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How to make a Paper Daisy, perfect for a Mothers Day craft for kids or a Teen party or birthday decor #paperFlower, #paper Daisy, #flowers, #MothersDay, #DIY

How To Make A Paper Daisy

Giving a flower to someone is a token of affection and love. But getting fresh flowers is not always an option, so these paper flowers  are a fun  DIY project for kids. Perfect for a get well gift, or a Mothers Day bouquet. They can be made in just a few minutes and cost pennies to make.

To make these you will need:

  • Chop stick or Straw
  • Green tissue paper
  • Tape
  • White crepe paper
  • Glue
  • Yellow tissue paper

 

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To Create a Paper Daisy:

1.       Wrap a chopstick with green tissue paper, securing with tape. (You can also use a green bendy straw.)
2.       Cut a 16 inch long section of white crepe paper.
3.       Fold it repeatedly in 1 inch sections by wrapping around your fingers.
4.       Cut strips into the top 3-quarters of the paper.
5.       Unwind the frayed paper and glue the bottom un-cut portion to your green stem.
6.       Circle the paper around the stem, occasionally securing with a tiny dot of glue.
7.       Once the entire length of paper is spiraled around the top of the stem, secure with glue and fluff petals.
8.       Tear off a small portion of yellow tissue paper, about the size of a quarter, roll or crunch it into a ball and glue into the center of the daisy.

 

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DIY Ring Holder ~ Thrifty Mother’s Day Gift Idea

Looking for a thrifty Mother’s day gift that is guaranteed to be loved and used for a very long time?  This is a great idea!  And even better, the supplies are inexpensive and mom doesn’t have to know!

You will need

A small photo frame (Mine is from the dollar section at Michael’s)

Small scrap of scrapbook paper

Thumbtack

Hot glue

Sticky jewel for the front of thumb tack

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Begin by taking out the piece of paper that comes inside your frame.  Also remove the clear plastic or glass inside.  Now, use the paper from the inside to trace the shape on the back of your scrapbook paper and cut it out.

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Add that paper into your frame.  Take your thumbtack and put the sticky gem (also from the dollar section at Michael’s) to the front of it.  Poke the thumbtack through the cardboard backing of the frame.  If desired you can secure it on the back with a little super glue or hot glue.  Just to make sure it isn’t going to fall apart on Mom!  This is perfect to keep by the kitchen sink to use while washing dishes, the bathroom for shower time, or even next to the bed so she can hang her rings while she sleeps.

That is it, a complete Mother’s day for your Mom!  If you want to earn a few extra brownie points, you could always add a ring too!

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Once again with our Simple and Frugal Mothers Day ideas… today I am going to show you how to make this ” Heart Bloom Card”.  All you need is 4 colors of pattern paper, scissors, glue and blue and white card stock.

Mothers Day card

First fold and cut your card stock to the size of card you want.  Next cut the blue card stock just smaller than the card front and glue it to the front. Next cut out 8 hearts the exact same size ( 2 of each color).  Fold one of each color in half and glue the fold to the other heart.  Once that has dried glue them onto the card… easy as that you have your very own Heart Bloom card, ready to give to Mom for her special day.

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Simple Alphabet ~ Say “I Love You” With DIY Art

This Mother’s day, give Mom something from the heart that will mean so much more to her!  This gift is easy, thrifty, and handmade.  Add a beautiful frame and customize it to fit in with Mom’s decor.  Such a great gift from older kids, or for a new mom, even Grandmother’s would love it!

To begin decide on the size you want it to be.  Ours is a 5×7.

You will need

Cardstock or scrabook paper (1 color for the back, 1 for the letters, and 1 more for the “I heart you”

picture frame

Scissors

Glue sticks

Once you have your size decided, you can open up a blank document in that size in any program.  Word works great. Now, if you want it to be 1 dimensional, depending on your program, you may be able to just create it exactly how you want it and print it off and be done.  I did mine with my trusty, favorite craft tool ever, my Silhouette and cut my letters out with black, textured card stock for depth.  I haven’t tried to just do it as a printable, so I am going off of what worked for me.

Choose a simple, easy to read font and type your alphabet.  I am assuming if you made it this far in the post you know your alphabet. ;)  In place of an O, use a heart shape.  (I know that in Microsoft Office programs you can find one up in the insert shapes tab). Instead of leaving it all the same color, change the I, heart and U to a different color.  It is hard to see, but I used hot pink.

Now, if you want it to be more dimensional, you can just print in either your desired color of ink, and then cut each letter out if you don’t have a craft cutter.  Or you can print outline only onto the desired color of cardstock.  It is a little monotonous to have to cut each letter out by hand, but the end result will be a beautiful gift for any mother in your life!

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Thanks to Saved By Naptime for passing along this thrifty tip with a step by step guide on how she turned an old pair of jeans into an adorable skirt.  She has inspired me to give this a try… and I am not a sewer.

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I am always trying to come up with ways to use things in different ways.  We do not have recycling in our area and although it drives my husband crazy I have a constant pile of things that most people would throw out waiting for another life.    So going by the motto Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose…. I created this skirt tonight after doing the laundry and realizing that my son should not be wearing these jeans any longer.

My sons jeans, worn knees.  I could have made into shorts, but I think homemade jean shorts are a little dorky so I came up with something a little cuter.

1.) I cut the jeans to the length I wanted, then cut out the crotch along the seam already there.  You have to cut about an inch up also so that it will fold over nicely.

2.) after you cut the crotch lay it out flat
3.) use one of the extra legs that doesn’t have a hole to cut two extra pieces to patch in the empty triangle created in the front and back.
4.) I sew these on right under the existing seams with brown thread so the stitching is almost non-existent.

5.) From here you can serge or zigzag the edge and turn it up for a hem.  I like the frayed look so I stitched about an 1/8″ from the edge to stop the fray then threw it in the wash to get a good fray on the edge.  You can see the patch job on the triangle in the bottom of the picture.

6.) to add a fun edge cut a strip of fabric to the length needed.  I cut a 5″ strip longer than needed so I can add a few ruffles then fold it over, iron and serge the edge.

7.) after trimming the loose frays from the washing I pinned on the trim and stitched right along the same line I made the first time. Here is a pic of the outside and inside.

Thats it, a finished skirt!  It took a little under 20 minutes to construct (obviously wash time not included) and cost nothing since I had the extra fabric laying around. I used a second 5″ strip made into a belt to give it a fun look.

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