Mother’s Day is just around the corner and this year & I decided to get my DIY on instead of the usual purchased gifts. These lovely ladies in my life deserve all the love and care that were put into this years gift.
I am lucky and blessed enough to not only have a super woman for a mom, I’ve also got a pretty amazing stepmother too. The list doesn’t stop there, I also have a mother in law who has been such a live saver.
Due to the overlap of time with Mother’s Day and Teacher’s Appreciation, I made this pretty little dish for my daughter’s Mommy & Me teacher, Ms. Becky. We have been going to this class at the city center since my daughter was just a few months old. Ms. Becky is also a fellow mommy and we wanted to give her something special as well.
With the help of Basic Invite, I was able to create personalized individual Mother’s Day cards for each special lady this holiday. First, I searched handy dandy Pinterest for free downloadable Mother’s Day printables & then checked my recent photos of my daughter for the images I had in mind. Once I had everything I needed, I jumped on Basic Invite and created these personalized Mother’s Day cards & gift bag tags.
Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design, you can change the color of each element on the card to over 160 different color options. You can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail.
I decided for Ms. Becky’s gift, I would make one of my oven baked clay dishes and customize it with this tag I created for her gift bag. I uploaded my own image onto an accommodation card and cut a small slit into the card to create a tag. I customized the back with a pretty pink color to match the roses on the front. I wrote on the back of the tag with a personalized message and shared my gratitude for her.
For my mother and stepmother I decided to make them one of my DIY Sharpie Mugs. Now that these ladies have received a promotion and become Grandmother’s they have each taken on a new name. They are no longer just mothers, but now “Manny” & “GiGi”. I created one for each of them with some Dollar Store mugs I grabbed during my last trip. Don’t worry my mother in law aka “MiMi” was not left out, she already got one on another occasion.
After mugs were completed and cooling I began on my clay dishes. Interested in how I make these? Comment below! I’d love to share.
The theme I chose to use for the Mother’s Day cards was to have images where my daughter was “writing” Happy Mother’s Day to them.
My stepmother lives in another state, so for her I created a card with an envelope so I could seal the card for travel. All the Basic Invite envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed without having to lick each one. Genius, I mean really, who likes licking envelopes anyways!
There is still a few days left to get creative with my little one, but for now I am putting everything together in boxes and getting ready for May 8th! To order your Basic Invite cards for your special occasion here is a code for 15% off everything on their site. code: 15FF51