My mom and stepdad moved to a beautiful new house almost a year ago. She’d had this potted tree that had made moves with her for almost twenty years, to different houses in the same state, to a house with a newly formed family, and even a house across the country. It had been in my home growing up, no matter where we lived, since I could remember. Then, she moved to this gorgeous house surrounded by nature in the middle of the woods…and it killed her plant. The dumb “softened” water at her house killed her plant. It made me so sad to hear that our beloved family tree had died.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Make mom feel extra special this year with one of these thoughtful, beautiful hand made gifts. For the older kids I’ve included some multi-step artistic projects which can be modified for younger children (or made with a little help from older siblings and dads 🙂
These shabby chic picture frames are inexpensive to make and the finished product is lovelier than any frames I’ve seen in stores. Kids can even choose their own favorite pictures of themselves for mom.
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching so now is the time to create those special card for the mom you love. Create a fun background for this card or any card using the painter’s tape technique. It’s easy to do and the results are awesome!
One of the best things about giving homemade is the opportunity to create something unique and special for the recipient. That’s why I’m a huge fan of taking the time to really personalize my homemade gifts. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I can’t think of anything a mother wold love more than a personalized gift from a child or grandchild. Here are my favorite personalized gift ideas.
Create this beautiful drape fold card for your mom this Mother’s Day. The folds of a gorgeous sheet of patterned paper is what makes this card and technique truly amazing. The beauty of folded and draped material can be used on paper, too, with this easy technique.
Here’s another wonderful idea to add to your card stash. Keep this beautiful butterfly card on hand for those last minute cards that you may need. It’s great for a birthday, thinking of you or any occasion when you need a quick card to give.