My Nana is always asking me for pictures of my 18 month old son, so I knew this year for mother's day she would get just that. But, I wanted to be more creative that just framing a picture and handing it to her. I thought, what 90 year old grandma doesn’t like flowers (especially fake ones that don’t have to be watered)? So this year for mother's day I got my pinterest creativity going and made this super simple and fun picture flower bouquet planter.
- Hot glue gun & glue
- Flower template (I just pulled a picture from clip art and printed 2 onto photo paper to use as a template)
- Circle template
- Wooden skewer sticks
- Basket or Bucket
- Basket filler
- Textured paper (multiple colors, if you like)
- Laminator (optional)
- Card stock (optional)
Step 1 (and by far the most fun step) is deciding on pictures. Depending on how big your base is I would say you want between 15-20 pictures. Cut the pictures into a circle the size of a silver dollar. I glued my pictures onto card stock and then laminated them to help preserve them. Adding card stock also gives more dimension to your flowers.
Step 2 Cut flowers out of your textured paper.
Step 3 Glue photos onto cut flowers.
Step 4 Glue flowers onto skewer sticks (If you want to snazz up your flowers you can cut double the flowers and glue a flower onto the back of the stick as well to cover up the skewer and glue completely).
Step 5 Cut styrofoam to fit inside your base & glue basket filler on top of styrofoam.
Step 6 Arrange flower sticks how you desire, cutting the sticks as necessary to create different heights.
Step 7 Sit back and soak in the smiles and “aawws” when you present your gift!
Happy Mother's Day Nana~