Clean out any used cans, but keep the lid intact slightly.
Paint the outside of each can with 2 coats of white paint and let dry after each coat.
While the paint is drying, cut out mini hearts (or any shape you desire).
Once the paint is dry, stick cut out hearts all over the cans with glue.
Once glue is dry, fill the cans with your mums favourite flowers or plant!
What you’ll need:
Using a stencil or free hand, draw the shape of your flower stalk making sure to include different shaped leaves coming out of the sides. Also include a circle at the top of your stalk as the base for your flower.
Using different coloured paper, draw different shaped petals in two sizes. You’ll need about 7 larger sized petals and 6 smaller sized petals.
To create your flower, fan your larger petals in a circular shape and stick down to the circle base at the top of your stalk. To create the layered petal look, fan your smaller petal shapes in a circular shape and stick down on top of your larger petals.
For the centre of your flower, simply cut out a small circle in a contrasting colour and stick this down in the centre of your flower. You can also stick pom poms here or create a paper pom pom out of shredded paper.
Attach your paper flowers to your DIY Mother’s Day card or use as a decoration on your breakfast tray for mum.
DIY PHOTO FRAME
What you’ll need:
Paddle pop sticks
Coloured paper or decorations of choice
Form the base of your frame by gluing 4 paddle pop sticks together to form a square frame
Cut out a piece of cardboard the same size as the outer shape of your frame
Place glue around the outer edge of your cardboard and stick this to the back of the paddle pop frame
On the left side of your frame, glue two more paddle pop sticks down as a base for your decorations
Glue decorations of choice on the outside of the frame and allow to dry completely. Or you create paper flowers as in the image.
To create paper flowers, cut thin strips of coloured paper about 0.3cm wide.
Roll the strips into your desired shape and glue down the end of the strip to secure your shape.
Stick shapes to the paddle pop sticks and let dry completely.
Cut out a photo of you and mum and slide it into the frame, securing the edges down underneath the paddle pop sticks.
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