Mother’s Day Gift Ideas by Tasha of Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body

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Mother's Day Ideas Hands Bouquet Poem Bonbon Break Original

Do you love artwork featuring your child’s handprints as much as I do?  Every time my twin girls come home with handprint art my heart does a happy dance.  I love the thought of being able to look back on them as they grow to remember just how sweet and tiny they used to be.
I am excited to share with you a new idea for turning your child’s handprints into art.  You can make tissue paper flowers with your child’s tiny, sweet little hands as the template!  This is a perfect gift for yourself or for a mom or grandmother you love for Mother’s Day.  And it really, truly is easy.  You do not have to be Martha Stewart to do this project—I promise!
Materials Needed:
  • Tissue paper
  • One piece of plain paper
  • A pen or pencil
  • Scissors
  • Floral wire
  • Floral tape

Hands Bouquet Supplies

First, trace your child’s hand onto a piece of plain white paper and cut it out.  This will serve as your template.

Outlining Hands

Place your template on top of about 25 sheets of tissue paper, trace it onto the tissue paper and cut it out {cut the entire stack out at the same time to save time}.


Separate each tissue paper handprint.  Lay them on on top of the other, alternating the direction that the thumbs face.  Use about 15 handprints.

Hands for Bouquet

Bend a piece of floral wire in half.  Place the floral wire at the bottom left of your stack of tissue paper handprints.  Roll the tissue paper around the floral wire.

Attaching Hands to Bouquet

Secure the bottom of your tissue paper flower to the floral wire with floral tape.

Flower Hands Bouquet

Repeat steps 3 through 5 until your flower reaches the desired fullness.  I used two “layers” for my flowers {for a total of about 30 handprints per flower}.
Now “fluff” your flowers by separating the fingers and layers a bit more.  Just play around with it until you are happy with the way it looks.  There is no right or wrong way to do this.  Do be gentle {I have to confess that I lost a few thumbs during this step—don’t tell my girls}.
That’s it!  Isn’t it easy, adorable and fun?!  If you are a timid, nervous crafter {like I used to be}, you may find yourself thinking, “I love that idea, but I just know my flowers won’t look like that if I attempt it.”  Do it anyway!  Your flowers shouldn’t look just like mine!  After all, your want your handprint flowers to be as beautifully unique as your children, don’t you?
I have also created a sweet printable to accompany your bouquet, if you chose to give one as a gift or want to add a little something more to your own display.  The printable features a poem, from an unknown author, that I feel like is just perfect to pair with this craft.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Hand Poem

You don’t need anything more than a standard color printer to print this.  I set my printer to print it on 8.5 x 11 inch printer paper, 9 to a page so that it was the perfect size to attach to my vase with a ribbon.  I cut it out with scissors and glued it to a piece of scrapbook paper for some added interest and rigidity.
I just love the final product and know that I will cherish my bouquet for years and years to come.  And just like the poem says, I know I will smile when I think of how my girls’ hands looked when they were only three.  I bet I will even be able to remember the feel of their little hands in mine when I look at these flowers 🙂

Mothers Day Gift Ideas: Hand Poem Bouquet



ABOUT TASHA: Tasha,is the creator of Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body, a lifestyle blog dedicated to thrifty DIY renovations, creative design, simple crafts and household tips for REAL people living REAL lives. Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body, documents her family’s adventures as they renovate and decorate their outdated home one room at a time. And because she and her  husband both work full time, are raising twin toddlers AND running a household, they sometimes feature tips for making life as simple as possible, including easy recipes and cleaning tips.


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