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10 great DIY Mother's Day gifts. It’s almost Mother’s Day and off course we all want to give our mother’s something really special. And what is more special then something handmade? I love to give handmade gifts. It’s so much more personal! That’s why I present to you my top 10 of DIY Mother’s Day gifts. See all the DIY Mother’s Day gifts after the jump. . . Isn’t this party bag cute? The Painted Hive has a really good tutorial on how to work with water slide decals. You could also make some cute recycled teacup candles. Have you ever given your mother a pasta necklace for mother’s day? These tissue paper flowers last a lot longer then the real ones. Another easy craft for Mother’s Day: painted whiskey bottles. Whit her name etched on her dishes she will never loose it again after she lend it out. How cool is this embroidered notebook? Does your mom have a lot of jewelry laying around? Last but not least a really easy DIY Mother’s Day gift.

TUTORIAL: Coffee Stirrer DIY Wall Art - Last week, I posted a preview of the simple, inexpensive wall art my mom and I created.

TUTORIAL: Coffee Stirrer DIY Wall Art -

Now I’m excited to show you how you can make a one-of-a-kind coffee stirrer masterpieces too! I’m big on projects that anyone can do. And this is one of those projects. If you can smear paint on wood and use scissors, you can make this easy art. (Don’t you dare say you’re not “creative!” Cake postcard tutorial. Supplies Materials needed to make two cake postcards: 1 large sponge (yellow paints the best)Serrated knifeX-Acto or utility knifeSpray paint (brown, yellow, pink or white)1 tube acrylic latex caulk (brown, cream or white)Spray adhesive (3M Super 77 works great!)

Cake postcard tutorial

Cardboard, kraft paper or scrapbook paper Instructions Cut sponge into wedge shape With a serrated knife, using a sawing motion, cut a sponge into two, cake wedge shapes. Cut a center groove into sponge Using an X-Acto or utility knife, cut a section of foam from the center of the sponge. Paint the sponge wedges in desired color. Trace the slice of cake When the sponge wedges are dry, trace around them on a piece of cardboard, kraft paper or colorful scrapbook paper.

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For Her. Baby Shower. Wrapping. For Teachers. For Kids. InspireMe Crafts: Clever Gift Ideas for Christmas. Make This Gift: Stitched Map Art! : Wantist. Stitched Map Art, photo from Martha Stewart Living Maybe it’s the weather (or all those delicious fall smells), but I’ve been feeling mighty nostalgic lately.

Make This Gift: Stitched Map Art! : Wantist

Anyone else feeling wistful these days? I was reminiscing about past adventures just recently when I spotted this great little DIY art and gift idea from Martha Stewart Living. Celebrate and remember family vacations or road trips with friends by hand-stitching the route on maps and framing them—brilliant! It’s sentimental without being too cheesy; handmade without looking like a summer camp craft you made in the 4th grade; and inexpensive without looking cheap or last-minute. I already have a few stitch-friendly road trips in mind, including one that would make a great anniversary gift (shh, don’t tell).