Wish Mom a Happy Mother's Day with this pretty DIY Tissue Paper Flower Bouquet, with chocolate candy centers and a free printable tag!
I've got a fun last-minute, super simple Mother's Day gift up my sleeve today! These tissue paper flowers couldn't be cuter and are so easy for the kiddos to make for Mom or another special lady in their life.
I was inspired by a phrase from a song the kids sing in my church that says, "Dear Mother, all flowers remind me of you". It's such a sweet and endearing sentiment, so I wanted to use it in tandem with today's fun craft.
It's always such a refreshing, exhilarating sight when the first signs of spring appear, with beautiful flowers popping up everywhere, boasting their gorgeously happy colors. The earth just seems to come to life again after a long, dormant winter. Mothers and women have a similar way of brightening the world and spreading joy to all with whom they come in contact, especially children.
I've never met a lady who doesn't love flowers...and chocolate. Both seem to instantly brighten a day and say a very heartfelt, "I care about you!"
So what better way to express appreciation to our dear mothers than this simple tissue paper flower gift with a built-in yummy treat! I treasure those handmade gifts that I receive each year from my kids. And they're always so proud watching me open them. :)
Here's how to accomplish this project:
Tissue Paper (any color)
Wrapped Chocolate Candies that work as a flower center (I used Rolo's)
Twigs (I just snipped some from my trees) or thin wooden dowels cut to size
Low Temp. Glue Gun
With four layers of tissue paper together (more layers will yield a poofier, fuller flower), cut a square that measures 6"x 6". Fold it accordion style.
Place a staple in the center. Cut both ends so they are rounded. Now unfold them and start peeling the layers up, one at a time, while fluffing them and giving them nice dimension. Do the same to the other side.
Hot glue a chocolate candy to the center, then finish by hot gluing a long twig to the underside center in one of the openings. That's it!
Display the flowers in a mason jar or pretty vase.
I cranked out this bouquet in no time flat! I'm a firm believer that handmade gifts are the best! They're just so personal and thoughtful.
Aren't they pretty?! One can't help but smile just looking at them.
Oh how I love being a mother. My kids bring so much joy to my life. I told my sweets that all I want this year is dinner that I don't have to make, an uninterrupted nap, and hugs and kisses on command. :) We'll see if they deliver.
Download and print your free tags here.
There are four different color schemes, so hopefully one of them will coordinate with the tissue paper you choose. I recommend printing it on white cardstock. **As always, printables are for personal use only.
Attach the tag with some baker's twine or ribbon and give it to a very deserving, amazing Mother in your life! Or, leave the tag off and use it as a teacher appreciation or other thank you gift! So many possibilities!