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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Handmade Mother's Day Project

With everyone's busy lives, I'm glad the calendar tells us to take one day to celebrate Mom.  However, my Mom says "everyday is Mother's Day," and I tend to agree with her.  Hopefully, your kids tell you how much they love you more than just one day a year!

However, next Sunday, go ahead and lavish your Mother with more than a hug and kiss--give her several! And if you still feel like you want to give her a gift, make a handmade one that she will treasure always.

Here is an art canvas I made for my Mom several years ago.  It's still one of my most favorite projects ever. Even though I've posted this before, I'd like to share it again in case you missed it the first time.

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 8" x 8" and 8" x 4" canvasses tied together with ribbon;
each canvas painted and then decoupaged with designer papers;
Photos added.

Scrapbook Project for Mother's Day gift
Yes, that's really me, just minutes after I was born.
Note the year:  1956
(Ohhhhh!  Am I THAT old?)

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Scrabble tiles spell out "DAUGHTERS"
Chipboard used to spell "LOVE" 

art project for Mother's Day
Additional embellishments:  chipboard scroll, button and
silver heart charm tied to "E"

Scrapbook Projects for Mother's Day
Then added ribbon, brads and flower

Finally, current year of bottom photo:  2010

I had so much fun creating this wall hanging canvas for my Mom.  It still hangs in her kitchen so she sees ii everyday.  

Every few years, I update the bottom photo of my daughters and me and change the date.  So this year, when my daughters are home, we'll snap a few new photos, and decoupage it to the canvas when we visit my Mom.  

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4 comments:

  1. That is SO pretty! Love those shiny tiles.

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  2. Beautiful treasure. Looks like you have your mama's dimples :)

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  3. I love all the little parts and pieces that you pulled together to make this. Those Scrabble letters with the photo hanging bracket, and the label punch dates, so many cute ideas. What a lovely gift to your mom and how cool that she can look at it every day!

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  4. I can't give my Mom a Mother's day gift since she is gone. This is so pretty and any Mother would love to receive. It's a beautiful treasure. Thanks for sharing at Sunday's best, hope to see your creativeness at Sunday's Best tomorrow.

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