I finally finished up our Mother’s Day gifts for my mom and for my mother in law.
So if you are reading this moms, click away now!! 🙂
This year I thought it would be fun to incorporate pictures of their grandkids and make something they could display on their desks and look at every day. And who doesn’t love to get “flowers”?!?!
So here is how I made
Grandma’s Paper Bouquet.
First I had to make the paper flowers. I’ve made these before but thought I would share how to make these again. I cut my strips of paper (and punched cute edges, if you want), then accordian folded my strips of paper with about 1/2 inch folds. Then using a glue stick, I glued all my strips together.
For my 4 inch flower I cut 2 inch wide strips and it was 18 – 24 inches long.
For my 5 inch flower I cut 2.5 inch wide strips and it was 24 inches long.
For 6 inch flowers I cut 3 inch wide strips and it was 24 inches long.
Make sure you glue all the ends together so you end up with a circle. Gather the middle together and push down so it will fan out your flower. Then you glue it. Hot glue I have found works the best to hold it together. I add hot glue to the middle and then attach the center of my flower. I do it to both the front and back of my flower. You will have to hold it for a couple seconds until it holds.
I made up all the flowers I would need for my bouquet.
I hot glued the flowers onto skewers and sucker sticks and then stuck them into my styrofoam.
To see how I made my box with the styrofoam and moss see here.
I gathered my pictures and cut out the faces. I attached a pop dot to the backs of my pictures so they would “pop” off the flowers and add some dimension.
Then I added the pics to the flowers.
I decided my plain white box needed a little something and had my friend cut me out some vinyl to make it more personal.
I think it turned out cuter than I had imagined and sure hope the Grandma’s think the same.
This worked out great for our Grandma’s since they only have a few Grandkids, if you have a lot of Grandkids in your family, you will need a bigger planter!! 🙂
I think this gift would go perfect with a handprint bouquet card like we made last year!
I hope all you moms are able to enjoy a wonderful relaxing day this weekend and all those dads have something special planned!
Happy Mother’s Day!
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