3. Tie the middle with a twist-tie or piece of yarn or ribbon. I used a piece of rafia string. Don't tie it too tightly, just enough to hold it together. If you plan to hang the flower, make sure to leave a long end for hanging it from.
4. While still folded up, cut the ends, either rounded or cut a small triangle into them.
5. Take one end and unfold it a bit. Then very carefully, pull out each leaf of tissue to separate each one. Do the same at the other end.
6. Hang it up!