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23 Unique Tissue Paper Crafts

Tissue paper is so much fun to work with, and it’s beautiful. However, when you think of tissue paper crafts, your mind probably goes to tissue paper flowers first. After that, many people think of decoupage projects from the 1970s.

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Closeup of Wall of Crafted Tissue Paper Flowers (Pink, Yellow, and Red)

Tissue paper flowers are gorgeous, and we love those decoupage wall art projects from back in the day. However, there are tons of great tissue paper craft projects you can tackle. Ranging from simple craft projects for people of all ages to elegant tissue paper art projects, the list below runs the gamut. Let’s dive in!

1. Tissue Paper Flowers

The first tissue paper craft on our list has to be flowers. Since we’ve already mentioned the iconic tissue paper flowers, we’ll start with those. There are scores of different types of paper flowers you can make with tissue paper, and you need the same supplies to make most of them.


  • Tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Thin wire
  • Pipe cleaner (or chenille stem)

You can use tissue paper flowers for special occasions like weddings and birthdays. With an eye towards sustainability, many brides are creating bouquets that last for generations using silk flowers and paper flowers.

Find This Craft Here: Skip to My Lou

My Modern Met has a comprehensive tutorial page that shows you how to make 15 different styles of tissue paper flowers. We also found a great video on YouTube for making gorgeous and elaborate tissue paper flowers.

You can also watch YouTube videos for making tissue paper roses and tissue paper tulips.

2. Super Easy Tissue Paper Flowers for Kids

Besides the traditional tissue paper flowers so many of us recognize, there’s also a method that’s even easier. We found this idea for easy tissue paper flowers that can provide hours of fun for kids of all ages.


These easy flowers can also be a fun activity for classrooms, church groups, and more. Children can take them home for unique Mother’s Day gifts.

Find This Craft Here: Kid Friendly Things to Do

3. Tissue Paper Ombre Wreath

Ombre colors are more popular than ever, so why not create this beautiful ombre wreath as a tissue paper craft?


  • Wreath frame
  • Scissors
  • Tissue paper in varying shades of the same color
  • Wire

You can use any color of tissue paper with various shades of the same color. You’ll need to make lots of tissue paper flowers to create this wreath, and it looks amazing when you use different flower shapes.

Find This Craft Here: iCreative Ideas

4. Tissue Paper Fall Leaves and Tree

While many tissue paper crafts focus on springtime activities, we found one that is perfect for fall. Everyone will love this tissue paper fall tree. The best thing about this craft project is that it’s quick and easy.


  • Tissue paper in fall colors (red, orange, yellow, and green)
  • Brown construction paper
  • White construction paper
  • Paper plate for the glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue

To make this project, you just cut out a tree pattern from brown construction paper and use a glue stick to glue the tree to a larger piece of white construction paper.

To make the leaves, glue the tissue paper to the tree using the eraser end of a pencil, giving it a gentle twist as you attach it.

Find This Craft Here: Free Kids Crafts

5. Decoupage Tissue Paper Vase

Another great tissue paper craft is this tissue paper vase. If you’d like to create a long-lasting artsy piece, you’ll love this decoupage tissue paper vase that uses Mod Podge to adhere the tissue paper to the glass vase. This vase is another great project for children to make as a gift for mom.


  • Tissue paper, torn or cut into whatever shapes you like
  • Glass jar or vase
  • Mod Podge
  • Sponge brush

To create this gorgeous vase, simply brush the bare vase with a light coating of Mod Podge on the first section in which you’re working. Then, apply the small pieces of tissue paper to the vase. Remember that Mod Podge dries quickly, so work in small sections as you go along.

When it’s all done, add another thin layer of Mod Podge over the entire vase to offer some waterproof protection and seal the tissue paper.

Find This Craft Here: Gluesticks Blog

6. Golf Ball Flowers with Wide Petals

We love these exquisite flowers! To make them, you will need golf balls. These flowers are a more advanced version of tissue paper flowers, and they’re well worth the effort and time it takes to make them.


  • Tissue paper in the desired color
  • Wire cutters
  • Golf ball for shaping flowers
  • Wire or florist stem
  • Green florist tape

To make these unique tissue paper flowers, follow the detailed image provided by Crafty Shady

Find This Craft Here: Crafty Shady

7. Tissue Paper Jack O’Lantern

Another great tissue paper craft is the tissue paper Jack O’Lantern. For a Halloween activity (and a cute decoration!), you can make this easy tissue paper pumpkin that’s also a jack o’lantern.


  • Orange tissue paper
  • Black construction paper or cardstock
  • Scissors
  • White construction paper for the background
  • Small dowel and string or yarnn (if you want to be able to hang it in your window)
  • Clear Contact Paper if you want to seal it so that it will last for a long time

Once these adorable pumpkins are finished, you can hang or tape them in your window for a spook-tacular Halloween decoration.

Find This Craft Here: Smashed Peas and Carrots

8. Abstract Tissue Paper Wine Bottles

These decorated wine bottles are absolute works of art. More than just an easy kid’s craft, these bottles serve as wonderful decor pieces in an eclectic home.


  • Recycled liquor or wine bottles
  • Spray paint primer
  • White spray paint
  • Tissue paper, colored or stamped
  • Mod Podge
  • Sponge brush

To create tissue paper wine bottles, use a spray primer like Zinsser to prime the bottles. When that is dry, spray paint the bottles white. When the paint is dry, you can start adding your Mod Podge and tissue paper.

Find This Craft Here: Creative Jewish Mom

9. Jam Jar Luminaries

We are head over heels in love with these tissue paper luminaries made from jars. You can use any size or shape jar to make these gorgeous luminaries, and embellishing them with both tissue paper, rhinestones, and sequins take them over the top to the next level!


  • White glue
  • Recycled glass jars of any size or shape
  • Paintbrushes
  • Tissue paper
  • Plastic rhinestones and/or sequins

When the glue is dry, add a tea light candle. For added safety, the battery-operated flameless ones are ideal. To make these lanterns super fancy, Sunhats and Wellie Boots has a tutorial for attaching an elegant and simple wire handle.

Find This Craft Here: The Imagination Tree

Bonus: For a Halloween twist, check out this tutorial for Mason Jar Jack O’Lantern Luminaries.

10. Abstract Eric Carle Style Tissue Paper Artwork

Want to make a work of art that’s worthy of framing and hanging? Check out this artwork inspired by the wonderful artist and author Eric Carle, who is the author of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”


  • Thick tissue paper
  • White drawing paper
  • Duplo bricks for adding texture and designs (optional)
  • Corrugated cardstock for adding texture (optional)
  • Paint
  • Glue

The method used here is the same method that Carle himself uses, according to a slideshow on his website. That’s right, this legendary children’s book author and artist also uses tissue paper to create his masterpieces.

Find This Craft Here: The Imagination Tree

11. Eric Carle Style Monogram Artwork

We also found this great tissue paper crafts project at The Imagination Tree. Using the same method and supplies we described above, create your or your child’s monogram using tissue paper.

This Eric Carle monogram project uses the same supplies as the other Eric Carle artwork. You’ll love how this looks framed on your wall.

Find This Craft Here: The Imagination Tree

12. Tissue Paper Crafts Painting

We’re on a roll with the masterpieces you can create with tissue paper, and this tissue paper painting does not disappoint. This project requires soaking pieces of cut-up or stripped tissue paper, then applying the tissue paper pieces to a blank white canvas to transfer the colors.


  • Art tissue paper (from craft stores)
  • Blank canvas
  • Water
  • Foam brushes
  • Scissors
  • Shape punches (optional)

Note that this project requires the special art tissue paper that you can find in craft stores. The cheaper tissue paper that is sometimes used as gift wrap won’t work for this painting. The end result is a masterpiece you can enjoy for years.

Find This Craft Here: Free Kids Crafts

13. Tissue Paper Votive Candle Holder

We love the luminaries idea above, and we’re equally in love with these exquisite little tissue paper votive candle holders.


  • Thrift store or dollar store votive candleholders or cocktail tumblers
  • Tissue paper
  • Mod Podge Matte Finish
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Q-Tips (optional)

This project is special because you can use various shapes and designs to make a variety of creative votive candle holders. As with the luminaries, we recommend a battery-operated votive candle. What a wonderful gift these are!

Find This Craft Here: Makezine

14. Decorative Tissue Paper Crafts Balloon Bowls

Kids love this project because it involves crafting and balloons. To be honest, we love this project just as much as kids do.


  • Balloons
  • Tissue paper
  • Mod Podge

To make these, blow up the balloons and attach them to a cup using duct tape. Working in sections, use the Mod Podge to attach the tissue paper. After letting it dry in the sun, kids get to pop the balloons and then reshape the bowls. Fun!

These are decorative bowls, so they can’t be used for food. However, they make an adorable candy dish or earring caddy for mom.

Find This Craft Here: Mericherry

15. Tissue Paper Bookmarks

A project that’s perfect for adults and children, these bookmarks are absolutely stunning.


  • Tissue paper
  • White cardstock
  • Plastic placemat
  • Yarn
  • Mod Podge
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch

Once the bookmarks are completely dry, they’re ready for everyone to start using them to save their spot in all of the great books they’re reading.

Find This Craft Here: First Palette

16. Elegant Decorated Candles Tissue Paper Crafts

Did you know that you can make a plain candle fancy by decorating it with tissue paper?


  • Plain candle
  • Tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Wax paper
  • Scotch tape
  • Heat gun

This makes an incredibly versatile and elegant gift that’s inexpensive and personalized.

Find This Craft Here: Pretty Handy Girl

17. Tissue Paper Stained Glass Flower

You’ll need a stencil of a flower or a Cricut machine to make one if you want to complete this stained glass flower project. It’s a little more work and a lot more elaborate than our more simple tissue paper crafts, but as you can see, it’s well worth the extra effort.

Supplies and tools:

  • Cricut machine
  • Cricut cutting mat
  • Rotary cutter
  • Self-healing mat
  • 12″ x 12″ cardstock
  • Assorted colors of tissue paper
  • Clear Contact paper

Follow the detailed instructions at Three Little Ferns to make this beautiful and durable work of art.

Find This Craft Here: Three Little Ferns

Bonus: To create a stained glass rainbow design using your Cricut, check out this tutorial at Hey Let’s Make Stuff.

18. Tissue Paper Decoupage Plate

This decoupaged plate made with tissue paper is one of the most unique ideas on our list. This tutorial is from The Graphics Fairy and uses vintage words and letters. However, you can use this method to create any design you like.


  • Tissue paper transfer
  • Paintbrush
  • Mod Podge
  • Glass plate
  • Sanding block

There are tons of free vintage images on The Graphics Fairy website, so you can make a beautiful collection of unique decoupaged plates.

Find This Craft Here: The Graphics Fairy

19. Tissue Paper Easter Eggs

If you love decorated eggs, these gorgeous tissue paper eggs will make you smile. You can decorate them for Easter or just to create a delicate piece of art any time of the year.


  • White tissue paper
  • Floral pattern or other design
  • Tape
  • Cardstock
  • Mod Podge
  • Paintbrush
  • Real eggs or craft eggs

To make these, you’ll print on tissue paper. Be sure to check the tutorial at Say Yes for the full instructions.

Find This Craft Here: Say Yes

20. DIY Tissue Paper Piñatas

Everyone loves a piñata, the colorful candy-filled hanging objects that we see so often at birthday parties. You can create your own piñata and decorate it with tissue paper.


  • Scissors
  • Lightweight cardboard
  • Mod Podge or white school glue
  • Tissue paper
  • Duct tape

You can make your DIY piñata in any shape you like, then fill them up with yummy treats.

Find This Craft Here: Little Dove Blog

21. Tissue Paper Corsage

You can make a unique corsage with tissue paper. These are fun to make and can also add a personal touch to any occasion that requires a corsage.


  • Scissors
  • Tissue paper
  • School glue
  • Brooch pin
  • Green ribbon
  • Glue gun
  • Cardstock

The color possibilities for these cute little corsages are endless, and this project is a good way to use up the tissue paper scraps you’ve accumulated from all of your other tissue paper crafts.

Find This Craft Here: PBS

22. Tissue Paper Coasters

Most people use coasters to protect the furniture in their homes, and with this unusual tissue paper craft idea, you can create gorgeous colorful coasters that will liven up any room in which they reside.


  • Tissue paper squares
  • Unfinished wooden coasters (you can find these on Amazon or in craft stores)
  • Sponge brush or wide paintbrush
  • Mod Podge or Mod Podge Ultra (gloss or matte)
  • Clear sealer

Find This Craft Here: Artsy Fartsy Mama

23. Tissue Paper Bracelet

Last on our list of tissue paper crafts is a tissue paper bracelet. Ladies of all ages, young and old, will love this sweet bracelet made out of tissue paper. The colors can vary, so you can make one to go with every outfit.


  • Single hole punch
  • Tissue paper in various colors
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Scissors
  • Beads with a large enough hole to stick the pipe cleaner through

You could even buy thrift store beaded bracelets to make this project even simpler.

Find This Craft Here: Buggy and Buddy

Tissue Paper Crafts: Which Will You Make First?

We’ve given you some great tissue paper crafts in this list and you’re probably excited to get started. Which one will you make first? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to share with us any that we may have missed.

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Justine Young

Thursday 13th of May 2021

Thank you so much for including my DIY piñata! So many fun crafts you've rounded up here!

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