This project post is a little late today; I guess its better late than never. It has been a hectic week as it was my parents anniversary on Wednesday plus I was summoned for jury duty on Friday. This of course is on top of my already crazy busy job pushing for end of year sales.

Thankfully, I wasn't selected to be on the jury as that meant I would have been sequestered for three weeks. I couldn't handle being away from my life for that long and I don't think my boss would be too happy. It all worked out in my favour so I am able to provide you with this Remembrance Day Poppy craft.

Poppy Craft

Materials

  • Coffee Filters
  • Paint, felts or pencil crayon ( I used watercolour paints ) 
  • Glue
  • Pipe cleaner or green paper for stem
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First, paint the coffee filters a reddish orange colour. I didn't have this exact shade so I layered two different colours to achieve what I wanted. Make sure that you have something underneath your coffee filter as the paint will go right through onto your work surface. You could probably use any kind of paper but I like the delicate texture of the filter.

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Next, let your coffee filters dry completely and since they are so thin it wont take very long. I then cut out petal shapes in three different sizes and finished them by crumpling and rolling the pieces so that the flower would have depth.

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For the center of the flower I painted one coffee filter black, let it dry and crumpled it into a ball. At this point I was able to assemble the flower. Make sure to put your largest petals at the very back and smallest at the front to create a layered effect.  Once it is all put together fold the petals forward to enhance the depth and texture.

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Once I was happy with the way it looked I added yellow beads on short jewelry wire to represent the stamen. You could omit this step but I wanted to add a little something extra too it. I then rolled up a green piece of construction paper and attached it to the flower to act as a stem.

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Here is another shot of the flower in decorative lighting.

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Word of the Day: Stamen

The pollen producing reproductive part of a flower. 

Happy Crafting! 

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AuthorCamille Pacori