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


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


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

  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!

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

  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!

    Tales from Bloggeritaville

  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.

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


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

  9. Love the candle idea!

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

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