Back to School at FamilyEducation.com
|

Box of Wooden Tulips

Give your friends a box of flowers that they won't have to take care of. These country wooden tulips make great spring or Easter gifts.

Time frame: Two to three hours plus overnight to dry

Level: Moderately easy

What you need:

  • Wooden tulips (approximately three X two inches)
  • Pink, yellow, mint green, white, and forest green craft paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • Wooden dowels
  • Clear acrylic finish spray
  • Drill with drill bit that matches the size of the end of the dowels
  • Glue gun
  • Unfinished wooden vase in a spring shape (butterfly, bunny, Easter egg)
  • Flower arrangement foam block
  • One bunch of dried baby's breath
  • Spanish moss
  1. Paint one tulip pink, one mint green, and one yellow. Paint each dowel forest green and allow it to dry. Spray each piece with clear acrylic finish spray and allow everything to dry.
  2. Drill a hole in the bottom of each tulip. Squeeze glue into the holes and twist in the dowels.
  3. Paint the vase with white craft paint and allow it to dry. Paint a green border around the edges of the box as shown. Spray with clear acrylic spray and allow it to dry overnight.
  4. Glue a block of flower arrangement foam into the vase. Add the tulips and arrange baby's breath in between them. Cover the top of the vase with Spanish moss.

More on: Crafts for Kids

|

Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Making Great Gifts © 2001 by Marilee LeBon. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

To order this book visit Amazon's web site or call 1-800-253-6476.


September 1, 2014



Don't forget to hydrate! Forego sugary juices and sodas and pack a bottle of water in your child's lunch. If your child likes a little more flavor, spice it up with lemon, lime, cucumbers, or fresh fruit.


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write! Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com to sign our petition to save handwriting!

14 Back-to-School Fashion Trends for 2014
Send your kids back to school looking sharp! Check out 2014's hottest back-to-school fashion trends, from clothes to shoes and accessories.

Put a Stop to Bedtime Struggles
Steer clear of tears at bedtime with these helpful bedtime tips and this printable bedtime routine checklist for kids.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!