I finally got a grip on how to make tissue paper flowers. It took a while, and a lot of torn tissue, but thanks to some great directions from Vallen Queen and my friend Tracy, I finally have it down.
Tip I wish someone told me ten years ago: When it comes to the separating and fluffing, only touch the inner 3" of the flower. Pretend the outside perimeter is covered with toxic ooze. Did you ever jump around on the furniture pretending the floor was covered with molten lava? It's like that. But with tissue. It prevents tearing and tissue fatigue. Omg did I just type tissue fatigue?
Kiki let me stick them up on her doorway until they go outside. I just used a simple piece of scotch tape to stick the top of the flower to the door frame, and BAM. That's it!
Happy Cinco de Mayo!