3" or 6" pillar candle-white or off white (3" diameter)
(Leaves of geranium, rue, ferns, roses, any flat pressed flowers)
Votive candle - white or off-white
Old pan to heat wax in
Heat votive candle in the old pan until melted. Use a votive that is the same
color as the pillar candle that is used.
If your Mother has a favorite flower it would be a nice idea to use that kind
of blossom. Arrange flowers on table to a suitable design for your candle
unless you will be placing them on the candle randomly. Take your small paint
brush and dab a little melted wax onto candle where you plan on placing first
flower. Quickly place flower on top of dap of wax. Do this with you whole
design, making sure you get just a THIN layer of wax on the top of the flower.
Brush a THIN layer of melted wax over whole design. Allow the candle to cool
either at room temperature or in a refrigerator.
Final touch ideas: Place your Mothers Day gift in a small wreath of dried
flowers and add a handwritten "I love you Mom" little note and
Mother's Day Rose
Potpourri Craft Ingredients
1 cup dried rose buds and petals
1 cup mixed pink and white dried flowers
1 cup rosemary leaves
1¼ cup broken stick cinnamon
1 cup bay leaves
1 tablespoons whole cloves
3 tablespoons orris root chips
6 to 8 drops rose oil
Mix well and seal in a jar with plenty of air space. Shake or stir it daily for
2 weeks to allow it to blend and ripen.
Additional ideas: Give your gift to Mom in a pretty jar decorated with ribbon
and / or display jar in a pretty basket using a lace doily as a basket lining
and big enough to hang over the the basket creating a delicate scalloped edge.
Weave a narrow ribbon, through lace or wrapped around the basket handle and
tied in a bow.