Tussie Mussie
Tea Party Crafts

Tussie mussie tea party crafts are beautiful and aromatic. Use in conjunction with Tussie-Mussie Tea Party theme.
They can be very simply made with only a few layers or larger and more complex with many layers in an ever-widening circle. Do not make the circumference larger than 6 inches.

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Tiny tussies can be made for boutonnieres, curtain tiebacks, napkin holders, hat adornments, or anything else your creative mind can come up with.

Place fresh flowers in water after completion or let dry. If choosing a dried flower tussie-mussie, make sure you use flowers and herbs that are conducive to drying naturally. After a few days, hang upside down for best drying results.

You can concentrate on a color blend such as shades of white and pink or use flowers and herbs that contain the message you want to send through their silent language. (See our language of flowers tea party game)

The most interesting tussie-mussie tea party crafts have a variation

Needed Supplies

  • * Flowers and Herbs
  • * Florist tape, raffia, or rubber bands
  • * Ribbon/s

  •     Optional:

    Stiff lace or paper doily
    Tussie-mussie container/ vase
  • Making a Tussie-Mussie - Instructions

    Note: Strip leaves off lower stems before beginning.

    1. Choose a larger flower for the center, such as a rose
    2. Around this center flower, add three stems of herbs/ leaves
    3. Repeat the second step, 1 to 3 more times, mixing the choice between herbs, leaves and flowers
    4. For the next few layers, add five stems, instead of three, for each time around.
    5. Firmly wrap the stems with florist tape or raffia. Rubber bands may also be used.
    6. If not placing in water, take ribbon (wider is better) and completely wrap stems from bottom, up.
    7. Tie lengths of ribbons around the top of the stems; make bows and knot the ends. (use pins to secure, if needed)
      Note: A doily can be used as a "collar" before the ribbon is wrapped or for a natural finish, use the largest leaves for the last circle, such as lambs ear.

      Flowers and Herbs for Tussie-Mussie Tea Party Crafts

      • Rose
      • Geranium
      • Tulip
      • Carnation
      • Marigold
      • Pansy
      • Lilac
      • Lily
      • Gerber Daisy
      • Baby's Breath
      • Salvia
      • Cocks Comb
      • Rosemary
      • Lavender
      • Mint
      • Lemon balm
      • Sage
      • Curry plant
      • Lambs ear
      • Thyme
      • Clove carnations
      • Meadowsweet
      • Violets
      • Chamomile
      • Saffron
      • Lily of the valley
      • Geranium leaves
      • Bay leaves
      • Lemon balm
      • Mint
      • Ivy



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