Bloggers: Kerrie Garcia
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Adventures in Motherhood and Crafting
Mother's Day is rapidly approaching. It's only a few days away and I know some of you are beginning to scramble to put together some gifts for your mothers and grandmothers. Last week we celebrated mothers by spending the whole week doing special projects for those special women in our lives. This time last year, I was preparing to celebrate my first Mother's Day as a mom. It was an amazing milestone. And now I am preparing for another special day to celebrate the women that I love.
I love handmade gifts. I always have. They just seem to mean so much more. So today I have put together a cute little keepsake that is perfect for those special women in your lives. Even some of you dads might want to try this one out. It's super easy.
If, like me, you have a baby or a toddler who is squirmy and difficult to print, here is a much easier tile keepsake to make. It is a lot easier to obtain a footprint than a hand print. It will still probably require two people to obtain a legible footprint, but at least it's doable. You may need to do a little patchwork with a paintbrush though.
I have also prepared some other resources and links for you, if you are feeling courageous. Some of my fellow crafters have put together some great tutorials. So feel free to check them out.
Adventures in Motherhood - DIY Candy Tins
The Organized Classroom Blog - The Scoop! Mother's Day Edition
A letter to mommy for Mother's Day - JEFFCO Public Schools site
Martha Stewart has some great Mother's Day gifts - Mother's Day Newspaper
Mother's Day Coupon Book
The Creative Place - 10 Things I Love About You
DIY - Hand Print or Footprint Tiles
I love crafting. It is one of my favorite things to do. And more importantly, I love crafting things for other people. When I was a kid, I loved making gifts for my mom and dad. And I still love seeing those gifts and gadgets around the house years later. They're a part of my family identity. Today we are going to make a quick and easy hand print craft for Mother's Day. It's a fun little play on tile art your mother or grandmother can put on display at home or at work.
- Large 8" Tile (square or rectangular)
- Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brush
- Glass Pen
- Display Easel (optional)
Begin by cleaning the surface of your tile piece. Then paint the surface of your child's palm. Determine the preferred placement of your hand print, then press the hand down on the tile's surface. Hold for a moment to make sure the paint was applied evenly. Then set the tile aside to dry.
Once the paint has dried on your tile, use your glass pen to write a special message to you mother. I chose to write A child's hand touches a Mother's heart When you decide what you wish to say, write the message on the surface of the tile.
Seal the writing according to the pen's instructions. typically it requires baking the object in the oven for a short period of tile. When you've finished the sealing process, your present is done. Fine a cute little box to wrap it up in, and your got yourself a great gift for that special woman in your life.
I provided a step by step tutorial for how to make these keepsakes. If you click on the link above, you can see how I created these fun little gifts. I created two different ones, because I didn't want to have too many of the same tiles floating around. I want my mom and grandma to feel special.
Grandma's Little Angel
A Child Leaves an Imprint
I hope that you all have a fabulous weekend. And to all of you mothers, grandmothers, guardians, and godmothers - I wish you all a fabulous and peaceful Mother's Day with your families and friends. I'll see you all in a few weeks with some super fun summer projects.