Mother's Day: Ask the Craft Expert
By: Amanda Formaro
Q: “I want to help my niece make a beautiful and unique Mother’s Day gift for her mom. Something that she can use would be great. Any suggestions?”
A: Moms cherish mementos from their children. Locking special moments in time is very important and crafts that do that make great gifts.
- What’s more unique than a handprint or fingerprint? When you take a look at our Fingerprint cards for mom, you’ll love the idea of not only freezing time by recording the size of small hands and fingers, but you’ll marvel at the beauty that those little fingers can create.
- Flowers are beautiful and always appreciated. This Mother’s Day, instead of cut flowers, which eventually die and are thrown away, give mom a Pretty painted pot of flowers that will bloom over and over again. Children can paint a coffee can, plant pretty flowers in it and marvel at their creation.
- Make something both useful and pretty. Remind mom to take some pampering time for herself by giving her a decorated jar of bath goodies. Whether you choose to fill the jar with soft, fragrant talc or soothing bath salts, mom will definitely appreciate the relaxation it will bring. We’ll show you how to turn an ordinary jar into a gift of Luxury in Lace.
- Preserving photos is a surefire way to tug at Mom’s heartstrings . Create a decorative frame out of cardboard or craft sticks, or use a purchased frame to decorate. Pick out a fun photo, mom’s favorite colors and some old buttons to make this darling Springtime photo frame.
- Whatever you choose, mom will cherish it for years to come!
- For more great Mother’s Day ideas, click here!
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About the expert: Amanda Formaro is the crafty, entrepreneurial mother of four children. She and her husband live in sunny Nevada with a houseful of kids, dogs and cats. They enjoy traveling in the RV, swimming, and riding their four wheelers. While Amanda’s professional background was originally in finance, she chose to stay home to raise her family after her third child was born. Amanda enjoys tole painting, crafting with her kids, walking her dogs and working on her website, FamilyCorner.com.