Paper Poppies
by BeColorAnd Follow

I can't stop making these beautiful red paper Poppies. To much fun, easy to make and a lovely present for family or friends!! Read more BeColorAnd.nl


Recap

  • Cut 3 paper circles having a diameter of about 5 cm from tissue paper. Using a punch to make 2 circles from black paper. One black you make around incision. Place the tissue paper circles together, the cut up black round on top and the other black round at the bottom. Make a hole with a sharp object and push the brad(s) through. Push the flower petals and heart with fingers up. The poppy is nice on a magnet or budded on a string as a lovely flowergarland.

    6 years ago

Discussion 4

  • Hillary Courson commented 6 years ago

    P.S.  What you call "cotter pins" are called "brads" in the US.  Go figure?!

    BeColorAnd replied 6 years ago

    Thank you so much, could't find the right translation!!

  • Hillary Courson commented 6 years ago

    Poppies are very meaningful as we approach Memorial Day. Red poppies have had a century long connection to Memorial Day as a gesture of remembrance to “keep the faith” with the servicemen who died on a battlefield. In the USA we purchase "Buddy Poppies" from Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) members before Memorial Day to wear on our lapels. But it wasn't until I traveled in Europe and saw wreaths of poppies on war memorials that I researched their significance.  I LOVE your craft and I'm pulling out the tissue paper next! 

    BeColorAnd replied 6 years ago

    While making the paper poppies I wanted to know more about the connection to WO1. So I did also a little research and wrote a blog, coming this week on BeColorAnd.nl  It looks like a delicate flower but is a survivor!!

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