Yesterday I shared a simple tutorial for making tissue paper flowers two different ways. Today, I'll show you several ways to decorate with them.
First up, I always like to share ideas for decorating for large events in a banquet or dinner setting, usually at our church. It's surprising how hard it is to find simple, budget friendly ideas for decorating large gatherings! We recently had a Women's Event at church, and it's always a challenge to come up with cute, affordable decor for a large area with a lot of tables to decorate.
A fabulous team of friends helped me make tons of flowers- we had about 50 large and 75 small ones to use. We layed them flat on each table as a centerpiece, using 1 large and 2 small per table.
After adding the other odds and ends that needed to go on each table, they filled the space nicely. (Our high school choir students always serve and take care of drink refills, working for "tips" to offset the cost of their choir trip, so we included a tip jar on each table.)
The stage is always a challenge to fill also, and we've opted to keep it super simple for the past few events. I used all of our extra flowers and scattered them around the curtains on the stage, attaching each one from the back with a straight pin. It made a cute back drop for photos, too.
Since the party spilled out onto the patio we used a few flowers out there as well.
The flowers lingered on the porch through Mother's Day, another good photo-op!
The flowers are now back in their storage bags, but I'll definitely have them on hand for more parties in the future, and how cute would they be for wedding or baby shower decorations?