Mothers Day Craft: A Handmade Bouquet

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mothers day craft handmade bouquet

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.  This means we have a few pets; 3 dogs and 2 cats to be exact.  I love my pets dearly, however, they destroy everything!  We have never been able to have nice things sitting out in our living room, this includes wonderful fresh flowers.   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!

smiling little girl

These are also extremely inexpensive to make and they make great gifts for mothers and grandmothers!

Materials:

  • card stock
  • pipe cleaners
  • pencil
  • tape or strong glue

To make these flowers, simply trace the outline of your hands on card stock.

little girl with hand on red paper

I decided to trace my hand and Rory’s hand to make different sized flowers.  I also used different colors of card stock for multiple colored flowers.

Cut the hand print out of the card stock.  Using a pen or pencil, curl the fingers to make petals flare out a bit.

ndprint

Here is what our collection of curled hand prints looked like.

paper hands with curled fingers

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.  I just twisted them a bit and they were plenty secure.

twisted pipe cleaners

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!

handprint bouquet

Believe it or not, the cats haven’t touched them!

Want to get your hands on some more flower projects?  Check out these blooming posts from the Quirky Mommas:

 



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Havalyn About Havalyn

Havalyn is a stay at home mama with a beautiful girl with CFD (congenital femoral deficiency). She devotes her days to helping her grow and develop by doing crafts and activities together. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, anything artsy, working out, music, baking, and reading. Hava writes about her life at Rory Jane and Little Right Leg and tweets as @LittleRightLeg.

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