Sunday, May 12, 2013

My Rose Bush and an Easy Mother's Day Card Craft

Happy Mother's Day!

Due to a touch of a stomach bug, I had to miss church this morning, I always enjoy Mother's Day service, the little children always pass out pretty flowers to all the mom's and I enjoy doing a fun Mother's Day craft with my Sunday school class.  The family has gone on to church this morning to teach my Sunday school class, as well as deliver gifts to my Mom this afternoon for me, so while I have some free time, I thought I would share the very easy Mother's Day card craft that I had planned for my class today.

I love activities that only require simple supplies, all you will need is assorted pretty colored cardstock, blank cards if you have them (otherwise just make them out of folded cardstock), scotch tape, scissors, glue stick, and some Hershey's Kisses.

First get your blank card and write the message on the inside, it will be harder to do after the card has already been made.

Then trace a circle for each card in a matching color and in a size that would fit nicely in the middle of the front of your card.  Cut the circle out.

Then make roughly one inch cuts all around the circle like this below, not going all the way into the center.

Here is the circle with all of it's cuts, you can see the center of the circle is still intact, I find that younger children really love simple crafts like this, were they can do there own scissor work, but you may have to demonstrate how to not cut too far into the circle.

Adhere a Hershey's Kiss to the center of the circle by looping up a piece of tape so it sticks to the Hershey's Kiss and then to the center of the circle.  Then carefully holding the Kiss attached to the circle, turn the circle over and apply glue stick glue to the center back of the circle and stick it down to the front center of the card.  Then carefully lift up the cut "petals" to turn the paper circle into a flower, just bend them up, some more than others, so it pops off the front of the card a bit.

You can make the cards in all different colors, and I imagine kids may want to add detail to the front as well, such as a stem, or other design, it is always fun to see what they come up with. :)  I think these cards would also be pretty as an invitation to a garden themed party.

My garden delivered me a beautiful Mother's Day bouquet this week.  I let the pruning get away from me this past year, and my rose bush has gone a bit wild, it has been to hot to do anything about it, so I just decided to let it go for now, and I am glad I did, it has put on quite a show for us this week!  This morning I took the dog out for a walk and decided to get some pictures of the blooms.

You can see that we finally had some much needed rain this morning, my poor little Oregon garden is not used to so much heat this early in the year!  I love the rain drops on the rose petals. :)

The bush is covered in buds, time to head into Portland and visit the Rose Gardens.

Here you can see how rambling this rose has gotten, I love the color of this rose, and I have forgotten its name, it transforms from an orange to a beautiful bright pink and orange.

I hope everyone is having a nice Mother's Day, and I look forward to hopefully feeling better this evening so I can enjoy the bacon sandwiches and lemon cupcakes we have planned. :)

Thanks for reading. :)


  1. Beautiful flowers! I want to plant some in my yard so bad!!! Maybe after baby comes...

    Happy Mother's Day to you, I hope your stomach gets feeling better :)

  2. Hope you're feeling better, April! Your church always sounds so nice and welcoming. Just like a church should be. Pretty roses. The leaves are just starting to come out on ours.

  3. Kristina and Jane~ Thanks for the get well wishes~ I am feeling much better today. :) The weather has been so warm here the roses are blooming a bit early. Hope you both had a wonderful Mother's Day!

  4. The color of that rose is just so gorgeous! I can only imagine what it looks like up close!

    Thanks for linking up to The Creative HomeAcre Blog Hop. We hope to see you again this Sunday!

  5. April, just letting you know that your link to Food on Friday: Pineapple was featured in my Need Some Inspiration? Series today. Hope you are having a good week.

  6. Very good idea for roses. Gretings from our nursery in Poland. We love róże


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