Mama’s Flowers

I’ve been thinking of a line from a childhood song, that goes, “…dear Mother, all flowers remind me of you.” It’s been humming around in my head all day. Since my mom’s been gone for 10 years, it felt right and good to create something simple and pretty to remind me of her.

These simple little paper flowers did the trick. It may just make you feel good too–if you are a mom…or had a mom…or knew a mom–to make your very own little bouquet for the table. Especially if your sky is still trying to decide between sun and snow–like ours is. We need flowers I tell you!

Supplies needed:

1 inch paper strips–I used magazine covers because they were heavier than regular paper and shiny too.

Pipe cleaners

Random buttons

Small hole punch

Fold a pipe cleaner in half–like this.

Poke a button onto the pipe cleaner…

and slide it all the way to the top of the fold.

Loop a paper strip just like this…

and punch a small hole right through all three layers.

Now slide the paper loop onto the pipe cleaner and scoot it all the way up to the top.

Keep adding more and more loops until you love the way it looks—five or six were good for me, but go crazy if you like.

When you are finished adding “petals” slide another button up to the under side of the flower and twist the pipe cleaner to secure the button in place.

You now have the power to go forth and beautify the whole planet…or at least your corner of it! I’m expecting big things.



5 Replies to “Mama’s Flowers”

  1. I was telling some people about your blog and some of these things that you do yesterday. Some of them want to meet you now 😉

  2. These are so simple… but they are really cute in real life! I bet they would be a fun project for kids too. 🙂 I love them!

  3. What a cute idea! A great project to help young grandkids with so they can make something special for their mommy!! 🙂

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