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My mom and I have always been close, pretty much like best friends. Since she had me at such a young age we basically grew up together. Last October I left for basic training and was gone for six months. I missed a lot of holidays, including her birthday. The first time in 20 years that I haven’t been there for it. Now that I am back, just in time for Mother’s Day, I want to make sure that I give her a heartfelt present that shows how amazing of a mom she is to me. Since my mom works at a desk everyday I wanted to give her something to look at that is bright and full of love, like she is to me.
For my craft I’m using Mother’s Day greeting cards from American Greetings to make a custom picture frame for my mom to sit on her desk. Currently, American Greetings has ‘buy 3 cards, save $2’ going on through the 14th of May. That way you can get a card for every mother in your life: mom, grandma, wife, aunt, etc.
While shopping on base it was difficult to pick my favorite three cards. The large assortment of Mother’s Day greeting cards were all beautiful. They have a card with the perfect greeting for every mom in your life.
- American Greetings Mother’s Day card
- Picture Frame
- Spray Paint
- Artificial Flowers (optional)
- Hot Glue (If you decide to add flowers)
- American Greetings gift bag
- American Greetings tissue paper
To up-cycle a photo frame into a gift, you will want to spray paint the outside of the picture frame first. I recommend that you lay the picture frame on scrap paper or a cardboard box that can get dirty. This will avoid the mess of getting spray paint on your hands.
I sprayed the outside of my frame with gold paint to match the greeting card I selected for the inside framed design. You can use whichever color matches the card you select or the decor of the room your mom will place the finished frame.
While the picture frame is drying you can start working on the inside of the frame. You are going to want to use the frame backing to measure and cut the card that is going in the frame. I chose the card with the butterfly since butterflies are my mom’s favorite.
After you get the card completely cut out and your frame is done drying, you can start decorating your frame with the flowers. I hot glued flowers onto the bottom of the frame. You can get as creative as you like.
Once you are finished gluing the flowers onto the frame the final step is to add in the card. I picked flowers that matched the card that were bright. This way it gave the frame a pop of color to make it extra cheerful for my mom to look at everyday.
Being in the military and living on base often puts a strain on families and keeps them from their loved ones during the holidays. American Greetings, which can be found in the exchange on your base, has the perfect Mother’s Day cards for every mom.
How are you celebrating Mother’s Day this May?