Homemade Mothers Day Gift - Helping Hands Wreath
(Palm Coast, FL.)
Helping Hands Wreath
This homemade Mothers day gift idea is easy and inexpensive to make. Children will love painting these flowers to give to Mom on her special day. They can also pick out the chores they want to offer and to trace their hand prints. Consider making one for Grandparents too! You can also write love notes on the hand prints instead of chores. It makes a nice spring time wreath for the door.
I used caps from all types of bottles for the centers of the flowers because I like to try and recycle whenever I can. They make a great photo frame and fit the flowers perfectly but you can choose any type of center you like.
What materials did you use?
How did you make your homemade Mother's day gift?
- Coffee filters (amount will depend on quantity of flowers. I used 3 per flower)
- Bottle caps
- Glitter (optional)
- Straw hat or wreath
- Hot glue, wire or ribbon
- Green construction paper
- Clear contact paper
Take filters apart then stack 3 together. Gather and twist at bottom and cover tightly with tape. Put flower in hands and scrunch. Open petals and form into carnation. Dilute paint with water. The more diluted, the more the filter will absorb. Experiment by painting on more than one color and choosing different places on each to add paint. Leave some of the flower unpainted in areas. If using glitter, sprinkle some on while wet or add later with glitter glue. Let flowers dry well.
Trace Children's hands on green construction paper. Write chores on fingers and cut out. Cover each hand with clear contact paper and cut out. Wrap palm of hand tightly around taped bottom of flower and tape again. Cut cardboard and photos into circles to fit in bottle caps. Attach photo circle to cardboard circle using double backed tape and insert into cap. Separate center of flower to fit in cap. Put hot glue on bottom of cap and hold firmly in center until glue is set. Do this with each flower
You can attach flowers in several ways. I tied mine on using needle and thread. You can use ribbon, tying bow around flower stem and a finger. You can also hot glue or wire. I chose to add a few blossoms and leaves from artificial flowers to fill in gaps. I also added a lady bug.
I wrote a Mothers day poem to go with the wreath. Please feel free to use it. I decided to make mine look like a scroll. I put double backed tape above and below the poem. I cut a straw in half and rolled each end on and then used DBT to attach it to hat.
Mom,Anything else you'd like to share about your homemade Mother's day gift idea?
Every day you're here for us,
There's so much that you do.
So we planted flowers with our hands,
A gift we give to you.
We try to help but at times forget,
So this is what you do.
Pick a hand for a chore you need,
And we'll do it just for you!
Happy Mother's Day
This is a very inexpensive but delightful gift to make. I purchased a straw hat and one bunch of artificial flowers for $1.00 each. I had everything else on hand.
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