Did you pick flowers as a kid for you mum on Mother’s Day? Well I did. I got up really early and went into the garden to pick a huge bouquet of wild flowers. Only years later my mum told me that she would have rather slept in than be woken by me stomping through the house on my way to get them. Well, you can’t have it all, can you?
Actually you can with these candles: it’s prepared in advance (could be weeks!), is the perfect gift and it includes flowers that last forever. If that’s not the perfect Mother’s Day gift!
What you need for the flower candles:
- fresh flowers
- thin paper
- a thick book (to press the flowers)
- baking paper
- an iron
- white candles
Take the flowers and separate them on paper.
Put them in the book and press them – at least over night.
Now comes the tricky part: place them on the candle in a pattern that you’re satisfied with. Once that’s done place the baking paper on top and iron it on the low heat. Until it sticks perfectly. Make sure that the iron is not to hot or the wax will cover the flowers and muten the colors.
Peel the baking paper off and it’s all done!
So now that I’m all set and ready for Mother’s Day I can lean back. Puh, it’s like you don’t know me at all! I always get the busiest just right before a holiday – that’s when the ideas flood in. So let’s get even more crafty.
Just so you know: the weather’s going to be bad this weekend, you might just hop outdoors and collect some wild flowers for this project. 😉
Now. Carry on!