We all love to get flowers for Valentines day, and we’d often like to give them. But the skyrocketed price for the one week makes it a bit unfriendly to your pocketbook, and let’s face it – Who wants to pay upwards of $50 for something that will only last a few days? (Okay, okay, I still love to get flowers, but I cringe to think how much was spent on them during this time of the year when prices are at their absolute highest.)
Here’s a fun idea on how to give flowers that will last for weeks and weeks and would be appropriate for lots of age groups. This would be a fun craft to do with your kids and let them hand out little flowers with their Valentines at school.
1. Fabric scraps – mix textures and patterns when you can – felt adds a nice touch. Save scraps from clothing that has been ripped or is to the point of no more wear and recycle your usable pieces of fabric. Always clip off buttons and save those.
2. Various Circle Sizes – Use different circle shaped household objects (such as quarters, jar lids, coasters, bottom of a glass etc.
4. Old buttons – I always clip buttons off of shirts if they are not worth handing down. Save the material scraps too!
5. Floral green wire
How to make:
Cut your scraps into circles, using your different objects and layer. You will want between 5-7 layers, all different sizes, topped off with your button.
Now take your wire, and starting on the bottom come up through the big circle, one layer at a time – come back down through the opposite button hole…
…and continue to push through all layers. Twist tight where your wires meet up at the bottom.
The wire will be your flower stem, so cut accordingly.
Make one for a card or a whole dozen for your Valentine.
Thanks again to reader Tracy for submitting this fun, cute and inexpensive way to say “Happy Valentine’s Day!” We’d love to share more of your ideas – please email us at [email protected] Check out more of our Valentines Day ideas under the “Valentines” tab on the left.