Picture These Mother’s Day Gifts to Make!
Nothing tells a story quite like photographs. On Mother’s Day, there are lots of stories to remember and share. Instead of hiding treasured photos in a box or on a USB stick, why not display them creatively and share them with Mom? Make framed memories to admire or useful items that will make Mom smile.
Lil’ Luna has designed her Count Your Blessings Board so it’s easy to change out the photos with tiny clothespins as the kids grow. Or have new adventures to share – because they will! Vary the color and font to suit the lucky recipient.
How cute are these DIY Picture Magnets? Sundae Sins has designed them to resemble mini Polaroid snapshots. (Here’s help if you’re too young to remember old school Polaroids.) Since these are minis, it’s fun to make a handful!
A Generations Photo like this one is sure to warm any heart! You don’t have to cut and paste (literally). Moose Photography’s instructions walk you through the steps you can take in PhotoShop to achieve this multigenerational image. Make copies – everyone will want one!
There are so many great products out now that make it easy to print photos on fabric with your inkjet printer. Instagram Photo Sachets and Beanbags from Lil Blue Boo are an easy printing and sewing project. A bonus of printing directly on fabric is that your original photographs are preserved.
A Patchwork Photo Pillow is another way to make something memorable from photos printed on fabric. Polka Dot Chair shows you how to print the photos successfully, then gives instructions for constructing the pretty pillow.
Here’s an easy one – print your photos on paper and adhere them to a wooden block with Mod Podge, then you have a Personalized Photo Block that can display several pictures. Fill all six sides with photos or include a title side with names, a poem, a story or words that describe how you feel. Home Made Interest shows you how.
Too many photos to fit on a cube? Combine them with on-trend monogram décor! The letters can be purchased at most craft stores and are available in a variety of sizes. Mod Podge comes to the rescue again in The Birch Cottage’s instructions to make a cute Photo Collage Monogram.
Ribbon trim borders the pictures on this cute Photo Flower Pot. There are hints from A Diamond in the Stuff on how to trim the photos so that they will lie straight and even on a tapered and curved flower pot. So plant something pretty for Mom!
Photo Tile Coasters will give Mom something to smile about with her morning coffee (or evening adult beverage). Follow Pop Sugar’s tutorial for step-by-step instructions and tips for success. Use duplicate photos for a matching set of coasters or make each one unique!
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