Thursday, May 7, 2009

Get Crafty for Mom

Sunday is Mother's Day, so be sure to tell yours that you love her. Why not do it in an extra-special, creative way while you're at it? Here are some treats Mom is sure to love!

Diane Gilleland of Crafty Pod has written an excellent tutorial for an envelope photo book over on the Craft blog. I really like this style of book because you can sort photos by theme & simply place them in the envelopes, instead of having to mount them and create a nice layout for the pages. Don't get me wrong, I love a well-made scrapbook with all the bells and whistles (the kind that my sister makes), but I just never seem to find the time to finish them.

Another idea, especially nice because of its recycled nature, is to make a little basket like these that Emily of red bird crafts dreamed up. So pretty, and they're made from empty rice pilaf boxes! Check out Emily's hanging basket tutorial. These little lovelies would be great for flowers, a mail catcher, or any number of things.


  1. Wow, thanks so much for blogging about my project! I love Emily's hanging baskets, too!

  2. Thank you! Big smiles over at red bird crafts. And, Diane's photo album is super cute - thanks for sharing xo e


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