Happy Belated Mother’s Day! Tonight I wanted to do a post about some colorful gifts for mother’s day that are easy and fun to make. I am posting some pictures of what I got my wonderful step-mom for Mother’s Day. (She was great, and took the photos for me, since I didn’t take them before…) First, I started with the candle. Barbie loves candles, especially when they are buttercream, so I knew this was a must!
The bright colors were a perfect palette to play with, so it was very easy to find a vase! Lucky for me, I found one that not only was a great color, but also fit Barbie-she has an infectious laugh, in fact, you could say she is infamous for it, so the word “laugh” was fitting. Tulips are meaningful to Barbie, so it only seemed right to fill up that little blue vase with some purple pretties.
The last part is the card! It was so fun to make, and you can customize it however you want. I usually make my own cards anyway, because it is more meaningful to me than anything I can buy in the store. You can make cards too! Here’s how: I bought some scrapbooking cardstock, about $10 for 80-ish sheets, at a craftstore. I chose a 5″ x 8″ tablet with citrus-y colors, and with Father’s Day coming up soon, I made sure it had some manly colors in there too 😉 I also bought some colorful double-sided ribbon. Now the assembling! I like to use hot glue and spraymount, because regular white glue makes the paper curl (please, take my word for it, and dont learn the hard way-mom will not be happy) I cut a 1/4 of the orange paper off into a strip so I would have enough to make the petals on top the pink flower, which i just cut out of another patterned paper from the tablet. I taped the ribbon down first and then taped/hot glued the flower. Then, just write your message and enjoy giving 🙂