Mother`s Day. Unusual Gift - PIN CUSION "Flower" from Salt Dough

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Mother`s Day is a special and dear holiday for both grown-ups and children. In the USA the holiday is celebrated on the second Sunday of May; it`s a day to appreciate mothers and mother figures. People start preparing for the holiday long before this day — they buy cards, candy, flowers, clothing and other gifts for their mothers and grannies to express their love and respect. Children try to make something with their own hands; in the days and weeks before Mother`s Day many schools help their pupils to prepare a handmade card or a small gift for their mothers. We also want to contribute to these craft ideas and offer you to make an interesting and useful craft thing for your mothers — Pin Cusion «Flower» from salt dough. Dear kids, we are sure you won`t encounter any difficulties as everything is explained in the given instructions.

Mother`s Day. Unusual Gift - PIN CUSION Flower from Salt Dough

PIN CUSION «FLOWER»
To make this craft you`ll need: salt dough, a piece of flannel cloth, a piece of cotton cloth for the flower core, ribbon, beads, a needle, thread, cardboard, scissors and glue «Moment».

How to make:

1. From salt dough make 6 balls and flatten them a bit. To make salt dough isn`t difficult but yet it`s better for you, dear kids, to ask for your mums` help.
2. To the first ball attach the rest five by a circle, shaping flower petals (Fig. 1).

Mother`s Day.  Unusual Gift - PIN CUSION Flower from Salt Dough

3. Make a flapjack, attach it to the flower middle but don`t smooth the edges (Fig. 2 A and B).

Mother`s Day.  Unusual Gift - PIN CUSION Flower from Salt Dough

Mother`s Day.  Unusual Gift - PIN CUSION Flower from Salt Dough

4. Dry in the oven, paint and cover with lacquer.
5. Outline the flower, putting the thing onto the cardboard and the flannel cloth; cut the parts (Fig. 3).

Mother`s Day.  Unusual Gift - PIN CUSION Flower from Salt Dough

6. Glue the flannel to the cardboard, then glue the cardboard to the flower. The soft lower part of the pin cusion won`t scracth the table where it`ll be placed.

Making a cusion for needles

1. Cut a circle from a piece of fabric. Gather it over the edge onto the thread with a needle (Fig. 4).

Mother`s Day. Unusual Gift - PIN CUSION Flower from Salt Dough

Show your kids how to work with a needle and thread. Put a piece of sintepon or wadding into the center.
2. Pull off the thread and tie a knot. You`ve made a pad for needles (Fig. 5).

Mother`s Day.  Unusual Gift - PIN CUSION Flower from Salt Dough

3. Glue the pad into the center of the flower.
4. Tie a ribbon around the pad; decorate the flower petals with beads.

Mother`s Day.  Unusual Gift - PIN CUSION Flower from Salt Dough

Your mum will be happy to get such a useful gift on Mother`s Day.

Comments (1)

It`s a very useful gift for mom who likes sewing. I like it too.
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