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Remembrance Sunday: The most creative ways to wear and display your poppy

From knitting poppies to creating a huge art installation - these people are wearing their poppies with pride

By Rebecca Shepherd, 10 November 2016
Remembrance Sunday: The most creative ways to wear and display your poppy

Every year in November the whole nation comes together to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves in conflicts to protect our freedom.

To do this, many people wear a poppy, which for more than 100 years, has been the symbol of remembrance.

The bright red paper flowers, available at Asda stores for a donation, help to raise money for The Royal British Legion who use it to support the Armed Forces community.

This year, Remembrance Sunday falls on November 13.

To help commemorate the event we’ve rounded up a range of ways in which people are proudly wearing, creating or showing off their poppy.

Knitting a poppy

If you’re interested and good at knitting, then why not get creative and put your needle-work skills to the test?

Asda customer Beatrice Furlong, who is 98, sold hundreds of woollen poppies she had knitted over the past year in a bid to raise some cash for the Royal British Legion.

This knitting pattern shows you how to knit your own small poppy, just like Beatrice. 

Art installation

In 2014 the Tower of London was filled with 888,246 ceramic poppies – representing each British and Colonial fatality during the First World War.

A total of 21,688 people volunteered to install the ruby red poppies and around 5million people travelled from around the world to take in the spectacular sight.  

Get crafty

Or why not let the kids get crafty and use any paper plates or cupcake cases you’ve got lying around to help construct a poppy?

For this, you could use some red paint, black buttons for the centre and then a real leaf to add the greenery. 

Poppy cupcakes

Put on your apron, get your mixing bowl out and be prepared to wow all your family with these poppy cakes. 

All you need is a basic vanilla sponge cupcake and buttercream recipe and then it's all about creating your poppy for the top out of red and black icing, using a flower-shaped cutter. 

Best enjoyed with a nice cup of tea! 

To stock up on all of your craft or cooking ingredients head to Asda.com or you can find them in store