With everyone’s busy lives, I’m glad the calendar tells us to take one day to celebrate Mom. However, my Mom says “everyday is Mother’s Day,” and I tend to agree with her. Hopefully, your children tell you they love you more than just one day a year!
This Mother’s Day, lavish your Mom with more than a hug and kiss–give her several! And if you still want to give her something else, make a handmade gift that she will treasure always.
Here is an art canvas I made for my Mom several years ago. It’s still one of my most favorite projects EVER. Since we have two daughters, I created this project showcasing my Mom and me, and years later, my own daughters.
This project uses 8″ x 8″ and 8″ x 4″ canvasses tied together with ribbon. Each canvas was painted with acrylic paint, decoupaged and embellished.
Yes, that’s really me, just minutes after I was born. Look how cute I am!
Note the year: 1956 If you do the arithmetic, you’ll note I am almost 60, which I hear is the new 40.
I adhered Scrabble tiles to spell out “DAUGHTERS” and chipboard letters to spell “LOVE”
Additional embellishments include a chipboard scroll, button and a heart charm tied to the “E”
Ribbon, brads and a flower were added.
And then I added the year for the second photo: 2010
Every few years, I update the bottom photo of my daughters and me and change the date. So this year, when my daughters are home, we’ll snap a few new photos, and decoupage it to the canvas when we visit my Mom.
I had so much fun creating this wall hanging canvas for my Mom. It still hangs in her kitchen so she sees ii every single day. Lucky her!
[Note: This project originally appeared on my first blog, Altered Artworks on Blogger, which you can click on here, and see past projects.]