Looking for an inexpensive homemade gift idea for Mothers’ Day?
These beautiful threaded bangles may be just the thing! We sourced green florist wire from a local craft shop and used buttons, wooden beads, Hama beads and hessian leaves for threading. The soft wire made threading and shaping easy and eliminated the need for needles thereby making it more toddler-friendly. We saved some dollars by pre-cutting the leaf shapes ourselves from hessian placemats. The starch in the placemat material held the hessian fabric together and made for a more effective result than regular hessian. This simple craft activity doubled as an excellent fine motor opportunity for children as young as three, although adult supervision is a must due to the choking hazard of the small beads and buttons. Mothers’ Day in the southern hemisphere falls in May so we selected beautiful Autumn colours, such as brown, gold, yellow, red, orange and green for our jewellery design. However now we’re dying to try neons, pastels and all sorts of other colour combinations! When threading is completed, simply twist the wire ends together to complete the bangle.