The Best Mother's Day Ever with a Must-do DIY!

This past Sunday was the best Mother's Day ever!!

As I relaxed in bed for the better part of the morning, it gave me time to enjoy one of my biggest blessings - my family!!

My day wasn't lavish at all.  It wasn't extravagant.  It was simple.  I was surrounded by loving messages, thoughtful gestures and lots of family time.

Each gift that I received was handmade, carefully delivered and made me cry.  Here's a little peak at my bedside table Sunday morning...

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These meaningful gifts of homemade cards, printed certificates, and even a mini-book, made me think about how technology and electronic messages can never really replace a handwritten, hand-decorated, note, card, or simple message from a loved one.

I'm sure if my daughter sent me a text or email with the same words that filled pages in my Mother's Day book, I wouldn't have reacted the same way, with such depth of emotion and deep love.  Of course, I would have loved and appreciated it no doubt, but I truly believe that these handwritten notes will always hold more value and genuine expressions of love than any text, private message or email ever can.  

Try it!

Write someone special a note expressing your heartfelt feelings and see what reaction it spawns!

As a result of this very big ah-ha moment, I've come up with a few DIYs that will inspire you to bust out the crafting supplies and make a card for a special someone, to embellish a special gift or add a personal touch that shows the receiver just how much they mean to you!  Over the next few weeks, I'll share an easy DIY with you that will inspire all those things and more!

The Best Mother's Day Ever with a Must-do DIY!

Fabric Feathers

To start off, here is a really fun and easy way to use up scraps of fabric and have fun making decorative feathers to embellish or add a personal touch to just about anything you choose!

 Here is where I found the fabulous idea to make fabric feathers and where you can download the template.

This is what you'll need:

supplies]

  • Scraps of fabric (I recycled fabric from old jeans and pants here too!)
  • Craft or floral wire stems
  • Glue stick
  • Feather template
  • Scissors
  • Your personalized touch!
  • fabric and template

You want to begin by gluing the wire stem between two pieces of fabric.  While you are waiting for the glue to dry, cut out the feathers from your paper template.

cut out feather

When the fabric is dry, hold the paper template on the fabric and carefully cut-out the shape from your fabric.

gold leaf

I used gold leaf to embellish a few of the darker feathers, which can be a bit tricky, but is worth it!

stampsI used markers and stamps to embellish a few others...

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...and voila! A personalized touch on a special gift, or ...

embellish

embellish your simple flower pots, or...

enjoyliven up your pencil holder!

Whatever you chose to use them for, they are meant to show a little extra love, create simple beauty, and inspire special moments.

If you liked this post, please share it with a friend and spread the inspiration!

Nicki

xx