We created this darling Smile Blossom craft as our monthly contribution for Raising Arizona Kids magazine. We were thinking of Mother’s Day, but when the girls brought home a note last week from the PTA saying that Friday would be “bring your teacher a flower day,” I decided these blossoms would be perfect for that too!
My cousin’s wife is super stylish. I’m always a bit envious of her fabulous outfits, many of which she sews herself. Well she has the most adorable necklace — it goes with everything because I swear she’s wearing it just about every other time I see her. Sometimes she layers it with other necklaces and sometimes wears it alone. After I couldn’t stand it any longer, I asked where she’d found such a gem. The answer: her daughter had made it by stringing a bunch of vintage buttons together! Sounds like a perfect gift for Mother’s Day or maybe Teacher Appreciation?
I mean the macaroni one junior made in preschool is sweet, but what if your kiddos could make a necklace you’d actually WANT to wear hundreds of times? Stringing buttons is as easy as working with cereal or noodles — the order doesn’t matter so just let the kids go to town!