Mother's Day Pencil Holder and Frame
Recycle an empty food can into a pretty pencil holder with the help of paper, pictures, and a little ribbon. Wrap green tape around a handful of pens until you reach the tips. Finish by hot-gluing buttons to the tops of the pens for fun, flowery pops of color.
For the frame, choose one with a large mat and space for a small photo. Add scrapbook letter stickers to the mat for a unique photo border, using different
colors to make special words stand out.
Monogram for Mom
Mom will love this special monogram that she can display anywhere. First, purchase a wooden letter (available at crafts stores) of her first initial or "M" for Mom. Kids can easily paint it with her favorite
color and embellish it with multicolor buttons, patterned ribbon, and strips of paper.
Mother's Day Button Bouquet
Give Mom a cute-as-a-button bouquet for Mother's Day with this easy project. Let kids stack the buttons, then thread florist's wire through the button holes in each stack to secure them. Wrap the wires around each other to connect the buttons and form the main stem.
Magnets for Mom
Add flair to Mom's fridge with these adorable homemade magnets made from paper, buttons, and felt fabrics. If you're using paper, glue the patterned side to the flat side of a clear stone and trim to fit; let dry. Add a magnet strip to the back. To make the felt flower and button magnets as shown, hot-glue buttons and other embellishments to magnet strips.
Spring-Theme Clipboard for Mom
Brighten up Mom's
home office or other space with decorative clipboards that will remind her of spring. Glue punched-paper shapes or die-cut embellishments, such as flowers and butterflies, to a piece of colored cardstock. Clip the artwork to the clipboard and add ribbon to the top; hang if desired.
Pretty Owl Frame Artwork
Make a fun, artistic motif -- using just die-cuts, paper, and stickers -- for Mom. Pick Mom's favorite design and cut out multiples in coordinating
colors. Fill a sectioned frame with the cutouts for a creative and unique wall art piece.
Mother's Day Photo Booklet
Give Mom memories that will last a lifetime for Mother's Day with an easy-to-make accordion photo booklet. Cut a
sheet of colored cardstock in half lengthwise, and tape the ends together to make one long, narrow piece. Fold the paper every four inches, then attach photos to the paper with adhesive or photo corners. Punch a hole on the last page and thread ribbon through to wrap around the booklet.
Handmade Jewelry for Mom
Surprise Mom with some handmade jewelry this Mother's Day. Cut out flowers from felt and paper, then punch a small hole in the center of each. String the flower shapes and some buttons together onto yarn or chenille stems (found at crafts stores). Make a ring, necklace, or bracelet by leaving enough of the chenille stem to tie around Mom's finger, wrist, or neck. Tie or twist the ends together to finish.
Wall Art for Mom
Kids will love this easy Mother's Day project -- they can create a stunning piece of
wall art for Mom by using an eyedropper to add paint to a stretched canvas. Use different colors, but let each color dry before adding the next.
Mother's Day Flower Photos
Keep a blossoming
garden in your home year-round with these adorable flowers. Cupcake holders and fuzzy felt flower stickers provide some 3-D action, while pretty paper creates a colorful backdrop. Once the glue is dry, fasten the photos in a fun card holder for a darling display.
Mother's Day Time Capsule
Create a way for Mom to reminisce this Mother's Day with a time capsule. Collect souvenirs from fun family moments and trips, such as concert tickets, seashells, photos, or a map. You can even add a flash drive containing digital memories. Put the treasures into a simple box or a glass jar. Date the time capsule, and take time to look through it every year with Mom on Mother's Day.
Handmade Mother's Day Bouquet
These handmade lollipop flowers with paper petals are sure to make Mom happy this Mother's Day. For each flower, fold colored cardstock in half and cut out six hearts. Punch a small hole near the tip of each. Layer six hearts together and insert a lollipop through the holes, fanning the petals around the stick. Make several lollipop flowers and place them in a simple
vase to give to Mom.
Relaxing Mother's Day Gift
Allow Mom to escape for an hour of private relaxation. Fill a small basket with tasty treats, such as a muffin and a smoothie, as well as her favorite book or magazine. Flowers, bath salts, and
candles are some other thoughtful gifts. While she is relaxing, do something nice for her, like clean up the kitchen.
Mother's Day Flowers
Wrapping paper adds a personal touch to a classic bunch of Mother's Day flowers. Wrap paper with a fun and bright pattern around the base, using glue to secure in place. Tying the paper on with a ribbon or some lace works just as well, too.
Cookie Box Mother's Day Gift
Satisfy Mom's sweet tooth with a decorated box of
chocolate chip cookies. On a white gift bag or gift box (available at crafts supply stores), draw or glue pictures that remind you of Mom. Line the inside of the box with wax paper or tissue paper, and fill it with the yummy treats.
Mother's Day Gift Jar
Make Mom feel extra special on Mother's Day with this "I Love You" jar. Cut 1-inch-wide strips of colorful or patterned paper and write a reason you love her on each strip. Bend the ends of the strip together to make little rings with the message on the inside. Fasten the ends together with stickers, and place them in a glass jar. Make a label for the front of the jar.
Mother's Day Bouquet Wrap
Make a standard Mother's Day bouquet more beautiful by designing a special wrap for the flowers. To get this look, paint a section of bubble wrap, then place a piece of plain tissue paper on top and press to transfer the paint. Repeat with a second
color. Let the tissue paper dry before wrapping it around the bouquet. Tie the bundle with a ribbon and give it to Mom.
Sewing Organizer Gift Idea for Mom
Create an adorable sewing organizer from an egg carton for Mom. First, clean an old egg carton, then dress it up with a quick coat of spray paint. Fill each compartment with safety pins, sewing needles, buttons, and thread. Add a made-to-fit pincushion by wrapping fabric around cotton
stuffing (find both at crafts or sewing supply stores). Use a safety pin or fabric glue to close the fabric ends in the back.
Candle Message to Mom
Wrap a simple message -- handwritten or printed -- to Mom around a
candle or drinking glass. Glue the ends together in the back and set it on Mom's nightstand, or use it to mark her place at the dinner table.
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