These crepe paper tree poppies from California steal the show in our Pacific Coast bouquet for Cricut. Poppies have such personality — they’re one of our very favorite flowers to craft. Stay tuned for another poppy project coming tomorrow! Whether you’re creating them as part of a bouquet or on their own, you will surely make a statement with this easy-to-craft paper floral project. We used the all-new Cricut Maker, making these that much simpler and quicker to create. Revolutionize your crafting lifestyle with this magic cutting machine!
Tools & Materials
- Craft Scissors
- Hot Glue Gun
- 18-Gauge Green Paper Covered Wire
- Floral Tape — Fern
- Lia Griffith Heavy Crepe Paper — Snowflake
- Lia Griffith Extra-Fine Crepe Paper — Mango
- Gather the tools and materials listed above.
- Cut out the crepe paper according to the pattern notes using scissors or the Cricut Maker.
- Twist each piece of fringe using your fingers.
- Glue the wire to one end of the fringed paper.
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Though many poppies are known for their exquisite colors, a simple white heavy crepe paper is perfect for this tree poppy. For the centers, we used a bright mango color. Again, feel free to give other crepe colors a try!
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Hi! I absolutely love these flowers and made a whole bouquet of them a couple of months ago. Unfortunately I used the extra fine crepe paper for the petals, which looked great at the beginning but now they are starting to curl up. I assume the extra fine paper doesn’t have enough structure to hold its shape long term. Is there a way that I can stiffen up and reshape the petals again? I’d hate to throw these out!
We made these before we started to carry the heavy crepe paper in our shop and now would suggest the heavy for this large of petal for exactly that reason. I might try some super stiff, grandma-style hairspray on the petals, but just make sure it is misty and not wet as that could ruin them completely. I will change the post to list the heavy crepe. Thanks for pointing that out.
I would like some clarification, please. The materials list for the Tree Poppy listed above lists heavy crepe paper for the white part of the poppy (in Winter Garden:Snowflake). But, when I download the instructions, the materials for the poppy are Floristic Crepe Paper – Goldenrod Extra Fine Crepe Paper – White.
So, should the white part be with extra fine crepe or heavy crepe? I only have extra fine. Can I fuse two piece to get something heavier if that’s what I will need?
I see that the stamens are made from Floristic Crepe Paper in Goldenrod. Is Floristic Crepe paper another name for the heavy crepe paper?
Thanks very much for your help!
Hi Leeann. I just updated the links for this post for the single packs though they still do come in the bundle packs as well. The printable/PDF is outdated at this point and the project designer will update it as soon as possible. Until then you can just use the list in the post.
The SVG only has 4 petals, but your instructions show 6 petals? Why doesn’t the SVG have what’s needed to make this flower?
That was a mistake, it’s been fixed. Thanks for letting us know!
the white ones look like my white garden peony. The flower shows one single row of petals with bright yellow stamens – so beautiful. A new plant – last year only one flower, this year ten flowers, they withstand thunderstorms, rain and hail.
Oh I’m so excited! I just finished this one, it’s really going to take more practice for me to get the petals on this one placed correctly! Thank you for such easy directions and the SVG file for the Cricut Maker! I probably never would have tried crepe paper flowers if you didn’t provide this for the Maker! I’m soooo excited! Thank you!
That’s so great Elise! It will take a little practice but as I always say, nothing in nature is perfect 🙂 Enjoy!!