Find out how to make poppy seedhead baubles, below.
You Will Need
Papier mâché ball (5cm diameter)
Festive ribbon (20cm long x 1cm wide)
Dried poppy seedheads (30)
Spray paint, We used gold paint
String or twine
Spray paint a papier mâché ball and the poppy seedheads. Leave to dry. Remove the hanging loop from the ball once dry.
Spraying the papier mache ball and seedheads
Take a ribbon and fold it in half to make a loop. Check it fits over a branch. Use a glue gun to stick the ends to the top of the ball.
Fixing the ribbon to the ball
Remove the stem close to the base of the poppy pod. Apply glue, and stick the pod to the ball. Continue until the ball is covered.
Glueing the seedhead to the ball
Spraying your seedheads
You needn’t stick with gold when spraying your seedheads; green, silver and red, or a combination of several, are good alternatives. Don’t forget to have a window open when using spray paints, or spray outdoors, to avoid breathing in any fumes.
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