Hosting mom for a special celebration? Show much you care by decorating the scene with paper flowers, handmade keepsakes, place settings, and more.
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Mothers are loved all year round, but Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to tell her just how much she is loved and appreciated. We only have one mother, and they are almost magical: They usher us into the world, take care of us from the time that we are mere babies, teach us, protect us, and give us both tough and unconditional love throughout our lifetimes. We love our mothers because they do so much and ask for so little in return.
Mother's Day was established in America in 1914, intended to be a day to honor mothers. How do we show our appreciation? It could be any number of ways: Breakfast in bed, a family brunch, a uniquely chosen gift, flowers, and chocolate are all ideas that you've probably checked off from the list several times over. If you'd like to make this Mother's Day extra special, consider a handmade gift or a party that creates an extra special memory for that one woman in your life who holds a special place in your heart. Turn back the clock to your early school days when you created a card for your mom out of colorful construction paper, made that awesome picture collage of your special moments with mom, or presented her with a special molding of your little hand that she still has to this day.
To spark that creativity yet again, here are some ideas of what you can create to make this upcoming Mother's Day not just good, but memorable.
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Moms love receiving flowers just as much as we love giving them, but almost as important as the flowers themselves is the manner in which they are arranged. Up the ante with this eye-catching flower vase lid. The lid makes arranging flowers simple and easy (just drop the individual stems into the drilled holes) and offers great support for blooms that tend to droop after a few days.
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These colorful bouquets are fun to make, beautiful to look at, and will having everyone thinking your Mother’s Day flowers were freshly picked from the garden. Brighten a small bundle of blossoms with a dainty doily wrapper that instantly adds some flair to Mom's bouquet.
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Stamped Paper Tablecloth
Brush off the stamping skills that you learned in school: A customized tablecloth of hydrangea blossoms and butterflies will look beautiful rolled out onto the surface and make cleanup easy. Mom (otherwise known as the guest of honor) will appreciate the time and attention you took to welcome her to your home by handwriting her names inside an adorned circle composed of hydrangeas and butterflies. Select a color of stamp ink that will complement your dinmerware.
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Invite Mom to take time for herself, recharge, and renew with these zen-like candles. A day at the spa is a treat, but this set is perfect for her bathroom, bedroom, or meditation space.
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Flowers are always a sure bet and a sure-fire favorite when it comes to gift ideas for mom, but these blooms are extra special because they last longer than just a few days and come from not only the heart but from the hands, too. These faux blossoms can be used to adorn a wrapped or handmade gift, sewn together to make a beautiful bouquet, or arranged in a pretty basket and set out to be admired.
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Dahlia-like bursts of color hang from the ceiling, adding charm your Mother's Day brunch or celebration. These tissue paper pom-poms can be made in the size and color of your choice.
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Is Mom an art lover? She'll appreciate the beauty of this oeuvre d'art: The effect of this project is a lifelike floral display that upgrades and uplifts any room in which it's displayed. To create it, you will need to carve slits into the canvas, inserting silk flower stems and greenery, and securing them from behind. The finished look is nothing less than magnificent.
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Seam-Binding Cake Stand Skirt and Chandelier
Use coordinating colors of seam binding to make colorful skirts for a pair of stacked cake stands, and then continue the theme with a free-flowing chandelier.