Red poppies are traditionally considered an emblem of remembrance, which is why they are often a big part of Veterans Day services.
This tutorial shows you how to make a felt poppy key chain to commemorate those service members. It only takes a few materials.
- Red and black felt
- Elmer’s Glue Stick
- White pencil crayon
- 6 inches red ribbon
- Black thread
- Key ring
1. Draw poppy shapes
On your red felt draw 2 red poppies, one slightly larger than the other. On your black felt draw a small round circle that will be the center of your poppy.
2. Cut poppy pieces
With your scissors, carefully cut your 2 poppies and black circle.
3. Use glue to tack the poppy pieces
Use your glue stick to apply some glue to the smaller poppy, then stick it in the center of the larger one.
Apply glue to the black dot and stick it the smaller poppy. These 2 steps are meant to hold your pieces together while you sew them in the next step.
4. Sew together the felt
With your needle and thread, sew all the felt pieces together to secure them.
5. Stitch on the ribbon
Fold your red ribbon in half, and stitch it to the back of your felt poppy.
6. Add the key ring
Slide the ribbon into the key ring to finish off your key chain. Now you have a beautiful little reminder to commemorate Veterans Day that you can use daily.
This post was sponsored by Elmer’s.