Flower Friday: DIY Paper Poppies

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This project has been a long time in the making. I’ve been wanting to experiment with paper flowers for a while and finally just sat down and did it. In typical fashion, I chose a fairly simple flower to replicate. The Poppy. Here’s how I did it…

Paper PoppiesMaterials

Tissue paper | Scissors | Fringe Scissors | Glue | Wire | Floral Tape

Paper PoppiesCut a 2 inch wide strip of yellow tissue paper. Then cut the strips into 2 inch squares.

Paper PoppiesCrumple the square into a small ball and get a piece of wire ready.

Paper PoppiesPlace the ball on one end of the wire. Cut another 2 inch square and place it over the tissue ball. Twist the ends down and around wire.

Paper PoppiesUse floral tape to tape the twisted ends of the paper square to the wire. Continue to tape down the entire length of the wire.

Paper PoppiesTo make the stamens, cut a 1″ x 10″ long strip of the same yellow tissue paper. Use a pair of fringe scissors (or regular scissors) to cut fringe about 3/4 of an inch long down the length of the strip. Add glue along the base of the center.

Paper PoppiesAttach the base of the stamen to the bottom of the flower center and twist it all the way around. When you get to the end, attach it with floral tape.

Paper PoppiesUse your fingers or the edge of your scissors to curl the ends of the fringe so they don’t stick out straight.

Paper PoppiesTo cut each petal, you’ll need a 2.5″ x 2″ rectangle. I doubled it to cut two petals at a time.

Paper PoppiesThis is the general shape you’ll want to cut your inner petals. (I also made a template for the petals that I’ll put at the end of the post.)

Paper PoppiesTo give the petals a natural texture, crumble up the petal into a tight ball. Smooth it out and then fold it accordion style to create vertical veins in the petal.

Paper PoppiesAdd a drop of glue along the base of the stamen.

Paper PoppiesGlue the petals onto opposite ends of the center.

Paper PoppiesFor the outer petals, you can cut 3 of the same size petals you just cut, or cut 2 larger sized petals. For the larger sized petals use a 3″ x 2″ sized rectangle and use the petal shape above as a guide, or follow the provided template. Repeat the texture process.

Paper PoppiesGlue the remaining petals opposite the first two. Secure all petals with floral tape.

Paper PoppiesPaper PoppiesPaper PoppiesPaper PoppiesI love how these turned out! Enjoy!!

DOWNLOAD POPPY TEMPLATE

January 19, 2016

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