When my oldest son was in preschool I remember his teacher commenting that May is always a busy month. Being young, naïve, and the mother of only one child (whose birthday is in December), I thought to myself “what is she talking about?” Fast-forward almost 25 years and I’m definitely older, hopefully wiser, have two more children (both born in May!) and now know EXACTLY what she was talking about!
In a month full of birthdays, graduations, holidays, and various end-of-school-year activities, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and think you don’t have time to hand craft a Mother’s Day gift. But even though her special day is just around the corner, with your Silhouette (and some help from a few generous bloggers) you may be able to pull off a handmade gift for Mom after all.
Here are five ideas to get you started. As an added bonus, four of the five feature a free cut file (or two!). Any one of them is guaranteed to make Mom smile ♥.
1. DIY custom candle – Parental Perspective
2. Mother’s Day sign from kid’s handwriting – A girl and a glue gun
3. Plant Pot Decals – Fynes Designs
4. Card with hand-lettered design – Kimber Dawn & Co
5. “Great Moms Get Promoted to Grandmas” shirt – unoriginal Mom
I hope something here sparks your creativity and you can find time to make something special for the mother in your life. My own sweet mama has requested a little different type of gift this year, but rest assured I’ll be using my Cameo for part of it. Stay tuned for details…
Happy Mother’s Day!
Lycia is a lifelong crafter whose goal is to help others find value, confidence, and joy in whatever they create. She geeks out on using technology to supercharge craft projects with Silhouette Studio, Design Space, Glowforge, sublimation, etc.! Lycia teaches these skills and more through online tutorials and videos as well as in-person classes at both the local and national levels.