Handmade Gift for Mom


What mom doesn’t love flowers for a special occasion? The Craft Shack has created this step-by-step guide to create a special Mother’s day gift that includes a flower that will last a lifetime! This adorable Mother’s Day canvas can be made from recycled materials, is fun to make and a sweet gift for Mom.

You Will Need:

  • Upcycle an old canvas (prep with gesso) or buy a new one
  • Acrylic paints from your art bin
  • Any paint brushes you have around the house
  • Mod Podge (available at any art store)
  • Any type of glue
  • Reuse some old rubber stamps, bubble wrap, or anything that will make texture
  • Reuse some fabric scraps or old scrapbook paper (small prints work best)
  • Ribbon scraps or lace pieces
  • Chenille stems (AKA pipe cleaners)
  • Photo of Mom and kid(s)


Step 1: Gather your fabric scraps or scrapbook paper and decide what color chenille stems would work best.

Step 2: One chenille stem will make two petals.  Cut the chenille stem into half and bend into a petal shape (tear drop).  Twist one end around the other to secure.  This will leave a small tail.


Step 3: Add a line of glue around one side of the petal (leave out the tail) and place the petal on top of the fabric or scrapbook paper.  Press down to ensure a good bond and let dry completely.  Repeat for all petals.

Step 4: While the petals are drying paint your canvas, “junk” it up with stamps and/or add texture by using bubble wrap or anything else you can find.


Step 5: Using modpodge adhere your photograph.  Frame your picture with ribbon using glue to adhere.

Step 6: Once the petals are dry, trim the fabric or scrapbook paper being careful not to cut through where the glue was applied.


Step 7: Glue petals onto canvas in a flower shape.

Step 8: Add a button or any other embellishment for the center of the flower.


Step 9: Type out a saying on your computer, cut it out and glue it down.  You could also stamp or write directly on the canvas.


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Mother’s Day Mixed Media Canvas Workshop

At The Craft Shack

172 W. Warren Ave., Longwood

Saturday, May 11, 2013

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

$25 includes all supplies and materials

Call to reserve your spot today: 407-448-1375

The Craft Shack Website

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