May 19, 2014

A Mother's Day Craft

I know its too late for you to make this craft for Mother's Day 2014 but you could always make it a birthday gift for mom or a friend, a wedding/shower gift or just make one for yourself.

Am I the only one who has a hard time coming up with the perfect gift for mom? There is nothing wrong with the typical flowers or chocolate or jewelry but I wanted to get creative this year. And goodness knows our moms who have given us everything deserve even more in return.

I quickly thought of a beautiful sign I saw over on Amy's blog that I wanted to make for myself. So I ran to Michaels to grab the supplies for 2: 1 for my mom and 1 for my mother-in-law.
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Inspiration from The Blissful Bee
Amy shares a great tutorial but I thought I would break down my process for you as well.

I bought 2 wooden frames, 2 wooden letters, a pack of burlap board (comes with 3), decorative burlap flowers, sponge brushes, lavender ribbon and craft paint. I grabbed a few different shades of yellow and you can see that the darker one was a bad choice. But its all about trial and error until you are happy with it. 
tweak project until its how you want it
I got to this point and I knew something was missing. I couldn't find the decorative pieces from the inspiration pic so I had to find something else. I ran to A.C.Moore the next day and found just the thing.
change from dark to light yellow
I got home and repainted the frame. I bet you like my fancy set up with the trash bag and all ;)
looking over sign before gluing it down
I grouped the flowers and laid it all out before gluing it down. I used the hot glue gun and that worked perfectly. I was a little nervous that the ribbon wouldn't hold it because the sign was kind of heavy but it seemed to have a strong hold when I tested it out.
monogram "H" sign hanging on teal door
Here is the finished product!! I had to see how it looks on my teal door since I now have some supplies to make my own. I probably will switch the colors though.
zoomed out view of sign hanging on front porch
Oh and I finally got the "H" doormat that matches the "H"door sign! Not sure whats up with all of the leaves....
mom's "S" door sign hanging on her front porch
And then I gave my mama hers!!
What do you think about a door sign as opposed to a wreath?? What did you give your mom for Mother's Day?

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  1. This is so cute! I've never been much of a wreath person, but I love this!

  2. Thanks Kara! So glad you stopped by :)

  3. Thanks, Liz!! I have a hard time finding wreaths I love and this is such an inexpensive alternative.

  4. Thanks!! Maybe I'll make you one??! :D What color is your front door?

  5. Oh these are so cute! I love them as a wreath alternative!

  6. Umm YES! I just painted our front door. I'll send you a picture :)

  7. So cute!! You did such a great job :)


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