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Handmade Flowers For Mother’s Day (10 Tutorials/Videos)

6. I am adding this recycled bag flower from “Growing Up Creative.” I know, I said no kid stuff. But, I snuck this in because it was eco-friendly. Tali suggests spraying some perfume on the flower when it is completed. Maybe, to keep the flower squeaky green, spray essential oils or a natural perfume that your mom will love. Also, if you don’t have a pipe cleaner hanging around, use a twist tie and a twig.

7. “Maya*Made” uses a shredder scissor to create an indoor garden. Recycled newspaper, maps, and vintage sewing patterns all get snip, snip, snipped. All of Maya’s tutorials are wonderfully green and creative.

8. “Alpha+Mom’s” plantable flower paper is gorgeous. You may want to grab a child for this one too.

9. Folded and Sewn Ribbon Rose from Divan Niekerk

10. Felted Knitted Flower from Susan B. Anderson

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.


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4:58PM PDT on Aug 30, 2010

Reminds me of making paper carnations for my mother from Kleenex.

5:48PM PDT on Jun 4, 2010

I am going east soon to visit family and will teach my two neices how to make these. Thanks!

7:41AM PDT on Jun 1, 2010

Thanks Ronnie for the lovely flowers.

5:29AM PDT on May 26, 2010

Great article. Thanks Ronnie!!

2:42PM PDT on May 25, 2010


11:02AM PDT on May 24, 2010

Thank you for sharing.

3:09PM PDT on May 22, 2010

My father pitied slow-dying cut flowers, though sometimes he was prepared to let me pick them if we lost a lovely animal, and I saw from an order form that he once did order roses for my mother when they were in a great hardship caused by her persecution over a false accusation, I once made an artificial flower for him out of garlic net bands to adorn a turquoise gold-striped envelope I had from a gift of my own I got sent from the Israeli widow of a relative of his according to documents of his, in which I placed 68 short stories I had carefully written for his birthday, but he was blind and did not care that I read them to him basically because he resented I had written them in secret while cooking at his direction, and he thought that had made the quality of his food worse, as at times he truly almost worshipped food, so he never let me read them to me, since these short stories, as well as his birth certificate and a confirmation to his right of citizenship in a European country have been taken by elements who manage to enter my house at night in spite of locked doors, and already earlier the better duplicates of these documents were taken from me. I have no idea what these evil elements hope, since they can never destroy those on record at the respective archives. I gave my mother for Mother´s day a silver medallion depicting the Eucharist.

10:27AM PDT on May 21, 2010

I tried making papercraft flowers before, because live flowers, as my father put it, are an "endangered species" in my hands. Evidently I have no knack for it whatsoever. They were so bad, they went into the trash, and I never mentioned my attempt again until this moment. I made my mother many silk floral pieces. They are beautiful, and they last forever. I also make huge wreaths for my parents', grandparents', and former in-laws' graves. I will leave the paper craft flowers to those who can actually make something pretty. That person is obviously not me.

But, thanks for the effort that went into making the tutorials. That was really nice. I wish we could have more articles with tutorials. Sometimes, an article will advise how to make something, but one is never certain what the finished product is really supposed to look like. There have been times when I KNEW it wasn't supposed to look like the thing that I produced.

11:45AM PDT on May 20, 2010

Thanks !!!

7:15AM PDT on May 20, 2010

Ooooh! happiness ;) I didn't realize there were any crafting articles on this site. Crafting has always been a great way to recycle and conserve.

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