If Mom loves the scent of lavender, these handmade gifts are sure to make her day.
1. Using the decorative-edge scissors, cut away 1/8-inch-wide strips along all edges of the light lavender card stock. Repeat with the medium lavender card stock.
2. Press the stamp on the purple ink pad to coat the design with ink completely. Center the stamp on the light lavender card, and press firmly to transfer the design. Let the ink dry.
3. Spray the back of the smaller card with adhesive. Center the smaller card over the larger card. Press the layers together, and let the adhesive dry.
4. Punch one hole through both layers in the upper left corner. Thread jute cord or ribbon through the hole, and tie the ends in a knot.
5. Press the stamp on the black ink pad to coat the design with ink completely. Leaving an extra inch of space at the top, center the stamp on one side of the box. Press firmly, and let the ink dry. Repeat for the other sides. If desired, fill in the design of the leaves with the he green marking pen; fill in the flowers with the purple marking pen.
1. Cut the twigs to roughly the same length -- at least 18 inches long or even much longer, depending on the size of the wreath. If you plan to use the wreath in a covered area outside, choose either copper or brass crafts wire. For indoor use, any kind of very thin wire, including steel, will work.
2. Determine the diameter of the inside of your wreath; bend a long twig to form a circle of this size, and wrap the ends with wire to hold it.
3. Assemble a few twigs and, using the circle as a form, bend and wire the twigs around the form. Place the next few twigs to overlap the cut ends of the previous bunch, bending and wiring them as before. Continue until the entire circular form is covered with twigs.
4. Beginning at one side of the wreath, tuck in sprigs of lavender with all stems pointing in the direction of the twigs. Add stems of other flowers, as desired. For a more permanent wreath, spot-glue the stems to the wreath.
1. Draw a star on one side of the plastic foam; cut it out with a serrated or electric knife. If a point accidentally breaks off, glue it back on.
2. Place dried lavender buds in a shallow container such as a plate. Working with one side at a time, smear a layer of glue on the star, and immediately press it into the lavender buds. Repeat to cover all sides completely.
3. Replenish the fragrance as necessary with a few drops of lavender oil.