Method1Ruffled Tissue Paper Poppies
1 Lay three pieces of red, orange, yellow, pink or gold tissue paper on your work surface. Use additional layers of tissue paper if you want a fuller poppy. If desired, use more than one color to create variety and depth.
2 Put a round plastic lid, such as a lid from a cottage cheese or margarine container, on top of the folded tissue paper. Trace around the lid with a pencil, then use scissors to cut out the circle.
3 Lay three pieces of black or brown tissue paper on your working surface. Use a small cup or another object about 2 inches (5.1 cm) in diameter as a pattern. Draw around the circle, then cut out the black tissue paper.
4 Place the stack of small black circles on the center of the stack of larger circles.Poke a green pipe cleaner up through the middle of the stack. Leave about an inch of pipe cleaner extending above the paper. Bend the pipe cleaner down in a hook shape, then pull the bent part of the pipe cleaner through the paper so the hook is hidden in the poppy. Secure the pipe cleaner to the paper poppy with a small amount of white craft glue.
5 Spread the layers of tissue paper to make a ruffled poppy. Place the poppy in a vase or other decorative container. Repeat the steps for each tissue paper flower you wish to make.