Making Tissue Paper Flowers | Dia de los Muertos

Oct 27, 2020  | 7 min  | 0

Tissue paper marigolds are a relatively easy craft that can be part of your Día de los Muertos celebration and a welcome addition to an altar honoring your loved ones. Work alongside Jessica Villegas from the Des Moines Art Center to make these flowers using just a few supplies:


  • Tissue Paper 
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Scissors 


  1. Neatly stack 3-4 sheets of tissue paper. 
  2. Starting from short end, fold the paper back and forth. 
  3. Fold the entire stack like an accordion. 
  4. Twist a pipe cleaner to secure the center. 
  5. Round both of the ends using scissors. 
  6. Fan out one side of the flower.