Cheap, Easy, Pretty DIY Mother's Day Card

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Intro: Cheap, Easy, Pretty DIY Mother's Day Card

Grab up the kids and some basic craft supplies and create awesome, flowery Mother's Day Cards. They're fast, easy, and way better than those overpriced impersonal cards from the store. Show mom some love and get crafting!

Step 1: You'll Need

2 pieces of contrasting color paper, preferably heavy weight (card stock)

You can make a single panel card like I made, or a folded card. If you choose a folded card follow these directions for the card front only.

Paints - One or more colors. I used enamel, but you can use whatever you have around. If you've got young kids, go with something with a little thickness that's non-toxic, like acrylics. (Watercolors won't work)

Paper punches - flowers, hearts, etc. If you don't have any, use a scissor to cut out shapes

Glue stick

Glue (like Elmers)

Glitter

Step 2: Make Shapes

Decide which paper you want for your main color. Then punch out shapes to make patterns in that sheet. Do as much or as little as you like. Don't throw out any pieces!

Step 3: Paint Flowers

Paint the punched out flowers and set those flowers aside to dry.

Step 4: Back Layer

Choose the paper that will go in back of the open flowers and use the glue stick to stick the two papers together as shown. (The paper won't curl when you use a glue stick.)

Step 5: Paint Leaves

These are basically just pointed ovals.

Step 6: Shiny

While the paint is still wet, sprinkle glitter on and shake off the excess over a trash can (or save it).

Step 7: Details

Add dots, or tiny flowers, or hearts to the center of each flower. Then paint more dots for detail and color.

Step 8: Glue Loose Flowers On

Put a dot of glue on the back of each flower in the center and stick to the card.

Step 9: Draw With Glue

Make dots and lines with the liquid glue. Then sprinkle with glitter and shake off excess.

Step 10: Curl Petals

When the attached flowers' glue is dry, curl the petals gently up and away from the card.

Step 11: Write Your Message

Write on the back of the card, or inside if made a folded card.

And give it to mom!

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    winneremerald12

    4 months ago

    Nice. Will definitely show this to my younger siblings so they can make this next time. Seeing as they're so small, doing an easy project like this will benefit everyone. They have fun and can make a mess, my mom gets pretty cards, and I can tell everyone where I got the idea from. You! Hope my vote helps!

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    Thank You! I'd love to see what you and your younger siblings create when you get to the project. In a past life I taught art to children and really enjoy seeing what the kids come up with : )