Friday, May 7, 2010

Making Flowers for Mummy

This morning the girls and I were busy little bees making beautiful flowers for Mother's Day. It was a special time creating together, even Miss H gave them a go. We had a few different items to put on our flowers but the three main crafty things we used to make them were coloured and spotty patty pans, sticky tape and green bendy straws. The finished flowers look great and they only took a few steps to make. (This mummy loves big bright spots so these were perfect!)

You will need....

Patty pans - big or small, patterned, pictured or plain - it's up to you!
Drinking straws - we used green straws to be the stems. (You could also use pipe cleaners, straight straws or paddle pops for stems)
Sticky tape
Glue - we used a Bostik glue stick which worked fine for our decorations. I would suggest a mix of PVA and Cel Mix or just straight PVA if you want to use anything thicker to decorate eg: pom poms, sequens or felt.
Decorations - we raided our collage supplies and came up with confetti and crepe paper but circles of pattern paper, felt, tissue paper or glitter would work well too.

Make up the basic flower shape by cutting petals around the patty pan - rounded edges look pretty but cutting straight lines down to the base circle can also look like an interesting flower.

Invert the patty pan (if colour or pattern is on one side) and stick the plain side on to the bendy top of the straw using sticky tape. You'll have a beautiful pattern or colour on the top.

Decorate your flowers however you like. For some of our flowers we liked gluing the little patty pans (1,2 or 3 of them) to the middle of the bigger ones.

With Mother's Day happening on Sunday, these beautiful hand made flowers could be just the thing to put a smile on a mummy or grandmother's face. Now to leave this blog post open to hint to your husband!!

Before posting this I noticed that Elise over at has also made some gorgeous white patty pan flowers with her little girl Savvy. She has many other ideas too so please make the trip over to see what they've done. Great minds think alike! Why not sign up while you're there. It's one of my favourite blog sites.


Elise said...

Your flowers are delightful. These sound relatively easy to make and they look fantastic. What mum wouldn't love a bunch of these for Mother's Day.

You are so kind to say such lovely things about my blog. Thank you for your sweet comments.

Busy Brissy Mum said...

Did you end up putting your flowers onto cards. They would have been perfect. Might have to give yours a go today as gifts for the Grandmothers.

Hear Mum Roar said...

Oh, they look very pretty! Happy Mothers' Day!

Busy Brissy Mum said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too : )


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