Easy Mother’s Day Gift

Need a super simple Mother’s Day gift … one that little hands can create … one that is easy to mail?  My kids have been making customized frames for a couple years now.  We have always used $1 unfinished wooden frames from the craft store.  In years past they have colored/scribbled on them (or … themselves) with markers or painted them with tempera or watercolor paint.

This year I wanted to do something a little different.  I found some great felt flowers … so we used them!

Cinderella (aka my daughter, Honor) really enjoyed being able to put the glue and flowers on ALL BY HERSELF!

So easy you can make them in mass quantity too!

Once the artwork is complete, I put a recent photo of the kids in the frame.  I also put the date on the back and have the kids sign it.  Then, I mail them off, or hand-deliver them, to the important mothers in our lives.

I shared this idea at …
Tuesday TotsPlain Vanilla Mom

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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.

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  1. In Lieu of Preschool

    Love it! We’ve decorated frames with those exact ones before, too. We made a couple where we glued on shells from a beach trip and put a pic of the kids playing in the water (for DH at work and for the grandparents), and we made another where we printed and laminated the words “Cute as a button”, attached it at the top, and glued buttons all around the frame. 🙂 I don’t think you can go wrong with “hand-decorated” frames! 🙂

  2. Rebekah @ The Golden Gleam

    Photos are always a bit hit with the grandmothers. =) I love the flower embellishments on the frames.

  3. Jen@Plain Vanilla Mom

    These are so cute and I love that they are quick and easy 🙂 Thanks for linking up!

  4. crystal@growingajeweledrose

    Oh, these are beautiful! The felt flowers were a great idea. Pinned 🙂 Oh, and thank for sharing with Tuesday Tots

  5. Patricia Torres

    Totally love it.. So super cute.. Simple easy..a nd yet so gorgeous.. 🙂

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