Moms around the world rejoice your special day is almost here. Mother’s Day is Sunday and with not much time left, we wanted to share with you a last minute decoration idea. One of our blogger friends, Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday, created an amazing party décor spread.
Happy Friday! The weekend is here and that means it is time to break out the craft supplies, and get creative! With Mother’s Day quickly approaching we hope you use this weekend to craft a special gift for your Mom. If you are still looking for a project to make, may we suggest this DIY Stenciled Magnetic Frame. Allison from The Golden Sycamore made this project for her Mom.
Tired of crafting on traditional surfaces? Looking for a new kind of surface you can personalize, and make your own? If you answered yes to these questions we’ve got just the thing, canvas totes. Canvases in general are wonderful surfaces to craft on, but with a canvas tote you can display your unique craftiness everywhere you go. Holli Nutter designed these totes, and they are so cute. These make great gifts to give family and friends. This canvas tote would make an excellent Mother’s Day gift. Feel free to change out the colors used, and use other FolkArt paints instead. All the supplies you will need can be found below, along with their instructions.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Are you ready? Don’t fret if you have not yet decided on a gift, we have plenty of ideas for you to choose from. One idea that would make a great gift is these Mom Wood Blocks. Trenice Bishop created these lovely blocks. To achieve this look she used several FolkArt paints, Mod Podge, and Mod Podge photo transfer. This is an intermediate level craft project and will take about 2 hours to complete. Once complete give these blocks to your Mom, they are sure to put a smile on her face. A complete list of supplies along with their instructions can be found below.
To continue our weeklong celebration of Earth Day, today we are sharing with you an eco friendly project. Check out these Monogram Pots. How cute are they? Not only are they cute, they make a great Mother’s Day present. Kim from The Celebration Shoppe had helped her little one make these pots. These pots were made using Mod Podge washout and Apple Barrel paints. After her son finished decorating the pots, he planted some flowers inside. What a perfect kid’s craft for them to make for Mother’s Day. Not only does this make a great Mother’s Day gift, but also it is an overall great spring craft. Click here to find all the supplies used to create this project, along with their instructions. Enjoy!
Are you gearing up for Mother’s Day? What gifts are you planning to give this Mother’s Day? Traditional choices include flowers, spa packages, or candy. Why not change up you gift a little and get creative? This Mother’s Day make a handmade gift. Take this Mod Podge Mother’s Day Mirror. Amy Anderson from Mod Podge Rocks designed this project. This is a decoupaged mirror that is full of color and personality. A gift any mother is sure to love. All the supplies needed for this project can be found below, along with their instructions. Enjoy!
It’s Monday! Welcome back from the weekend. Have you begun making preparations for Mother’s Day? This special occasion is less than a month away, and will be here before you know it. This year make it an extra special one, by creating something handmade.
One of my favorite surfaces to craft on is plates. I like to use this surface, because there are so many creative things one can create with them. Take these vintage style plates. They are so elegant, and stylish. One look at these and they are sure to garner several oohs and ahhs. These vintage style plates would make a lovely Mother’s Day gift or could be the perfect accompaniment at a ladies luncheon. Try using photographs or even writing a poem or personal message. To create these plates you will need some FolkArt and Mod Podge. Below is complete list of supplies, and instructions. Have you ever created a craft project using plates?
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Licorice, 2 oz.
- Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
1. Silhouette images with small scissors.
2. Tear tissue paper into 3 or 4 inch pieces. Set aside.
3. Cut each book page into a circle slightly larger than the images.
4. Use the black scrapbook paper to cut two circles approx. 3/8 inch larger than each book page (make sure it’s not larger than the base of the plate).
5. Adhere the silhouettes to the center of each book page with Mod Podge carefully smoothing out any bubbles with your fingers. Glue to the back of the glass plate.
6. Use Mod Podge to adhere the black paper circles over the book pages smoothing out any bubbles with your fingers.
7. Randomly attach the tissue papers to the back of the plate overlapping as you work allowing the papers to extend the edges of the plate. Allow to dry.
8. Use sandpaper to remove excess tissue paper from the edges of the plates. Sand towards the back of the plate in one direction.
9. Paint the base of the plate with Licorice.
Note: Wipe the plate clean with a dry cloth. Keep away from water.
Still not sure what to give your Mom for Mother’s Day? Have you thought about making something by hand? A handmade gift is very personal, and anything you make with your hands is made with love. Most mothers, and women in general, love flowers. I know I do! Here is a great project that shows you how to customize a flower vase. This etched glass vase was made with products from the Martha Stewart craft line. Kim from Sand and Sisal created this vase. Isn’t it lovely? To learn step by step how to make this vase click here. Enjoy! Below are the items you will need.
A plain glass vase
Martha Stewart Crafts Stencils
Martha Stewart Stencil Adhesive
Glass Etching Crème
Foam brush and rubber kitchen gloves
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, why not make something cute and useful for Mom? This jewelry box by Cathie and Steve is a great craft to make and gift to give. Mom can keep all her trinkets, and jewelry organized in this classic looking box. Here’s how to make it.
First, gather these supplies:
- Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
- Mod Podge ® Professional Tool Set
- FolkArt ® Metallics – Royal Gold, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Parchment, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Autumn Leaves, 2 oz.
- Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Wood jewelry box, Small screwdriver, Foam paintbrush, Loose bristle paintbrush for dry brushing, Ruler, Scissors, Scrapbook papers, Hot glue, Ribbons, and Silk Flowers
1. Using a small screwdriver, remove the hinges from the jewelry box. Paint the lid of the box with Autumn Leaves (You will only need to paint the base of the lid and the edges). Paint two coats if needed. Paint the base of the box with Parchment paint.
2. Dip the end of the loose bristle brush into Royal Gold paint. Tap of the excess paint so the brush is almost dry. Lightly and quickly brush over the entire lid and base of the box. Use a real light hand so the colors still show through.
3. Trim the scrapbook papers to fit the top and side of the box. To create a tattered edge, tear the tops of the papers so the core shows.
4. Working on top of the lid, apply a thick coat of Mod Podge. Apply Mod Podge to the back of the trimmed paper. Position the paper on top of the lid. Use the brayer to smooth the paper and to prevent air bubbles. Wait 15 min. and top coat with a layer of Mod Podge. Repeat this step on the sides of the box.
5. Once all the Mod Podge is dry. Hot glue ribbon around the base of the box. Glue ribbons and silk flowers to the top of the box.