So, yes, all this week, we have ways to treat moms, mothers, mommies, mamas...you get the idea. Maybe you will use some of these to treat those women in your life. Or you will forward this onto those in charge of making your day special. Or you will print it out and post it on the bathroom mirror with a large red arrow pointing to the one you want.
Regardless, there is just something about a homemade gift. Like the snuggles on the couch after a long day, presents from little ones that they make (perhaps with adult supervision) make us feel all warm and gooey inside. And according to my mom, that doesn't stop when the kids have their own kids. I found a few great ideas that don't involve glitter or turning on the stove.
Cool Doorstop - This is a neat one from Amazing Moms and is especially perfect for those of you with screened doors that may keep on propped open. So easy for the kids to make with Dad. You just grab a coffee can, paint it or decorate the outside (and the lid) with fabric and glue that matches the décor of the room. Then fill it with sand and put the lid on - voila! - lovely doorstop for Mom.
Chic Paper Flowers - Forget the large felt or cardboard flowers. Check out these gorgeous paper blossoms from Family Fun. Grab a slim branch from the yard, some tissue paper and glue. Cut the tissue paper into little squares and triangles, fold them just so and glue them on wherever it looks snazzy. Seriously a cool, elegant keepsake.
A Bowl of Fortunes - I love this one from the folks at Kaboose. Creating your own felt fortune cookies with personalized well wishes would make any mom smile. Tan felt, a glue gun and little bits of paper with the fortunes on them are all you need. Again, a neat way to get the kids involved with the project - they can cut the circles of the felt as well as write messages of love to Mom. Make a bunch and put them in a bowl or cardboard takeout box.
What homemade gifts do you get? Will you try these?