Now that we’ve gotten Halloween (and all of the junk food) out of our systems, it’s time to shift our focus to something that’s most worthy – Remembrance Day (or Veterans Day for our US neighbours).

I’m hoping to share some of my thoughts about this special day in a post next week so stay tuned. Until then, I’d recommend trying your hand at making your very own poppy. Better yet, make many, sell them, and donate the proceeds to your local/national veterans’ association. It’s honestly a very small and easy act to honour a great deed your country-people have done.

Screen Shot 2015-11-02 at 10.00.50 PM What You Need:

  • glue gun and glue sticks
  • scissors
  • pen
  • red felt
  • black felt
  • small items for the centre (buttons, dried flowers, or other small embellishments)
  • brooch pins
  • printer with black ink


Circular Layered Poppy

DSC_4712 2I got my inspiration for this one from Paging Super Mom. Scroll down towards the bottom of the post for instructions. To add a unique touch, I’d recommend using a black button for the centre of this design.


Flowing Layered Poppy

DSC_4709 2This Layers of Learning post, which includes a printable template and instructions. The template yields a really large flower so don’t be shy to trim the pieces to an appropriate size. Feel free to use any embellishment for the centre that suits your taste. Also, if you’d rather a pin, run a strip of hot glue on the underside of a brooch pin and adhere to the back of your flower.


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