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Mother’s Day Pipe Cleaner Flower Bouquet

I first saw these pipe cleaner flowers done by Kami at No Biggie. She shared how to make them into fun rose rings, but I thought I’d put my own little twist on them for a Mother’s Day Bouquet. You can bind them together all on their own or place them in a flower pot for Mom.

Supplies for Pipe Cleaner Bouquet:

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For the flower pot:

  1. Cut a pink ribbon to length.
  2. Attach it to the rim of the pot using glue dots. I love glue dots, so functional!
  3. Tie it off in a bow. I also attached the bow in place with a glue dot.
  4. I then added green colored rice we made during Easter to fill the pot, giving it a fun finished look.

For the flowers:

  1. Wrap a long green pipe cleaner around the 6 bundled pipe cleaners.
  2. Bend and twist it to make the stem.
  3. Spread out your now 12 strands, and curl them up into each other to make the flower.
  4. For a sturdier stem, fold the green pipe cleaner in half again.

Group them all together and tie it with another pipe cleaner.

Or you can leave them separate in the pot for a fun arrangement. Either way, Mom will love them!

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36 comments

  1. Love it! Already thinking I need more pipe cleaners in different colors from the $ store.
    But what’s in the pot? Looks like green tinted rice?

  2. These are awesome. I am doing them with my Children’s Church kids for Mother’s Day. Karen and Alex, the link for showing how the curl them is at the top of the page under “No Biggie.”

  3. Yes!!!~please allow for printing!!!
    Yes!!!~please have a video for curling up the pipe cleaners!!!
    Yes!!!~I need crafting help!!!

    I would so love to make these!!!

  4. These look great and i desperately want to make them, but am having troublebwuth the flower folding part- could you possible feature a video?

  5. This is so adorable. I am thinking of making these flowers in a pot as home decor and then maybe next year implementing it for Mommy’s day…

  6. Hi Marie! These are so cute and I love the fun colors you picked! We featured this idea at ABC & 123, we’ve featured your ideas before and hope it’s still okay. We used the bottom photo, direct linked, and credited you…as always. Thanks in advance for sharing but it it’s not okay, please let us know and we’ll remove it.

  7. This is amazing! So colorful! I remember I used to play with pipe cleaners when I was little, but I had no ideea THIS kind of thing can be made from them.

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