Today’s post is by A Bubbly Life for PBteen. Be sure to check out this awesome blog for more great DIY ideas!
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and if there’s one thing all moms love, it’s a beautiful handmade card! It doesn’t need to be perfect – it just has to be from you. Here’s an idea for a totally unique card she’ll adore…
• Scrapbook paper (for banner triangles)
• Cardstock (for front and back of card)
• Glitter sticker paper (for gold hearts)*
• Marker, pencil or paint
• Hole punch
*A typical craft store has endless varieties of sticker paper. Find your favorite colors and patterns (or your mom’s!) to use on your card.
Step 1: Cut out however many triangles you want for the banner (one letter per triangle).
Step 2: Write your message. (Some ideas: I ♥ Mom, #1 Mom, Best Mom Ever)
Step 3: Layer all the triangles, the cover of the card, and the back of the card on top of each other. Punch two holes on either side on the top.
Step 4: Cut out hearts (or whatever shape you’d like!) from the glitter paper for the front and back of card.
Step 5: String the ribbon through the holes.
Step 6: Glue the ends of the ribbon to back of the front cover and the back cover of the card.
Step 7: Punch another hole through the front and back cover of the card in the middle of the paper. Cut a piece of ribbon to tie a bow through the holes.
Step 8: To close the card, wrap each triangle back to front on top of each other, then tie it up.
When you unfold the card, it becomes a banner! (And she can hang it up all year long.)
What do you think? Are you planning to make something special for Mother’s Day? Tell us in the comments below!