Here is a basic poppy pod ornament project you can make as fancy or simple as you like.
You will need…
Dried poppy pods
Acrylic craft paint
Acrylic paint sealer (with sparkles)
Remove the stem and cut between the ribs on either side of the first chamber.
Begin cutting half way between the top and bottom of the pod making small cuts and leave every other chamber intact.
Clean up the rough edges using the knife and fingernail file and remove any loose material with a soft paintbrush before painting.
Mix 2:1 paint and water in a bowl as a color wash to dye visible interior of the pod, swish around to cover and set aside to dry.
When dry paint the exterior with undiluted paint and let dry then finish with a sparkly clear topcoat. If you do not have the clear sealer you can blow glitter onto the wet paint for a similar effect.
Work the long needle through the top and stem end of the pod, taking care not to crack it.
String one bead onto the middle of the metallic thread and then both ends of the thread onto the needle. The bead will secure the thread at one end when you run it through the pod.
Pull the thread off the needle and lace the second bead onto both ends of thread and tie off with a knot to keep it from falling off. Finally tie a loop at the top and there you have it!