Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mother's Day

Though we celebrate our mothers regularly here in the city of New Orleans, Mother’s Day is very special occasion.  Thought everyone likes material things this Mother’s Day give your mama some gifts that come straight from the heart.  Anyone can go out and purchase jewelry but it’s really special when you make your own gift for someone and today I have a lot of great and affordable DIY gifts for Mother’s Day.  First off to start her day right create your very own newspaper for your mom.  This is perfect for children to draw and decorate their newspapers and will add that personal touch that she is longing for.  This template is available at  Click on the blog and print it out.  Another great DIY gift is to create your own tassel bookmark for her.  Using colored cardstock cut out the shape and attach a small tassel using either hot glue or you can cut a hole and tie it off.  You can write sweet adjectives that describe your mom on the cardstock so that every time she is reading her favorite book she will think of you.  If your mom is handy and likes to sew create her very own sewing kit in a jar. With just a little retrofitting, an old-fashioned Mason jar can become a new sewing kit with a built-in pincushion on top. To begin, separate the lid's sealer and screw cap. Trace around sealer on cardboard. Using a compass, draw another circle on linen or cotton, 1 inch larger in diameter than the first. Cut out both circles; make cushion by placing batting between fabric and cardboard. Turn screw cap upside down, and apply hot glue to inside edge of rim; quickly press cushion into lid until cloth protrudes smoothly above screw cap's opening and cardboard is flush against rim. Apply hot glue around edge of cardboard, fold over excess fabric, and press down. Glue top of sealer to cardboard. Fill jar.

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