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Mother's Day

Explore 142 recipes, 77 projects, 29 articles, 41 galleries, 67 videos, and more

Punched Floral Place Mats

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Mother's Day Herb Garden Kit

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This beautiful herb garden is a great idea for an extra-special gift for Mom.
Materials
  • Sterile soil seed-starting mix
  • Plastic bag with zipper seal
  • Burlap
  • Rubber band
  • Raffia
  • Plant-tag template
  • Copper plant tags
  • Double-sided tape
  • Cork board
  • Push pins
  • Herb-garden-instruction template
  • Card stock
  • Scissors
  • Terra-cotta pot
  • Herb seed packets
  • Osmocote plant food
  • Gloves
  • Shovel
  • Japanese floral shears
  • Watering can
  • Garden stones
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Cupcake-Paper Carnations

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Arranging Tulips

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Other Ideas:
Party flowers
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Mother's Day Journal

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For a Mother's Day gift that's sure to be treasured, create a handmade journal or keepsake book using book block paper, linen, and ribbon.
Materials
  • 2-inch-wide ribbon, cut 2 inches longer than the book's length
  • Chipboard, or the back covers of used notebooks
  • Linen or other fabric
  • Book block paper
  • Double-sided adhesive paper, such as Twin-Tac
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Mother's Day Coupon Book

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Punched Floral Barrettes

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Constructed out of fabric-punched blooms, flowering hair clips are the perfect way to brighten up Mom's day.
Materials
  • Fabric, assorted Indian cotton, from B&J Fabrics, 212-354-8150
  • Flower craft punches by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Medium paintbrush
  • Fabric stiffener
  • Micro hole punch
  • Pips
  • Contact cement
  • Bobby pins or comb
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Coupon Book for Mom

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Adorable actress Abigail Breslin joins Martha to chat about her new movie, "My Sister's Keeper," and to make something special for Mom -- a meaningful book full of coupons.
Materials
  • Coupon template Part 1
  • Coupon template Part 2
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Craft knife
  • Edge punch
  • Craft glue
  • Paper ribbon-style labels
  • 1-inch circle hole punch
  • Double-sided tape
  • Foam dots
  • Letter stickers
  • Butterfly punch
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Floral Sticker Wreath Craft

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Fabric-Punched Bouquet

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Martha and Marcie McGoldrick, holiday editor for Martha Stewart Living, use simple craft punches to make fabric flowers for a beautiful springtime bouquet.
Materials
  • Lightweight fabrics (such as voile or Indian cotton)
  • Tray
  • Medium paintbrush
  • Liquid fabric stiffener, at crafts stores
  • Petal and leaf craft punches
  • Micro hole punch
  • Floral pips (small wires with colored tips used to make silk flowers), at crafts stores
  • Contact cement
  • Floral wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Green floral tape
  • Floral tape
  • Vase (optional)
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