Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mother's Day projects

We're always kind of last minute at our house, and Mother's Day was no exception. We spent the Saturday before Mother's Day making some little gifts for the grandmothers in our family. We're very blessed to have so many grandmothers around . Liv has a grandmother and a maternal great-grandmother on each side of her family, and most of them live in our neighborhood.

So when Mother's Day comes around, we have to think of something that she can do to honor each of these women. I like the project to be meaningful, but also something that can be accomplished pretty quick, given that we'll be making multiples.

This is what we ended up making this year:

I got some plain wooden frames from the craft store, along with a stack of colored tissue paper. I put a base coat of white paint and then helped Liv decoupage on some tissue paper squares.

I hadn't planned ahead, of course, so I didn't have pictures to put in the frame. Instead, I borrowed (ahem, stole) and idea from Denise. I created some fill-in-the-blank sentences about the grandmothers and then asked Liv to supply the answers. I printed them out on pretty paper, framed them up, and was good to go.


ElegantSnobbery said...

Oh that is soooo sweet! I'm loving those tissue paper frames. Always groovy, if you ask me!!

Julie Anne of Diamondmeenuh Creations said...

Excellent idea! ["borrowed" or not]. I bet all the Grands were thrilled :-)

Denise Felton said...

Oh, I love it that I can read what she said about her Nan. And I'll bet your mom is so proud to find out that her estimated weight is 64 pounds! :) Lucky grannies to get these presents!

casserole said...

Actually, that is her age. My mother is a bit sensitive about weight so I left that one off. And 64 is exactly right. She knows her Nan's age cause it's the same as the Beatles song.

idyll hands said...

What a great idea! I got my mom Photoshop Elements - not quite as personal but it's what she wanted so one of my brothers and I just made it easy on ourselves and got it.

I like your gifts much better!

Denise Felton said...

Ohhhhh! Her age!!! I guess I couldn't read it as well as I thought I could. And I'll bet Livvie can sing all the words to "When I'm 64."

I made my Mama cry on Mother's Day. I got her a bracelet on Etsy--a silver bangle. I had the artist stamp the names of Mom's kids--all five of us--across the front. My mom never cries. I was so proud.