Move over macaroni frames, there’s a new DIY Mother’s Day gift in town, and it’s not only fun to make, but easy too! Using our photo flower stencil template, some scrapbooking paper, scissors, and a bit of glue, we created creative and colorful DIY photo flowers for the perfect kid-friendly complement to those stunning Mother’s Day flowers you plan on sending. For even more photo fun, send your arrangement in a personalized vase – sure to make Mom smile!
Let the kids get creative by picking out their own patterned paper and colors! They’ll love letting their personalities shine in this personalized Mother’s Day gift idea.
Supplies for DIY Photo Flowers
Photo flower template (download here)
Scrapbook and construction paper in various colors and patterns
Lollipop sticks or similar
Directions for DIY Photo Flowers
Load your printer with a sheet of cardstock; download and print the photo flower stencil template. Cut out the shapes to use as stencils. Set aside.
Prepare the photograph. If are using a photograph trace the smaller flower on the photograph and cut out the shape. If you plan on printing your child’s photo, open and crop the area you wish to use to 3.5 inches X 3.5 inches. Print on high-quality photo paper for best results. Once printed, use the smaller flower again to trace the shape and cut out.
Once your photos and stencils are prepared, it’s time for the floral fun! Take the larger flower and trace onto the color/pattern you’d like to appear on the outermost layer of the flower. Cut out and set aside.
Then, take the smaller flower and trace onto the color/patterned paper you would on the middle layer of the flower. Trace the circle stencil in the middle of the smaller flower shape. Fold in half and cut out the circle shape from the flower to create an open space.
Once you have all the shapes cut out, place a few drops of glue onto the largest flower. Take your first photo and glue down. Once dry, add a few drops of glue to the smaller flower and place on top of the photo.
Now, onto the stems! Grab your stick and wrap in floral tape; the tape is naturally slightly sticky so no further glue is necessary. Once fully wrapped, tape the stick to the back of the flower.
Optional: fold a piece of green construction paper in half and cut out a folded leaf shape. Add glue to one half of the leaf and hug around the newly created stem.