A poppy from crepe paper
How to do it
Print and cut out the template available as a PDF file for this idea. Cut out all the parts for the poppy. Remember to follow the stretch direction shown on each template.
Push a floral stem wire into a polystyrene ball and stretch out the oval piece of crepe paper to make it round. Apply Multi Glue onto the crepe paper and the polystyrene ball. Cover the ball with the crepe paper. Attach the small flower-shape piece of crepe paper to the middle of the ball opposite the stem.
Attach the stamen around the stem just below the ball.
Make sprinkles by cutting small pieces of orange crepe paper. Cut a strip of crepe paper, cut tassels into the strip of paper, roll the strip of paper together and cut along the tassels to make sprinkles.
Squeeze a blob of glue onto a board and dab the edges of the stamen into the glue.
Dab the stamen into the orange sprinkles, making sure the sprinkles stick onto the stamen.
Add a crinkly look to the poppy petals by folding the paper back and forth in pleats (in a concertina fashion).
Run the bone folder across the folded petal.
Unfold the leaf and lightly stretch it in the middle, so that it becomes round.
Attach the four petals around the stamen using a glue gun.
Cut a 1 x 20 cm piece of green crepe paper for covering the florist stem wire. Stretch out the paper and fasten one end onto the bottom of one of the petals using a glue gun. Glue the strip of paper all the way around the bottom part of all the petals. Continue wrapping the crepe paper at an angle around the floral stem wire, covering it completely. When securing the strip of crepe paper around the floral stem wire, you may switch to Multi Glue to avoid the glue drying too quickly.
Bend the stems into a natural shape.
See idea No. 16082 for the instructions for the peony. See idea No. 15983 for the instructions for the bluebells.
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