Cheer-them-up crafts and simple get-well gift ideas

Get well gift ideas

Do you have a friend who’s under the weather, in the hospital or just having a rough time? Flowers are a lovely way to cheer someone up, but they’re not right for every situation. If you want the spirit-lifting power of flowers without the pollen or “green thumb” issues, try these crafty ideas. We’ve put together three easy-to-make bouquets (using card stock, felt and cookies) that are guaranteed to turn a friend’s not-so-good day into a pretty great one.

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Fresh-cut paper flower bouquet

Give her just the boost she needs with a pretty paper flower bouquet adorned with words of encouragement on the leaves. These paper flowers can be crafted from card stock or recycled greeting cards, and they can be painted, or not. Each set of templates makes four flowers, so print more for a fuller bouquet.

Heart"felt" bouquet

Felt flowers are a pretty and long-lasting way to show her you’re thinking of her. Use our templates and easy step-by-step instructions to make a variety of layered felt flowers with button centers—the kids will love helping you make this heart”felt” garden grow!

Cheery & chewy bouquet

Who wouldn’t love a bouquet of these sweet cookie treats. Forget about adorning a table, though. These flowers go best with a plate and a cup of coffee. Use our easy instructions, recipe and free printables to craft this simple cookie bouquet—chock full of spirit-lifting goodness (and mini chocolate chips).

  • Credits:
  • Contributions by Hallmark paper sculptor Tom Wallen, Hallmark editor Jeanne Field, Hallmark writer Bill Gray, and Hallmark creative studio photography manager (and professional baker) Bernard Shondell.