Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders "who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations" and "the contribution and suffering of all those who have served." (Wikipedia)
Normally it is not a day of celebration or eleborate decorations but rather a day to reflect.
Having children normally means that they will in some way be commemorating this day at School and are usually asked to bring in some flowers for the event. If you are like me and don't always have the opportunity to visit the shops to pick up a bouquet, the garden is the place to go. With a little time you can make this 'home grown' bouquet just as pretty as a store bought one.
You will need some sort of red cardstock, hessian/burlap or fabric scrap, red ribbon, black thread, string and Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.
Roughly tear three circles from the red cardstock, each one being slightly smaller than the other.
With a moist cloth or baby wipe, gently dampen the edges so that they can be rolled inwards.
Glue the circles onto each other using Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive and then glue some of the black fibres to the center.
Fray the edges of your fabric or hessian/burlap and attach the red ribbon to the center, once again using Helmar Quick Dry Adhesive.
Allow a moment to dry and then attach the poppy together with a bow of string and a 'Lest We Forget' sign printed from your printer.
This can then be used to wrap around your bouquet of flowers or even around a vase of flowers on your table for the Anzac Day Lunch.
'Lest We Forget'
Thank you for joining me today :)