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How to make a bespoke flower card

I always encourage my kids to make cards for their friends. Not only does it save a small fortune but also there is just something so special about the fact someone has taken the time to create something for you.

I have a very lovely brother in law whose birthday it was recently. We wanted to make him a unique card that he would love. He adores both nature and photography so with a little inspired thought we managed to combine the two.

One glorious afternoon my daughter and I gathered up flowers, stones and fruit from our garden and wrote out 40 in them.

flower card

This in itself was lots of fun. I find crafting form nature always is, it encourages you to look carefully at your surroundings and truly see the beauty of each flower, each stone, each stick.

Magic.

We then took a simple photo  and printed it out and simply glued it onto a plain card. That was it, so simple, yet really personal and actually a little work of art that just could not have been bought in a shop.

he loved our flower card.

flower card

 

You could actually make any age (or name) out of flowers and stones and really personalised any card. You culd even do them in advance using the same garden products just rearranged.

If you like nature crafts ihavea whole host of simple nature crafts  for you on my Simple Parenitng blog and this wekk at Family Budget ing I have been sharing How to make a twig boat

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11 Comments

  1. July 2, 2015 / 5:26 am

    You know I love anything like this, and I’ve never done ages this way, definitely on my list to try!

  2. July 1, 2015 / 7:39 am

    What a gorgeous idea and great for so much more than just Birthday cards x

  3. July 1, 2015 / 7:17 am

    That’s beautiful and such a lovely idea. There really is something special about homemade cards.

  4. June 30, 2015 / 1:41 pm

    That is such a lovely idea Becky. xxx

  5. June 30, 2015 / 8:49 am

    Oh Becky that’s a lovely idea! I’m buying a new printer soon that will hopefully print out photos to a good standard.

  6. June 30, 2015 / 5:42 am

    What a great idea. I may get the boys to do this for Teacher Appreciation cards.

  7. June 29, 2015 / 8:22 pm

    Oh Becky that is gorgeous! I love that idea, I love doing words with shells on the beach and that would make a great card too.

  8. Polka Dot Family
    June 29, 2015 / 6:18 am

    Such a wonderful idea, with end of term coming up this would be a great way to say thank you.

  9. Cat (Yellow Days)
    June 29, 2015 / 6:14 am

    What a lovely idea! I’d love to receive a card like that and it was fun to make too, win-win!

  10. June 29, 2015 / 5:40 am

    This is such a lovely and unique idea. My grandparents love their gardens, so I’ve totally pinned this for inspiration for their next birthday x

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