Summer is just around the corner, and Mother’s Day is even closer. Now that the sun is shining and daylight saving has extended our daylight past dinnertime, we are spending more and more time outdoors. Which means that I’m adding fun pieces to our outdoor entertaining and picnic supplies.
So Dad, are you planning on making handmade Mother’s Day cards with the kids? Well, I’m going to show you how to make a simple, practical craft project with them too that mum is sure to love.
These aren’t just napkin weights though, they can be used as a paperweight, and on the corners of picnic blankets, fabric and wallpaper that tend to curl up at the edges.
What you need:
- A rock
- Scrap pieces of fabric
- Mod Podge
- Scrap pieces of felt
Clean and dry the rock.
Cover one side of the rock in Mod Podge and wrap the piece of fabric tightly around it.
Cover the outside of the fabric that is attached to the rock with Mod Podge. Set aside to dry with the open side down. Once it is dry, turn it over and glue down all of the loose edges with Mod Podge, and then again, apply Mod Podge to the outside of the fabric too. Set aside to dry.
Cut out a small circle of felt. Using Mod Podge attach it over the messy side of the fabric, this will ensure the edges don’t come free. Again, set aside to dry.
Once dry, place in a box and tie it with ribbon. Mom is sure to love her handmade Mother’s Day gift, and every time you enjoy a picnic as a family, or entertain outdoors she will be reminded of the special gift that was handmade for her.
I hope all of the mother’s out there have a wonderful Mother’s Day.