Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s day is quickly becoming one of my favorite holidays. The longer I’m a mom the more I appreciate my mom and my grandma and their incredible examples of women of Faith, knowledge, of humility and charity. How I strive to live up to their examples! I recently read my Grandma’s personal history and I found this sweet gem, “There is not a career on Earth this is more rewarding than that of mother!”

One of my goals this year is to create and be creative and overcome the fear that sometimes hinders those talents. So, I decided to get a little bit crafty with my gifts this year. However, every time I make a gift I go through the four stages of makers remorse (please tell me I’m not the only one?!). First, I think this is going to be AWESOME. Second, I reach a road bump (always, right?). Third, I worry it’s going to look like it was made by a child, or all the imperfections start to show. And finally the finished product and hey, it’s not too bad.

Well I hope my mom and my mother-in-law appreciate their gifts this year. I think these scrappy hot pad holders turned out pretty cute! The scraps came from my mother-in-law and when I saw this tutorial on Pinterest I knew just what to do with them. I came up with my own pattern and made some adjustments to fit the sizes of scraps I had.  Some of the scraps were her mother’s, so I hope it means something to her.

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These sweet flowers were made by my three-year-old (with some assistance from mom.) She painted several sheets of paper for me and then I cut them out into flowers and attached them to pipe cleaners. Just a unique way for the kids to say “I Love You” to Grandma and Grammy!

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How grateful I am for my mom and that we get to embark on this journey together. She is the most creative person I know! She has always encouraged me in all my endeavors and has always made me feel like I can accomplish the world. I only hope I can be the same kind of mother to my sweet children.

~Brittney

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