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Handprint Flowers Made from Tissue Paper

April 27, 2015

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SO SWEET! These handprint flowers made from tissue paper are PERFECT for Mother's Day. You use your child's handprint as the template. Perfect for the moms or grandmothers in your life! Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

Do you love artwork featuring your child’s handprints as much as I do? Every time my twin girls come home with handprint art my heart does a happy dance.  I love the thought of being able to look back on them as they grow to remember just how sweet and tiny they used to be.

I am excited to share with you a new idea for turning your child’s handprints into art.  You can make handprint flowers out of tissue paper with your child’s tiny, sweet little hands as the template! T his is a perfect gift for yourself or for a mom or grandmother you love for Mother’s Day.  And it really, truly is easy.  You do not have to be Martha Stewart to do this project—I promise!  This post contains some affiliate links.  Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

Materials Needed for Handprint Flowers

Tissue paper
• One piece of plain paper
• A pen or pencil
• Scissors
Floral wire
Floral tape

SO SWEET! These handprint flowers made from tissue paper are PERFECT for Mother's Day. You use your child's handprint as the template. Perfect for the moms or grandmothers in your life! Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

 Handprint Flowers Tutorial

1) First, trace your child’s hand onto a piece of plain white paper and cut it out. This will serve as your template.

SO SWEET! These handprint flowers made from tissue paper are PERFECT for Mother's Day. You use your child's handprint as the template. Perfect for the moms or grandmothers in your life! Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.
2) Place your template on top of about 25 sheets of tissue paper, trace it onto the tissue paper and cut it out {cut the entire stack out at the same time to save time}.

SO SWEET! These handprint flowers made from tissue paper are PERFECT for Mother's Day. You use your child's handprint as the template. Perfect for the moms or grandmothers in your life! Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.
3) Separate each tissue paper handprint. Lay them on on top of the other, alternating the direction that the thumbs face. Use about 15 handprints.  Bend a piece of floral wire in half. Place the floral wire at the bottom left of your stack of tissue paper handprints.

SO SWEET! These handprint flowers made from tissue paper are PERFECT for Mother's Day. You use your child's handprint as the template. Perfect for the moms or grandmothers in your life! Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.4)  Roll the tissue paper around the floral wire.

SO SWEET! These handprint flowers made from tissue paper are PERFECT for Mother's Day. You use your child's handprint as the template. Perfect for the moms or grandmothers in your life! Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.5) Secure the bottom of your tissue paper flower to the floral wire with floral tape.

SO SWEET! These handprint flowers made from tissue paper are PERFECT for Mother's Day. You use your child's handprint as the template. Perfect for the moms or grandmothers in your life! Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

6) Repeat steps 3 through 5 until your flower reaches the desired fullness. I used two “layers” for my flowers {for a total of about 30 handprints per flower}.
7) Now “fluff” your flowers by separating the fingers and layers a bit more. Just play around with it until you are happy with the way it looks. There is no right or wrong way to do this. Do be gentle {I have to confess that I lost a few thumbs during this step—don’t tell my girls}.

That’s it! Isn’t it easy, adorable and fun?! If you are a timid, nervous crafter, you may find yourself thinking, “I love that idea, but I just know my flowers won’t look like that if I attempt it.” Do it anyway! Your flowers shouldn’t look just like mine! After all, your want your handprint flowers to be as beautifully unique as your children, don’t you?

I have also created a sweet printable to accompany your bouquet, if you chose to give one as a gift or want to add a little something more to your own display. The printable features a poem, from an unknown author, that I feel like is just perfect to pair with this craft.  You don’t need anything more than a standard color printer to print this. I set my printer to print it on 8.5 x 11 inch printer paper, 9 to a page so that it was the perfect size to attach to my vase with a ribbon. I cut it out with scissors and glued it to a piece of scrapbook paper for some added interest and rigidity.  If you want to print it for yourself, just right click and save it to your computer!

SO SWEET! These handprint flowers made from tissue paper are PERFECT for Mother's Day. You use your child's handprint as the template. Perfect for the moms or grandmothers in your life! Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

SO SWEET! These handprint flowers made from tissue paper are PERFECT for Mother's Day. You use your child's handprint as the template. Perfect for the moms or grandmothers in your life! Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

So here's the finished product.  What do you think?

SO SWEET! These handprint flowers made from tissue paper are PERFECT for Mother's Day. You use your child's handprint as the template. Perfect for the moms or grandmothers in your life! Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

SO SWEET! These handprint flowers made from tissue paper are PERFECT for Mother's Day. You use your child's handprint as the template. Perfect for the moms or grandmothers in your life! Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

SO SWEET! These handprint flowers made from tissue paper are PERFECT for Mother's Day. You use your child's handprint as the template. Perfect for the moms or grandmothers in your life! Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

SO SWEET! These handprint flowers made from tissue paper are PERFECT for Mother's Day. You use your child's handprint as the template. Perfect for the moms or grandmothers in your life! Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

I just love the final product and know that I will cherish my bouquet for years and years to come. And just like the poem says, I know I will smile when I think of how my girls’ hands looked when they were only three. I bet I will even be able to remember the feel of their little hands in mine when I look at these flowers :)

 

 

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