Happy Mother’s Day, moms!
Last night I wrote up my first instructable for a gift I’m giving my mom tomorrow, and this morning it’s featured on the front page, so that’s awesome. If you don’t have something for mom yet you can find it here:
My other projects are on here but for this one I suggest looking at the link on Instructables, because you really need the pictures laid out with it and I love how their site handles it.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! If you’re like me and prepare everything for the holidays at the last minute, then this is for you.
I tend to buy flowers, change the water a few times, and then leave them dying in the vase. Today this tendency actually proved itself useful when I decided to make fall decorations for Thursday:
You can do this alone or with your kids, up to you.
- A mason jar (or many of different sizes)
- Fresh, dried, or dying flowers
- Optional: coordinating ribbon
- Cut the flower heads off of stems. Discard stems.
- Pluck the petals from most of the flowers. Leave some intact for variety and dimension. My kids liked this part!
- Arrange flowers and petals in mason jars. Have fun! Top with a large flower.
Boy, it’s hot! The girls seem irritated that I’m so concerned with keeping them from getting sunburn and heatstroke and bored with sitting in the air conditioning, so I thought this back patio activity might help alleviate the boredom.
1. Fill trays with water.
2. Mix food coloring in your ice cube tray to desired colors. I only had gel food coloring, so I put a small amount on the toothpick and mixed it.
3. Freeze and save for a hot day.
Fresh or dried flowers
1. Fill tray with water.
2. Press flower heads into the water, submerging completely. Make sure these flowers are non-toxic, just in case.
3. Freeze. These will be fun for your little one to play with later! Obviously you don’t have to use flowers, I just used what we had from Mother’s day.