How to make paper poppy flowers

How to make paper poppy flowers
Nothing says “Spring is here!” like a burst of bright blooms. In this short video tutorial, Hallmark designer Em Bronson shows you how make cheerful crepe paper poppies that will never wilt. These versatile paper flowers will add beauty wherever they bloom, and they’re perfect for decorating Easter and May Day baskets or commemorating veterans on Memorial Day. To make your own pretty paper poppies, watch Em’s video below, print the petal template (link included in the materials list), and follow our easy step-by-step instructions. Happy Spring!

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Papercraft Video: How to Make Paper Poppies

Materials

  • Scissors
  • Floral wire
  • Floral tape
  • Crepe paper
  • Stamen (optional)
Printable petal template

Directions

  1. Cut petals out: 4 small and 4 large per bloom. (Imperfect is good, it looks more natural.) Then slightly pull the crepe paper to round the petal shapes.

  2. Wrap a small ball in crepe paper to create the flower center. Use floral tape to attach. (also add stamen here if you’d like).

  3. Attach 1 petal at a time using floral tape—4 small ones and then 4 large ones.

  • Credits:
  • Originally published on Think.Make.Share.    Video credits: Ira Baker, director, director of photography, editor and graphics; Jennifer Dreiling, producer; Bill Moses, writer; Em Bronson, stylist/talent; Chris Johnson, music