Unique Gift Giving

Upturned mirror placed on an ottoman and covered in lit candles and candle holders. It glows.

Upturned mirror placed on an ottoman and covered in lit candles and candle holders. It glows.

 

Enlarged tape measure table runner made from fabric drop cloth printed with number and measurements.

Enlarged tape measure table runner made from fabric (try linen or oilcloth) printed with number and measurements.

Happy Mother’s Day to mother’s everywhere. I’ve compiled several items that I’d (and most any mother) would love to recieve on Mother’s Day. Many items are do-it-yourself items (always a big winner with mom’s), one of a kind gifts or recycled items. I hope you enjoy this post and have a wonderful day today.

Fun idea, take vintage frames cover a backer board with toile fabric to create a cheerful wall hanging.

Fun idea, take vintage frames cover a backer board with toile fabric to create a cheerful wall hanging.

 

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Wall plaque made from old boards “white washed” and stenciled with black letters

 

Easy and innovative wall hanging. You can purchase a black outdoor matt and spray paint white, dabbing off some paint before it completely dries, distressing the matt. Hang!

Easy and innovative wall hanging. You can purchase a black outdoor matt and spray paint white, dabbing off some paint before it completely dries, distressing the matt. Hang!

 

Lawn rake (handle removed) hung on the wall turns into unique wine glass holder

Lawn rake (handle removed) hung on the wall turns into unique wine glass holder

Spray paint vintage frames and add a cork board. Make a ideal place to display favorite picture, recipes, or even tack up necklaces, earrings, and bracelets

Vintage lamps with the hardware removed become stylish jewelry holders. Surprise Mom with one of these and add on a piece of jewelry or two

Oval metal tubs purchased from any craft or storage store can be mounted inside the pantry wall and act as storage containers for miscellaneous packages. Adding the chalkboard painted labels is a nice touch

 

Clear glass apothecary jar filled with Mom’s favorite colors of nail polish and new manicure accessories. Simple but eye catching way to store your nail polish.

 

Scrolled garden stepping stones made using door matts. See detailed instructions at http://www.timberpress.com/

 

Recycle old license plates into a fun rectangular planter

 

When making Mom breakfast in bed, why not serve it in her “gift”. A tiered metal server can then be used as a coffee or tea serving piece. Cute!

Burlap coasters dressed up with a cameo pin will update any room

 

Shabby chic single shutter up cycled into bathroom towel and accessory holder

 

 

 

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Show Mom how beautiful she is with and oversized mirror. Simply use a large vintage frame painted a bright color (like this purple) and have mirror glass installed

 

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This pillow I created myself. I purchased a “damaged” pre-printed pillow from my local Hobby Lobby. It had a small cut in the back. I used burlap ribbon to cover the tear while embellishing the pillow. I also added two burlap flower that I made and a piece of feather boa and a few buttons

 

 

 

Kitchen canisters created from coffee or soup cans covered with vintage fabric.

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