Gardening Mother's Day Card
By: Bonnie Schiedel
Age: 4 and up
Is it a card? Is it a gift? It's both! This easy-to-make card lets little ones display a seed package of pretty spring flowers that you can plant together.
What you'll need:
- Green cardstock cut to 5 ½" x 8 1/2"
- White cardstock cut to 5 1/4" x 3 ¾"
- One orange envelope (new or used)
- One yellow envelope (new or used)
- Green ribbon, about 14" long
- Adhesive such as double-sided sticky tape, glue stick, liquid glue or mini glue dots
- Paper trimmer or scissors
- Craft scissors with scalloped edge
How to make it:
- Fold green cardstock in half.
- Glue white cardstock to front of green cardstock.
- Use the craft scissors to snip two corners from the yellow envelope and two corners from the orange envelope. The corners should be between 1" and 1 ½".
- Fit the envelope corners onto the corners of the seed package.
- With the seed package still in the corners, glue the envelope corners to the white cardstock.
- Tie the ribbon around the spine of the card.
- Write, stamp or glue your Mother's Day greeting inside.
- Instead of a seed package, you can use a gift card, special photo or individually wrapped packed of mom's favorite tea.
- If the price is displayed on the front of the seed package, place a small sticker over it.
- Choose paper colors that complement the seed package colors.
- This is a wonderful and easy way to use old envelopes. Or, stop in at a store with a large card display and ask if they have unwanted envelopes. Sometimes customers prefer a plain white envelope and leave the bright ones behind (this orange envelope was supposed to go with a Halloween card.)