Turn a small pinecone into rosebud to make pinecone roses DIY cards. Pinecone roses are 3D homemade Mother’s Day Cards that both kids or adults can make.
Mom, grandma, and Nana love to receive homemade cards from the children and grandchildren in their lives on Mother’s Day. Learn how to make a pinecone rose Mother’s day card with this easy nature craft tutorial.
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Homemade Mother’s Day Cards
Unless you have a stash of small pinecones to craft with, you will need to go on a nature hunt to find a few of the materials. If you can not find small pine cones in your area, we have provided an affiliate link to small pinecones that you can purchase below.
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Rose Mother’s Day Card Materials
- Small Pinecones
- Rose leaves (optional, can also be painted)
- Acrylic or tempera paint
- Small leaf punch
- Dark green construction paper
- Blank cards with envelopes
- White glue, glue dots, or glue gun with glue sticks
Pinecone Rose Cards Step by Step Directions
Learn how to make a pinecone rose Mother’s day card with this easy nature craft tutorial.
Step 1 – Gather materials for pinecone rose card and set up an area to paint
If you are using acrylic paint make sure you protect the surface that you will be working on with newspaper or a large piece of posterboard. Acrylic paint is permanent when it dries, while tempera paints are washable.
The downside of tempura paints is that they do not cover many types of materials as well as acrylic paints do. This means that you can see what’s under the paint after the first coat, and will often need to reapply more paint.
Step 2 – Paint small pinecone rosebud color of choice
My daughter painted the pinecones while holding them in her hand. When she was done she did some pinecone process art by rolling off the excess paint onto the posterboard. You can see the pink and red pinecone prints all over the poster board in the photos above and below.
Alternatively, you can paint the pinecone rosebud in a small dessert bowl or container. Simply roll the pinecone around in the container with a paintbrush until it has enough paint on it, and roll the excess off on a piece of white posterboard.
Either way, invite your children to make pinecone roses cards, and, try pinecone print process art with this fun art and craft project!
If you would like to watch how to paint a pinecone in a bowl, hop over to have a look at the video in “How to Paint Wooden Beads.” The video shows how to paint a wooden bead, but a pinecone can be painted using the same technique.
Step 3 – Paint twigs to create rosebud stem
- Paint the twigs to make them look like rose stems. We used kelly green acrylic paint.
- Allow pinecone rosebuds and twig rose stems to dry before moving on to the next step.
Step 4 – Glue pinecone roses and twig stems to the cards
- First, glue the twig onto the card.
- Next, glue the pinecone rosebud at the top of the twig.
Step 5 – Glue or paint rose leaves onto the pinecone roses
We have a wild rose growing in our backyard so we picked some real leaves to glue onto our cards to finish our pinecone rosebud Mother’s Day cards.
If you don’t have wild rose leaves growing nearby, you can paint them with the same green that you used to paint the pinecone roses twig stem. Or, use green construction paper, a small leaf punch, and glue.
Pinecone Roses DIY Cards Photo Tutorial
You can see how to make pinecone rose cards in the step by step pinecone rosebud card photo tutorial below.
3D Rosebud Homemade Mother’s Day Cards
Mom will love this homemade pinecone rose Mothers Day! Make sure that you make one for grandma and nana too!
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