Looking for a nifty token to make for a mom (or grandmother) this Mother’s Day? This one is sweet, kind of cheesy and will make her feel special on Sunday. I must admit, it’s not the simplest craft I have made up, but the kids enjoyed it. And I know they are pumped to give these out on Sunday. Here’s what we did, and I am sure you can come up with even better ideas.
- Recycled buttons
- Don’t have buttons? Use a metal juice top lid and safety pin (see instructions for details)
- Hot glue gun
- Fabric glue (optional but could use for gluing the felt)
- Felt fabric, various colors
- Toilet paper roll
- Puffy Paint (also optional)
- Take the old button (or make-shift button – instructions in Step 2) and have the adult use the hot glue gun to spread a line of glue on the outermost edge of the face of the button…quickly press a piece of felt on top. I cut the felt after gluing it on…so there is at least 1/4 of an inch extra around the edge. (See image 3.)
- If you do not have buttons to reuse, simply take a clean metal juice top and safety pin. Put a line of hot glue on the top, press the closed side of the pin into the glue. Then take two pieces of strong, clear packing tape to press over the pin for extra stability (make sure the hot glue is no longer hot). (See image 2.) Then attach the felt piece as stated in Step 1.
- Cut the end of a toilet paper roll so you have about a half-inch thick ring.
- Cut out 8-10 petals with the felt (we made ours about 1 inch long)…whatever colors you like. Glue them onto outside of the toilet paper ring.
- Cut two strips of felt. One that will fit on the inside of the toilet paper roll ring and one that will fit on the outside of the ring after the petals are glued on. (See image 4.)
- After the petals are glued on, the strips are glued into place, then put a line of glue on the bottom of the assembled ring, to then be placed onto the top of the felt-lined-button.
- Decorate with puffy paint as you wish!