Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Economical Mother's Day Ideas


I saw this idea at Christmas time 
but never got a chance to make any
so I decided to revisit it for Mother's Day
what you need:


apply mod podge


roll in Epsom salts





Let dry


Wrap and you are done!



I think they'd be cute 
tucked into a basket with bath salts
body scrub etc
A very economical gift
especially if you get 
the candles at Dollar Tree

While cleaning out
my craft room drawers
I came across these
Aleene's Shrink-it
hearts that 
I shrunk over 5 yrs ago


I added some pearls that I had
 from a necklace I got at a yard sale



I got 4 handmade paper note cards
at Dollar Tree
and added some embellishments



pre-cut out daffodils (from Dollar Tree)



some skeletal aspen leaves
and plastic pedals



a pre-made butterfly (3 to a pkg at Dollar Tree)




I got 4 cards for $1
and had the embellishments
from other projects





















12 comments:

  1. Great ideas, you are so clever! Thanks for sharing.

    Nancy

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  2. The candles are clever...love how they turned out! Cute necklace, too

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  3. I made some candles like that for Easter, but never thought about making one for my mom.. great idea. I love everything.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party!

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  4. Love the candles. Hopped over from Get Your Craft on Thursday.

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  5. Hi Jo!

    What wonderful ideas! Thank you so much for joining in the Tales from Bloggeritaville Thrifty Thursday! I appreciate you joining in the party!

    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  6. Very cute idea! I love it, easy enough to do and not too expensive! I am having a Mother's Day Link party next Tuesday (May 4) and would love if you linked this up for my readers! Thanks.
    www.mommieguide.blogspot.com

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  7. Epsom salt?! I never would have thought to use it. Cute cards. Dropping by from BNOTP.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  8. Thanks for the idea for candles!! That is a great idea and they turned out beautifully!

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  9. What terrific ideas! I love the candles...what great gifts! Thanks for linking up and sharing your creative juices :)

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  10. I've been meaning to do the same thing with candles since Christmas. They are so pretty, I have got to do it!

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