DIY Herb Garden Markers

parsley plant marker

My mother always had a green thumb and it’s definitely not something she passed down to me. If it’s green and been in my house for more than a month, it’s probably dead. I’m so bad at gardening, but I’m not giving up yet.

This weekend, I planted a new indoor herb garden. I had a living rosemary and mint plant and added parsley, a different kind of mint and basil. Cross your fingers that I can keep the new ones alive.

In the meantime, I wanted to make some cute plant/garden markers. These are really cute and really easy. If you haven’t given your mom anything for Mother’s Day yet, a nice herb garden with plant markers might work out for her.

They’re super easy to make. A little bit of creativity goes a long way.

 

diy garden marker supplies

Plant marker supplies

  • gift tags
  • string
  • pen

 

Step 1: label and sketch

On a brown gift tag, write the name of each herb and sketch around it.

 

peppermint plant marker

Step 2: tie the label to the planter

Slip the string through the gift tag and tie it around the top of the planter.

Tilt the tag at a downward angle.

 

parsley plant marker

Now you have a lovely herb garden that’s beautifully labeled.

I’d love to hear your thoughts. Leave feedback in the comments!

Happy crafting ūüôā

 

DIY Spring Wreath With Flowers

DIY spring wreath with flowers

I asked my mom what she wanted for Mother’s Day and she said a wreath. Then, she sent me to her¬†Pinterest board with a bunch of wreaths she recently pinned. “Something like those”, she said. All of them were flower wreaths, mostly with tulips and other spring flowers. So I went to Pat Catan’s and searched for an arrangement that might look good together. You didn’t think I was going to buy it if I could make it, did you?¬†Something¬†handmade makes a better Mother’s Day gift anyway.

So, I grabbed all of the materials I needed and headed to my parent’s house for the weekend. I remembered my glue gun, but forgot extra glue sticks. I got about half way through my project before I ran out. Thankfully, mom had a glue gun that I could use to finish up. This was the first Make Something Mondays craft my mom has been able to experience first hand. She even helped a little bit.


spring wreath materials

Things You Will Need:
Glue gun
Wreath base
Fake flowers

 

spring flowers

Step 1
Pull the flowers and leaves off of the stems and arrange them into piles according to color so that you can find the flowers you want easily.

 

spring wreath

 

Step 2
Hot glue the flowers and leaves to your wreath base. You will probably burn yourself a few times, but make sure you press the flowers down into the glue or they won’t stick very well.

Repeat until you’ve worked your way around the entire base. Then, go back and fill in the areas that could use some extra color.

 

DIY spring wreath with flowers

Add a string or a ribbon to the top of the wreath and hang it up. Beautiful!

If your wreath is going to be semi-exposed to the outdoors, you can always go back with super glue to make sure the flowers don’t detach. This one is going to be between a door and a screen, so it should be fine without the super glue.

Mom loves it, so I guess it’s doing its job ūüôā

Happy crafting!

Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Make Yourself

It’s almost Mother’s Day already. Can you believe it? You have about two weeks left to find or make Mom something good to celebrate how awesome she is. And she IS awesome. Now, I’m not a mom, but I’ve done my share of babysitting, and it can be hard work if you have a rowdy child. Think about how much time and effort, not to mention patience, that she¬†put into raising you for 18 years. I hope that, by now, you’ve come to the conclusion that your she¬†deserves a thoughtful gift. My mom sure does!

If I could afford to buy my mom a class corvette, or something comparable in value, I would do it but, I can’t. I would rather give her some from the heart anyway, and there is nothing more thoughtful that something you make ¬†yourself. So, I’ve compiled a list of DIY Mother’s Day Gifts that you can make on your own. All of them come with tutorials (some even have free printables) so you have no reason to say you can’t do it. ūüôā By the way, I plan to stay away from the typical foot scrub and bath bomb DIYs. I want to give you something a bit more unique because your mommas are worth it.

Be sure to let me know what you think.

*Click the images for links to the tutorials.

Mother’s Day Gift Board

Mother's Day Gift Board

 

Any mother wants to be reassured that she’s done a good job of raising you. This board would let her know that you would be her friend regardless of whether or not she was your parent.¬†The tutorial comes with free printables, too!

DIY Brag Book

DIY Brag Book

This one is absolutely perfect, especially if you have kids and your mom is always trying to show someone pictures of the them. It’s a small book, 5″ in width and length to be exact. ¬†It will fit in Mom’s purse and she can take it out whenever she wants to brag about her babies.

Personalized Family Clock

Personalized family clock

This is such a good idea. The tutorial is very descriptive and the end result is beautiful. If you can find a good picture (with a decent resolution) you will have an awesome DIY Mother’s Day Gift. She will absolutely love this.

DIY Jewelry Dish

DIY Jewelry Dish

This jewelry dish¬†is pretty unique and doesn’t seem like it takes much effort. As long as you have a few hours, this might be a¬†winner. All you do is roll out some clay (which you can find at a craft store), cut it into a circle shape, lay it on some wood for texture, fold it over a bowl for shape, bake it in the oven, and paint it. Lovely tutorial.

DIY Painted Mason Jars

DIY Painted Mason Jar decor via Make Something Mondays

This is one of my favorite tutorials that I’ve made. These painted mason jars are the perfect pop of color to any room. You can pick whatever colors you want, and add some flowers (fake or real) to the jars for a center point. They make great centerpieces too. Mom will love them!

DIY Frosted Glasses

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Not only are these glasses fun, they will make your mom think of you every time she gets a drink. All you need is etching acid, gloves, some rubber bands, and a paint brush. You don’t even have to use the pattern I used. You could etch on her initials or a different design.

DIY Soy Candle

DIY Soy Candle

 

Making candles is so easy. The part that takes the longest amount of time is waiting for the wax to harden. You can pick any scent you want and you can put the candle in a mason jar, tea cup, votive holder, or whatever you want. I like the mason jars, though, because they are great for decorative bows and card attachments.

That’s all I’ve got. Hope you liked them.¬†If you have any good ideas, please leave them in the comments. Readers will thank you, especially if they are reading this the day before mom’s special day.

 

What is Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you wonderful mothers out there!

I was thinking about it today, and realized that I really don’t know anything about Mother’s Day. I know that it is a day to honor and celebrate mothers, motherhood, and the influence of mothers in today’s society. Of course, I researched it a little bit.

Mother’s day was first celebrated in the United States in 1908. The first memorial was held by¬†Anna Jarvis, for her mother, in Grafton, WV. Afterwards, Anna campaigned for Mother’s Day to become a recognized holiday. Mother’s Day was accepted by other countries and is now nationally celebrated. Most countries celebrate the holiday in April or May and give cards or gifts to their maternal figures.

This is where it gets interesting. Four years after the creation of the holiday, Anna Jarvis created the Mother’s Day International Association and trademarked “second Sunday in May” and “Mother’s Day”. She believed that “Mother’s” should be singular because each family was supposed to honor its mother. It wasn’t meant to be a plural possessive commemorating all mother’s.

Visit the Mother’s Day Wikipedia page for Mother’s Day dates around the world.

 

Happy Mother’s Day Mom!

mom-n-me

 

 

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas 2013

Mother’s Day is going to be here in a little less than two weeks. Time has been flying!

Have you thought about what you are going to get for her? I’ve been ¬†thinking of some ideas and I’m ¬†think I’ve found some fun gifts. I always turn to Etsy for this kind of thing. It is the perfect store to find unique gifts with a personal touch. Even if I don’t find something I want to buy, I usually find some inspiration.

Mom, don’t go getting excited. I know better than to post what I am getting for you¬†before Mother’s Day. You will just have to wait it out ūüėČ

Click the images for a link to each product.

I hope you enjoy these. Let me know if you have any good ideas!

still life flower wall art

still life flower wall art $20

Personalized Heart Engraved Wood Cutting Board $45

Personalized Heart Engraved Wood Cutting Board $45

Three Ring Necklace

Endless love necklace $24.90

"Home is where your mom is" mug $15

“Home is where your mom is” mug $15

Personalized Mother's Day Quote  $18

Personalized Mother’s Day Quote $18

Pinterest Recipe Favorites $5

Pinterest Recipe Favorites $5

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