tissue paper flowers for new beetle

If you’ve ever been in a New Beetle, you know that there is a flower vase on the dashboard. Over the years we’ve had silk flowers and fabric flowers in the vase. Maddie decided to make some new flowers to give it an update. To make these flowers, she started with various colors of tissue paper.

tissue paper supplies

She folded the paper until the square (or rectangle) was just a little smaller than her scissors.

folded tissue paper

She cut all the folds in the tissue paper, so she ended up with a small pile of individual tissue paper pieces.

cut the folds in the tissue paper

Next she cut a scallop shape around the edges and put a staple in the middle.

ruffled edges staple in middle

She pulled up each layer of tissue paper and crumpled it toward the center. Once all layers were pulled up, she crumpled them together.

crumple the layers

To make the stem, she rolled a piece of green tissue paper into a tube like this:

roll green tissue paper for stem

The next step was to twist the stem like this and staple it to the flower.

twist tissue paper stem

staple stem to flower

Here’s how it looked:

finished tissue paper flower

And here they are in the Beetle:

tissue paper flowers for new beetle

These take only a few minutes to make and the colors can be changed out easily as her mood changes. If you drive a New Beetle, what flowers do you put in your vase?

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4 Responses to Tissue Paper Flowers for VW

  1. angie says:

    how pretty when I was in grade school we made these as well come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  2. Having these darling flowers near my steering wheel would almost make me enjoy driving! What a very clever idea!

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