Mother’s Day is just around the corner, only 10 days away (in some countries even less)! So it’s time to put that crafting hat on and get inspired. We gathered some ideas for you to try out, in the theme of recycling and green design! Check out what we came up with!
In the spirit of the upcoming summer, and all the fresh greens and nature that is starting to flourish around us, we wanted to do something in the theme. These simple D.I.Y.’s you can do with old newspapers and some beautiful crafting or design papers you happen to have. Choose your own colors, or maybe your mother’s favorites! The idea is to use many layers and materials mixed and matched, but still to have a clean, fresh and simple finished look.
I wanted to try out something very simple, personal but in an unconventional shape. So I tried out spelling “Mom” by hand, in a few different fonts, and then chose the one I liked the most (if you don’t like your own hand writing, you can always do this with the computer, but try it out first yourself!). Making the font thick with a black marker, I was able to cut it out with a sharp knife, then gluing it on top of another paper (IQ color in Flamingo). Then cutting it again, leaving a small, about 0,5cm wide border all around it. I repeated this 3 times, ending up with 3 different colored layers. On the back of the font, I wrote my Happy Mother’s Day greetings!
I also made an envelope to go with the card of SH Recycling and using an old newspaper as a lining. It’s very easy to make. Just cut a square (21cm x 21cm) out of paper, then fold the bottom corner and then the two opposite corners towards the middle, use glue to hold in place. For the lining, cut a slightly smaller square and glue it to the larger one, before folding. Now you have a handmade envelope, just something extra to give it the personal touch every mother deserves!
A second card for you to try out, is no more complicated than the previous one! Take a piece of SH Recycling, fold if half and draw a large heart in the middle of the right side, in the shape of a speech bubble. Cut it out using a sharp knife. Take a piece of white paper, half the size of the previous one, and write your greetings on the middle, place it so it is seen through the speech bubble on the front! I also cut out a small red heart, and glued it in the middle, to add a pop of color!
An easy way to wrap up your gifts is to use old newspapers or magazines. Choose an old one for a more nostalgic feel, or find some with cool pictures or graphics. I wrapped the gift in the newspaper and then cut out some feathers from different papers. I used Fancy Emboss in caramel brown and extra white, RH Recycling and Via Felt in ginger because of their haptic surface. Wrapping it all with our own Design & Paper ribbon. Add a little hand written note to wish Happy Mother’s Day, and the gift is complete!