How to Make a Mother’s Day Card with Paper Flower

How to Make a Mother’s Day Card with Paper Flower

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to show your love and appreciation than with a handmade card? Create something truly special with this DIY Mother’s Day card with paper flower tutorial, featuring a unique twist – instead of the traditional “O” in “MOM,” we’re replacing it with a delicate paper flower, adding an extra touch of love and creativity.

Why Handmade?

There’s something undeniably heartfelt about receiving a handmade card. It’s a tangible expression of love, time, and effort invested solely for the recipient. With this DIY project, you have the opportunity to customize every detail, ensuring that your card reflects the unique bond you share with your mom.

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Materials You’ll Need:

  • 20lb paper in the color of your choice: Select paper in vibrant hues to create eye-catching blooms. Consider shades that your mom loves or ones that match her favorite flowers.
  • Scissors: A sharp pair of scissors will help you cut precise shapes for your card and paper flowers.
  • Glue or hot glue: Choose a strong adhesive that will securely attach the paper flowers to your cardstock without causing them to detach over time.
  • Plastic Cup: This is where you will form the flower.
  • Glitter paper (optional): To enhance the card’s appearance and make it truly shine.
  • Cardstock paper or thick paper: This will serve as the base for your card. Choose a color that complements your design or opt for a neutral shade for versatility.

Step-by-Step Guide

Preparing the Flower:

1. Cut the bottom of the plastic cup to a diameter of approximately 2 inches.

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2. Cut the 20lb paper into circles. The diameter of the circle depends on how you want your flower petals to look and the diameter of the base. In this project, the circles I cut are about 1.5 inches. Prepare at least 45 pieces of the circles, depending on how compact you want the petals.

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3. Fold each circle in half and start stacking them around the rim of the bottom of the plastic cup. The first layer will be the outermost petals of the flower. Use a darker shade of paper for this layer.

4. Repeat step 3, but this time use adhesive to adhere the circles.

5. Use a lighter shade of paper for the next layer of petals, gradually working towards the center of the flower.

6. Gradually fold the circles with one part wider than the other as you work towards the center of the flower. Place the wider part inside.

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7. Continue stacking and folding circles until the middle of the flower is covered.

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8. Remove the plastic cup.

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Preparing the Card:

1. Cut two letter “M’s” using your glitter paper. For added depth of color, stack them on top of the same color of the darkest cardstock used in the flower. This will create a darker border around the letter “M.”

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2. Arrange the two “M’s” and the flower on the cardstock. And use hot glue to secure the “M’s” and the flower.

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3. Trim any excess paper.

DIY Mother's Day Card with Paper Flower

I believe this is a perfect project for both beginners and seasoned crafters alike, guaranteed to bring a smile to Mom’s face when she sees the effort and thoughtfulness you put into making it. With just a few basic supplies and a little bit of time, you’ll have a beautiful keepsake that Mom will cherish for years to come.

So gather your materials and follow this tutorial for a DIY Mother’s Day card that’s sure to show Mom how much she means to you. Don’t forget to customize it with your own personal touches to make it truly one-of-a-kind!

If you like handmade present, check also this DIY Carnation flowers made out of coffee filters.

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