I hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day weekend! I know we are! These pictures are from Saturday when we went to a wedding.
I fell in love with that striped dress from Macy's when I bought it, but knew it needed another pop of color. That poppy was perfect!
The color of it is actually red orange, but it looked like a bright red, thus making my outfit quite patriotic. Perfect for this weekend, I guess.
To make the flower I used the Grosgrain Poppy Tutorial. I LOVE the way it turned out. It's pretty huge, but, of course, that's what I was going for. :) I actually didn't even use the biggest flower template she says to use in her tutorial. I simply left those out.
I wanted the center of my flower to be gold since there was gold on my shoes and I was planning on gold earrings So I did not use her method of making the center of the flower. Instead, I bought some gold trim and knotted it up to make the center and simply hot glued it on.
There is also an alligator clip glued to the back so I can attach the pin to a belt, too. That trick has been my favorite thing to do these days.
Today I'm working on a banner for kindergarten graduation. Wish me luck so I can actually get it finished by tomorrow!!