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Make Some Paper Poppies

Orange Paper Poppies Gift Topper Paper Poppies Another one of my favorite paper flowers that I created last year is this orange paper poppy. I made two dozen of them to decorate my daughter’s 18th birthday party last year mixing it with a black and white French theme. As one of my favorites and loving the happy orange color, I have since used these poppies for paper brooches, to wear in my hair and of course to add that special touch on top of gifts. This PDF includes the watercolor print for both the front and back of this flower. I find this style works best with a laser printer and am delighted to find that FedEx Office can print this for you for around $1 a flower. Have them print it onto their regular printer paper, text weight. The laser printer gives a nice sheen to the final poppy. Once you have your print, just follow the step-by-step tutorial below to create this cheerful bloom. Cheers! ~ Lia

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  1. (Sorry, I posted this on the wrong page)
    Hi Lia,
    I was just wondering if it’s at all possible to get a template of this but in mint instead? Also, what would be the best way to add stems to the paper poppies?
    Thank you so much!

  2. I am confused by your paper suggestions in your articles, you state regular laser copy paper, but the links are wayy above the normal pounds of “regular” paper weight, and I can never find text weight paper in stores. Can you please clarify?

    • Any paper that is less weight than card stock will work. Cheap copy paper to 80lb (120gsm). . . all work. For these poppies, they work best when printed on laser printers because of all the ink. The common paper that is in that printer works great. Does that help?

  3. I’m in love with your paper flower tutorials! I’ve made all of them! Post more!

  4. I love ur paper flowers. Where can i get the pdf for the flowers

  5. Swoon, love this ribbon and what stunning flowers.

  6. gorgeous!

  7. The poppies are my fave! I also just peeked at your Instagram feed…how do we sign up for your West Elm class?? I want in!! :)

  8. This project is awesome – thanks so much for sharing!

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