Tissue paper flowers are such a fun, simple, and inexpensive DIY project. Since we’re approaching fall, we chose these berry shades for our tissue paper cosmos flowers. You can make these flowers using our own berry delight frosted tissue paper, which includes all the colors for these cosmos. Or you can pick whichever colors you prefer! Scroll down to see what other materials you need—along with the tools and tutorial you’ll need to make these tissue paper cosmos flowers.

Putting the Cosmos in Order

Since cosmos begin to bloom in late summer, this is the perfect time to craft these flowers. And because they’re made out of tissue paper, they’ll last you a lot longer! 

The name “cosmos” comes from the Greek word “kosmos,” which means “world.” It also means a harmonious arrangement, to adorn, or to put in order. Considering how even and orderly its petals are, this is how the cosmos flower got its name. 

When it comes to making these tissue paper cosmos flowers, I like to score and curl my petals to give them a more realistic look. This will also give your flowers more depth and definition. Making the leaves out of text weight paper instead of tissue paper also adds some nice texture and variety to your cosmos. 

Once you’ve gathered all your tools and materials, just follow the photo tutorial below to make these tissue paper cosmos flowers. You can also download and print the instructions below, if you prefer to have them by your side. If you’re using a cutting machine, make sure to download our SVG file below. Or, you can use our printable PDF if you’re cutting these flowers by hand. 

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Tools

Materials

Instructions

  1. Gather tools and materials.
  2. Cut out paper according to pattern.
  3. Add color to end of fringe pieces with yellow marker.
  4. Glue 3 fringe pieces around end of wire.
  5. Stack two petals together, then create creases in petals; twist bottom to secure petals together.
  6. Glue petals around flower center.
  7. Glue sepals onto back of flower.
  8. Cover wire with floral tape.
  9. Cut leaves from text weight paper. Glue wire to bottom, them cover with floral tape. Use curling tool to shape leaves.

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