Wednesday, May 7, 2014

{Flowers for Mother’s Day That Will Never Fade Away} #DIY

Our moms are the greatest, aren’t they? Whether they’re patching up skinned knees or providing support when our first baby is born, mothers are pillars of strength throughout our entire lives.

Mother’s Day is the time we show Mom our love, but it’s simple to let the holiday slip into cliché territory. Nowadays, it’s easy to run into any local supermarket, grab a board game-sized box of chocolates or some limp refrigerated carnations, a quick card, and call it a day. And just like that, the entire meaning of Mother’s Day has been lost. The point of this day shouldn’t be about minimal effort, it should focus on appreciating the lady who gave you life, love and really great looks. (Genes rule!)

So, take a moment to reflect on the important role your mother plays in your life, then think about how a handmade gift would be a more appropriate token of love. After all, handmade = from the heart. Instead of a supermarket bouquet, why not peruse my pinterest boards and try one of these sweet flower crafts? They’re fun, original and have more staying power than cut roses.

Layered Fabric Flower

This precious layered fabric flower from Cluck Cluck Sew is sweet, cheerful—and deceptively easy. I love that it can be made from scraps you have already, making it the perfect eco-friendly gift.

Baking Cup Flower

The blog Skip to My Lou had these adorable baking cup flowers as a Valentine’s activity, but I’m thinking this is the ideal gift for chunky preschool and early elementary hands come Mother’s Day. They don’t require a lot of materials, so they’re a super activity for young kids. (Room moms, take note!)

No-Sew Fabric Flower

Finally, Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom has these no-sew flowers that use fabric scraps and some hot glue. Great to pile together for a fun fabric bouquet, or maybe attach to a simply wrapped gift for a pop of color.

Whatever you give Mom this Mother’s Day, make sure it’s #handmadewithlove!