What you need:
• Red Paint, Tempera or Acrylic
• Plastic Container
• Paint Brushes
• 2 Coffee Filters
• 2 Chenille Stems, Black
1. Begin by mixing 1 part water with 2 parts Elmer’s red paint in a plastic container.
2. To add colour to the coffee filters, you can do one of two things. Soak the coffee filter in the paint mixture, or using a paint brush, brush the paint onto the coffee filter. Apply as much or as little paint as desired to two filters.NOTE: The more paint you apply, the darker the filters will be, while less paint will give the poppies more of a pink colour.
3. Let the coffee filters dry flat – time will vary depending on how much paint you used.
4. Once dry, pinch the coffee filters in the middle so that you have what looks like a bow tie. Do this for both and then overlap the centers to create your 4-petal poppy.
5. Use a black chenille and wrap it in a criss-cross motion to hold the poppy together.
6. Using another black chenille, weave the top into the back to create the stem.