Recycle an empty food can into a pretty pencil holder with the help of paper, pictures, and a little ribbon. Wrap green tape around a handful of pens until you reach the tips. Finish by hot-gluing buttons to the tops of the pens for fun, flowery pops of color. For the frame, choose one with a large mat and space for a small photo. Add scrapbook letter stickers to the mat for a unique photo border, using different colors to make special words stand out.
Mother's Day Button Bouquet
Give Mom a cute-as-a-button bouquet for Mother's Day with this easy project. Let kids stack the buttons, then thread florist's wire through the button holes in each stack to secure them. Wrap the wires around each other to connect the buttons and form the main stem.
Magnets for Mom
Add flair to Mom's fridge with these adorable homemade magnets made from paper, buttons, and felt fabrics. If you're using paper, glue the patterned side to the flat side of a clear stone and trim to fit; let dry. Add a magnet strip to the back. To make the felt flower and button magnets as shown, hot-glue buttons and other embellishments to magnet strips.
Wall Art for Mom
Kids will love this easy Mother's Day project -- they can create a stunning piece of wall art for Mom by using an eyedropper to add paint to a stretched canvas. Use different colors, but let each color dry before adding the next.Sewing Organizer Gift Idea for Mom
Create an adorable sewing organizer from an egg carton for Mom. First, clean an old egg carton, then dress it up with a quick coat of spray paint. Fill each compartment with safety pins, sewing needles, buttons, and thread. Add a made-to-fit pincushion by wrapping fabric around cotton stuffing (find both at crafts or sewing supply stores). Use a safety pin or fabric glue to close the fabric ends in the back.
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