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Mother's Day

Explore 142 recipes, 77 projects, 29 articles, 41 galleries, 66 videos, and more

Puzzle Card

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Violet Posies

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The simplest gifts are often the most appreciated. A handful of violets can translate into a charming expression of your sentiments on May Day or Mother's Day, around which time these delicate flowers reach full bloom. One way to exhibit their beauty is in a well-presented posy.
Materials
  • Fresh-cut long-stem violets
  • Colored waxed paper
  • Cotton wool sheet roll
  • Silver ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Utility knife or scalloping scissors
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Mother's Day Tissue Flower Card

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Iron-On Kids' Tote Bag

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A cloth bag makes a natural canvas for young artists. This iron-on design spurs their self-expression, with its coloring book-style outlines and the start of a sweet sentiment: "Mom, I love you because..."
Materials
  • Flower Clip Art
  • Transfer paper (Epson Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper for basic transfer, amazon.com; or Dark T-Shirt Transfers for white-on-dark transfers, avery.com)
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Ironed pillowcase
  • Natural-fiber (such as cotton) tote bags
  • Iron
  • Sharpie markers in assorted colors
  • Butcher paper
  • Scrap paper
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Lily Arrangement

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For centuries, lilies (Lilium) have been prized for their sweet fragrance and graceful, nodding blooms. But over the past sixty years, extensive breeding has yielded a new generation of vibrantly hued hybrids. In this monumental arrangement, the trumpeted blooms of four hybrid varieties are artfully showcased in an oversize Ironstone vase.
Materials
  • Ironstone vase
  • Flower frog (Martha secures hers to the vase's bottom with floral clay)
  • Cut-flower food
  • About 30 lilies
  • Sharp knife or bypass pruners
  • Tissue (optional)
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Mother's Day Bouquet Card

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This sweet bouquet card, created using flower craft punches, is sure to brighten any mother's day!
Materials
  • Swan craft stock or other card stock, from Martha Stewart Crafts at Michaels
  • Hydrangea, rose leaf, cosmos, daisy, and frond craft punches
  • Double-sided tissue tape 
  • Ribbon
  • Ribbon-style label
  • 1/8-inch double-sided adhesive foam dots
  • Craft knife
  • Precision craft scissors
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Punched Floral Place Mats

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