A Green Bouquet for Mommy
In case you haven't picked up the May issue of Parents, I thought I'd share with you our adorable, simple, and eco-friendly Mother's Day Bouquet (crafted by the ultra-talented Blair Stocker of Wise Craft).
These flowers are made from magazine or catalog pages, chenille stems, and buttons. Below is the simple how-to, and you can see the step-by-step photos on Parentsmag.com.
What you'll need: Pencil, Ruler, Scissors, Glossy magazines, Hole punch, Green chenille stems, Buttons
4 to 6 same-size strips lengthwise from colorful magazine pages. Choose
the width of your strips from 1/2 inch to 1 inch — the narrower the
strips, the more you will need to make the flower appear full.
- Punch 3 holes along each strip — one centered and the others 1/2 inch
from either end. Hold paper face down and poke a chenille stem through
the center hole. Fold ends over to slide other two holes onto stem.
- Add remaining strips, arranging them to form a flower design, as shown.
Thread the chenille stem through a button, then back in through the
flower, twisting stem behind the petals to hold it in place.
So once you've digested the May issue in its entirety, go ahead and make some flowers!