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Moms do so much for us. On Mother’s Day, it’s important that we show them they’re the center of our world too!
I remember when I was little and would pour my heart into making ceramic bowls or handprint paintings for my mom for Mother’s Day. My mom has always loved handmade gifts! This year I want to continue the tradition of making my mom’s Mother’s Day gift by making her a bouquet of roses, dahlia, peonies and daisies using tissue paper flowers. I know this gift will make her day!
I picked up all my supplies at my local Walmart. In the card aisle, I found my favorite American Greetings cards with a huge selection for Mother’s Day. Right now, earn $2.oo back from Ibotta when you purchase 2 American Greetings cards! Conveniently located next to the cards was gift wrap which will help me make Mother’s Day extra special.
I love that American Greetings has cards to fit every type of personality! My mom enjoys the funny and silly cards, while I picked up a loving card for my mother-in-law.
Tissue Paper Flowers
I love tissue paper flowers because you can make them any color combination or size that you want! For my bouquet, I stuck with traditional colors.
First, start by cutting your American Greetings tissue paper into 8-inch squares. I used dark pink, light pink, yellow, peach, white and red tissue paper.
Next, fold your tissue paper to make petals accordion-style. Each type of flower you would like to make will be different color combinations and different petal shapes.
- Dahlia – use 4 pieces of dark pink and 2 pieces of light pink tissue paper. Make 1-inch folds and cut the ends to a point.
- Rose – use 2 pieces of peach and 4 pieces of red tissue paper. Make 1 1/2 inch folds and cut rounded ends.
- Daisy – use 6 pieces of white and 2 pieces of yellow tissue paper. Make 1-inch folds and cut the ends to a point.
- Peony – use 2 pieces of light pink and 4 pieces of dark pink tissue paper. Make 1 1/2 inch folds and cut rounded ends.
Then, wrap a pipe cleaner around the center of your folded tissue paper and twist (be sure that your interior petal color is face up).
Last, carefully unfold one side of the flower and separate the layers. Then repeat on the other side. Make sure you do not have any empty spots.
Place your bouquet in a vase. I found little bud vases worked the best!
Have fun experimenting with different combinations of colors!
Be sure to write a note in your American Greetings card, so that your mom knows how much she means to you!
I wrapped the beautiful bud vase in the gift bag and will hand deliver the bouquet of flowers with the gift bag and card to my mother. I am sticking my mother-in-law’s Mother’s Day card in the mail this week so that it will not be late!
How will you make her day this Mother’s Day?