Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mother's Day Gift,

Mom.....if you are reading this stop right now!  Avert yours eyes, close the lid on your laptop and walk away!!  If you aren't my Mom please feel free to check out my latest project!  My Mother's Day project!  I love receiving hand made gifts and I like giving them even more!  This is one of the traits my Mom passed on to me, every Christmas she would make us a hand made gift! From pajamas to cross stitch hangings, to porcelain dolls!  So this year I wanted to make something special to sit on her desk at work or display in her house!
Me, My Brother and Sisters!  Me & Mom!  Kie & Tay!
A fun little picture display!  I started with a crappy plaque from the dollar store, it had some hideous flower picture on it, so I tore that baby off, not sure if I needed to or not, but I wanted my paint to stick.  I painted the outside edges with my antique white craft paint and waited for them to dry and then painted a black coat over.  I added a beige piece of card stock and then layered one of my favorite Hobby Lobby papers over the top.
I sanded the edges with my sanding block to distress it a little bit.  I used 20 gauge jewelry/craft wire around the 4 edges and tacked them into place with upholstery nails I found at WalMart.
Next I used my cricut and vinyl to cut out the word love and made a little tag/embellishment with a scrap piece of card stock.  I used my scissors to rough up the edges and glued it on.
I made flower paper clips, click here if you want to see the tutorial on how to make the flowers.  I used the paper clips from the picture above and hot glued the fabric flowers on. 
I printed out some of my favorite recent pictures and hung them from the wire.  I also made her these!
I used some of my favorite scrap book papers, upholstery tacks, beading wire and ink!

 I had made some for Kie's birthday, you can see the little tutorial here.  Anyway my Mom's birthday is 4 days before Kielyn's and she had mentioned a week later that she would have liked some for her a month and half later and they are done!  Happy Mother's Day to everyone!  I hope you have an amazing day!
What did you do for Mother's Day?

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Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

I love it when you can take something that looks awful and turn it into something beautiful! I am sure your mom is going to be thrilled with her beautiful gifts you made! Happy Mother's Day!!

Wendy said...

Those are great!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

That is so cute! :) I love the sweet little embellishments. :)

emnkds said...

It turned out Awesomely Beautiful!!!! She will looooovvvvveeeee it!

samantha said...

These turned out really cute!

Coree said...

Boo.... I hate that picture of me lol!!! And just a reminder... my birthday is next month and my room and office are both sadly in need of personal touches! Hint, hint, wink, wink! Love you Sister!

Sarah said...

I think it turned out beautifully!

Mom_Rhonda said...

Fortunately I didn't log on and ruin my surprise! I absolutely LOVE my gifts! Thank you so much, they are absolutely perfect! I love you sweetie! ps Thank you for fondly remembering the gifts I made for you when you were growing up. I always think of home-made gifts as being wrapped in hugs and feel hugged everytime I look at the gifts you made me :)

Stephanie Lynn said...

What a fabulous gift! I simply adore the molding too! Fabulous!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Stephanie Lynn said...

Hi Kenzie! Just wanted to let you know I'll be featuring your molding blocks today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Cute project and the decorated chunks of molding blocks are adorable. So clever!

Amber said...

These are so cute!

Amber said...

These are so cute!

Fawnda said...

What a great gift!!

Anonymous said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this project. In fact, I would like to post it on my Boardwalk Blotter. Would that be okay with you? Please give me a holler at: and let me know.

The Boardwalk Blotter is here:

Thanks -- I'm also going to follow you and invite you to do the same!

FrouFrouBritches said...

I loooove it! So gorgeous! The papers are fabulous and the little details are different than anything I've seen. Great job!

talha said...

Hand made cards are the best option for some special occasion.

plastic card holders
plastic business cards
scratch cards printing

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