Friday, May 11, 2018

Cactus for Mom

Hey y'all! Shelly, here.
Happy Friday!!

Today, I'm sharing a sweet little gift for Mom on Mother's Day.

I started by making my cactus, which I chose some green felt for. I used the cactus die four times and then glued my pieces together with one another. Then used some pink felt for my little flower on top. Next, I added something to hold my cactus in. I thought about a little mason jar (which would be really cute) though I didn't have one, so I decided I could make my own little box/container for it. ;) I used the square die set for my pieces and then scored a line on each square to glue to my bottom piece. After I used the same cardstock and folded small strips in half to glue on the inside of my box at each corner.

Next, I used a small piece of tissue paper and added it inside my box. I used enough to somewhat make my box full. Then I used dark brown cardstock and cut tiny squares. I added inside of my box to cover the tissue paper and use as my 'soil'. Lastly, I glued down my cactus in the middle of my box. To finish things off, I added some twine around my box and a little 'mom' tag nest to my cactus. Sweet, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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~amy~ said...

Shelly, this is awesome!

Helen Gullett said...

Oh my goodness... Shelly, that is one adorable gift. You have inspired me with that cactus!!!