You can’t win.
But, to move the process along we decided to make spring come to our house with some tissue paper and pipe cleaners.
First we made lots of tissue paper circles in two different sizes (4 inch & 3 inch)
Next we placed 5 large and then 5 small circles on a pile. (With a few leaves underneath)
And with a pencil we punched two holes to thread the pipe cleaners through.
Insert pipe cleaner and twist.
Fluff and kinda crumble each flower layer.
Sniff it to see if it’s real.