Whimsical Paper Poppy Tutorial

These whimsical crepe paper flowers are a breeze to make once you have learned the basic techniques of paper flowers making precisely the “Winding Technique”.

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$0 or Free
30 Minutes
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Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1

    Step1. Cut a red square out of the red crepe paper fold. Scrunch some leftover crepe paper scraps into a ball.Bend the stem wire into a hook (very important which most crafters don’t instruct as it reduces slippage) and place the hooked end with the ball and wrap the ball with the square to tie with florist wire to get a balled center.

    Refer : How to Make 100 Paper Flowers – Anemone also if in doubt

  • Step 2

    Step 2. Cut 1 1/2 inch wide black crepe paper and fringe it half way. Wrap center with the fringed paper to tie with wire.

    Refer How to Make 100 Paper Flowers Bon Bon Dahlia (one of my favorites in the book)

  • Step 3

    tep 3. Cut a peice of the cream crepe paper breadthwise.Fold over the strip and cut the top into a gentle curve.Unfold.
    Refer How to Make 100 Paper Flowers Carnation Technique

  • Step 4

    Step4. Wind the petalled strip around the center.

    Refer my new book How to Make 100 Paper Flowers Carnation for detailed step by step photos for this step.

    Step 5. Cut a similar 2 inch or more wider strip from whisper pink crepe paper and repeat step 3 with it.Unfold the strip and this time Cut each petal one inch into the curved side at the folded edges.Frill each petal and repeat Step 4


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