Fall Tissue Paper Art

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I’ve got some cute Fall Tissue Paper Art to share for this month’s Thrift Store makeover! Last month I shared DIY Octopus Shell Art where I used one of the 4-pack of canvases that I found at our thrift store. So with 3 leftover canvases, I decided to use them along with a cool trick of printing on tissue paper, to create this fun art!

Acorn Tissue Paper Art

I love this fun trick and I used it on a few projects over the years. Tissue Paper Printed Christmas Ornaments and Burlap Tissue Paper Printed Photo Art are a couple of my favorites.

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Fall Tissue Paper Art Directions

You start by trimming your tissue paper to about 1/2” larger (on each side) than your printer paper.

Wrapping copy paper in tissue paper.

Fold over the edges and smoothly tape them down with your clear tape.  I used about 3 one-inch pieces per side.  Make sure you get your corners smooth, by tucking them in…

Fall art printed on tissue paper

Make sure you place your tissue paper in the printer the right way… you want the image to print on the tissue paper… that is a MUST!!!

My tissue paper slide through the printer perfectly.  I let it sit for a few minutes to dry completely before I remove the tissue from the paper. You want to make sure you do this very carefully as the tissue paper will tear easily.

Apple Printed on Tissue Paper

Once I’ve removed the tissue from the paper I gently tear around the image leaving about 1″ around it.

Apple Tissue Paper ready for mod podge

Now it’s time for the Mod-Podge. I use a cheap foam brush and put on an even thin coat over the whole canvas.

Putting Mod Podge on canvas

Once the canvas is coated it’s time to lay the tissue paper on top. Now, I like to start from the top and slowly press it down and I work my way down. Now you need to be careful, you can’t lift the tissue paper up once it’s touching the mod podge, it will tear.

Fall image mod podged onto canvas.

Then you need to put a thin layer of the mod podge on top of the image too. Be gentle.

Mod Podge on top of image on canvas.

Then it’s time to just let it dry. The time this takes will depend on how warm and dry your area is. My was dry in a couple hours.

Fall Tissue Paper Art

Then it’s time to hang your beauties! Such a quick and easy way to create some seasonal art!

Acorn Tissue Paper Art

This Fall Tissue Paper Art was so fun to make!

September Thrift Store Projects

Thrift Store Basket | Leather Belt from My Repurposed Life

Table Top Organizer Tray from Petticoat Junktion

DIY Painted College Sign from Our Southern Home

Bun Feet or Sofa Feet as Wood Pumpkins for Fall Decor from Sadie Seasongoods

Repurposed Yardstick Craft Idea from House Of Hawthornes

Fall Tissue Paper Art


  1. So cute Maryann!
    I didn’t know about this method of printing on tissue paper, I’ll have to try it instead of my regular way. I’m thinking I should do this on wood….



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