I love giving grandchildren flowers as Mother's Day gifts - fun way to involve the kids and still give a cute gift. So today I have a quick tutorial on making Grandchildren Flowers - super easy!!
Once inside, find the aisle with all the little wooden cutout things - there is so much potential in this one little section alone!!
I grabbed 5 wooden flowers (I think they're $0.29 each) and a couple of wooden dowel rods (those long wooden sticks) then you'll also need to find some paint and a flowerpot. I cut the dowel rods into shorter pieces using my kitchen scissors.
Now, the fun part for the kids - all kids love to paint! Let them decorate their flower. Obviously they paint differently than I would, but I just tell myself to go with it. Also have them or you paint all the dowel rods green - they will be flower stems.
Let dry and either write their name on the front with a paint marker or cut out some vinyl and stick their names on (that's what I did this time).
Hot glue the stem to the back of the flower - nothing fancy here:
Cover the hole in the pot with a piece of tape then fill it with wheat or rice or whatever you have sitting around - that's it! Stick the flowers in and you're done!
This is for my mom - right now my kids are the only grandkids, but my brother and his wife are expecting (we're so excited!!) so that's who the blank flower represents - I'll just add a name later.
Another idea for big families is what I did for Trevor's mom a few years ago - he's one of 9 siblings, so his mom has 40+ grandkids - too many for a normal-size pot! So I made 9 separate pots, one representing each family, and then she lined them up on her mantel to show off her posterity.
Anyways, quick and thoughtful gift for Mother's Day - Grandchildren Flowers! You still have plenty of time to make this - go try it!! And, I think I should have Michael's Ads on the blog today, so enjoy those :)