Mother’s Day is coming up next weekend, can you believe it? I seriously don’t know where this year has gone, but I love the fact it’s almost the weekend to celebrate all moms!
Some of my favorite gifts over the years have been flowers, but they don’t last very long. It always makes me sad to toss the flowers my kids give me for Mother’s Day once they’ve died and needed to go, so I usually make my husband do it! But, why not get flowers that don’t die! Fake flowers are ok, and often pretty enough but my all-time favorite gifts I have ever gotten? Have been homemade from my kids. They used to make gifts at school but haven’t in the past few years “because some people don’t celebrate” which, don’t even get me started on. So, luckily we homeschool a few kids and were able to take advantage of some art time to make these gorgeous gifts kids can make in 15 minutes or less!
They are so cute, small and best of all? Take three items to make them, and done! I love it. I picked up a package of pipe cleaners, pom poms and googly eyes (which we didn’t use!) for $3 at the dollar store and used a small mason jar we had already on hand.
It was hard to figure out the flowers, so we went off this instructional post to create the flowers. Ours aren’t the exact same, but they have a great step-by-step process to see how you can make these type of flowers. The kids wanted to make all kinds of different flowers, but because we aren’t all that crafty, we made three flowers and then 2 “pussy willows,” as my kids call them, but they are colorful, just to add to the craft. I think they turned out pretty well.
We also didn’t use a glue gun for ours; we used the ends of pipe cleaners to tie everything together. The kids even added leaves to the flowers, which you can’t really see in the photos – but they are there!
Once all the flowers were made, we had to get them to “stick” together in the mason jar so that they looked like a little bunch. We took an extra green pipe cleaner and wrapped it around them all so they’d stick together in place. We put it in the mason jar, filled the jar with green large and medium pom poms to fill it out and look like grass or “moss” as one of my kids exclaimed it looked like. Then the kids twisted a pink and purple pipe cleaner together to tie around the top and done. Super cute little flower bundle for mom!
These type of gifts have always been and will always be my favorite. I have every single gift Jordan, Kyla and Ava ever made me in school. It makes me sad that the others don’t make anything, but luckily we can do these types of things at home, and they are just as special.
Happy Mother’s Day! What are your plans for Mother’s Day this year?