Intro: Pinless Poppy
The following is the reason that we wear poppies (or wiki's reason...):
The poppy's significance to Remembrance Day is a result of Canadian military physician John McCrae's poem In Flanders Fields. The poppy emblem was chosen because of the poppies that bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their red colour an appropriate symbol for the bloodshed of trench warfare. A Frenchwoman, E. GuÃÂ©rin, introduced the widely used artificial poppies given out today.
The poppy means a lot to us Canadians (I can't speak for other countries other than Canada, maybe someone could fill us in on that), but there is one fundamental flaw with it, THE SHARP PIN! Luckily for you guys (unless you're from the states, where you don't wear poppies) I have found a solution that protects you from pain.
May I introduce the Magnetic Poppy...
Step 1: Parts
For this Instructable you will need:
-A Poppy (of the fake variety)
-Two 3/8th inch rare earth magnets
-A glue gun
I suggest you plug in your glue gun now, because cold glue guns are useless.
Step 2: Remove the Pin
Take the pin and carefully remove it from between the two layers of the poppy. Once this is done, you should have a pin, the centre part, and the red poppy part.
Step 3: Place Magnet
I placed a bead of glue on the magnet for this, then put the magnet on the poppy. Looking back, it would have been easier to put the glue on the poppy.
Step 4: Centre Piece
Take the glue gun and put a bead of glue on the magnet, then take the centre piece and place it plastic side down on the glue (My centre piece had a plastic side, the other seemed velvety).
Sorry that I don't have a picture of the centre on the glue but I'm sure you can use your imagination.
Step 5: It's Finished!
Well, you're done. To wear it you put the second under your shirt, then bring the poppy close to it. It should stick, and it shouldn't poke you.