Mothers day is this Sunday, and I wanted to make myself a present!
Many of you may know that my husband is a veterinarian and we both have a love for animals.Â This means we have a few pets; 3 dogs and 2 cats to be exact.Â I love my pets dearly, however, they destroy everything!Â We have never been able to have nice things sitting out in our living room, this includes wonderful fresh flowers. Â I have always wanted to have fresh herbs and flowers around the house, so Rory and I decided to make our own for my mothers day present!
These are also extremely inexpensive to make and they make great gifts for mothers and grandmothers!
- card stock
- pipe cleaners
- tape or strong glue
To make these flowers, simply trace the outline of your hands on card stock.
I decided to trace my hand and Roryâ€™s hand to make different sized flowers.Â I also used different colors of card stock for multiple colored flowers.
Cut the hand print out of the card stock.Â Using a pen or pencil, curl the fingers to make petals flare out a bit.
Here is what our collection of curled hand prints looked like.
Grab a green pipe cleaner (for the stem) and using another color (for the inside of the flower) bend the pipe cleaners together to connect them.Â I just twisted them a bit and they were plenty secure.
Take the hand print with the curled petals and wrap it around the pipe cleaner connecting the bases of the hands, and put a piece of tape (or use the glue) to connect them.
I tied a ribbon around them and put them in a vase!
Believe it or not, the cats haven’t touched them!
Want to get your hands on some more flower projects?Â Check out these blooming posts from the Quirky Mommas: