Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Mother's Day Tussie Mussie

A tussie mussie is a cute way of saying, "bouquet" & Mother's Day is a great time to create one. This is a simple and easy way to create a sweet little gift whether it's for Mother's Day, a birthday, or just because.

 I have seen people coloring white flowers using food coloring & have wanted to try it. So I bought some babies breath & put some in a mason jar with red food coloring, some in a jar with yellow food coloring, & left some white.

The yellow started to work immediately. The red was slower to start changing color so I added more of the red food coloring. For good measure I went ahead & added more yellow too. It was so interesting to watch them changing colors.

I left them in the jars until all the water was gone. This will dry the flowers & they will last for years. You just have to be gentle with them so you don't knock the flowers off the stems.

To make the tussie mussie, I cut a piece of cardstock into a 5.25" square.

I rolled the cardstock into a cone shape, securing it with tacky glue as I went.

I added the flowers, also securing with tacky glue.

I added a lace & burlap ribbon around the cone...

I used a punch to cut a tag using the same cardstock.

I wrote. "Happy Mother's Day" on the tag & glued it onto the cone.

I finished it off with a little bow.

I loved watching the flowers change colors. I saw some white daisies growing on my property that I think will be my next experiment.

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