Easy gift for Mom (from a young daughter)

The 12-year-old daughter of a friend asked me to help her make something for her mom for Mother’s day. The first thing we did upon entering my studio was to pick out some music. (I always have something playing, and my young friend was thrilled to have the honors of picking out the tunes—she chose The Presidents of The United States of America—perfect choice!) Once we were settled in, she wanted to make her mom a necklace and I knew this was an excellent project for the Cuttlebug.

We took pieces of felt (wool works best) and on the Cuttlebug, die-cut flowers in two shades. Then, we decorated them with buttons, running embroidery thread through the front buttons just for looks, and used the holes of the back button to run the wire to attach to the necklace. We hot glued all the layers together, and attached a jump ring to our loop of wire coming off the back. Voilà.

The flower charm turned out so well that the necklace we had seemed a bit dull. I suggested we run embroidery thread through every-other link to liven it up. Here’s a close-up picture of the process.

Fortunately I have gotten a promise from my friend not to look at this week’s post so the gift will be a surprise. And, It was so much fun I might make one for my own mom!

I hope all you Moms out there have a great day. The older I get the more I understand what a great person you are! Happy Mother’s Day!

Craft Happiness,


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