How To Make A Mother’s Day Card With Celery (Really!)

Mother’s Day will be here before you know it and I still need to make cards.  I keep meaning to run to the craft store for a few more rubber stamps – because I don’t have one that inspires me to make a Mother’s Day card. As I was searching through my rubber stamp tub, I realized that I have quite a few rubber stamps that I’ve purchased and only used once.  There are even some that I’ve purchased and never used at all. I was inspired by the craft book, Stamp It! by Jenny Doh to be more creative in using handmade stamps instead of buying new ones.

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How To Make A Mother’s Day Card With Celery (Really!)

Materials

  • Blank note card and matching envelope
  • Three different colors of acrylic paint – pink, yellow, green
  • Paper plate or paint palette
  • Bunch of celery

Instructions

  • Put a small circle of paint for each color on the paper plate or paint palette
  • Peel off one outer stalk of celery
  • Leave the other stalks together
  • With a very sharp knife, cut off the leaves at the end of the stalk
  • Cut the one single stalk of celery into two pieces.
  • Dip the end of the bunch of celery into the pink paint to make one large flower.
  • Using one half of the single stalk, dip it into the green and use it to make two sets of leaves as shown.
  • Using the other half of the single stalk, dip it into the yellow and use it to make a center to the flower.
  • Let the card dry and you are all set.  You can write Happy Mother’s Day on the inside if you like or just write Mom a note.

Check out my video and watch the whole process.





Comments

  1. Finally something I can do with that gross vegetable!!! ha/ha  BEAUTIFUL!! Tweeted & Pinned!!

  2. Oh, how cool is that! What a fantastic idea! 

  3. I tried using peppers for stamping at St. Patrick’s Day but i love the use of celery for all the time! I love how flowers aren’t holiday specific!

  4. So creative, Ellen! Love this! This is even something I could do with the boys. Love it!

    • Ellen Christian says:

      Thanks, Mel! I like that it was easy to make but can be done in a bunch of different colors 🙂

  5. Brandy Myers says:

    Love this idea! When I was in elementary school we painted with celery, potatoes and sponges and that still sticks with me. I have often thought about giving it a try again but my artistic skills have not gotten much better since that day. Thanks for the reminder.

  6. Fun! My kids would have a great time making this card. They love quirky crafts.

  7. Stacey W. says:

    What a creative idea, and one that kids can do as well! Never would have thought of this!

  8. Love this! It’s such a great, easy idea!

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