A paper flower DIY tutorial (part 2)

So now you’ve made the first part of your paper flower, follow the instructions below to make it into a poppy as shown above…

What you need:

Paper flower from part 1 made with dark/ black & white pages

Red tissue paper

Petal template (download here)


Floral tape

Glue stick


Printout your petal template onto card and cut out

Fold up strips of tissue paper into 5 layers for the small petals and 6 layers for the large petals. Draw around the template

Cut out the petals (5x small, 6x large) from the tissue paper and cut a short split up from the bottom

Glue one side of the split and crossover the two sides to create a shaped petal

Put glue on the base of the petal and stick the petals to the paper flower on the skewer; overlap each petal as you stick it on.

Take your floral tape and cover up the base of the flower where you stuck it to the skewer, pull the tape tightly to secure all the petals in place

Cup the flower head in your hand to scrunch the petals up then gently pull the petals out to form your paper poppy.

There you go your complete tissue paper poppy!

The same templates can be used with different types of papers to create different kinds of flowers. You can even forgo the skewer altogether and just sit the flower straight onto a table.

Photos by Always Andri Wedding Design




  1. Karen - Smashing The Glass

    A DIY tutorial that so many of my real brides on smashingtheglass.com would love! Have you tweeted about this? I would love to direct them to this post.

    Karen x

    PS I was also at Brides the Show over the weekend (on Friday night). It would have been lovely to have met you… hopefully another time!

    • andri

      Thanks Karen, I was there all day Saturday so didn’t make it on Friday but would have been lovely to meet, did you enjoy the show? I have tweeted it but only on Saturday and I’ve just posted it on my facebook page x

  2. Sophie

    Lurrrve. Not seen a ‘poppy’ one before. Divine – wondering if they would work in Christmas display with a bit of tweaking by way of glitter?!* Thank you for a lovely post.

    • andri

      Ooh a little bit of glitter would be a fab addtion for christmas

    • andri

      Thanks Laura

  3. Maria

    This is gorgeous Andri! I hope to try that this weekend.

    • andri

      Thanks Maria, take a look at Part 1 to see how to make the centre part of the poppy and have fun!

  4. Karen - Smashing The Glass

    Hi Andri

    Yes I thought that Brides The Show was great. Really well curated with a luxurious yet down to earth feel. And I LOVED the catwalk shows. Inspiring and not in anyway alienating, as some wedding dress fashion shows can be…


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