All of the books are packed with colorful and creative crafts that are inspired by mid-century designers. In each section of the book there is a brief description of a famous mid-century designer and then it is followed by projects that were inspired by that designers work. For example, Alexander Girard inspired painted wood spoons and blocks, cardboard houses are inspired by Luis Barragán, and Paul Rand inspires a self-stick shelf paper wall mural. There is a nice spread of mediums and techniques to work with too: felt, cardboard, stitchery, jewelry, paper, paint, dye and more.
The craft I'm sharing today is an excerpt from Kid Made Modern and is inspired by Alexander Calder's wire sculptures.
Wired Flowers Tutorial
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I love the idea of using coffee filter flowers to make dimensional artwork and these vases full of colorful flowers look so gorgeous! Get the details to create your own for Mother's Day or any day at Painted Paper.
Willowday shares a wonderful Mother's Day gift idea and tutorial for a wooden bead necklace or bracelet with each bead painted to represent your children. Very sweet and there are several variations so I'm sure you will find something just right for you.
In the third part of Scrumdilly-do!'s flower petal butterfly series, she has made flower prints in the shape of a butterfly then made them into sachets! I love this idea for a unique Mother's Day gift.
Art is Basic shares this bird and and nest craft that looks fun to do anytime but I think it would make an especially nice gift for Mother's Day with the mama and baby bird side-by-side in their nest. So cute!