Mother’s Day is right around the corner.

April 16th, 2008 by Heather Dyer

2 ideas for kid-created Mother’s Day gifts.

As a mom myself, I can confidently say that I would treasure a gift made of popsicle sticks and the love of my child far more than I would a gift with an expensive price tag. Making moms feel special on Mother’s Day doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg – employ a little childlike creativity and infuse a little love and tenderness and your gift is sure to make her day… if not, year. Save the lavish gifs for another occasion, on Mother’s Day, it really is the thought and thoughtfulness that counts!

Instead of the traditional fresh cut bouquet of roses or mixed flowers, why not give mom some longer lasting silk flower arrangements this year. Here are my two personal favorites:

  • Pencil/pen silk flower arrangement. If your house is like mine, pens and pencils are never quick to find. Dad can help with this project/gift that mom will find not only beautiful, but also very useful. Select 6-8 high quality, life-like stems of silk flowers. Using green gardener’s tape, fix the stem of the artificial flower to the shaft of the pen or pencil very securely creating a pretty writing utensil. Repeat with approximately 4 pens and 4 pencils. Select a short vase or decorative jar and fill bottom with smooth river stones to about one inch deep. Place pen/pencil flowers into vase and hold your arrangement in place by making use of the pebble base. Tie a wide and beautiful ribbon at the lip of the vase/jar for a beautiful and whimsical finish.
  • Silk flower arrangement in acrylic water. A similar idea is to have dad select a tall beautiful glass vase and place smooth river stones in the bottom. He can also add fillers such as bamboo shoots, greenery, or variegated grass that will accessorize the flowers that the children will add later. Each child will select one stem of a high quality silk flower making sure that the combination of flowers chosen harmonizes in the bouquet. Help them design a homemade Mother’s Day card that they can fix to the top of the stem with easily removable yarn or string. When mom receives her individual stems gifts from each child, she can place them in the readied vase from dad. Finish the job by adding about two inches of acrylic water to the bottom (cover stones) and allow to harden for 24-48 hours. It’s a silk flower arrangement that is both visually pleasing and bound to become a dear treasure mom will enjoy a lot longer than the traditional bouquet of fresh cut flowers.

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