Friday, May 12, 2006

Mother's Day Craft Ideas

Mother's Day Craft Ideas - Rag Doll Dress

My goodness I can't believe Mother's Day is already almost here. I've had so many things in mind as to what to make my Mom for Mother's Day and then changed my mind last Saturday.

She has an old rag doll that she has had since she was a child. For years it was under her bed and has since made its way out to the shed. I decided to take a look at the doll to see what kind of shape she's in. Well, she has a plastic face so the face is cracked in several places. Honestly, I don't know if I could hide the cracks without buying a total new face for the doll which I really don't want to do. I want it to keep its original features. So I just tried placing glue in the cracks to hopefully keep the cracks from becoming worse.

The doll has yellow hair that is just like mop strings. It's not the easiest stuff to clean but I've cleaned her hair using water and carpet shampoo and a rag. It really didn't do much. So tonight I'm going to try cleaning her hair with foam carpet cleaner. The hair is just placed directly around the edge of the doll's face so it's not like she has a full head of hair. The rest of her head is stuffed with red cloth material covering it. The rest of her body is the same way. Her hands and feet are just rounded and are red and white striped.

So here is a where a bit of craftiness comes in. I will be making the doll a dress using my dad's, my sister's, and my old clothes. I have to be honest and say that I haven't sewn much at all. But I'm not wanting the dress to be perfect. She's a rag doll so it should be a little rough around the edges. I'm just going to cut pieces from our old clothes and sew them together to create a dress.

If your Mom has an old doll that needs a little tender loving care then give it a little TLC and then give it to your Mom for Mother's Day.

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Mother's Day Craft Ideas

Mother's Day Craft Ideas

Mother's Day Craft Ideas

This craft project will take some time to complete but would be easy for the kids to do with supervision of course.

I call this "Color Me Pretty."

Materials Needed:

white carnations (however many you want to color)
flower vase - for each carnation
food coloring
water


Fill vase 1/4 full of water.

Add approximately 10 to 20 drops of food coloring. You may need more if your vases are large.

You should trim the stem at an angle before putting it in the vase. Put a flower in each vase and let it sit for a day.

Over the course of several hours you should begin to see a change in the color of the carnation!

If after about 6-7 hours your carnation has not started changing colors then add more food coloring.

This is really fun for the kids and I have to say that even adults like this project too!

These are great alone for Mother's Day Gifts or if you are wanting to add a little something extra to your gift.

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Mother's Day Craft Ideas

Mother's Day Craft Ideas

I want to share this fun Mother's Day Craft Idea with you.

Mother's Day Craft Ideas - Watering Can Planter

Materials Needed:
One Metal Watering Can
One Silk Flower
Page Pebbles
Craft Glue
Computer Printout (will explain)
Stems of Silk Flowers
Oasis Foam


First, print out your Mom's initials on the computer. Here's the idea: you will be placing the page pebbles over the initials, trimming the extra paper, and the page pebbles slightly magnify the letters. Then glue those on the watering can. Note: Page Pebbles can be found in the scrapbooking section at the craft store.

Then take one silk flower and glue it to the watering can. (Wherever you would like).

If you will be using silk flowers to plant in your watering can then cut a small piece of oasis foam (found in the floral department at craft stores) so that it will fit into the watering can and you can poke the stems of the silk flowers into the foam.

Do not glue the foam in the watering can so that later, if your Mom wants to easily change out the silk flowers she can do so.

That's It! Your Mom is sure to love this gift that she will enjoy for a very long time!

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Mother's Day Craft Ideas

Mother's Day Craft Ideas

Mother's Day Craft Ideas - Potpourri Jar

Hi everyone! I hope this day finds you doing well. Not a lot has been happening my way. My family and I had a wonderful Easter. The Easter Bunny even came to see me and I'm a 26 year old! He brought me a Precious Moments doll that kind of looks like Strawberry Shortcake who I just love. I particular like the old Strawberry Shortcake doll not the new one. Anyway, I'm sure my co-workers think I'm a bit crazy. While their cubicles are filled with pictures of family and friends, I now have this Precious Moments doll sitting on my desk.

I can tell you that I did eat to much on Easter. My mom cooked enough food for an entire army. We had ham, chicken and dressing, dumplings, rolls, potato salad, cake, and tea. Then of course we all had to take a nap!

Well, for today's Mother's Day Craft Idea I would like to share how to make a Potpourri Jar. It's a very simple craft that will be great to give to your mom on Mother's Day.

Materials Needed:

one glass jar (you can use a baby food jar, or jelly jar)

one fabric doily large enough to cover the top of the jar and have a little over hang

potpourri (what's a potpourri jar without the potpourri?)

Ribbon (enough to tie around the top of the jar)

One small silk flower


Fill glass jar with desired potpourri. Place doily over the top of the jar and secure the doily to the jar by wrapping the ribbon around the doily and tieing. Then either glue the small silk flower to the doily or tie it using the ribbon. Just remember that if you glue the flower that the glue may go through the holes in the doily which will cause your flower to stick to the jar. You may want to try glueing the flower to the ribbon. Just be careful and make sure that the doily is not to loose but can be removed later to fill the jar with fresh potpourri.

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Mother's Day Craft Ideas

Mother's Day Craft Ideas

Mother's Day Craft Ideas - Welcome

Welcome to my Mother's Day Craft Ideas Blog! I had a lot of craft ideas posted but unfortunately I had some problems with my blog and had to delete some posts. But I chose the best ideas to post for now.

Brandi

Mother's Day Craft Ideas