*This post is in association with Pretty Gifted
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, it is about time we start planning! I have never been one to purchase a “Best Mum Mug” or something that will just get thrown into the back of the cupboard, never to see daylight again. I have always aimed to either create or buy something a bit more meaningful and with Pretty Gifted, it’s just got a whole lot easier.
I remember when I was 15 years old, I saved up my money to get my Mum a necklace that she had wanted for quite a while. I then ran into town in my lunch break to get a nice box and some wrappings to make it look nice. I would always go for either handmade for that personal touch or something special.
So, if your Mum, Grandma or Wife is anything like my Mum, then anything that shows thought, will go down a treat. Here are some ideas on how to make a gift that will not only be appreciated but hopefully admired for a long time.
The best bit? You don’t need much crafting skills (trust me, if I can do it – ANYONE can. Plus, my little one helped with it all).
Easy Mother’s Day Card
This card could really not be any simpler! All you need is some paper, glue, a pair of scissors, pencil and card.
I went for a butterfly, but you can use any template you think your loved one will like. I just searched for some butterfly templates and then layered them – or freehand it if you’re able to. I have chosen to leave the cards blank for the purpose of the photos, but you can get as creative as you like with personalising the front how you wish.
Box Hanging Frame
All you need for this lovely looking frame is a box frame (so that it has enough room for the pegs), string, mini pegs and some backing paper of your choice. For the paper, I used my “Happy Mother’s Day” personalised paper from Pretty Gifted. I then hung up an old photograph that I know she hasn’t seen in many years.
I Heart Mum Lettering
Now, this craft really is easy! All you need is some wooden lettering, craft glue (one that will dry completely clear) and the paper of your choice. Once again, this time I went for my personalised paper from Pretty Gifted, as I thought it added another personal touch when you look closer. Plus, it’s not perfect as I had a helping hand from my little one, which is what I love about it!
Just cut up small strips, but try not to be even, and then glue the paper on. Once the paper has been glued down, go over and cover it all in a layer of glue to give it strength.
These pockets are a brilliant yet simple way of creating your own box for those smaller gifts. All you need is a rectangle piece of paper and some washi tape. Fold the paper into a tube by connecting the two ends and tape together. With the piece of washi tape being vertical, tape the bottom ends together. Fill the pocket with your gift, then use some more washi tape to seal the top, creating a triangular shape.
Whether you are looking to create your own envelope to go with your handmade card or something else, all you need to do is find an envelope you already have laying around at home and use that to create a template. Then just simply glue the edges together.
I decided to create an envelope for the purse/wallet card that I found; I have one of these myself that was given to me by my partner and I keep it in my wallet and it goes everywhere with me, so I thought that it would be a thoughtful little extra gift.
Have you ever made your own gifts for someone special? I would love to hear about them below! I’m always looking for new ideas, so feel free to share.
*Disclaimer – This post is in collaboration with Pretty Gifted.