Paper Poppy Perfection!
When choosing colors for my line of tissue paper packs, I knew I needed at least one set with a gorgeous citrusy summer color palette. Now that we’re in the middle of fall, I’m missing those fabulous shades! The sunny colors in our Tropical Squeeze tissue pack inspired me to make these happy tissue paper poppies. If you haven’t already heard, each of the new tissue paper packs includes its own project pattern. This tissue paper poppies template is the surprise you will find inside your Tropical Squeeze pack!
Before cutting up the packaging of the tissue pack to get the template, I would suggest scanning the template into your computer for safe keeping. That way you will never lose it! I have also attached the PDF template below. Other than the tissue paper, you will need 18 gauge floral wire, 3/4″ foam balls and floral tape. We decided to add a bit of texture to our tissue paper poppies bouquet by making metallic text weight paper leaves rather than tissue leaves. We used a combo of Fairway and Sour Apple papers, and we included an SVG template for the leaves if you would like to use your cutting machine for the metallic paper. Note: do not use a cutting machine with the tissue papers! We always hand cut tissue because it tends to be too light for cutting machines.
Poppies in nature have 4-6 petals. The template indicates that you should cut 6 petals, but feel free to choose for yourself! Orange California poppies specifically have 4 petals if you would like to bring some California sunshine into your life. Once you have your materials ready and your petals cut, follow the photo tutorial and printable instructions to craft your tissue paper poppies. This is one of the simplest flowers to make, so this is a great project for beginners. To play with different looks, try pairing real leaves with your tissue poppies like with did with our Gerbera daisies. I love that mix! Browse all of our tissue paper flowers, or head to our membership page to get in on the fun. After you finish crafting, share your photos of your creations on Instagram using #DIYDreamingWithLia. We love seeing your makes! Cheers ~ Lia
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Are the flowers in your book also found on your website if you are a member or are they completely different in the book? Just wondering if I need the book also! Thank you Amy
There are several flowers in the book that are not on the site (and may never be!) Some are close but different versions and techniques. There’s a lot of other useful information in the book as well, such as how to arrange flowers and more education on tools and materials. Plus, we just happen to think it’s a pretty coffee table book!
I made the tissue paper poppies. I am not happy with the underneath, but it is also my first attempt at tissue flowers. I will post a picture when I figure out where to do that at.
Can’t wait to see! You can email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to our Facebook page. The first few attempts may not be perfect but don’t get discouraged. Nothing in nature is perfect, right? 🙂