Thursday, April 1, 2010
Our Mom’s are so important to us. They care for us, support us, love us and keep us in line when we need it. Mother’s Day is the one day set aside just for her. We would all love to give her expensive gifts. The fact is that not all of us can afford to do so. The truth is that most Moms’ would be just as happy with an affordable, handmade Mother’s Day gift that really showed how much we care.
There are many options when it comes to making a gift for your Mom. People who know how to crochet or knit can make a homemade scarf or afghan. Free patterns can be found online and yarn is relatively inexpensive. Even if you can’t crochet, or simply have zero interest in crocheting, you can still make your mother a lovely, one-of-a-kind scarf. Fleece is easy to work with, and does not require sewing. You can take the “no-sew” blanket idea and convert it into a scarf. Simply leave the long ends with a crisp, straight cut, and tie knots at the two short ends. Directions for this can be found at homemadesimple.com.
Instructions can be found at ehow.com for decoupaging. This process can be used to transform an ordinary shoe box or cigar box into a meaningful, lovely work of art that she can then use to store her jewelry or hair items.
Finally, consider giving her a home made card. Discount stores and craft stores are overflowing with scrapbooking tools and supplies. You can use pictures of the two of you together to personalize the front of the card. The great thing about this is that you don’t even have to be poetic. Flip through a book of poems or peruse poetry sites online to find the perfect poem to dedicate to her. Write this poem inside the card, being sure to give credit to the original author. Adding a personal message to this poem and your mother will be truly impressed by and thrilled with her card.
Mother’s Day is a special time for your mother or wife. And the gifts that she will cherish the most and keep for the rest of her life will be the affordable, handmade mother’s day gifts.
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