There are numerous ways to use flowers in homemade kids gifts
, aside from just giving a bouquet. Particularly in craft making and gift giving, it's nice to preserve the flowers in such a way that the gift can be enjoyed for years without worry of spoilage. The most common ways to preserve your garden's blooms are by drying or pressing. We'll break down some gift ideas by each of these preservation methods.
Purchase an inexpensive photo frame that you can cover with dried flowers. These can be hot glued directly onto the frame. Then the frame can be used for a special photograph or moment. One really nice idea is to use flowers that came from the event shown in the picture, such as a wedding, birthday party, or anniversary celebration.
Dried flowers can also be used to fill large vases. Choose vases of clear glass vase
that are interesting shapes, and fill them entirely with one specific type of dried blossom to achieve magnitude of scale. If you want to mix the colors, fill a vase with a variety of blooms to match your mom's home décor. The vases can be finished off by tying wired ribbons around the tops in coordinating colors.
Dried flowers can also be used to create wreaths, sprays, or even small arrangements to be used around the house. For example, large dried blossoms such as hydrangea can be tied with bows and hung from doorknobs or the backs of auditorium chair
s for a special event. You can also hot glue some dried blooms to basic napkin rings. Make a set of four or eight of these and package with some coordinating cloth napkins for a Mother's Day gift that mom will really appreciate.
Bleachers come in a variety of styles and materials. While wood bleachers used to be common, at the highest level of professional stadiums they are much less likely to still be in use today, replaced instead with plastic or metal bleachers. Outdoor bleachers can be large, covering an entire half of a football field, or small sets that only feature three to four rows that each hold less than 10 patrons. In addition to telescopic bleacher
s, pull-out bleachers are available for stadiums or gyms with multiple uses. The bleachers are pulled out for sports that do not require as much space, allowing for more seating, but retracted when a sport with a larger playing area takes place.