Updated: May 7, 2019
May is always such a welcomed month in our home. The days are warmer, everything is colorful, and in bloom, and everyone seems to have a little extra pep in their steps. This is always such a nostalgic feeling for me, as this means lots of popsicles and outdoor activities in the upcoming days ahead. But one thing we can't forget when it comes to the month of May, is the celebration of brave and tenacious women who bear our children into this world. Motherhood is one of the most rewarding positions you could ever be in, yet one of the most thankless as well.
So around here, we thank our mothers big time. Not just for Mother’s Day, but every day. Of course, Mother’s Day does comes with a little extra fluff and sparkle, as gratitude for all our rockstar mamas out there!
I love creating memorable pieces with kiddos of all ages, that can capture a mother’s child in that exact time. I like to incorporate hand prints, foot prints, art, and photos when creating one-of-a-king pieces. I really enjoy the tiny hand and foot prints to look back on but I truly love using the children’s photos in our gifts most of all. Parents, especially mommies, love looking at their children. Mostly when they are peacefully asleep, but that’s a story for another day.
I got the idea for this flower photo frame from seeing something similar on several different Pinterest posts. Seriously, Pinterest saves lives. I changed things up a bit to create my own style, and came up with this cheap, easy, and memorable Mother’s Day gift! The gift itself should cost you less than five bucks, unless you'd like to get super fancy.
Picture Frame - I purchased these from the dollar store for a buck each
Acrylic paint - for foot prints and flower stem
Spray paint or acrylic paint- to paint the frame
Cupcake Liners - I used these Flower Ones but any will do!
Photo of the child - not a huge close up; it has to fit into the center of the cupcake liner
Fun gift wrapping paper - I purchased a roll from the dollar store because I only had Christmas wrapping paper on hand.
First, spray- paint all the frames. I take them apart and lay them out across some cardboard. Let them dry for about 3-7 hours, depending on the type of paint used.
Take the cardboard back of the picture frame and trace out the rectangle shape onto the gift wrapping paper. Then, glue the edge of the backside of the wrapping paper to the cardboard.
Next, paint the bottom of the kids feet (one foot at a time), and place the heel at the bottom of the frame to make a leaf. Clean that foot off well and do the same with the opposite foot to make a V shape. Then paint a stem going up towards the top of the frame.
After the paint has dried, place the cardboard backing with the foot print leaves facing out, back into the picture frame, and secure the back.
Place the cupcake liner over the photo of your child’s face, and trace around the bottom of the cupcake liner. Then cut out the traced circle shape, and glue the circular photo onto the inside of the cupcake liner.
Next, glue the cupcake liner to the top of the stem for the flower.
Feel free to write on the frame, “Happy Mothers Day!” Date it and/or put the child’s name on it.