As I write this on another caffeine fueled college finals day, I am remembering that Mother’s Day is right around the corner and my budget is shot by an unexpected car repair.
Last year, I found this adorable, college student budget-friendly craft project on Pinterest. It looked easy enough and guess what…it was.
- Mason jar – get this from a thrift store
- Old book
- Sticks – from the backyard or a park (as many as you want and grab extras in case some break)
- Newspaper or magazines – to lay down under your craft project
- Hot glue gun
Okay so before you start making paper flowers put you sticks in the Mason jar and do a count of where you would like to see these flowers. Keep in mind that once you glue a flower to a stick there is no moving it. So you then have to make more flowers and find another stick. Can you tell I am lazy?
Step one: Cut out your flowers from book pages. Cut a spiral and then wrap it.
- Note: You may need a big spiral and a little spiral to make one flower.
- Make a few more flowers than you think you’ll need. I made about 10-15, not all survived.
Step two: Glue the flowers to the sticks where you would like them to be.
Step three: Tie your ribbon around the Mason jar.
Step four: Give to your Mom.
I gave this to my Mom for Mother’s Day last year and she cried because I used one of my Grandma’s old books to make the flowers. Bonus points! How am I going to top that this year?!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there!