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Mother's Day Crafts

Make mom a special homemade card or necklace this Mother's Day.




At Pink Pepper one of our favourite ways of finding inspiration is to raid our craft supplies. If you're looking for a great Mother's Day gift, grab your craft kit and see what you come up with!

Card

You need:

  • Plain paper/card, a gluestick, scissors, an old magazine/patterned paper 
  • To decorate use glitter, artificial flowers, stickers, sequins, fabric, felt, paper doilies, feathers - anything really!

Instructions:

  1. Fold a piece of A4 paper in half, then in half again.
  2. Cut shapes from a patterned piece of paper (e.g. a paper doily) or magazines. Glue them onto your card.
  3. To decorate, stick anything onto it, from sequins to stickers. How about writing 'Mum' on a white paper doily heart?
  4. Customize your card. Whether your mum likes hearts, flowers, monkeys or heavy metal - let her be your inspiration! 
  5. Allow your card to dry.

 

Necklace

You need:

  • Air dry clay, rolling pin, cookie cutter, chopstick/skewer, clear nail varnish
  • Embelishments: flowers, stickers, paints, diamantés, buttons etc
  • String/ribbon

Instructions:

  1. Follow the air dry clay's* instructions. 
  2. Knead the clay and then roll out using a rolling pin. The clay will need to be at least 0.5cm to 1.0cm thick.
  3. Use a cookie cutter** to cut out a pendant for the necklace. 
  4. Using the skewer make a hole near the top of your pendant. Make sure the hole goes right through. Allow the clay to dry following the instructions.
  1. To thread the pendant onto the ribbon, fold the ribbon in half and thread the looped end through the pendant hole (photo 1).
  2. Pull the cut ends through the loop (photo 2). 
  3. Pull tight (photo 3)
  4. Tie a bow in the cut ends (photo 4).
  5. Paint the clay, if you wish, and let it dry.
  6. Add some bling - stickers, flowers, buttons or whatever you like!
  7. Paint clear nail varnish all over the clay to give it shine and strength. Leave to dry.
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*If you don’t have clay, salt dough is very easy to make and works just as well. Try a Google search for "salt dough recipe".
**If you don’t have a cookie cutter, use a butter knife.

Congratulations! You've made a beautiful mother's day gift!

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