If you are looking for a unique gift for your Mom (or special woman in your life) this Mother’s Day you may want to consider making her one. Making a craft really shows that you have put thought and care into your gift and best of all there are craft ideas for every age, skill level and budget. You can also choose your craft project based on the time you have. For those who can plan ahead there are projects to do in steps and for those last minute gifters there are ideas that can be done in under an hour. So whatever you are looking to give your Mom this Mother’s Day here are some great ideas for Mother’s Day crafts-
Almost No-Sew makeup bag-This hip and funky make up bag makes a perfect homemade gift for any cool mom. This is a gift that is fun to make and Mom is sure to love!
•Sturdy fabric with pretty pattern, 14″ x 8″
•Colorful button to match fabric
•Thread to match fabric
•Needle or sewing machine
•Permanent fabric glue
Directions for the project:
•Cut fabric into two pieces, 9″ x 8″ and 5″ x 8″.
•Lay 9″ piece of fabric right side up on table. Lay 5″ piece of fabric right side down on top of larger piece of fabric. Line up bottom to bottom (8″ side) on one end and glue the edges together (right sides together) with a thin strip of glue.
•Now that the 8″ ends are glued together, flip the fabric over so the wrong sides are facing up. For the non-glued 8″ ends, fold the edge of the fabric over so that 1/2inches or less of the right side of the fabric is folded over the wrong side of the fabric. Glue on the inside of the fold to create finished edges. With wrong sides still facing up, glue a seam along both long sides. All edges should now have seams. With fabric laying wrong side up, take smaller end (5″ x 8″) and fold it up and glue the wrong sides of the smaller and larger pieces together to complete the formation of the bag. Fold long top flap (9″ x 8″) down until it meets the top of the bag; glue the complete inside the flap so wrong sides are stuck together. Use scissors to cut a button hole in the center of the flap. Fold flap over the bag and use a pen or pencil to make a dot through the hole and onto the bag fabric for placement of the button. Sew button securely onto front of bag. Sew edges of button hole to keep them from fraying. Close bag and secure button through hole.
Be sure to choose a sturdy fabric. It should feel fairly stiff and hold its shape.
Instead of a button you may choose a fastener, available at discount department or fabric stores. For kids who are not comfortable using a needle and thread, you can have them glue the button on the outside for decoration, but use a piece of Velcro on the inside for the closure.