Upcycled Tissue Paper Wallflowers

January 15, 2017Sheri Pavlović

The holidays create loads of waste and even though we recycle as much as we can the upcycler in me always feels guilty throwing anything into those cheerful green bins so this year I made sure to have a careful look through everything headed outside. I needn’t have worried so much as my kiddo has absolutely inherited my love of reuse and had already appointed herself as chief-recycling-bin-checker (and crafty material hoarder)!

Upcycled Tissue Paper Wallflowers

My clever munchkin had saved every single tissue paper crown from our Christmas and New Year’s crackers and wanted to know how she could combine them with a couple of plastic margarine tub lids to “make something awesome.” I put on my refashionista thinking cap and came up with a pair of Upcycled Tissue Paper Wallflowers – a fantastically easy make for kids!

Upcycled Tissue Paper Wallflowers

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We grabbed the tissue paper crowns, those plastic lids, a glue stick, 2 pencils and scissors.

Upcycled Tissue Paper Wallflowers

Next, we carefully poked a hole through the top of each lid with a pencil.

Upcycled Tissue Paper Wallflowers

Then added a loop of ribbon through the holes to hang them up when finished.

Upcycled Tissue Paper Wallflowers

Using the points as a guide the kiddo chopped all of the tissue paper crowns into equal-ish pieces.

Upcycled Tissue Paper Wallflowers

Hooray! A bunch of small colourful tissue papers!

Upcycled Tissue Paper Wallflowers

She wrapped a piece of tissue paper around the eraser end of a pencil.

Upcycled Tissue Paper Wallflowers

Carefully put some glue on the end.

Upcycled Tissue Paper Wallflowers

And then stuck it onto the printed side of the lid.

Upcycled Tissue Paper Wallflowers

She continued wrapping, gluing and sticking until the entire front of the lid was covered.

Upcycled Tissue Paper Wallflowers

And then we tackled the second lid together, whew!

Upcycled Tissue Paper Wallflowers

Once both lids were complete I trimmed off the excess bits.

Upcycled Tissue Paper Wallflowers

And we hung up our pretty wallflowers!

Upcycled Tissue Paper Wallflowers

Our mommy and me portrait now has some crafty company!

Need more refashionista inspiration? Take a scroll through my Dream a Little Bigger posts and get upcycling!

For loads of funky upcycling DIYs take a peek at my tutorial index and always remember to keep up your passion for refashion!

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