Oh Joy

{everyday party} sweet sips for mom...
8 May 2012

Merriment-mothers-day-straws-1

With Mother's Day this weekend, we thought it would be fun to share a little something you can make for mom to accent the brunch, lunch, or dinner you might be whipping up in her honor. We asked Courtney from Merriment Events put together this little how to for some sweet floral straws for mom...

Merriment-mothers-day-straws-2

You'll need:

Scrap-booking paper

Fine point scissors

Pinking shears {optional}

Hole punch

Straws

Clear glue

Merriment-mothers-day-straws-3

To make the flowers:

1. Begin with a square piece of paper that’s about 3 x 3”.

2. Fold square in half and cut paper a half moon shape on the fold.

3. Now that you have a half moon shape, fold paper in half two more times. 

4. Holding paper by the pointed side, cut petals. To create a rounded petal, cut the edges of your paper in a rounded shape, keeping in mind the deeper your cut on the sides, the more definition your petals will have. To create a pointed shape, cut the edges to a point.

5. Unfold and hole punch in the center. Slip over straw.

6. To create the fringe center of the flower, cut a strip of paper that’s about 2” long by 1⁄2” wide. Cut fringe into the paper by making slits in the paper with scissors. To make a pointed daffodil shape, cut “alligator teeth” into the paper using regular scissors or pinking shears. Cut the strip to measure around the straw, glue edges, and slip over straw. Pull the fringe or teeth away from the straw.

7. Cut the leaf free-form, hole punch, and slip under the flower. 

Merriment-mothers-day-straws-5

You can also make these for any type of spring or summer party or get-together. Have fun and Happy Mother's Day! — Courtney

{concept & styling by Merriment for Oh Joy, photography by Katie Stoops

Comments

RECEIVE OH JOY POSTS VIA EMAIL

my latest video

oh joy! elsewhere...

recent favorite posts

blog courtesy

  • All layouts on this blog are created solely for the {oh joy!} blog. I enjoy sharing information and love when others enjoy my finds enough to post the links on their own sites. However, I ask that you do not use my exact layouts or designs without permission or without noting its origins on your post. All photos "by Oh Joy" must also be credited and linked to the original post.

    Any comments which are deemed inappropriate ~ including general spam, offensive comments or rude language, self-promotional spam, or other items unrelated to the post ~ will be deleted.

    Oh Joy!® is a registered trademark of Nantaka Joy®, Inc. All rights reserved.

disclosure

  • Oh Joy contains paid advertising banners and some contextual affiliate links. An affiliate link means that we receive commission on sales of the products that are linked to in my posts. So if you click on a link and make a purchase from an affiliate site, then I may make a commission from that purchase. I also work with affiliate links, on occasion, on my Pinterest page. The content of my posts or pins are all items, things, and experiences I genuinely like and will only work with affiliates that fit my aesthetic and brand.

    Any products which have been gifted or provided gratis to Oh Joy for review is noted with an asterisk (*) or c/o (courtesy of) at the bottom of the post and are only posted if a good fit for the Oh Joy aesthetic and content. Any sponsored giveaways or posts will be noted as such.

Blog powered by TypePad
Member since 09/2005

Federated Media Publishing - Home

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...