Our home is all decorated for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe!
We made Mexican flowers from tissue paper and added an image of Our Lady to the center of each. These flowers proved to be very versatile decorations!
You will need:
  • 2 to 3 colors of tissue paper
  • 2 to 3 twist-ties
  • tape
  • a small image of Our Lady of Guadalupe (like those in this file)
  • scissors
Cut the tissue paper into different sized squares.
We made the largest about 12″ by 12″
and the next was about 8″ by 8″
and the third 4″ by 4″.
Fold each square like a fan. Use a twist-tie to tie the middle together.
Unfurl the fanned sides and tape the edges together to form a circle. Do this for all your colors.
Layer the three tissue paper circles together, by sticking the twist-tie of one through the center of the one larger. Twist all the ties together in the back.
It will look layered like this:
Now cut out your Our Lady of Guadalupe image, as shown, and tape it to the center of the flower.
Note: My older kids (ages 8 and up) could make these with ease. But my younger kids needed more help particularly with the twist-ties and opening the fan.

How did we use them?
My girls wore them in their hair!
Or on a hat!
They look great around our statue!
And on our bulletin board!
Blessings to you and your family on Our Lady’s Feast day!


  1. these are beautiful and with the tutorial, it looks easy. Thanks for sharing, Jennifer. you're so creative ! (I love the mexican sombrero with the Guadalupe flower on it!!) Blessed Advent.

  2. darling and simple craft. totally doable for this mama who lost who advent groove. 😉

  3. I love these! I'll have to remember this next year when we go to the Our Lady of Guadalupe festival at church.

  4. These are all so clever. For sure something to remember for the next Our Lady of Guadalupe festival.

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