DIY Christmas Poppy Tutorial

Today's post features one of my favorite ways to decorate for Christmas. I have been making these flowers every few years for a long time and never make them the same way twice and love to try different colors based on our theme.  The idea came from a magazine article some 20 years ago. The original directions used coffee filters which I just felt was not durable enough.  I have used heavy duty crepe paper but the paper twist seems to be the best and is very easy to work with.  In the past I have made entire wreaths with the flowers, small table top Christmas trees, added them to presents and of course I love to use them on the tree as ornaments. 

Christmas Poppy on Christmas Present
Christmas Poppy and Christmas Tags
Christmas Poppy Step 1 and 2
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Christmas Poppy Steps 11 and 12