Our series “Get Crafty” gives you the inspiration for creating inventive DIY projects during the holidays and year-round. Show Mom just how special she is by surprising her with a Sunflower Wheel of Appreciation! Read on to learn how to make this DIY Mother’s Day craft.
Mom does it all. She cooks, cleans, consoles, and even coaches us through life’s toughest moments. To show Mom just how special she is, make her this Sunflower Wheel of Appreciation to go along with her Mother’s Day flowers. This creative DIY Mother’s Day craft is blooming with compliments that are sure to make Mom smile.
We chose to craft ours to resemble a sunflower, but you can get creative and mix and match colors and shapes to replicate Mom’s favorite flower! Think white and yellow for a beautiful daisy or pink and white for a stunning lily.
Supplies for Sunflower Wheel of Appreciation
- Cardstock in 2-4 different colors (We used brown, orange, and two shades of yellow)
- 1 paper plate
- 1 fine tip marker
- Paper fastener
Directions for Sunflower Wheel of Appreciation
Trace the paper plate onto the piece of cardstock that will become the bottom of the wheel.
Then, trace a circle shape just a bit smaller than the first shape on a piece of different-colored cardstock. If you need a stencil for this part, bend the paper plate in half and trim the ends just a bit. The result will have scalloped edges but will suffice for creating the general circle shape.
Use scissors or an X-Acto knife to cut out a rectangular shape on the smaller circle. Take the cut-out rectangle shape and use it to create a border for your text on the larger circle. This will assure your text stays within the boundaries of the box.
Once you draw your rectangular borders, use a pencil to write a message for Mom in each one. Then, use a marker to go over the letters to make the words pop. Erase any stray pencil markings.
Now, take the cardstock you plan to use for the petals and cut out several petal shapes in varying sizes (they don’t need to be perfect). We used two shades of yellow, but you can stick to just one and still come out with a wow-worthy project.
Apply glue to the wide ends of the petals and stick them to the back of the larger circle.
To complete the wheel, position the smaller circle in the center of the larger circle and seal in the middle with the paper fastener.
Now, give your Wheel of Appreciation a spin and let your Mom know why she’s the best in the world!
My Mom…is my hero
My Mom…makes the best breakfast
My Mom…is my #1 fan