Tonight I am hosting a "Margarita Kay" party at my house. My friend has just started selling Mary Kay, so I volunteered to have a few friends over for a party. It also gives me an excuse to make food and margaritas. YAY!
The snacks are all going to be quazi-Mexican, so I wanted some easy decorations to go along with the "theme." I did some Googling and came across the idea to make tissue paper flowers. I have never made them before, but they are SOOOO easy to do I might have to come up with more excuses to make them.
To make Mexican Paper Flowers, you will need:
dollar store tissue paper in bright colors
pipe cleaners or floral wire
STEP ONE: Cut your tissue paper into 10 inch wide strips (smaller if you want smaller blossoms) and stack 5 or 6 pieces on top of each other.
STEP TWO: Fold the paper back and forth like an accordian.
STEP THREE: Cinch the tissue paper in the middle and wrap your wire around it. Yep. That is the wire I saved from my class reunion centerpieces.
STEP FOUR: Use your scissors to round off the ends of the tissue paper.
STEP FIVE: Carefully fan out the two ends of the paper and fluff each sheet. Be gentle! Tissue paper is fragile, duh!
Pretty, right? The flowers are REALLY big so I am not sure what I am going to use as a vase yet. I wanted to use this really pretty glass pitcher I have but never use.
Come back tomorrow for pictures of the party and the recipes for all the yummy food and for my famous margaritas (4 ingredients)! See you then. I gotta get cleaning!