Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Paper Flowers for Grammy

My boys make their Grammy (my mom) something special every Mother's Day. This year, we made her coffee mugs that the boys decorated themselves. The directions say to simply use permanent marker, but it didn't work so well. I was worried about their artwork being washed away, so we decided to go a different route. We turned them into little planters for paper flowers. This way, Grammy can still enjoy them, even if not the way they are intended to be used ;) I let the boys go wild in my scrap bag and choose the colors they wanted to use for their flowers. Then I cut various sized flowers with PTI's Beautiful Blooms #1 dies, and stamped them with the Sending You stamp set. The boys colored some BBQ skewers green for the stems, added a rhinestone to the center of each flower for some bling, and we stuck them into a styrofoam block at the bottom of each mug and topped with some spanish moss. Grammy loved them! :)


Susan said...

These are absolutely adorable!! This is such a great idea. Your flowers are gorgeous!! Great color combos and I love the sending you stamp peeking through the back.

LittleSurferGirl said...

Oh so cute!! I love that you used dimensionals on some of the flowers to make them pop. Such a beautiful keepsake!