If you’ve got kids, you’ve been probably been finding random plastic Easter eggs around the house. Morena of Morena’s Corner shares a creative way to repurpose those eggs into a kid-friendly wind chime project. Morena painted her egg halves and then threaded them onto a wire to resemble a fish. A bell on the wire makes for a pretty jingling sound when the wind blows. Here’s what Morena has to say about her project, “It’s a thrifty way to craft with kids while recycling at the same time. Win-win!”
There are so many gorgeous Anthropologie jewelry knock-offs out there I had to share another that Mom would love to unwrap on Mother’s Day. Carly from Chic Steals created this stunning beaded tassel necklace for only $8! She says, “Anyone would love to receive this as a thoughtful gift – and you can totally customize […Read More]
I just featured these DIY candles a couple months ago, but I think they would make lovely Mother’s Day gifts and wanted to give them another moment in the spotlight. Tiffany of A Splendid Occasion shares at Pizzazzerie how she turned vintage glasses into elegant and classy candle holders. This could be wonderful way to repurpose a few pieces of china that aren’t getting much use, or you can always find glasses a plenty at thrift stores and flea markets.
I am a momma who loves donning a showy piece of jewelry or hair accessory, so it’s no wonder this feather headband from Michelle at Daydream Believer caught my eye. Michelle fell head over heals for a similar piece from Anthropologie, saying, “It was love at first sight! The color, the shape. It had an edge but was still feminine. I just dug it.” BUT it was $288! With a scrap of leather, a little ribbon, and a strand of beads or stones, Michelle made her own for only $5. At that price, you can make several for all the special ladies you’d like to honor for Mother’s Day!
Bev from Flamingo Toes can hardly resist the “siren call” of Anthropologie’s jewelry, and who can blame her??? They’ve got beautiful baubles galore! Fortunately, Bev shares how you can recreate the look with this pretty cuff bracelet that’s full of color and texture. Bev started out with a plain cuff and embellished it with ribbon, fabric, buttons, brooches, and the like. This is the perfect gift for a mom who loves a little bling!
This morning I shared some pretty sewn paper envelopes that add an extra special touch to a note or card. I love the idea of taking it a step further and giving Mom a set of handmade envelopes and stationary with pretty pens like these from The Casual Craftlete. Katie dressed up some cheapo pens she’d gotten for free from banks and other businesses with yarn and twine. Sometimes, it’s the little things, like a pom-pom on the end of your pen, that make the day a little brighter!
I don’t think there’s a mom in the world whose heart doesn’t warm at a heartfelt, handwritten note. And what better finishing touch than these pretty sewn paper envelopes made by Diane at In My Own Style? After receiving an order from Anthropologie, Diane was smitten with the stylin’ stitched envelope containing her receipt and decided to make her own brighter, more colorful envelopes. Diane even shares her templates to make this project a breeze!
Jordan from Oh Happy Day and her team worked together to create this bright and beautiful striped tablecloth – with PAINT! I am a huge fan of painting on fabric, so this project is right up my alley. Jordan simply taped off stripes on a store-bought tablecloth and then painted them in with fabric paint. […Read More]