These are my rendition of the paper tissue blossoms I made in kindergarten. I wanted a material that would mimic the lovely translucent color layering of tissue paper. Tulle is the perfect material for these delicate and colorful blossoms. Below is a tutorial so you can make your own.
What you will need:
several layers of varying hues of yellow or pink tulle
a 1 1/4 inch circle template
Fold four to five varying hues of tulle in half and stack them from light to dark. The finished blossom will have eight to ten cut tulle circles to form the petals. To keep the multiple layers from shifting, pin the layers of tulle together.
Pin the circle template through all the layers of tulle. The lightest color of tulle should be on the top, touching the template.
Gently cut around the circle template. Leave the pin and template secured to the tulle layers, until you are ready with your threaded needle.
With your decorative thread, draw the needle up through the circular layers of tulle from dark to light, leaving a three inch tail where you began.
Draw the needle back down through the layers, a short distance from the first stitch.
Draw the needle back up through the layers again. You should still have the three inch tail from the first step.
Cross over the stitches on the top of the blossom to form a cross and draw the needle back through the layers of tulle.
Cut off the longer thread so you are left with two three inch long tails. Tie these into a square knot. This will form the blossom.
Using the thread tails, tie blossoms to a branch.
Now you can have a wee bit more spring indoors, and allow it to linger as long as you wish.
If you would like some blossoms, but don't have the time to make them, I have four sets of blossoms (two pink and two yellow) available in my Etsy shop.
Please feel welcome to use this tutorial to create blossoms for yourself and for gifts, but not for resale.