a mother’s day wreath is my fave

April 24, 2013

Today’s post is from sweet Joy, the gal behind Frock Files

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From my mom, I inherited a lot of things, including a love of paper and flowers, and an interest in writing. So it only seemed fitting to combine the two in a project for Mother’s Day this year.

This wreath houses three big paper flowers using straws for stems, which act as compartments for notes. Each year you and your loved ones can roll up a different love note for your mom to place in the stems of the flowers.


– Straws
– Petal templates (small & big)
– Tissue paper (12 sheets)
– Scissors
– Tape
– Green felt (4 12” x 12” sheets)
– An embroidery hoop
– Hot glue gun
– Ribbon (2 feet)
– Paper (for the notes)

mother's day wreath

1. Stack several sheets of tissue paper and trace the shape of small and large petals on them. Cut around them.

2. Fold the tissue paper back and forth like an accordion to give the petals texture.

mother's day wreath

3. Wrap the base of the petals around the straw, starting with the small petals and ending with the large ones. Glue or tape in place. Continue with as many flowers as you’d like to make. Trim if desired.

mother's day wreath

4. Cut leaf shapes out of the felt. I used just under 100 leaves measuring about 2” each on my embroidery hoop, which measures 14” in diameter. You may use more or fewer depending on the size of your hoop and your spacing.

mother's day wreath

5. Beginning with the outer rim, hot glue the leaves so that they overlap. Once you’ve worked your way around, do the same with the front rim.

6. Trim the stems of your blossoms and hot glue them to the hoop

mother's day wreath

7. Write love notes to your mom on small pieces of paper and slip them into the straws at the center of the blossoms.

8. Have your siblings write notes too. Tie with ribbon and hang on your mom’s door.

mother's day wreath

9. Pat yourselves on the back for being excellent offspring.

What would you write on the note to your mom?

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  • On April 24, 2013 , Amanda said:

    This is so pretty. I always find the best new sites through the guest posts you feature 🙂 Have a great day!

  • On April 24, 2013 , Ashley said:

    Such an adorable idea!

  • On April 24, 2013 , Mere // Not Merely Living said:

    What a beautiful and thoughtful gift! I love the colors you chose too.

  • On April 24, 2013 , Lena said:

    Love those giant flowers–gorgeous!

  • On April 24, 2013 , bebe pies said:

    So pretty!

  • On April 24, 2013 , Theresa said:

    Aw, I love that the special notes are hidden away in the cute straws. You are so clever! You can definitely see all the handmade love in this wreath. Any mom would be lucky to receive this on Mother’s Day.

  • On April 24, 2013 , Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said:


  • On April 25, 2013 , Katie said:

    Would love a template for the small and large petals, so that I can trace them!

  • On April 25, 2013 , Stephanie said:

    Such a beautiful wreath! I love how the notes are rolled up into the center of each flower. Those pretty flowers could be used in so many different ways… thanks for the templates, Joy! 🙂

  • On April 26, 2013 , lauren said:

    this is beautiful! i want to make it as soon as possible.

  • On April 26, 2013 , lyndsay said:

    hi joy! this is a bonkers amazing wreath… i could just leave it up all year round… um, assuming i made one for myself and not my mom… 🙂

    so hard to put in words how much my mom means to me! i would probably just write I LOVE YOU! ^__^

  • On April 26, 2013 , Julie said:

    Great project, Joy! Mom would love one of these! 🙂

  • On April 27, 2013 , Beth said:

    This is really pretty!!

  • On May 3, 2013 , Oh Hey Baby: 10 Things Friday! said:

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