Tissue Paper Posies How-To: 1. Layer 5-by-15-inch sheets of tissue paper, alternating colors. Make 1-inch-wide accordion folds. 2. Wrap 1 end of a pipe cleaner around the center of the folded paper, and twist to secure. Round the edges of the folded paper with scissors. 3. Fan out folds, and gently pull apart each layer of tissue paper to create petals.