Monday, 8 May 2017

Flower Pot Hearts

Pretty beads and some thin, flexible wire is all you need to make whimsical flower pot hearts. (A pair of pliers comes in handy too!)

A flower pot heart ... in a flower pot!

I came across this tutorial, for Whimsical Floral Sticks, when searching for something my son could make for his Grandmothers for Mothers' Day with materials we already had here at home. 

The pretty beads we used for our flower pot hearts.

We made our flower pot hearts with beads, rescued from broken bracelets and last Christmas' fancy bonbon ties, and some wire from hubby's stash. (Pliers came in handy for cutting and twisting the wire.) This is the result of our crafting:

Two pretty flower pot hearts. 

This is a very simple idea that is easy for a child to make with minimal help. They make a sweet little gift and add a touch of extra love to a potted flower or herb. 

Meg






16 comments:

  1. I'm sure they will be very well received. Those homemade gifts especially from the kids always come out on top. Every time his grandmother walks past them I'm sure she will smile.

    We have been looking at those 'cookies in a jar' recipes to give my Mum from the kids. Always a homemade card to go with it.

    Kylie

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    1. I think little homemade gifts, that the child makes themselves, have a special sweetness to them. Homemade cards are lovely too. Meg:)

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  2. What a lovely idea, and I love that you made them out of things you already had on hand. I'm sure they will be treasured.

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    1. We live far away from one Grandma (my Mum) and so the hearts will be a sweet reminder of how much my boy loves her. It was great to be able to use up the pretty beads for something like this. Meg:)

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  3. Very sweet! I'm sure Grandma will love them.

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    1. I'm sure she will too, Jan. Meg:)

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  4. What a good idea, Meg and they are so pretty. I have heaps of beads from my beading days so should make some. Thanks for the link too. I will check it out.

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    1. These hearts will be a lovely way for you to use some of your beads, Chel. Meg:)

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  5. Awww Meg. What a lovely gift for grandma. So glad to hear you're championing his can-do, crafting attitude. It will serve him a lifetime. :)

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    1. It's always good if you can make something yourself! Meg:)

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  6. Oh Meg, these will be perfect to make with my two little grand daughters when they're visiting in a couple of weeks. Thanks for the lovely inspiration. :)

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    1. They are a very easy craft for children, Sally. I hope you all enjoy making them together. Meg:)

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  7. This is a pretty neat idea Meg.

    A great idea for little crafty fingers (and big ones of course).

    xTania

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    1. A great idea for little fingers, the threading of beads helps to develop that fine motor control. Meg:)

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  8. This is a great craft idea Meg, it is one I could use at work. Thanks.

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    1. Have fun making them, Sherri. Meg:)

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