Good morning, I hope you’re all having a good day so far! I’m spending my day getting everything ready for Mother’s Day and nervously waiting for a phone call from the vets.
Mother’s Day is now only a few days away, so this morning I headed to one of my favourite shops to try and get some inspiration.
There were loads of the usual gifts; candles, chocolates, flowers and skin-care pamper packages. Of course these are all lovely gifts, but I feel like they’re a bit too predictable. I like to put my own stamp on things and give my mum something a bit more personal.
I found this wooden key-hanger and some floral decoupage paper and ended up having a crafting morning. I also found these gorgeous little candle holders and decided I would give them a makeover too!
I started with the key hanger because I knew this would be the more difficult of the two. There are lots of corners and edges that could easily be missed and working around the hooks and the hanging string was a bit fiddly.
It took me about forty minutes which isn’t too bad. I forgot that I didn’t have any brushes so I had to use my finger instead – it got quite messy!
I’m really pleased with the final result. I’m not sure whether or not to add something else, maybe some letters along the top or some lace detailing round the edges.
It always amazes me how much difference a bit of colourful paper can make! My mum has just moved house and I can just see this hanging in the hallway or in the kitchen.
The candle holders were much easier because there were no edges or awkward areas. The two of them only took about half an hour.
I decided to use the same decoupage paper as I did on the key hanger instead of the purple one I had bought originally. I think it looks a lot lighter and when the candles are lit, it will be light enough to see the flame through the sides.
I’m really pleased with how they turned out, they look completely different and they’re one of a kind!
Altogether, making these items only cost me around £10 which is probably less than one of those pamper hampers!
What are your plans for Mother’s Day? Are you doing anything crafty?
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