This time of year you are hard pushed to see anyone walking about without the adornment of a red paper poppy. Traditionally the poppy is worn in remembrance of soldiers past and present that have served in the British forces. Poppies are worn throughout the end of October until the 11th of November – Remembrance Sunday.
This blog will show you how to customise you official poppy to suit your style. Popular TV programmes have seen the stars wearing Swarovski poppies, which in turn has led to alot of companies making replicas and selling them on to the public under the pretence of raising money for the Royal British Legion. I want to show you how you can use an official poppy and create similar effects with a few crafts resources.
|Customise your own poppy and ensure that your donation reaches goes to The Royal British Legion.|
|Glitter being added to an Official Poppy|
|Completed Glitter Poppy|
|First apply glitter glue then add gems|
|Completed Gem covered Poppy|
|Glitter glue being added in a circular pattern|
|The completed Glitter Glue Poppy|
|Applying acrylic paint to the poppy petals|
|The completed Acrylic Painted Poppy|
More than 40 million Remembrance poppies, 500,000 poppies of other types, 5 million Remembrance petals, 100,000 wreaths and sprays, 750,000 Remembrance Crosses and other Remembrance items are made at the Poppy Factory each year.
Make sure you wear your poppy with pride.
For more information on the fantastic work the Royal British Legion carries out, check out their website http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/poppy-appeal