Sunday, April 19, 2015

Celery Roses ~ A Simple but Elegant Project for Mother's Day (or any special occasion)


Mother's Day and Grandparent's Day are quickly approaching.  In school, I was always the kid who struggled to make an art project look the way I wanted it to.  ~As a teacher, I continue to struggle with displays and lovely little touches. 



So, I was very excited when I saw a celery rose on Pinterst.  My inspiration came from Laureen Cracknell.  She had a lovely, intricate project including some roses printed from celery.  (Click here to see her blog post.)  I wanted to simplify this idea for busy teachers, so I am providing a template for a vase and flower stems.  
This project required one stalk of celery.  Just cut the celery into short pieces and use a rubber band to hold them together. 


Print the page with the vase and stem.  Kids can color the stems and decorate the vase as they'd like.  Then, they can stamp away to create a bouquet of roses for their mother or any important person in their life. 


For the inside of the card, I'm including a couple templates that kids can use to write a special note. 


To download the pages shown, click here or on any of the pictures. 

** Bonus: Now I'm motivated to eat the rest of the celery . . . 

Thanks so much for stopping by!   :) Anne Gardner