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Gift Toppers Abloom

Bloom Gift Toppers by Stephmodo

Bloom Gift Toppers by Stephanie Brubaker

Have you seen these? Oh I’m so sad I missed them prior to Mother’s Day, but happy to have found them today! Stephanie Brubaker’s bloom gift toppers are such a simple idea with such a lovely result—and what fun to go collect all those flowers.

Stephanie uses basic kraft gift boxes, a little washi tape, and sprigs and stems of herbs and blooms from her yard and nearby. I’m thinking gifts for weddings, birthdays, baby showers—they’d all look great with flowers!

Visit Stephmodo to get her tips, see the combinations she’s come up with, and to get inspired to create your own.

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Last Minute Inspiration: DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day Ice Cream Treats by Joy Cho of Oh Joy!

Mother’s Day Ice Cream Treats by Oh Joy!

Did you know that West Elm has a pretty great blog? They do! And they recently had a few lovely bloggers (Nicole, Joy, and Kate) as guests sharing fun do-it-yourself Mother’s Day gift ideas that utilize products from West Elm’s Collection.

So here’s the thing. You’ve got one good Saturday to put together something fun for Mom. If these ideas inspire you to head to your nearest West Elm for parts and pieces, awesome. If that’s not in the cards, consider looking around the house and use these great ideas as a jumping-off point.
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Mother’s Day Memory Jars by Kate Riley of Centsational GirlMother’s Day Terrarium by Nicole Balch of Making It Lovely

Make a DIY Breakfast-in-Bed Tray

DIY Breakfast-inBed Trays

I’ve often found myself on the lookout for the perfect breakfast-in-bed tray. Nothing’s ever seemed quite right—too small, too wobbly, too tiki hut. So when I spotted these DIY trays on Curbly it was a bit of a yes-of-course moment for me. The perfect breakfast-in-bed tray is the one you make yourself.

One idea comes from Martha Stewart and involves glue, fabric, and a baking sheet. Quite simple. (And just think of all the fabrics out there to choose from!) Or why not paint the thing? You could really go so many directions with this one.

DIY Serving Tray by Lovely Indeed

DIY Serving Tray by Chelsea Costa

The other DIY from Lovely Indeed is a bit more involved but looks oh so nice. It involves a wooden wine box, gold metallic tape, and a carpenter husband. (And just think of all the colorful tapes you could use!) Visit the DIY links for instructions and more pics.

Will you be serving Mom breakfast in bed this Mother’s Day? Will you try one of these trays, perhaps with your own personal twist? Remember these free printables are the perfect finishing touch and if you’re looking for recipes don’t miss House & Hold’s drool-worthy breakfast board.

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DIY Serving Tray by Lovely Indeed

Wrap It: DIY Paper Calla Lilies for Mother’s Day

DIY Paper Calla Lilies

DIY Paper Calla Lilies, by Chiara Alberetti Milott

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! These paper calla lilies from Oh Happy Day are a perfect way to dress up your Mother’s Day (or wedding, bridal, baby shower, and birthday) gifts. All you need are a few basic supplies and you’re on your way to wowing that special lady in your life. I love these paired with brown craft paper and a band of neon, don’t you? The possibilities are endless, really, so go nuts!

See how to make your own paper calla lilies over on Oh Happy Day!

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Mom’s Our Favorite! Send Her a Clever Card from A.Favorite

Thanks Mom Bag Card by a.favorite

Thanks Mom Bag card by a.favorite

Amber Favorite, is my new favorite. The Chicago designer turned letterpress artist has a hefty collection of Mother’s Day cards and they’re all clever and quite cute—some even a bit cheeky to boot. From Valuable Mom Bills to a Mom Rock Ticket, send one to Mom to remind her you’re her favorite. (And that she’s yours).

These are my favorites from a.favorite. Which is yours?
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Best Mom Ever Certificate by a.favoriteMom, I Admit It TicketSmothering Card by a.favoriteMom Rock Ticket Card by a.favoriteValuable Mom Bill by a.favoriteFun in Dysfunctional by a.favoriteMom Name Game & Comic Book Style Ma by a.favorite

Buy It or DIY It: Dipped Gifts!

Dipped Wooden Utensils by House of Earnest

Dipped Wooden Utensils by House of Earnest

Lately dipping and dying isn’t confined to Easter eggs and Grateful Dead t-shirts. Nope, this trend is everywhere and I’m completely digging the dipping.

From fashion, to furniture, hair dos and kitchenware, a dipped pop of color plays up the original texture of each piece the paint touches—glass seems clearer, ceramics softer, metals more shiny, and woodgrain more beautiful.

As a DIY gift, adding your own dipped embellishment is a fun and relatively simple way to add a personal touch to your present. (Wink, nudge. Mom would love these!) I’ve rounded up some favorite tutorials to get you inspired and walk you through the steps to do it yourself.

If you’re not so inclined, leave the dipping to the pros. Included are some really wonderful options for you to buy and gift too. Enjoy!

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Wind & Willow Home Dipped ShopPretty Painted Centerpieces by Project WeddingColorblocked Cutting Boards by Lostine & Dipped Wood Knife BlockMixx Spoon Set from MoMAPainted Wooden Spoons by Little Bit FunkySuperior Servers by Ladies & GentlemenPainted Havtorn Vases by IKEA Life At HomeHave & Make Dipped Wooden Utensils by House of EarnestDipped Chopsticks by Penelope & Pip

Create a Custom Photo Strip Phone Case

Case-Mate DIY Tool examples

What do moms love? Moms love photos of their babies. And what do moms use every day more than any other thing in their bag? Their phone. So doesn’t it make perfect sense to make mom a super cool case that lets her take her favorite faces with her wherever she goes? Of course it does!

That’s why we’re all over Case-Mate’s new DIY features to customize a case for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Best-Friendship Day, any day!

Case-Mate DIY Photo Booth Cases

Use a single photo, or pick several!

Case-Mate DIY Tool choose your layout

Choose your layout using Case-Mate’s DIY Tool

In addition to decking out your case with a single photo, now Case-Mate’s easy DIY tool let’s you create collages, photo strips and other arrangements. Tell the story of a favorite memory—a big trip, an anniversary, a family photo session, a messy time baking in the kitchen—by recreating it on the back of her phone.

The DIY tool works with many many smart phone styles and you can upload images straight from your photo library or even right out of Facebook or Instagram—hello filters!

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The Ultimate Wrap for Every Occasion! Word Search Universal Wrapping Paper

Wordless Universal Word Search Wrapping Paper - With Love

While my dream home will always include a healthy gift wrap stash, if I had to stock it with just one wrap, it would most definitely be this one.

Created by Italian designers Fabio Milito and Francesca Guidotti, Wordless Wrap is a whimsical word search wrapping paper that has you covered for every occasion. The pair dreamt up the idea shortly after Christmas when they found themselves wrapping a birthday gift, with only holiday wrap on hand.

They were quite thorough, and quite clever, with their creation too. The underside of the wrap (the inside) includes the word search solutions so you can easily spot the 20 different greetings and occasions on the wrap. There’s everything from “Happy Birthday” to “I Miss You” to “It is not a tie”. (ha!)

The wrap ships from Italy and is sold in sheets. Stock up now so you’re prepared for every celebration the year brings!

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Mother’s Day Breakfast by Oh Happy Day!

Oh Happy Day Breakfast Printable

Letting Mom kick her feet up while someone else makes breakfast is a Mother’s Day tradition we’re all familiar with. It’s a nice way to do something special for Mom and Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day! has a sweet little way to personalize it. These flags and tags are a available as a free printable download—all you need are toothpicks and glue. Easy enough for young and grown-up kids. Go check it out!

Oh Happy Day Breakfast Printable detail

Following Oh Happy Day! is a bit like looking in on a fairytale. Not in the royal sense, but a much more real life one. Jordan is a San Francisco based party planner and letterpress printer who recently moved with her husband, Paul, and their two little ones to live in Paris for a year. She blogs about the experience, in addition to sharing creative projects and other pretty inspirations.

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Oh Happy Day Breakfast Printable detail