Thursday, May 9, 2013

Flower Bouquet DIY- Mother's Day Gift

For this Mother's Day the kids and I made my mom a flower bouquet made of foam hands and flowers! Tutorial is below if you want to try it. The entire project took a couple of days mainly due to paint & glue drying.

Supplies Needed:
Pot (I used one from the craft store for $2)
Paper Foam
Plain paper
Pencil
Foam paint
Foam glue
Fake Flowers with leafs 
Wooden Sticks
Styrofoam
Decorative Stickers
Scissors

First step was to trace the kids hands onto paper to use as stencils. Reason I use a paper stencil instead of tracing the hand straight onto the foam its because the kids make mistakes so a stencil will ensure both hands are identical

Second cut off the paper stencil hand

Then trace onto the foam paper. 

Cut off the foam paper hand (need two sets). I used different color for left and right (see photo below)


Once the foam hands were cut, it was time to decorate! The kids enjoyed this part and they got to choose whatever they wanted on their own hand. I did Dahlia's hands.

Paint has to dry and this part takes about 2-4 hours. We waited till next day to ensure they were dry


After the hand flowers were done we proceeded to make the other decorations including flowers that we included in the bouquet. We did tulips, sunflowers, ladybugs and leafs.


They were also painted and decorated!


After all the paint was dry we used the foam glue to attach the wooden sticks to the foam pieces


We place the styrofoam inside the pot.

The final step was to place all the hands, flowers and decorations inside. Stickers were used on the outside of the pot: One says Grandma, and other two stickers say a lovely comment :)

Hopefully my mom likes it when we give it to her on Sunday!


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18 comments:

  1. Hi there! Thank you for participating in the Let’s Be Friends Bloglovin’ Hop! XOXO!

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  2. Thank you for participating in the Let's Be Friends Bloglovin' Blog Hop!!!

    I can't wait to read more of your blog! :)


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    Kenzie
    theashcraftbunch.blogspot.com

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  3. Those are so neat! I love doing handprint crafts with my boys. Thanks for sharing these at the Friday Follow Along party. Can't wait to see what you have for us next week!
    www.leahinspired.com

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  4. Hi there! This is a really cute project. I was thinking of doing this on Mother's Day morning when all the kids are over for my mom from her grandkids. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'll be following along via bloglovin!
    Corey @ www.tinysidekick.com

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  5. You and your children have certainly made a wonderful gift for your mom! She is certainly going to love it! Happy Mother's Day to you and your mom.

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  6. That is a wonderful idea! Happy Mother's Day to you and you Mother.

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  7. The best gifts are the ones our children make with their own hands. Love this idea!!!

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    1. Shared this on my Facebook page :)

      http://www.facebook.com/pages/Simple-Mama/452230831515357

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  8. Found you through The Pink Momma Hop Love your blog!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.
    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/05/tgif-link-party-2.html

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  9. What a lovely handmade gift idea - really great.

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  10. What a sweet gift! Thanks for linking up to Pin It Tuesday!

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  11. Aww, this is such a sweet gift for Mother's Day! :) I love creating art and gifts with kids' hand prints too. I've pinned this activity to try later on as a fun flower activity. It would also be a great end of the year teacher gift! Thanks so much for sharing at Stress-Free Sunday at Fun-a-Day! Hope you're having a great week.

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  12. Awwww this is adorable! :) As one of the co-hosts from the My Favorite Posts Weekend SHOW OFF Party! I wanted to personally thank you for linking up with us & to invite you to add me to your G+ circles or follow me on Twitter or Facebook as I’ve done the same with you. Also, I run a link party on my food blog, Anyonita Nibbles where you can link up recipes or food related posts. This week’s party is here: http://www.anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tasty-tuesdays-10.html

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  13. That turned out super cute! I hope grandma loved it too! Thanks so much for sharing thid @ The Weekend SHOW OFF Blog Party :)

    Jessica
    The Wondering Brain

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  14. What a wonderful idea!! I love how it looks. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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