48 DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas That Aren’t At All Tacky

48 DIY Mother's Day gift ideas that are totally not tacky, and look like you got the at a store!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and you know what’s better than a mom? Nothing! If you want to show your momma you care for her in a special and unique way, then handmade is the way to go. We’ve rounded up 48 doable Mother’s Day ideas you could craft for your mom, or for the other mothers in your life. Maybe you’re a mom too, and you want to treat yourself – go wild. Continue Reading

71 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Printables

The ultimate roundup of free Mother's Day printables. We've got you covered with cards, prints, tags, and more!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner (it’s on Sunday the 14th – don’t forget!). If you’re anything like me, the holiday has crept up on you. There are so many different things to celebrate about our mamas (and grandmothers, spouses, and mother-figures), but what it ultimately comes down to is telling her you’re thankful for her. Whether that means making her breakfast, bringing her flowers, or sending her a note in the mail, these (free!) Mother’s Day printables can help you get the job done.       Continue Reading

Make It: Quick and Easy Fairy Garden

DIY fairy garden supplies
Photo: I Heart Naptime

I have a serious soft spot in my heart for fairy gardens. I mean, who wouldn’t? Miniature oases filled with teeny-tiny enchanted objects?? The 7-year-old girl in me gets a little giddy just thinking about it. Jamielyn’s take on the DIY fairy garden includes some  great tips on how to keep the cost of creating one down. Like “borrowing” your kids’ miniature toys to accessories the garden. (A Tinker Bell figurine would make a perfect garden occupant, wouldn’t you agree?) Other things we’d need to make one include the obvious, like a pretty planter, soil, plants and decorative moss (although I’ve seen such gardens without moss.) For the entire tutorial, visit I Heart Naptime.  Continue Reading

Make a Folded Felt Gift Box

created at: 11/04/2010

So a few months ago I spotted these DARLING felt, flatpack breadbaskets from Teroforma, and I thought, “Dude, you can totally make that.” My idea, however, was not a breadbasket, but a little gift basket. So I grabbed paper and pencil and came up with plan.

First, the supplies:

  • one 8″ x 11″ piece of heavy felt from the craft store, NOT the flimsy kind
  • a scissors
  • craft knife and cutting mat, optional but helpful
  • doo-dads to decorate the box
  • a pencil
  • the PDF template

Second, the how-to:

Print and then cut out the template to create a pattern. Continue Reading