Delightfully Inspiring Thursday: DIY Mother’s Day PlaquePosted: May 17, 2012
I’m in an organizing lull right now so I’m sharing a craft today…inspiration in a different form 😉
I found a cute free printable on Pinterest one day and decided I wanted to make a Mother’s Day gift for my sister and friends from our small group. So…I made this plaque 🙂
I went to Hobby Lobby and bought the unfinished wood plaques. Then, I put 3 push pins in the back of each plaque to prop them up so they wouldn’t stick while the paint was drying. I got that idea HERE. (With all the talk about Pinterest and copyright/idea-stealing issues, I want to make sure I give credit on anything that wasn’t my original idea. No idea stealing here! Just LOTS of copying!)
I already had the primer from THIS project, so I covered each plaque with a few, quick coats.
Once the primer dried, I started painting…with my Sonic drink close by, of course 🙂
I used an acrylic paint that I had leftover from THIS project. I just love the color.
While the paint was drying, I worked on the rolled fabric flowers. I used some fabric scraps I had on hand to make the flowers. Here’s a great tutorial on how to make the flowers.
I had the free printables printed at Quik Print. They have a nice photo paper that is relatively cheap. I forgot to take a picture of this, but I just attached the paper to the plaque with a few dots of hot glue and then added the flower on the top corner (also with hot glue).
Finally, I wrapped them up in some cute bags adorned with these free printables, washi tape, and twine. I loaded the gifts and the kids in the car and went on a secret mission to drop the gifts off on doorsteps. I was only caught once, so I would say it was a success!