Posted by Erika on Apr 30, 2009 in Crafts

Make this Mother’s Day special with unique crafts ideas for kids. Show your children how to convert an inexpensive, seemingly useless item, into a priceless and useful gift for mom. Our Pebbled Flower Vase can be an inspiration.

To make this pebbled flower vase,

You’ll need:

  • An empty glass jar
  • Pebbles of various shapes and textures
  • Craft glue
  • Oil paints (2-3 different shades)
  • Paint brush

How to make it:

  1. Apply a coat of craft glue on the outer surface of the bottle.
  2. Cover the entire surface of the jar with pebbles – be sure to pack them tightly together. Allow glue to dry.
  3. Paint the pebbles with oil colors to give them a brighter look. Let dry.

Your Mother’s Day gift is ready! :D

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Posted by Erika on Apr 22, 2009 in Crafts

Nothing makes a mom feel special like a personalized gift from her child. Make your mom feel special with this hearty recipe cards holder.

To make this holder you’ll need:

  • A medium size cardboard box
  • 2 sheets of light colored felt paper
  • 1 sheet of dark colored felt paper
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Greetings card with picture

How to make it:

  1. Trim the flaps and lids of the cardboard.
  2. Wrap the entire box, inside and outside, with light colored felt paper. Apply the felt with craft glue.
  3. Cut 4 long strips of dark felt, roughly 1.5-inch wide. Feather the sides of the strips to give it a more artistic look.
  4. Glue the dark felt strips over the four outside corners of the box.
  5. Cut the picture from the greeting card and glue it to the center of the box front.
  6. Cut small hearts of various sizes from the card. Glue the hearts onto the box for further embellishment.
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