I was reading a book where a couple was getting married and made Kleenex tissue flowers and thought, “huh… wonder what those look like?”.  Of course I Googled it and found lots of references to Kleenex tissue flowers and found that it was a popular craft back in the day – very similar to the Martha tissue paper pom-poms you see all over nowadays.
I found a tutorial for how to make them at Wee Folk Art.  They are classy and sophisticated and SUPER SIMPLE.  I read several places that little girls use bobby pins instead of ties and are then able to wear them in their hair. 
Now go crazy, make Kleenex flowers galore!