I saw the idea for making flowers out of old pattern tissue at country living. I'm am slightly, like, 12 steps away from a healthy obsession with projects out of old patterns. I'd say it was because I grew up with a Mom that used to sew, but thinking back, this also entailed me sitting at her machine at one point of my life and actually sewing a needle through a finger....completely, and having to figure out which way the wheel turned to get it out. Good news, I got it out....and then started screaming bloody murder. Wait, I guess all my projects do include destroying patterns, which equals no sewing, which equals elimination future opportunities to add additional scars to my fingers, which is probably why I like them so much. For these little flowers.....old patterns...
I cut these down to roughly 11x8. I accordion folded two together (more paper=puffier flowers).
I cut the ends in a slight arch.
Squeezed the middle together and tied around a pipe cleaner for the stem.
A couple flowers, and an old tin (another obsession for another post) and.....tissue flowers. I don't like silk flowers, but dried flowers...and now, apparently, pattern flowers, I can learn to love.