Paper Poppies –  creating the parchment version of Papaver nudicaule, more commonly known as the  Iceland Poppy was a colourful delight.  The gentle, bright hues were a treat to work with.  Following this commission, we’ve added these to our Freshly Found repertoire.

Paper Poppies

Working with crepe paper is a new area for us.  Usually we focus on recycled and found papers.  But this made a happy area of learning and experimentation.  

The poppies were ordered to decorate a baby’s nursery.  What a cheerful colourfilled welcome.  

We are Durban based, but are able to courier our paper flowers all over South Africa and to many countries in the world.  Contact us for pricing.  See our paper proteas, paper roses and other paper flowers too.

Paper Poppies
On a poignant note – Paper poppies are not new.  A poem written about the soldiers who died in World War 1 Trench Warfare in the Poppy Fields of Flanders was the inspiration.    Since 1921 they have been worn as Remembrance for soldiers who have lost their lives in war.
Paper Poppies

Excerpt from

The Poppy

High on a bright and sunny bed
A scarlet poppy grew
And up it held its staring head,
And thrust it full in view.