I wanna share with you how easy it is to diy red poppy napkin rings made from tissue paper.
Ones you can use on a Memorial Day tablescape.
Or any time of year, because you can make them any color you want.
A field of poppies!
These diy tissue paper flowers are a wonderful upcycle project.
I don’t know about you, but I save the tissue paper from gift bags and boxes. Just for projects like this one.
In fact, I didn’t need to buy anything to create these red poppy diy napkin rings. I already had all of the supplies.
Supplies for Tissue Paper Red Poppy Napkin Rings
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- Red tissue paper
- Black tissue paper
- Floral tape
- Florist wire
- Glue and scissors
How to DIY Red Poppy Napkin Rings from Tissue Paper
1. Cut out the petals and stamen for your red poppy napkin rings
First cut strips of red tissue paper about 3 inches wide. Then cut out 5 petal shapes and a circle from those strips for each flower.
I cut out the petals free-hand, since flowers are organic, the petals don’t need to all be the same size and shape.
Next cut 3/4 inch wide x 6 inches long, strips of black tissue paper for the number of flowers you’ll be making.
Fold the black tissue paper in half multiple times until it’s about one inch long.
Make multiple cuts into the black tissue paper on the non-folded end, but not all the way through. You want it to look like fringe.
Next, take and ball up some of the scrap red tissue paper. Place it in the center of your circle. Then add a little glue around the edges of the circle and place a wire in the middle of it.
Fold the circle in half, with the balled-up tissue and wire in the middle, and pinch the ends together.
This is creating the center of your poppy flower.
2. Assembling your tissue paper poppy
To assemble your tissue paper poppy flower, take the strip of black fringe tissue paper and glue the bottom edge of it to the base of the flower center.
Slowly wind the fringe around the base of the flower’s center, adding a little glue to the bottom as you go.
Continue until you have wrapped all of the black tissue around the center multiple times.
This is creating the stamen for your poppy flower.
Next, add the red petals to create the flower.
Start by putting a little glue on the bottom of the petal.
Then pinch it to the base of the stamen.
Continue to add petals to your flower in random order, until you’re happy with the number of petals and how the flower looks.
I found that five petals were the magic number for me.
Once you have your petals added, take a little green floral tape and wrap it around the base of the flower.
Covering the ends of the petals and giving it a finished look.
*If you want, you can wrap the whole wire in floral tape.
3. Forming your red poppy diy napkin ring
To form your tissue paper poppy into a napkin ring, start with a cardboard tube.
I believe mine was from an aluminum foil roll. I tend to keep a few cardboard tubes that are in good condition for projects like this one.
While holding the base of the flower against the tube, tightly wrap the wire around the tube.
When you let go of the wire, it will loosen, so you might need to pull it tight and hold it in place.
Slip the wire off the tube and with one hand take the end of the wire and wrap it around the circle of wire so it’ll stay in place and won’t expand.
Be sure and tuck the end right next to the wire so it won’t snag on anything.
*If you prefer, you could also wrap the circle of wire with floral tape.
Your diy red poppy napkin ring is now complete and ready to use.
Check out how cute they look on my pretty Memorial Day tablescape.
They TOTALLY make the table!
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A bunch of these on wires inserted into garden foliage would be oh-s0-festive. Harkens back to memories of my grandmother ALWAYS buying a poppy to wear on her lapel for Memorial Day in honor of her father who died in the war.