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Make your own ANZAC poppies with shells
21 Apr 2022
Brighten up your wall, fence or home this Anzac Day with these seashell poppies. They make a beautiful addition to a garden at any time of the year too in Resene Poppy and Resene Black or store them to bring out each year.
You will need:
- Resene testpot paints in Resene Poppy and Resene Black
- Round, strong magnets
- Hot glue gun
- Scrap cardboard
Step one: Collect round petal-shaped shells from the beach. Depending on the size, you need four shells to make one poppy, though three larger shells can also work.
Step two: Paint the shells with Resene Poppy. You’ll need to do 2 good coats.
Step three: With a hot glue gun, glue the back of the shells to the edge of a strong round magnet.
Step four: You can leave the poppies like this if you want, or you can paint some scrap cardboard with Resene Black cut out circles, and hot glue them on to the top of the shells to make the centre of the poppies.
Step five: Hang your poppies along your wall, garage or inside in remembrance of Anzac Day.
project and images Fleur Thorpe
Published: 21 Apr 2022