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How to: Make Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s day is May 9 which may seem a while away, but it will be here before you know it. This special holiday is the time to make your mother feel extra special. It’s the time you tell her how much you love her and how much she is appreciated. She’s raised you, she’s taught you things in life and now she’s watching you raise your own children. Show her just how much you care by making a Mother’s day gift from the heart.

A really great gift for all mothers are flowers. Who wouldn’t love the fresh smell of flowers, but a lot of times they can be very pricey. Well not this year. This year you can make your own flowers out of straws. She’ll love it even more because it was hand-made. I saw this craft and just fell in love with it.

You’ll need an artificial flower stalk with the fuzzy middle. Be sure it’s the easy ones so you can take the flower part off the stem. The other main material you need are drinking straws any color of your choice. If you’re making yellow daisies then yellow straws would be best. You’ll also need scissors and a thin piece of wire. For a decent sized daisy you can use 11 straws.

Fold the straw in half (vertically) and cut in the middle to create two pieces. Then fold that smaller piece in half again and cut again to create two more pieces. And for another time, fold tiny piece in half and cut. Then take your scissors and cut in a circular motion around one of the edges creating a petal then cut the straw vertically creating two petals out of that one piece. Repeat these steps for all 11 straws.

A bit confused? I know I was a little bit too. Here is a video to help you make the perfect flowers for Mother’s day.