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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.

Poppies painted in Resene Poppy and Resene Black, door in Resene Ironsand and trims in Resene Quarter Thorndon Cream.

You will need:

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