Monday, May 6, 2013

Mother's Day Wreath made of Craft Supplies!

Mother's Day is quickly approaching and I have been racking my brain trying to think of something really special to give my mom this year.  See, the problem is:  the woman doesn't like gifts.  Not to say that she doesn't appreciate them, she just doesn't need a lot and so would rather have dinner with me than the best gift in the world (although she does like her Kindle Fire that I got her!)  I would rather spend the time with her too but I also wanted to give her a little something to make this day different from every other Tuesday when we have our lunch dates.

So what do you get the woman who has everything?  More craft supplies of course!  The staple craft supplies are always in high demand, so why not get a few more?

Did I mention to put them on a wreath? 

Floral wreaths are lovely but a wreath full of craft supplies is the best!  Here's how to make it:

Step One: Buy a Styrofoam wreath at the craft store.  Paint it with acrylic paint.

Step Two:  Attach ribbon, fabric, beads, glue sticks, and more!  Yep.  That's it.  Two steps.

If you want your mother to be able to actually use the pieces, only add a dab of glue to the very ends of the ribbon.

For the fabric, simply roll it into a flower-like shape and PIN down.  This way she can unroll it and use it- glue free!

I chose to keep the ribbon on the spool (just for looks) and made a hanging loop from it.


To keep the acrylic paint from falling off, apply a line of glue down it's backside and stick to the wreath.

For some reason or another I haven't quite jumped aboard the "washi tape train" yet.  However, look at this beautiful print!  I thought mom would love to give this a try.


Each piece is glued, pinned or (in the washi tape's case) laying carefully upon the wreath but should be able to easily be taken off and used later.  Small purple jewelry beads were taken apart and glued around the wreath for decoration.  The great thing about hot glue is that it comes right off of stuff like this!

I'm going to try to run over to mom's house and give this to her early before she reads this post!  No amount of craft items can express my gratitude to my mother.  She's always been there for me and not only has she been a stellar mom but she has truly been my best friend.  I couldn't imagine going a day without talking to her or a season of my life without her.  I am who I am because of my mother.  I love you mom!

Happy Crafting,
Kelsie Ann