Poppies are a beautifully bold, yet delicate flower, synonymous with Remembrance Day and the month of November. We’ve rounded up some free poppy projects to help you commemorate Armistice Day the crafty way.
Every November many people wear poppies to commemorate those who have fallen in conflicts around the world. This campaign was started in 1921 by the Royal British Legion, an organisation that supports service men and women, and their families. Designer Adrienne Chandler has given you special permission to sell your finished poppies to raise money for the charity. Find out more at britishlegion.org.uk
Wearing a red poppy in the lead up to Armistice Day has become an important gesture for many, and now you can crochet your very own and wear it with pride. Designed by Irene Strange, this symbolic flower could also be adapted and added to a wreath or local poppy display. Read the instructions thoroughly before getting started to make sure you’re clear on when you should be working in front or back loops.
Use pretty fabric offcuts to create Carolyn Letten’s thoughtful project. Practise your embroidery and sewing technique and try making pockets to add some old photographs.
Colette Smith has used stamping, heat embossing and bright shades of red, orange and green to bring these wonderful designs to life. The cards have a clean contemporary look and we’re sure any recipient would be overjoyed at receiving one, whatever the occasion.
Combine your baking and craft stash to create these inventive paper flowers to display in your home during November.
You’ve only got to master two simple rounds in this easy project and there you have it – a brooch that will only take you a few minutes to make.
Craft a paper poppy with this free project from Paper Plants by Sarah Dennis. We can’t get enough of the vibrant projects in this fabulous new book from the The Make It By Hand Papercraft series. It includes 15 flowers and plants for you to craft, plus templates are included so you can get constructing right away. Buy your copy at carltonbooks.co.uk.
As well as wearing the flower, why not incorporate it into your crafts? Jill Alblas has designed a stunning set of decoupaged trinkets to flourish your abode. We particularly love the poppy card as the sentiment can be swapped to suit any occasion.
Due to Covid-19, many volunteers who would usually sell poppies for the Royal British Legion are unable to help with this year’s Poppy Appeal. Find out how you can help the charity or make a donation at www.britishlegion.org.uk
If you love crafting floral designs take a look at these Frida Kahlo inspired projects.