After living with me for 17 and 14 years respectively my daughter and son know the direct route to my heart is essentially through anything they can craft for me with their hands. There is nothing I love more than for my kid to Show your love with a Handmade Mother’s Day Present. My heart stretches in ways that are hard to articulate when I get a gift that I know was conceived with JUST me in mind.
And sure- my kids (err husband) can spend upwards of $500 on a Waterford crystal vase, buy an iPad and/or get me more clothing. Or, hopefully, they can get creative and design a one-of-a-kind present that will demonstrate just how much effort and thought they put into their gift.
Hey there’s nothing wrong with them scoring a few extra points with their mama -right?!
And while I almost threatened to take away her iPad for fear that my 17 year old was becoming way too obsessed with Bethany Mota’s Youtube channel–she actually took inspiration from one of Mota’s videos to create this handmade gift for me.
Whatever you are celebrating; the ultimate way to Show your love is with a Handmade Present. And this DIY Fun: Show your love with a Handmade Mother’s Day Present is one that is easy to make!
DIY Fun: Show your love with a Handmade Mother’s Day Present
Here are the tools you will need:
#1 A deck of Cards
#2 A Hole Puncher
#3 Star Stickers
#4 Post it notes
#5 a Scissor
#6 a pretty ribbon
For my present my daughter’s decided to create a book titled: 41 Things I love About you. She took a playing card punched two holes in it and decorated each card with one thing she loved about me. I’ll be honest I cried that UGLY CRY as I thumbed through each car. Here are a few of my favorite ones.
And this card simply validated the fact that my daughter sees me working- and rather than seeing it as a negative she spins it into a positive.
I hope she learns to value the work she will choose to do one day- and that I will have been some small part of that work ethic.
I’m not going to lie– I WANT TO BE THE FUN PARENT, so the fact that my daughter sees me as “Always being up for fun” makes me feel good. Although I need to remind her that there is a FINE line between me being a Fun Mom and that Mom Amy Poehler plays in Mean Girls.
Of course not to be OUTDONE by his sister my 14 year old shared these two pictures of us together…. DRAW YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS lol!
And here is another one- with an older gentleman which is supposed to be GD telling us we will always be together. In all honesty he looks more like Kris Kringle but I digress.
So are you ready to try this DIY Fun: Show your love with a Handmade Mother’s Day Present ?! If all else fails you could make this totally terrific DIY terrarium