Maven’s Original Mother’s and Father’s Day How-To Round-up

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I recently scrounged through all my original how-to’s and thought I’d compile a roundup of all those appropriate for Mother’s/Father’s Day gifts…or gifts for yourself! Some would make great wedding/shower favors too.

A Designer Key Rack  would be great for Dad.   

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A DIY Wooden Tea Light Candle Holder is always popular.

The Roach Clip Memo/Picture Clips is a quick and easy project.

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I still love my Wine Bottle Turned Oil Lamp.

For $1.50, you can’t beat the Vasemaker.

The ‘Using Paper Napkins to Make Decorative Tile Coasters‘ is one of my all-time favorites.

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Mom might appreciate a paper flower ball posted at

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And speaking of flowers, the Branch of Paper Cherry Blossoms (pictured above) is another all-time fav.

Oh, and the Zen Garden on a Budget! I loved that video. My assistant starred in it.

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Another little something for Mom: Aromatherapy ‘Sweets’.

A big project with big impact is my Jewelry Pegboard.

How about a little Beaded Wire Collage?

My recent Floating Frame how-to might be a hit.

A Mid-Mod Mom might like a Girard-esque Sun.

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For the gardeners in your life, Quick and Easy Garden Decor.

A Pocketed Booklet for the notetakers and bibliophiles could be a good choice.

An Accordian Photo Album would be a welcomed gift. 

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Help your loved ones get organized with these Conversational Task Clips.

And speaking of conversation, Custom Magnetic Words are always fun.

The Inspirational ‘Stones’ are a great project too.

Mom would love a bottle of her favorite hand lotion or wine tarted up with a Bottle Necklace.

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For more of my original how-to’s including paper crafts, like greeting cards and such, and yarnie projects using my original crochet and loom knitting patterns, visit