DIY Mother’s Day Craft

Three Thrifty Gifts from the heart for Mom’s in all stages

1. For the new mom: find a canvas, frame, tray (really any flat surface), paint the little one’s name, weight, size, date and time of birth,  and some unique feature – full head of hair, dimples, etc. Incorporate a photo of the little baby if you like. In our example, we’re making this gift for one of our Nurse-Family Partnership moms. Nurse-Family Partnership is one of the ways our shoppers and donors help change lives in central Indiana.

2. For the mom of young kids: find a container at Goodwill, like this vintage ice bucket. Have the little guys and gals fill it with a little scene for mom. Adult help will be needed to glue the items where directed and to write down the store of what this scene is and why it’s for mom for Mother’s Day. This is great for the creative crew, after all, every child is an artist!

3. For the mom of older children: Find a frame and wrap it with fabric or ribbon that you know mom will love. Stick in a photo – either something sentimental from days gone by or something more recent. The final touch – add a phrase from a book you used to read together, or a phrase she’d always say to you, or song she’d sing. These can be sweet or silly – completely customizable to you and your mom.

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