Add a pop of color

For our painted crepe paper poppies, we chose two lighter shades and added a pop of vibrant color with the coral crepe. You can choose whatever colors you prefer for your arrangement. To add more detail to our poppies, we also painted the petals and splattered them with watercolors.

Skill Level: This is a great paper flower for beginners as the flower pattern is easy to cut by hand, and you could use the fringe scissors to fringe the stamen. However, since the watercolors we used aren’t named, you will have to get a little creative and choose (or mix) the colors you like when splattering your flowers. You can always test your colors on scraps first before painting your finished flowers!

Crafting tips: To get a nice splatter, grab a second paintbrush and hold it horizontal. Tap the paintbrush you are painting with on the other paintbrush over the petal you are splattering to get a nice and consistent splatter. Don’t worry about getting the crepe paper too wet while using watercolor. Just be gentle, and the crepe paper will dry back in its original form. 

How to Make Painted Crepe Paper Poppies

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the flower pattern below.
  2. Cut paper and crepe paper according to template, using scissors or a cutting machine.
  3. Glue a cotton spun ball to the tip of the stem wire using hot glue.
  4. Paint the ball green using a medium green colored watercolor. You can also mix colors to get the shade you like.

Full tutorial available for members to download below.

crepe paper painted poppies tutorial by Lia Griffith

crepe paper poppies painted crepe paper poppies DIY crepe paper poppies painted crepe paper poppiescrepe paper poppies handmade crepe paper poppy bouquet crepe paper poppies

Explore More

Want more projects like this one? Browse all of our crepe paper flowers for more ideas.

For daily craft inspiration, join us on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram. And stop by our YouTube channel for video tutorials on making flowers, home decor, and more.


This content uses links from which we may earn a commission. Disclosure.