No tutorial here, but some very easy projects that my mom, sister and sister IL all really liked. First of all, check out these roses, here at frugallife.
I happened upon these flowers and the corresponding tutorial linked in the post on frugallife and knew I had to make them for SOMETHING! Now, of course, you've seen them all over the place - wreaths, shoes, fabric versions, etc, etc, etc. If you want to make some yourself, you couldn't follow a better tutorial.
I made my roses out of felt and created three different looks based on the taste of my family members. The only change I made (from the tutorial) was using hot glue instead of glue dots (you know, since I used felt and not paper.)
First, a simple felt flower brooch for my mom.
Neutral with a pop of color - she loves yellow and it's perfect for Spring. (Sidenote: Do you think it's funny that my mom, sister and I all have the same favorite color?) I just grouped three rolled flowers on a piece of felt and hot glued a pin on the back.
Here was my sister's present:
And finally (and I do believe my personal favorite), a headband for my sister IL:
She's a fan of orange and wears it often in the spring and summer. I really like the tiny buds on this one coupled with the larger blooms, the colors put together, and the sparkly headband. Obviously, I made this one in the same way - I hot glued the flowers to a piece of felt, hot glued this to the headband, then hot glued another felt piece over that - sandwiching the headband between.
I'm a huge fan of how you can take one project and create so many different looks - not just the physical item (be it headband, pin, necklace, etc) bit the way it's put together and the colors used... it can be bright and cheerful, elegant and understated, a statement piece, or just plain fun!
Just a little something. You know, to say Happy Mother's Day. Like a really long time ago. Cuz that's how I roll.
(PS, I did actually give these to them ON Mother's Day... I just waited to post it...)