One of my favorite times of year has to be Mother's Day. With
the heavily glued pictures and scribbled on crafts, it's the
perfect time for your little ones to show how much they love you.
If you're the one responsible for making gifts for another mother,
why not use one of these pins to warm their heart and make their
day? (Shh...I won't be debuting ours on here in case the Grandmas
bouquet is simple to make with construction paper but turns out
cute and shows the size they were that year. Growing up (and even
now), my mom LOVED getting real flowers to plant in her garden.
can vase is the perfect way to personalize something that also
doubles as a great gift for her.
Get out those stamp pads and poise those little fingers - it's
stamping time! What about a personalized
tote for her to carry all of her daily necessities? So easy to
make that even dad could put it together after work one day!
simple WOW MOM card is one of my favorites because it's simple
for kids to understand and easy to make.
If your little one is a mini-engineer, why not have him create
beautiful LEGO brick flower? For whatever reason, this one
completely melts my heart thinking about them building a LEGO
creation just for me!
Want mom to have a hug all the time? Check out this paper hug
made from paper and traced hands. These personalized
handprints glued to wood plaques are beautiful and involved dad
in the process as well. I think this is something you easily leave
up year round as part of your decor (and show how quickly they
grow!) For Christmas, Charlie made a version of this "You are My
Sunshine" canvas for his Momma (my mom). She loved it and he
enjoyed painting and getting his hands messy!
The ideas for Mother's Day are endless - from hand-written poems
to misshapen paper crafts - it doesn't matter whether your idea
came from Pinterest or not, but rather if it came from the heart.
As a mom now, I'm looking forward to the handmade goodness to
forever cherish their littleness. It is a beautiful time of year to
be reminded of just how much you are loved by those who mean the
most to you.
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