Start by gathering your crepe for this project. The extra fine paper is perfect for creating the delicate waves that you see in real poppy petals. We made our bouquet of poppies using Coral paper, but they would also look great in Vanilla, Chiffon, Honeysuckle, Blush or White. We used Juniper for the leaves and the green centers of the poppies, and then added in more leaves using Fern. All of the stamen are made with the Chiffon color. Once you have your crepe ready, you will also need 20mm cotton spun balls, 18 gauge floral wire, floral tape and a little bit of text weight paper for the crown in the centers of the flowers. Print the PDF template below to use as a guide for cutting your crepe flower pieces. After cutting your petals, set them aside and prepare your stems.
- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (recommended)
- Craft Scissors
- Pinking Shears
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Lia Griffith Extra Fine Crepe Paper – Coral, Chiffon, Juniper, Fern
- Lia Griffith’s Favorite Frosted Gold Paper Pack
- Floral Tape — Fern & Moss
- 20mm Cotton Spun Paper Balls (24 pack)
- 18-Gauge Green Paper Covered Wire
Follow the step-by-step tutorial below for crafting your crepe paper Icelandic poppies! If you are making Chiffon petals, you can create some variation from the Chiffon stamen by using an art marker to add a bit more of a yellow-y color to the stamen. Add the crown to the center with hot glue. Use the SVG version if you have a cutting machine, or find the hand-cut version on the PDF template. In the last steps of the tutorial, I mention that you should kerfuffle the flowers before gifting or displaying them. This simply means to ruffle the petals and stamen so everything falls into place naturally.
Of course a bouquet of crepe paper Icelandic poppies looks gorgeous, but you can also use a single bloom as a lovely gift topper for special gifts. Browse all of our crepe paper flowers and stay tuned for our stunning new peonies coming soon! As you can imagine, I’m dying to see your crepe paper flowers, so please share your photos with me! Use #DIYDreamingWithLia on your project photos or show off your crepe creations along with ours by using #MadeWithLia. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter to see what’s coming out of the studio daily, and head to our membership page to join us on our maker’s adventure. Cheers! ~ Lia & team