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DIY Thursday – Mother’s Day Edition

May 07, 2020 By Southpoint Tuggeranong

School is out, so you can’t rely on the kids to bring home something from the Mother’s Day stall. This year, it is all on the Dad’s (and kids). So get the crafts out and get creating, because this year, it is all about homemade gifts.

Felt Flower Bookmarks

Image: Happiness Homemade

 

Whilst a bouquet of flowers is lovely, a bouquet of bookmarks are more useful, and will last longer! These bookmarks are super easy to make and require very little materials.

What you’ll need:

Scissors

Felt glue

Coloured popsicle sticks (or you can use plain and paint them)

Coloured felt

Buttons

Step 1: Trace the flowers onto the felt and cut out with scissors.

Step 2: Layer the felt flowers and add a small amount of felt glue to each layer. Add a button to the centre of each flower.

Step 3: Glue the felt flowers onto a popsicle stick and leave to dry.

DIY Herb Garden

 

Image: Simply Suppa

 

The homemade gift that keeps on giving. These little plants are fun for the little ones to create, and will provide you with some delicious herbs!

What you’ll need:

Clay pots (available at Big W)

Chalkboard Paint (available at Lincraft)

Soil and some herbs

Chalk or chalk crayon

Foam brush

Step 1: Using the chalkboard paint, paint the pots. This may need a few coats. Set to dry

Step 2: Once the pots have dried, it’s time to write on them. Label the pots with the names of the chosen herbs.

Step 3: Fill the pots with soil and then add the herbs. Water the plants and keep them in the sun.

Cupcake Liner flower Cards

Image: I Heart Crafty Things

 

There is nothing quite like a homemade card, and these easy cupcake liner cards take homemade pressies to the next level.

What you’ll need:

Cupcake liners in different sizes

Buttons

Cardboard for the cards

Green crayon or texta

Glue

Step 1: Fold your cardboard in half to make your card. Then either use a stamp or write Happy Mother’s Day in the corner of your card.

Step 2: Glue the bottom of a large cupcake liner onto the card. Leave the edges of the cupcake liner unglued so they pop off the card. Take another large cupcake liner, fold it in half and trim it down (this will make a smaller circle). Glue the middle and put it on top of your first liner. Using the smaller cupcake liner, again glue the middle and place on top of the others.

Step 4: Using a stronger glue, glue a few of the coloured buttons into the centre of your flower.

Step 5: Using your green crayon or texta, draw the stem of your flower.

Step 6: Write your Mother’s Day Message inside!

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