As handmade cards, floral perfumes, silk scarves, and mimosa filled afternoons are harvested by mothers around the country, I recommend flipping to the “B” side of the annual celebration record. Make plans to skip brunch and serve a delicious lunch instead. Try making this delightful menu composed of a soup, salad and open faced sandwich. It retains a lot of the delicious flavors of the standard holiday meal, just minus the eggs and syrup.
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The official countdown to Mother’s Day is here. Have you found the perfect gift that will bring a smile across Mom’s face? No? We can help. If your mom is less into cooking and more into shopping, then give her a tote with a handmade touch that she can fill up with all her favorite finds.
First, head over to your local craft store or home furnishings spot and pick up a large, natural seagrass basket. (I found this one on sale at a craft store for less than $15!) Then, pick out a water-based latex paint in her favorite color. (My mom loves yellow. Plus, it’s the perfect shade for summer.) You’ll use painter’s tape to form a design and pattern of your choosing and paint within the lines. Easy as pie!
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More DIY Mother’s Day Ideas:
Block-Print Napkins With Simple DIY Stamps
Make a Simple, Floral Mother’s Day Centerpiece
Hand-Painted Wooden Bracelets for Mother’s Day
Make a Fingerprint Table Runner for Mother’s Day
Make an Easy-to-Sew Lined Tote Bag
Easy-to-Craft Handmade Jewelry Box
While I tell my Mom how much I love her every day, I’m happy to spend an entire day letting her know how much I truly appreciate her. Mother’s Day gifts I made years ago include macaroni necklaces, tie-dye sand art sculptures, gorgeous artwork (from cartoon coloring books) and plastic bead bracelets. (Those necklaces and bracelets are still in her jewelry box!) Dad was always there to help position the sand art funnel or to hold up the other end of the necklace string, because he knew how important it was for these gifts to be perfect for Mom. So attention Dads, if you’re looking for kid-friendly handmade gifts to craft with your little ones, here are five of my favorites you’ll have fun making together.
This handmade “mom” banner is a pretty way to show mom much she’s loved on her special day. It’s easy to make, and with sweet, personalized messages handwritten on the back, she’ll treasure this keepsake for years to come.
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