Monday, 24 March 2014

An Upcycled Gift for Mummy's Day

Hellllooooo everyone! I am sure you are all remembering that it's Mother's Day this Sunday. I certainly am 'cos my Mummy is awesome and I will be spoiling her ALL day! In my experience (of which I have packed a lot into my whole two years!) mummies like handmade gifts which are made with love (and sparkly, expensive presents too but that's not for this blog!) So, here is a great idea of a lovely gift you can make for this weekend. And the best bit is you have to eat some yummy cheese first!
What mummy wouldn't be completely
delighted with this on Mummy's Day?

Pansies in Cheese Boxes

This is what you are gonna make...

You will need:

  • Scrummy camembert in a wooden box
  • Glue
  • Some pansies
  • Ribbon

To make:

1. Eat the yummy cheese!

Gardening, crafts and eating cheese -
life doesn't get any better than that!

2. To make the box a little deeper I took the top off the lid and glued the sides of the lid to the the sides of the bottom. I glued the leftover top to the bottom just to make it a little more robust (and to have a nicer finish.)

3. Ask a grown up to drill a few drainage holes in the bottom of your cheese box.

4. Fill with pansies and get your hands mucky!

Pop some pretty pansies
into your cheese box

5. Tie a pretty ribbon around the outside of the box.

Tying a ribbon round the edge
of the box is lots of fun!!

Alpines such as sempervivum would also look lovely in this little handmade pot. 

A big thank you to the lovely people at Kyle Books for sending me a copy of their Gifts from the Garden book by Debora Robertson which features this lovely project. 

The clever Debora Robertson's book is
packed full of lots of lovely things to make

I hope you all have a lovely day with your mummies on Sunday.

Hugs & kisses,

Lulu xxx

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