Mother's Day Tulip Card
By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 5 and up
This pretty tulip card is tied with a bow – a lovely idea for Mother's Day. Once untied it opens up to give Mom your loving message.
What you'll need:
- Yellow card stock
- Pen or pencil
- Green chenille stem
- White craft glue
- Craft knife or toothpick
- 12" piece of light blue ribbon
How to make it:
- Print out pattern and trace on the pattern placed over yellow card stock. (See photo.) Once you lift the pattern, you will see indentations from the tracing. Cut around the entire pattern to cut out the flower. (See photo.)
- Fold the yellow flower where the dashed lines on the pattern indicate. (See photo.)
- Write your message inside the flower. (See photo.)
- Turn the flower over and pipe a line of white craft glue on the back. Press the green chenille stem into the glue and let dry completely. (See photo.)
- From the scraps of yellow card stock, cut two identical leaf shapes. Glue the leaf shapes, sandwiching the chenille between them. (See photo.)
- Using the photo as a guide, use a craft knife or a toothpick to poke two holes into each of the flower flaps (do not poke through to the layer your message is written on). Run the loose ends of the ribbon through either hole on the bottom flap. Open the card, insert the ribbon into the two holes and pull through. Close the right side flap. Insert the ends of the ribbon into the holes of the left flap and pull taught. Tie a bow on the front of the card. Trim ends. (See photo.)
- Any color card stock with work as will construction paper.
- For a more natural look, make the card out of a brown paper bag and tie with hemp.
- For a creative way to give your card, display in a vase and serve on a platter with mom's breakfast in bed!