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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas to Make

See our previous posts on Mother’s Day ideas for scrapbookers to make here, here, here and here.   Also, scroll to the bottom for a tutorial!

Better Homes and Gardens has some crafty gift ideas to make for Mother’s Day posted here.  I really like this idea for eco-friendly photo wall art.  The photos are suspended from wire and hung across a repurposed emptied out frame.  See photo below.

Nicole Snow has a detailed tutorial up at the Salt Lake City Scrapbooking Examiner on how to make a Mother’s Day album.  The tutorial is in 3 parts: Part 1, 2 and 3. One of Nicole’s photos is shown below.

Kit ‘n Kaboodles recently welcomed Amy Wilhelms to their Design Team.  She started off the month making a last minute Mother’s Day Gift with their May Kit.  She shared her instructions below.  Also, see one photo below.

To create this project you will need:
an empty Altoids tin
scraps of patterned paper
Mod Podge
embellishments of choice
acrylic paint (optional)
I started by painting the edges of the top of the tin. This will be the only exposed area of the lid (unless you cover it with some kind of ribbon or trim), and I didn’t want the gold to clash with my paper so I painted it white. Set aside to dry.
Cut a piece of cardstock to 10 5/8 x 3 1/2, then score it at 2 1/8, 4 1/4, 6 3/8, and 8 1/2. Fold it accordian style, then round the corners two at a time. Ink the edges and embellish with paper scraps etc. as desired. I also added a small ribbon to the back of the album to make it easier to pull the album out of the tin.
For the top of the tin, cut a piece of paper to 3 3/4 x 2 3/8 and glue it to the lid. I sanded the edges a little for an exact fit, but this isn’t necessary. Ink the edges and embellish as desired. I kept my embellishments flat so they wouldn’t catch on anything. Coat the top of the tin with a nice thick coat of Mod Podge to seal everything.

Add photos to your album, and you’re done! This took under an hour to make (less drying time for the Mod Podge of course) and will make a great Mother’s Day gift. If you decide to make one, post it here so we can see what you’ve come up with!

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One Comment

  1. Rett
    May 7th, 2009Posted | Permalink

    Love the tin with the accordian fold out. I think I’m going to try and make one for my mother in law. Thanks for finding it, Angie!

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