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I am so excited to bring you this budget Mother’s Day Craft Challenge! I’ve teamed up with amazing bloggers to create a Mother’s Day gift on a budget of $10 or less. See how everyone used their $10 and a little imagination to create something special for mom.
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Mother’s Day Doily Wreath
Call me sentimental, but there’s something special about receiving a gift with meaning. When I was younger, my grandmother would always make handmade gifts, like pillow cases, mini photo albums, or crochet items. I hate to admit it, but as a child, I really didn’t appreciate all the thought put into handmade gifts because new toys seemed to have more appeal. Boy, if I knew then what I know now, I would have treasured those gifts more than I had. Now that I’m older, I actually prefer handmade gifts and old items, especially those from grandma. So what better way to make a special Mother’s Day gift than to create one using items made by grandma. Not only will this gift hold sentimental value, it can be passed down too!
Mother’s Day Doily Wreath
- wire wreath form (Dollar Tree)
- 2 rolls 2 1/2″ x 3 yds. chevron fabric ribbon ($1 each – clearance at Michaels)
- hot glue gun/glue sticks*
- 1/4 yd. pom-pom trim ($1 from JoAnn)
- 3 – 3″ to 4″ doilies (free from grandma)
- scissors or rotary cutter*
*items from my craft stash.
I skipped taking pictures of a few of the steps, but it’s pretty self-explanatory. Take a wire wreath and wrap ribbon around the entire frame, gluing where needed. When the entire wreath was wrapped, I was left with an 8″ scrap piece of ribbon. Set this aside to make a flower.
Cut three doilies in half. Add dabs of glue to the cut edge of one of the doilies and press it onto twine, leaving at least two inches of twine to glue onto the wreath. Repeat this two more times until there are three pieces of cut doily attached to the twine. Cut the twine leaving at least 2″ on the end. Set aside the banner.
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Add glue to the end of the ribbon and pinch together. Twist the ribbon and start wrapping it around your pointer finger, adding dabs of glue to help keep in place. Continue to twist and wrap until you get the flower size you want. Glue the end of the ribbon to the back of the flower and cut the excess ribbon off. I made three ribbon flowers, but you can make as many as you like.
Once all the elements of the wreath are put together, start to glue them down to the wreath. I glued the doily banner and the pom-pom trim in a criss-cross pattern, but you can angle them in the same direction. Next, I glued the remaining cut doilies and ribbon flowers onto the left of the wreath. To finish, I glued pom-poms into the center of each flower and tucked twine loops under them.
I hope you enjoyed this budget Mother’s Day Doily Wreath tutorial. So go ahead, create a handmade gift and plan a special day with mom, she’ll love it!
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