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May 12, 2012

Mom's are Special


Happy Mothers Day to all you moms out their in blog land.

Mom's are special, they sacrifice and give so much to their families.  So a day is set aside so we can honor our mothers with thoughtfulness letting them know how much they are loved and appreciated.

In honor of my mom and mother-in in law I decide to make something from the heart instead of buying them something.  Of course buying something would have been much quicker but I know they both will appreciate the love that went into making their individual gifts.




My husbands mom is a crafter.....

Her hubby just built her her own craft room in their log home in Wyoming. It is so spacious and beautiful.

So for her gift, I thought I would make her a sign to hang in her craft room to remind her of us every time she sees it, to know how much we lover her.

She is so creative and crafty so this was a perfect saying...

  "CREATIVE ADVENTURES HAPPEN HERE"

Because we all know crafting is an adventure, a fun ride!!!




These are a few pictures I wanted to share.

I really love the way it turned out.




This was my first chalk paint experience and I loved it but I did not look up the directions on how to make it......

I just guessed on how much non sanded dry grout to add to my paint.

Well let's just say I should have looked it up before I began :) I can tell you it was an adventure, kinda like driving to a new location hoping you remembered the direction because you left your GPS in the drawer.

I ended up with sorta a paste conglomeration.....

Boy was it ever thick...so a word of wisdom from experience, read the directions before attempting this....grin




So how did I do it???

easy peasy..... went out to my wood pile, found a board.

.......yeah that looks nice, threw some thick homemade chalk paint onto it (2 coats) adding water every 2 mins to the thickening concoction.





Picked out a font on the PC, printed it out, used some transfer paper and traced the words onto the board.

I then proceeded to fill in the words with my paint pen.  Added a whimsy picture traced and painted and their you have a homemade sign for mother-in-law and my mom.







BLESSED......................






This one I made for my special mother. I was inspired by the scripture out of Proverbs 31.

I love proverbs, such good wisdom to live by in that book.





I had fun making this little flower, a nice addition to her sign.

I took a paper towel ..viva brand not that it matters but this brand is nice and thick so it does not tear easy.

I cut 5 pieces in a square folded it accordion stile.....

snipped off both ends, rounded shape, wrapped a little stretchy hair band around the center to hold it all together.

Then I started pulling all the layers apart and fluffing.

It still needed something, I wanted an aged worn look so I took a lighter to it......

 yeppers I started lighting the ends of the paper then blowing it out quickly ( or the whole thing would have gone up in flames) :)

It was perfectly singed and aged.




I also added a watered down brown glaze over the whole thing to give it a worn look.





Her children rise up and call her blessed





I found some left over white flowers which I tore off the stems and tucked underneath securing with some hot glue.














Ephesians 6:2..... says Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise.

What is the promise, the bible says so that you may live long!

So we honor our mother all year long yes, but a special day is set aside for just her every year.

Father's you are next!!

To all the Mother's



So how did you honor your Mother this special day?

Inquiring minds want to know.



Until next time,
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2 Thoughtful Comments:

Elyse said...

Such beautiful signs Lori!
I had a wonderful Mother’s Day. I hope your boys did something extra special for you.
xoxo

DIY Show Off said...

What a beautiful, special gift. You do amazing work! Love the rustic charm. :)

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