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quick, affordable last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas? This DIY Yarn Wrapped Flower Vase paired with a simple card and a beautiful fragrance – is a
perfect and effortless gift
to say I Love You!
all know I am big on holidays. I love every single holiday for so
many different reasons… the traditions, the memories, the time
spent with loved ones and what these beloved holidays represent.
holiday that I really love, despite not having any specific
traditions or ever making big plans to celebrate, is Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day is such a special day to honor and remember everything
that not only my own Mom (who is the BEST Mom is the
whole.wide.world) has done for me my entire life, but that all
Mother’s and Motherly figures do for others.
as I have gotten older, Mother’s Day has become more personal and
even more special. My sisters are now Mothers and it gives me a
chance to do something just for them. It reminds me to stop and call
my grandmothers and tell them how much I love them.
Mother’s Day is such a special day, I also try to remember my aunts,
cousins, friends and neighbors who are also Mothers. But there are
also a lot of Mothers or Motherly figures that I think are often
forgotten, and as I have gone through life, meeting these marvelous
women, I try to remember them on Mother’s Day as well. Foster
mothers, mothers who have lost or not been able to have their own
babies just yet, caring teachers, social workers and nurses who are
there to comfort, teach and guide children when, for whatever reason,
their own mothers can’t be there. Yes, Mother’s Day is a glorious and
celebrate all Mothers this Mother’s Day I wanted to share a quick
craft and a few simple, and affordable (I know a lot of Mothers!
Smile!) Mother’s Day gift ideas. I don’t know what Mother doesn’t
like fresh flowers, so a custom yarn wrapped vase decorated with hand
made felt flowers, is a great way to add a personal touch to that
addition to my custom vase filled with flowers, I decided this year
to give my Mom, MIL and sisters, another classic “Mom gift” –
a bottle of fresh smelling fragrance. Luckily, I found some fun and affordable options, Coty
Love2Love Fragrances, at my local Walmart when I was picking
up my crafting supplies. Love2Love
comes in a beautiful glass bottle
adorned with a whimsical petal shaped cap, making it the perfect
accompaniment to my Mother’s Day vase and flowers!
affordable Mother’s Day gift ideas:
breakfast or dinner
or store bought card
Mother’s Day to all Mothers out there! I hope it is filled with lots
of love and appreciation!
To Make a Yarn Wrapped Flower Vase
Heather H. of Kitchen Concoctions: www.kitchen-concoctions.com
Time: 1 hour Cost: $5 Makes: 1 vase
an old vase or glass bottle into a beautiful and simple yarn wrapped
vase or clean glass bottle (great way to “up-cycle” any glass bottle)
in desired color
felt flower decorations:
sheets, in desired color
or embroidery floss (color to match felt)
1-2 tablespoons craft glue on to a paper plate. Using a sponge
brush, brush the top of the vase with a thin layer of glue and
attach one end of the yarn. Begin wrapping the yarn tightly around
wrapping the yarn tightly around the entire vase, over lapping the
yarn, if needed, to fill gaps. Add additional glue as needed working
down the vase.
to the bottom of the vase, add additional glue, trim the yarn and
press the trimmed yarn piece into the glue to hold.
yarn covered vase with buttons, felt flowers, etc.
a pen, lightly trace a quarter five times onto felt squares.
out circles, making sure to cut off any pen marks
needle with floss and tie off at the end. Fold one felt circle and
push through the needle.
the remaining felt circles and thread them onto the needle.
through all five felt circles and pull needle out through the other side. From the opposite side, push the needle through the felt circles, to sew through the felt a second time.
out the felt flower petals and pull the thread to tighten.
needed, stitch together the top and bottom petals, on the back side of the felt flower, to hold together.
Tie off thread and cut off.
hot glue gun, glue buttons into the center of the felt flower.
felt flowers to yarn vase and fill with water and fresh flowers.
the Coty Love2Love Fragrances affordable they come in a variety of
scents, that each have their own coordinating color. I thought the Fresh Rose +
Peach (in a pink bottle) looked great next to my green yarn vase, but
there are a variety of scents to chose from including the new
Bluebell + White Tea Fragrance which is available in
participating Walmart stores.
variety of Love2Love fragrances captures love and joy; with each of
the carefully selected ingredients telling the story. As I mentioned
the Love2Love come in a variety of options, including:
Rose + Peach = joyful, optimistic, the essence of natural comfort
+ Sparkling Mimosa = carefree, invigorating and energetic; like the
first day of Spring
+ White Tea = captivating, radiant, delicately feminine; the
tranquility and ease of Sunday morning
+ Violet Petals = elegant, alluring, and timeless; like the perfect
effortless sun dress
sure to look for all the Coty Love2Love Fragrances on a special
display at Walmart where you can also grab a coordinating gift bag for only $.50! You can also pick up the Love2Love Fragrances year round on the fragrance aisle!