This is an inexpensive and easy centerpiece for kids to make for Mom! This can also be cute for spring and summer parties and baby showers!
“Mom’s Little Garden” – Real growing flowers from the nursery that can be planted in mom’s garden, in a cheery glitter painted picket fence. Silk butterfly, bee, bird, and lady bugs add fun and color.
Supplies: Butterfly, Bees, bird, lady bugs, 6-pack of flowers from the nursery, peat moss, glitter glue, craft popsicle sticks, Elmer’s glue, crackle paint, curling ribbon, platter to hold water
How to: Kids build a “picket fence” around nursery flowers with craft popsicle sticks and glue, and decorate with glitter glue! Paint the craft sticks with crackle paint. Using glue, make 4 fences. Kids can decorate with glitter glue. Pack peat moss around the nursery flowers. Tie the fence around the flowers and peat moss with curling ribbon. Arrange peat moss around the outside of fence. Decorate with lady bugs, butterflies or birds from the craft store. Optional: Stick colorful seed packets with curling ribbon on skewers into the middle of flowers. Whimsical and fun!
Tip: for the Nursery flowers in the middle, choose an “annual” which will bloom all the way through fall – cosmos, marigolds, sunflower, vinca for good performance in summer heat.
Tip: On skewers, stick vegetable or flower seed packets into flowers decorated with curling ribbon hanging down:
Tip: Choose seeds that can be planted in May (Note: May is the perfect time to plant seeds directly into the ground for: squash, beans, cucumbers and melonsl) OR Look for seed packets that can be planted in May for Aug. thru Oct. flowers (snapdragons, strawflowers or scarlet sage)