Make Mom Feel Special This Mother’s Day
By Alissa Reinhard
No one knows us like mom. No one can make us feel quite as good, cheer us on quite as loud, or dust us off when we’ve fallen quite as well as mom. So this Mother’s Day, show mom how much you care for her and thank her for how much she cares for you! Take a look at our list below of unique ways you can make mom feel special this Sunday, May 13.
Mother’s Day Candle: A twist on a classic gift, use a sweet picture of you and your mom to make it truly special. You’ll need a white pillar candle, white tissue paper, scissors, clear tape, wax paper, a hair dryer, and an embossing heat gun (found at any craft store), and a special photo. See the steps below from the website evite!
Step 1: Cut out a piece of white tissue paper slightly smaller than a sheet of printer paper, then tape the tissue shiny side down to the paper.
Step 2: Print your desired photograph onto the tissue (just feed the paper with the tissue attached into your printer as usual). Cut out, leaving a little border around your image.
Step 3: Place your tissue-paper image on the candle and wrap a piece of wax paper tightly around both. Tip: Make sure and make the wax paper tight, otherwise you little creases will be melted into your candle.
Step 4: Apply heat to the image using your embossing heat gun. (If you use a hairdryer for this process, use a diffuser attachment or wear gloves to protect your skin from the heat.) Continue applying heat to the image until you see the ink coming through (it becomes darker and clearer).
Step 5: Gently and slowly peel the wax paper off, and your picture candle is complete!
K-Cup Bath Bombs: Finally, a use for all those K-Cups that find their way to the trash after your morning cup of coffee! A wonderful gift idea from the website thegoodstuff!
Step 1: Clean out the K-Cups by dumping out the coffee ground and pulling the glued-on netting from the cup.
Step 2: fill the bottom of each cup with a few sprinkles or dried flowers. Little lavender petals work beautifully!
Step 3: Mix together a bath bomb mixture (several recipes can be found online), then press it firmly into each prepared K-Cup. Pack the mixture in tightly. Allow it to set and dry overnight.
Step 4: Once the mixture is dried and hardened, slide knife into the hole in each cup. Slice until a long slit is formed, and peel the K-Cup from the bath bomb.
Step 5: That’s it! Your bath bombs are ready! Place them in a hot bath, watch them fizz, and enjoy!
Blooming Monogram: Fresh flowers are beautiful, but they don’t last. Colorful monogrammed initials or spelling out “Mom” in bright blooms is a gift that will last.
Step 1: Purchase paper mache letters (8” or 12”) at your local craft store. Using an exacto knife, cut off the front of the letters and hollow out. A great idea from the blog Urbanic Paper!
Step 2: Cut floral foam into shapes that fit letter and secure with glue
Step 3: Trim the silk blooms off, leaving a short stem, and position into the foam. You can reinforce with glue, if necessary.
Step 4: Arrange and beautify!