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How to make poppy Christmas decorations

Overview

Beech leaves are among the slowest deciduous foliage to break down, making them perfect for Christmas decorations. Combine them with elegant poppy seed heads and spray with silver paint to show off their intricate structure and add sparkle to your Christmas tree. Don't worry if you can't find any poppy seed heads - look out for pine cones on woodland walks to use instead.


How to do it

Gluing beech leaves together

1

Arrange the leaves into the shape of a flower and glue them in place, one at a time.


Making a hole in leaf arrangement with a metal skewer

2

When dry, push a skewer through the centre of your arrangement to make a hole.


Pushing stem of poppy seed head through a hole in beech leaf arrangement

3

Push the stem of the seed head through the hole and glue it in place at the base.


Spraying a poppy and beech leaf Christmas decoration with silver paint

4

Spray the decoration and allow it to dry, then tie it to your Christmas tree by the poppy stalk.



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