Enjoy Some California Sunshine

The California poppy is also known as golden poppy, cup of gold, and California sunlight. So by crafting these felt California poppies, you can add a little ray of sunshine into your day! Or maybe someone else’s day? All you need are a few blooms for a bouquet,  but of course you can make as many as you want.

You can also choose whatever colors of felt you like best. We wanted our felt California poppies to look like sunshine, so we chose golden yellow and tangerine orange. Mixing a couple of different shades can make your flower arrangements look a little more unique and gives you some more room for creativity.

If you want a paper version of this poppy, here’s our crepe paper poppy. You can also see how we used this flower to create a wild floral bouquet. Whatever you decide to craft, share it with us and other crafters by tagging #MadeWithLia when you post pictures on Instagram or Facebook!

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How to Make Felt California Poppies

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download our flower pattern at the end of the post.
  2. Cut out your felt pieces according to the pattern, using a Cricut Maker or scissors.
  3. Color the petals (for poppies using the “golden” color of felt) using a peach or light orange art marker, blending from the bottom up, on one side. Press out any excess ink onto a scrap piece of paper.
  4. Accordion fold a petal lengthwise and pinch to create ridges on the top edge.

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Explore More

Like these felt California poppies? We’ve got more felt flowers for you on the site! If you enjoy working with felt, be sure to explore all of our felt crafts.

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