DIY Gifts From The Heart
While jewelry and gift cards to favorite stores can be exciting, some of the most memorable gifts I have been given are of the handmade variety.
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Watercolor paper orchid
Make simple paper orchids to add a special touch
For this DIY craft you will need:
Step 1: Open up file orchid-template.pdf and print out onto cardstock.
Step 2 (optional): Mount the orchid template sheet onto pink or purple paper so that one side is the template and the back is colored paper.
Step 3: Cut out orchid pieces.
Step 4: Punch out two holes from Styrofoam sheet or cut two squares about a quarter-inch These pieces get sandwiched between the orchid layers to give the flower depth.
Step 5: With the glue gun, glue the foam circles (or squares) to the centers of orchid bottom and top petals. Layer the top petal over the bottom and glue together at the foam circle. Glue the "lip" orchid piece to the top petals at the foam circle.
Step 6: Finally, curl the orchid petals and lip toward you to give it depth. Use the orchid as a gift topper or string together a few to form a garland for Mom.
FINISHED diy CRAFT