If you’ve been with us for a while, you know poppies are a pretty popular flower around here. These delightful crepe paper red poppy blooms grow on nearly every continent and come in a surprising number of sizes, shapes, and colors, making them a great choice for decorative bouquets. For this project, we’ve decided to revamp a classic with this beautiful red crepe paper poppy featuring a more challenging design.
Due to its many small pieces, you’ll need a steady hand to carefully place the more intricate details at the flower’s center — an ideal craft for our more advanced members. Once you’ve gathered your materials, check out our tutorial below.
Just Poppy-ing In to Say, “Hello!”
Styled as one vibrant stem or placed in a dramatic arrangement, these crepe paper beauties will definitely make a statement. The highly detailed, delicate black center offers a gorgeous contrast against full, open petals of cherry red. If you want to punch up your bouquet with a few more brightly colored flowers, try these crepe paper chrysanthemums for a bit of added flair.
We’d love to see your version of this crepe paper poppy, so be sure to share a photo in our crafter’s community or on Instagram with the hashtag #MadeWithLia.
Skill Level: Advanced due to the intricate detailing in the center of the flower and its many small pieces.
Crating Tip: Using needle-nose tweezers to place the black center details and the black petal details will make handling the smaller pieces much easier.
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- Kai 8″ Scissors
- Kai 5″ Detail Scissors
- Pinking Shears — Scallop
- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (recommended)
- High-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Needle-Nose Tweezers
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Curling Tool
- Lia Griffith Extra-Fine Crepe Paper – Cherry, Cypress, and Onyx
- Aleene’s Tacky Glue or Art Glitter Glue
- Floral Tape — Green
- 12mm Cotton Spun Paper Balls
- Floral Wire – 24-Gauge Paper Covered Green
- Thick Paper Covered Stem Wire
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