Hello! And, welcome back to the Blog at Main Floral! We just finished creating the most gorgeous line of Mother’s Day flower arrangements, ever. We’re featuring Hydrangeas, and Peonies this year–as we can’t seem to get enough of them lately. It’s not too early to place your order for delivery–it only takes a few minutes and then you can check it off your list! (You choose the delivery date–we make your arrangement the day before the day you choose.) To find all of our latest designs, head to our website; the main page of it is chock-full of our new stuff! (We might have, also, included a collage of all the new arrangements, down below, as well. 🙂 We’re so proud! #BestDesignersEver) Today’s blog though, well, we’ve got six, fun, flowery, Mother’s Day craft projects to share with you–they’re, once again, perfect for the kids to make! We’re going to share a project to frame, one to hang, one to stick, one to eat, one to ‘plant’ and one to shelf. If you’re looking for other projects, check out last years, Mom’s Day, craft blogs: one is HERE, the other is HERE.
Let’s kick this blog off with the ‘frame’ project. This one is so simple, but turns out looking like something that could go into a museum. (Here’s lookin’ at you Walker Art Center. We were just there. I’m an artsy person, but, to this day, I can’t figure out how some of that stuff is hanging on your walls. I can tilt my head just as much as the next person–but, I still can’t ‘get’ it.) This is a project that the kids will be proud of because it comes out looking like ‘real’ art to them. The only thing this blog doesn’t make clear (because they did it in class sessions), is to let the paper dry fully before drawing on the black lines. If you have a toddler who just loves to paint (like mine), you could also paint together, and then come back and draw the lines when the artwork [finally] dries. The blog author mentions the book ‘Ish’ and if you haven’t read that one yet, with your little artists, it really is the perfect pairing to this project. (And, all kid art projects actually. 🙂 )
Salt Dough Flower Fingerprints
Here’s something to ‘hang’! Most ages can help, a little, with this one–so, it really can be made by them. Mix up the dough together, keep some to play with, and use some for the project. (This little guy needed some guidance with his finger marks–he really liked to poke, all the way through. 🙂 ) We didn’t use beads–just made an extra divot and hot glued a yellow pom pom in the middle of each one.
Hand Print Flower Bookmarks
Here’s our ‘stick’ project! If mom, or Grandma, loves reading…this cute, little, bookmark is perfect for them. We love the sticky stick this blogger used, and the foam–but, we didn’t have either on hand, so, a regular Popsicle stick with glue, and some scrap booking paper did the job perfectly! (Also, yes, as a mom myself–I did just finish this YA book. Don’t judge. It was a great, quick, and really fun read. I’ll go back the adult stuff soon. You know, after I finish the sequels to this one. 😉 )
Flower Pretzel Bites
And, the ‘eat’ project has arrived! These are a great twist from the holiday pretzel/M&M/Hershey Kiss combo that we all seem to make, and love, each December. These look adorable in a Mason Jar with a homemade tag, or even on a breakfast-in-bed plate. The kids can help with color sorting and counting–as well as putting the finished product together. These taste just as good as they look…which is a great thing. (Unlike those, adorable, little, green balls that Mom kept placing on our plate. She always said Brussel Sprouts were so good–but, we never got it.)
(This adorable creation, and photo, is from TwoSistersCrafting.com )
Here’s an idea to ‘plant’. These are the best because they don’t even need sun, or water to keep looking bright, and cheery, on Mom’s desk! You can mix it up, and use lots of different colored petals, or keep ’em all the same. Each kid can make their own, special, flower too–which makes it really easy, and simple for you–with hopefully no arguing. All of these materials can be bought at the dollar store, too–which makes it all the better. 🙂 (Go with green spoons and you don’t even have to paint the ‘stems’. 🙂 )
Dandelion Tassel Flowers
Well, here’s our ‘to shelf’ project–and, the last one on this blog. Since Dandelions don’t last very long in a vase–these yarn dandelions are perfect to keep for a long time up on a shelf, or desk, or bedside table, or anywhere, actually! (Side note: I took down about a thousand dandelions yesterday, while mowing the grass. Today, I’m pretty sure they’re ALL back.) Whether you make just a couple, or a whole bunch of these–they look adorable. If you make a whole bunch, we bet you can create a really cool flower crown. (Remember braiding dandelion stems? I do. I never could get it to work quite right, all my friends could though…these would be way easier. Probably.)
And, as promised…here’s our latest, and greatest, Mother’s Day collection! These are all featured on the front page of our website–but, if you have any questions, let us know. We’re always happy to help!