WASTE NOT WANT NOT TISSUE PAPER FLOWERS
By Nicole Aspinall
Cute flower embellishments made from the tissue paper your Lime Tart kit came packaged in.
For each flower you will need to cut 12-16 squares out of your tissue paper. (You’ll get at least 2 large flowers out of your lime tart packaging!)
Punch or cut out a circular shape from every piece. (Using my Marvy punch, I got the best results from cutting half, 6-8 pieces, at a time) You can make these from plain circles if you prefer, or cut out your shape using decorative scissors if you don’t have an appropriate punch.
Add a tiny brad to the centre, joining all circles together.
Carefully separate the layers, pinching upwards towards the centre one at a time. Your first layer will need to be pinched quite tightly, but each subsequent layer will relax a little bit.
Continue in this way until every layer has joined the first. The last (bottom) layer will remain flat.
When you are finished, you may find that you squeezed a little too tight and your flower is uneven – you can easily fluff the petals back out again until you have a perfect dome shape. Cut some simple leaf shapes out of coordinating paper and use to embellish your project.