This Mother’s Day, give Mom a gift made with your own two hands. Our pressed-flower candle votive craft for Mother’s Day is a handmade present that she will cherish forever. Even if DIY skills aren’t your strong suit, think about what your mom, grandma, aunt, or any other special lady in your life might say: Anything made with love is something special.
In this tutorial, we’re sharing an easy step-by-step method for making a sweet pressed flower candle votive, sure to bring a smile to any mother’s face! Grab up your supplies, and follow along for a unique and special gift that kids will have fun making, too.
What you’ll need to make this craft for Mother’s Day:
- Fresh flowers
- Parchment paper
- Glass jar (An empty pickle or mayonnaise jar works great!)
- Mod Podge
- Small candle
How to make a homemade pressed flower votive craft for mother’s day:
Step One: Press the flowers
Place the flowers in a single layer on top of a piece of parchment paper.
Place a second piece of parchment paper on top of the flowers.
Lay a towel over the top of the parchment paper and press the flowers using a warm iron. To do this, lay the iron on top of each section of flowers and press for 10 seconds before moving the iron to a different section. Continue this process until all the flowers are flattened.
Step Two: Add the flowers to the jar
First, spread a layer of Mod Podge all over the jar. Then, place the pressed flowers on top of the layer of glue to secure them to the jar.
Next, paint a second layer of glue over the top of the flowers, carefully spreading the glue from the center of the flower outward to keep the petals in place.
Allow the glue to dry completely, then touch up with another layer of glue if any of the petals have begun to pull away from the jar.
Tie a piece of twine around the top of the jar and secure with a bow. Place a candle inside the jar, and your gift is all ready for Mom!
Mother’s Day is not the only day a year where we can shower the moms in our lives with love, but it’s definitely one where she’ll feel appreciated with a unique handmade gift. While you’re at it, pair her present with a handmade 3D Mother’s Day card that comes straight from the heart. For a special addition, consider adding some of her favorite flowers and colorful pebbles inside. Once you’re finished putting on your own creative touches, share a photo with us on Facebook – we love seeing your creations!