Mother’s Day Crafting Essentials
With Mother’s Day on the horizon, we thought it was about time we put together our essential Mother’s Day checklist for those of you who are keen to get creative in time for the big day! There isn’t a Mum in the land who doesn’t cherish a handmade gift (even those wonky ones you brought home from primary school!) so what better excuse to craft, than for someone who deserves something special? We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite crafty ideas below – hopefully you’ll find the perfect Mother’s Day treat!
Creative lettering and calligraphy is a crafting trend to watch this year. With the rise of typographic art as a home decor must-have, what better way to create the perfect gift for a much-loved mum than to have a go at designing your own unique word art? At Create and Craft, we have a selection of top quality pens and lettering kits to enable you to produce show-stopping typographic designs. Add heartfelt words to card fronts, gift tags, wall art and more.
Get to grips with artistic fonts and styles using our Kelly Creates Deluxe Pen Set – it contains everything you need to experiment with brush lettering, including a basic tips pamphlet, and a handy canvas roll for storage and portability.
This gorgeous MDF Letter Plaque comes in every letter of the alphabet, so whether you choose ‘M’ for Mother, her first initial, or something else altogether, this kit provides the perfect blank canvas for you to unleash your creativity. You could even buy more than one to create a string of plaques spelling out her name, or the word ‘Love’. These can be decorated using papers, inks, fabrics and more. You could tie in the design to match the home decor, or to represent a favourite hobby or pastime. If Mum loves gardening, why not decorate it with floral papers and embellishments, atop a green background?
Take a Mother’s Day tradition, and give it a twist, with this beautiful Sequin Rose Collection from Pinflair. Present her with flowers in the craftiest way possible! This creative card kit includes all the supplies you need to add impressive 3D floral designs to elegantly foiled cards, just perfect for wishing someone a Happy Mother’s Day! After all, fresh flowers only last so long… but this crafty flower creation can stand pride of place in her home for as long as she likes!
The art of decoupage provides an easy way to breath life into objects like photo frames, storage boxes, plaques and more. Using bold and beautiful printed papers, you can add colour and design to MDF blanks to create one-of-a-kind gifts that are as heartfelt as they are beautiful. This pretty collection of MDF Hearts from Dreamees provides you with the base materials to create a stunning photo frame, heart bunting, and other heart decorations. If you’re new to decoupage but keen to give it a try, this handy Decoupage Starter Collection contains everything you need to get going!
If she loves jewellery, then she’s sure to love a handmade jewellery gift even more – or maybe even the opportunity to dive into the art of jewellery-making herself! Whether you’re an avid beader, or you’re new to the craft, we have a wide selection of jewellery-making kits, components and accessories available for you to get creative with. This stunning Spiral Staircase Kit from TotallyBeads is packed with enough materials for you to create up to 20 handcrafted jewellery pieces, as well as a project book to guide you through each one. There are three colour sets to choose from, so you can select to suit her taste and create her a stunning coordinated set of jewellery, or buy her the kit and give the gift of creativity! There’s enough here that you could even spend the day creating jewellery together… just add music and cake for the perfect Mother’s Day!
Okay, we totally understand that crafting gifts isn’t for everyone. But that doesn’t mean you can’t add a little handmade touch to something shop-bought! Even if you do choose to buy a gift, don’t settle for a run-of-the-mill giftbag. Instead, wow her before she’s even opened it, with a handmade gift box, personalised gift tag, and beautifully embellished giftwrap. At Create and Craft, we’ve plenty of creative ways you can dress up your Mother’s Day gifts. Kanban’s Cutie Pies Wrap Tag and Bag Set features a pretty pastel colourscheme across papers, tags and gift bags. Alternatively, Pinflair’s Create Your Own Giftboxes Topper Card Set enables you to create an array of giftboxes, and features gorgeous sentiments just perfect for making Mother’s Day special.
More of a sewing enthusiast than a papercrafter? We’ve something fabulous for you too! Debbie Shore has compiled a beautiful collection of patterns on the Bobbin Street Gift Bags, Boxes and Bowls USB, that will enable you to create gorgeous gift bags, boxes and more! Simply print out the pattern pieces, and use alongside the project booklet. What better way to put that fabric stash to good use?
Do you have crafty plans afoot this Mother’s Day? Let us know in the comments below!