I have 3 Aunts there as well as my Grandma and I wanted to leave them with a little something to let them know how much I appreciated their help with Cali and all they love they lavished upon her during our visit.
I also wanted to show Kelly a super cute idea for a quickie (and adorable) gift.
I didn't take start to finish pictures but they are super easy to make.
You will need:
A recycled container, dollar store flower pot or vase.
A pile of small pebbles, a bag of beans or I think you could even use a clumping of moss.
A bag of ball point pens (toss the lids)
Inexpensive artificial flowers
A junky pair of strong scissors or better yet, wire cutters
A roll of flower tape or gardeners tape.
clicking on this photo will allow you to see more detailWe snipped the flowers with about 1 1/2 inches of stem attached. Holding the flower as flush as possible with the bottom of the pen, start wrapping the flower stem to the pen with the tape. Continue down the pen until you get to the bottom.
With some of the flowers we kept no leaves attached with others we slid the leaves up and kept them as part of the stem, directly under the flower.
We taped about 5 pens per container. We found bags of small pebbles at the dollar store which worked perfectly. I stuffed some scrunched up plastic grocery bags in the bottom first for filler in the bigger containers.
After finishing, we stuck the pens in the containers and ta-da, simple but totally adorable thank you's.