Looking for a fun, personal way to honor a special woman in your life this Mothers’ Day? Today, I’ve teamed up with the Michaels Makers team in the Celebrations Challenge, which is all about celebrating every occasion this summer in handmade style. For my project, I created a heartfelt Mothers’ Day gift any mom, grandma, aunt, sister or friend is sure to love. These sweet photo frame magnets, which feature pretty handmade rolled paper flowers, are a wonderful way to display special moments from years past, and they are simply made with just a handful of inexpensive supplies. Let me fill you in on all the details!
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For this project, you will need…
- 4-inch laser cut wooden frames
- Craft paint and foam brush
- Cardstock in assorted colors
- Decorative scissors (I used scallop scissors)
- Hot glue
- Printed photos
- Paper trimmer
- 1/4″ magnets
- E-6000 adhesive
1. Paint the Frames
To begin, use the foam brush to paint the surface of each frame with the craft paint, applying as many layers as necessary for your desired coverage. Allow paint to dry completely.
2. Make the Rolled Paper Flowers
While the paint dries, you can set to work making the rolled paper flowers to adorn the frames. For each flower, use a pencil to draw a spiral design, as shown. For this project, I recommend spirals that are about 5 inches wide with about 1/2″ concentric circles.
Use the decorative scissors to cut along the lines of the spiral, as shown, working from the outside in.
Starting from the outer edge of the spiral, begin rolling the paper, as shown. Continue rolling until you get to the end of the spiral piece.
When you reach the end, carefully apply a layer of hot glue to the center of the spiral, and then gently press so that the hot glue secures all layers in place.
3. Embellish the Frames
Use hot glue to affix 2-3 flowers to a corner on each frame. Cut 2 leaf shapes from a contrasting color of cardstock (I used some pretty gold glittered cardstock here), and fold each shape gently in half. Nestle a leaf or two between the flowers, and secure with hot glue.
With a paper trimmer, trim the photos to the proper size for the opening of the frames. Apply a small line of hot glue around the back opening of the frame, and secure the photos in place, face down, so that the front of the photo will be visible through the frame opening.
Finally, affix a magnet to each corner of the the frames using the E-6000. Allow the adhesive to dry completely (at least 24 hours) before putting the frames to use.
Your personalized photo frame magnets are complete!
Hung on a refrigerator or and metal surface, this thoughtful Mothers’ day gift is sure to make Mom smile all the year through!
The handmade rolled flowers here are a beautiful little accent to any number of projects, and they are so easy and fun to make.
This Celebrations Challenge has been so much fun! The other talented members of the Michaels Makers team created projects to celebrate every occasion this summer, with gifts for Moms, Dads and teachers, and parties to celebrate birthdays, graduation, and the 4th of July! Be sure to check out all of the wonderful inspiration below.
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Looking for even more creative inspiration to get you through the summer months? It’s never too early to get started on your next party or celebration. Michaels.com has more project ideas and instructions for you and your kids to make this year. Check out projects for Mother’s Day , Father’s Day, graduation, birthday and even summer. Let’s celebrate!
This post was sponsored by Michaels. All opinions are entirely my own.
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.