

Did you check the making video of this clay Ganesha on my Instagram page? Follow me there so you don't miss the behind the scenes ;) 

Try using two contrasting color tissue paper to get this double color tissue paper flowers. Aren't they pretty?

 If you are making these tissue paper flowers, how will you use these them? Share with me in the comments below. 

I came up with this idea of making Marigold flowers when I was working on a post for the Day of the dead - a Mexican holiday where family and friends gather to celebrate the loved one who has died. Marigold flowers play the main role in the day of the dead celebration. Head over to Kids activities blog  to check how I made marigold flowers three different ways and how I decorated it for Día de los Muertos.

Which of the three looks more realistic?

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