A Basket for Mother's Day

A Basket for Mother's Day

by Brenda Hyde

Make this special basket for Mother's Day. You can add a plants such as pansies or African Violets to the basket for giving, or fill it with bath items for mom. Use your imagination and give her a few of her favorite things!

You will need:

grapevine or wicker basket

hot glue gun and glue

Spanish moss

dried rose buds, baby's breath (or other dried flowers)

1/2 - 1 inch wide wire edged ribbon for bow

Line the top edge of the basket (do about a 1/4 of the basket edge at a time) with hot glue. Carefully press on the moss until the edge is covered. You can trim it with scissors if it's uneven or slightly wild. Using the hot glue again, attach rose buds and small amounts of baby's breath around the basket edge directly on the moss. Allow to dry-make sure the flowers are secure-glue again if some are loose. Attach the bow.

About the Author

Brenda Hyde is editor of Old Fashioned Living, and freelance writer. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and three children.


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