This past weekend we went on a road trip to Sparta, TN for my grandma’s 80th birthday. My brother and sis-in-law came from Oklahoma City and rode with us there and back which made it a lot more fun! There was just one problem… what kind of gift do you get your 80yo grandma??? Pinterest to the rescue!
I came across this nontraditional flower bouquet and thought it was perfect! I decided to put my own spin on it (a.k.a. make it as easy as possible).
Here’s my version – I love how it turned out! Ben and I are peeking out from the back row – our flowers didn’t like the 5 hr road trip. Here’s a list of all the supplies I got at Michaels (with a $10 coupon of course):
- tin pail
- foam block
- crinkle paper
- dowel rods
- clip on gerber daisies
- glue dots (because I despise hot glue guns)
When I first showed this to Ben, his response was, “Good luck” because he thought it would be crazy trying to track down all the grandkids and their spouses pics. Facebook to the rescue! I got a couple of pics printed off of everyone so that I’d have options to choose from – easy peasy!
I used the lid of our cinnamon as the template to cut the pics into circles, then I attached them to the flowers using 3-4 glue dots. I clipped (so easy) the flowers to the dowel rods, cut them to the right height, and stuck them into the foam hiding in the bottom of the pail. I used a glue dot to secure the ribbon to the front, tied bows to the 4 front flowers, and added crinkle paper. Done!
The best part was seeing my grandma looking like herself again after recovering from a stroke she had on Christmas Eve. She seemed to love the gift and likes being able to show off all her grandkids to visitors. I am extremely proud to be named after this beautiful woman and couldn’t love her more!
Anyone else make any homemade gifts lately?
Flower bouquet image and project found here.