Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Post a Day in May #5

So I may have already mentioned this, but Mother's Day & Father's Day get kind of intense for me. Gift wise that is. I always want to come up with something original, fun and unique. But something that also fits within our budget and that will work for all five women (yes five ... no not in a polygamy kind of way ... but in a gotta give something to the grandma's and even one great-great grandma kind of way). So, last year I had this CRAZY idea to make tissue paper flower bouquets. Which doesn't sound too intense, until you realize that I decided to include my children in the idea and they got to pick the flowers and do all the work with me at a more supervisory/helping role.
So, each color choice on the flowers was just excruciating for them, trying to make sure they ALWAYS made a good color combo with not too many dark colors and not too many lights. Seriously, I started on them in early March and worked on them EVERY single day with Hunter while his sister was sleeping for quiet time. I barely got them in the mail in time for Mother's Day.
Anyways, I of course do NOT have a picture to be found of the 70 tissue paper flowers that I made (I'll have to remember to take a picture of them at my Grandma's house next time we're there ... she saved hers), but I did find a cute tutorial for you to try these yourselves!
Hopefully tomorrow I will have finished the Mother's Day gifts for this year and can show them to you! :)

1 comment:

  1. Kira, you are brave to involve your kids and I admire you for it. I am not good at that and wish I was better.

    Absolutely, love your header picture. The lighting is great and it makes me want to go and make something right now!


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