A Mother’s Day DIY

Take one step into any store, you’ll know it’s Mother’s Day weekend. I always like to browse the greeting card section this time of the year to read the sweet little poems, punny jokes and clever sayings. There are so many options!!! It is the “mother of all mail days” after all (quick, name that TV show). Kevin James does a pretty accurate depiction of how I pick out a card.

Quite a few of my friends are celebrating their very first Mother’s Day this Sunday. I was all excited to pick out a few Mother’s Day cards during a trip to Target, but L wanted no part of it. Sitting in a shopping cart that’s not moving is not her thing. Anyway, I took advantage of nap time one afternoon and made a few cards for friends and family to commemorate the special day.

Mother's Day card 1

mother's day DIY card 2  mother's day diy card 3

The front of each card is personalized with dates and a message. The back reads “Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body”~Elizabeth Stone.

mother's day diy front  mother's day diy back

This Mother’s Day DIY didn’t require a lot of materials. Here is what I used:

Mother's Day DIY Materials

  • 2 sheets of 12”x18” brown construction paper (made 6 cards)
  • 2 packs of decorative flowers (found at scrapbook section, bought 3 used 2)
  • 1 pack of green embroidery floss
  • 6 library book cards (thanks to media center book weeding!)
  • a few green paint chips
  • a piece of news paper
  • ribbons

The inspiration for the cards came from here. They were super easy to make thanks to my trusty hot glue gun and the detailed instructional video. I changed the design a bit and adapted a few steps to work with the tools/materials I had. I also cheated with the flowers. Instead of hand stamp/emboss each flower, suggested by the video, I used store bought crepe paper flowers. I guess I should change the title to A Mother’s Day Semi-DIY.

mother's day diy card 5

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mommas out there!

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