Friday, May 11, 2012

A Mailable Mum for Mom

Forty years later, and I'm still hand-making gifts for my mom on Mother's Day. (I bet she wishes I'd quit already. Ha.)

A few weeks ago I saw a tutorial for these awesome, felt, flower brooches, and I thought to myself "I bet you could just make those really big and mail them like a postcard."

Sure enough. You can. And it only took five stamps to mail it. 

I made two of them - one for my mom and one for my mother-in-law. Originally, I was just going to write a message on the postcard side. But then I decided I wanted to send them both a gift card for flowers too. So I attached these tiny envelopes to the back and put my message and gift card inside for safe delivery.

I'd like to get something like this in the mail, wouldn't you?

Moms like flowers - even mailable ones. 
I cut the petals slightly different on the pink one. They're rounder. More like a dahlia. The blue one looks kinda like a sunflower, I think.

I found some cool scrapbook papers for the back/postcard side.

I attached a small envelope to the back so I could send my mom a gift card.


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