Oftentimes when we think of Memorial Day our minds automatically shift to the unofficial start of Summer. I wanted to take a moment to honor the lives of those that give meaning to the Memorial Day that we observe. It is my hope that this Memorial Day DIY will help us to remember those that gave their lives defending our beautiful country that we know and love.
Memorial Day DIY Poppy Flower ‑Supplies Needed
- Scrap Wood Plank
- Red Fabric from the Fabric Fan Club
- Sticks from the yard
- White Paint ( I am using Plaster by Waverly)
- Stain or Antique Glaze (I am using Waverly Antique Glaze from Walmart)
- Upholstery Nails
- Hot Glue
- Popsicle stick
Being by staining or glazing your board with a dark brown color. I am using an antiquing glaze by Waverly. This can be found at Walmart in the crafting section. It has beautiful color without the odor and staining that a typical stain has.
Simply paint it on and wipe it away. Use the excess on your rag to blend onto the other areas of your board.
This step will completely change the look of the board. It’s kinda magical how it works. Grab a popsicle stick and begin spreading your paint across the board. I like to smear the paint then run the stick across the board flat. This will drag the paint and scrap the excess away at the same time. See the video tutorial for more detail on this process.
While your paint is drying, go grab a few sticks from your yard and hot glue them to the board to create the stems of your poppy flowers.
Cut your fabric into a spiral, as shown, attach the end of your fabric at the top of your stick and circle the fabric in on itself, tacking the middle with a dot of hotglue.
Sing up for the FABRIC FAN CLUB to receive your own pack of seasonal fabrics each month!
Embellish the center with a dark upholstery tack or painted wood bead to complete your poppy flower! Now you’re ready style your beautiful Memorial Day DIY!
Shirleyat 7:04 PM
Beautiful! Just plain beautiful! I love making flowers with different fabric and those poppies look awesome on the wood with the stems! I need to dig thru my stash! Are you keeping this for yourself? I grew up ‑artsy in California where poppies are the state flower and I always had a love for them!
Kaycee Geedingat 11:20 AM
Thank you so much! As of right now yes I will be keeping this and decorating around my home with it. I didn’t realize the poppy is California’s state flower. You taught me something today!
Shirleyat 4:27 AM
I guess I should have mentioned that the California poppy is more of an orange poppy but still a poppy. Have a great memorial weekend!