Mother’s Day is over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy what we crafted for one another. For April, the monthly craft question was: What are you giving mom for Mother’s day this year? Did you buy it or craft it? If you crafted it, what did you make?
As usual, we reached out to designers and crafters alike to see what crafty things they were cooking up in their craft rooms.
Here is what they had to say:
Phyllis Serbes from Many Creative Gifts
You know, I got my mom a set of knitting needles so that she could start crafting for herself. I gave the set to her already (she’s not a patient person 🙂 and she’s already made me a scarf!
Niki Meiners from Live a Life Handmade
This year for Mother’s day I gave both my MIL and my mother their favorite cosmetics. I also packaged them with craft products and gave them each a handcrafted pin. My MIL will receive this one:
And my mother will get this one:
Each pin reflects their personal taste and colors they tend to wear.
Alyice Edrich from Alyice Edrich Creatives
My mom passed away five years ago so I can’t give her anything physical, but I can send good thoughts to heaven, and remember the good that was in her … such as the things I mention in her eulogy here.
My mother-in-law, however, is still alive. So at the request of my husband, I am making her one of my signature “Recycled Bird Flower Pots” so she can store her watercolor paintbrushes. She just started learning how to pain this year and she’s doing great. We want to send her something that says, “You go girl! We’re so proud of you.” while still giving something of ourselves…which is important since we live in different states.
Eileen Hull from Eileen Hull: Thoughts from my Studio
Well, I’m not quite done with it yet, but it’s handmade. It’s a Mother’s Day Trinket Box made with one of my Sizzix ScoreBoard dies and a pair of earrings (made of matboard) to go inside. All done in Mom’s favorite colors 🙂
Marisa Pawelko from Modern Surrealist
I will be giving Mom a batch of homemade sugar cookies in a creative “upcycled” container and some whimsical Modern Surrealist Jewelry!
Jen Goode of Jen Goode Designs
This year for Mother’s Day my sister and I are hosting a fancy tea at my house with a handful of mothers to celebrate.I’m fortunate to live close to my sister, mom and grandmother, so Mother’s day is always a great get together. We are making all the food, treats and table settings instead of a specific gift to take home. I will, however be making a variety of accessories such as a stand to display our finger sandwiches and a tablecloth with name cards.
Jennifer Neill from Hope Studios
I am making my gift this year. My mother is an avid gardener and I will be making her a Gardener’s Hand Scrub! The ingredients are simple: granulated sugar and a moisturizing hand soap mixed into a paste. Add a drop or two of peppermint or almond extract and scoop into a jar. Decorate with twine and you are good to go!
Melony Bradley from Mel Designs
I made a couple of things for my Mom this year:
Kathy Beymer from Merriment Designs
I made my mom a pincushion threadcatcher for her sewing machine. It’s an oldie but a goodie and I’m a sucker for useful, clever crafts. I also bought her some new glass head pins to go with it.
Check out how to make your own on her blog!
Shannon Bielke from Shaandco.net
I made my mom a wall piece using Kaisercraft’s 12 opening shadowbox frame. It had everything from her wedding picture in 1953 to her children, their wedding pictures, and all the grandchildren in the various openings. The sentiment in one of the openings was “Mom, the heart of our family.” It was a trip down memory lane for me while making it, and a tribute to my most wonderful, loving mother. I have always handmade gifts for all of my family, most of my life. For me it’s a way to show them how much I love them, and I always seem to
want to make my mother something extra special!