Use buttons and felt to create colorful flowers for Mother’s Day. Use your button flowers from Joan Gorman create a homemade card or a
whole bouquet for Mom. Kids can help create these felt flowers.
Instructions for Card:
1. Draw a flower shape on to a piece of felt or choose a shape from the template and trace around it. I find a biro (ballpoint) works best
on felt. If you want leaves, trace them from the template as well.
2. Trim the flower just inside the pen mark. Make two tiny slits in the center of the flower with small scissors.
3. Take a pipe cleaner and bend one end about 5cm from the end into the shape of a hair pin with one long end.
4. Thread the pipe cleaner ends through two of the holes in a button then through the two slits in the flower. Twist the short end of the
pipe cleaner under the head of the flower to secure it. If you are adding leaves, put glue on the stem and wrap it around the pipe
cleaner near the flower at the top.
Instructions for Bouquet:
1. You’ll need some card stock, decorative paper new or recycled, glue stick and craft knife.
2. Glue a piece of patterned paper to a card cut two horizontal slits in the center of the card about 5cm apart then thread the stem
of the flower through the card (I did the cutting of the slits for the children using a craft knife.)
3. Note: Use multiple buttons for centers or stack multiple felt flowers. Also, be creative with the paper for the background – try the
written side of an old postcard, newspaper, a page from an old book, wallpaper, gift wrap, etc.