Make It: Stamped and Beaded Garden Markers

Do you have a vegetable garden or know someone who does? It's on my very long list of things to do/try, but my sister has a beautiful garden and she's been hoping for some new garden markers for a while now:)

Here's what you need to make a set to adorn your own garden or to give to your favorite gardener:

  • 10" Zinc Garden Markers (I found mine at our local Bachman's garden center)
  • 18-gauge wire (or thickness to fit your beads)
  • Assorted glass seed beads (size 6/0 "E")
  • Decorative Silver-toned beads (Butterfly and Dragonfly found at Michaels)
  • Metal Alphabet Stamps (I used 1/4" stamps for the markers in the photo.)
  • Hammer, small pliers/wire cutter, pencil, tape, and ruler.
  • Acrylic sealer - optional

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Make It: Easy Twisted Cord Bracelets

Looking for an easy summer craft? Try these easy twisted cord bracelets I first shared last month on Landeelu.

Whether you're looking for an easy summer camp craft, inexpensive gift, or an afternoon boredom buster, these simple wrap bracelets are sure to please. Similar to woven friendship bracelets or the simple braided bracelets that some call "wish bracelets," these take only a few minutes to make.


Print It: Surprise Can Gift Wrap -- UPDATED for 2015

Remember this fun Graduation gift wrap idea from last spring? Well, it's that time of year again, so I'm sharing an updated label just in time for those grad gifts you've got left to wrap!


Make It: Kids' Art Embellished Keepsake Boxes

Mother's Day is just around the corner, but don't worry because these Kids' Art Embellished Keepsake boxes go together in a jiffy. If you're short on time, look for an already painted box like the one I found. If you don't mind adding a coat of paint yourself before the decoupage step, you can find wood boxes in assorted shapes and sizes at your local craft store.

Children's art is one of my favorite things and when I can use it to make memorable gifts, all the better! Here I found some small painted boxes in the Target dollar spot and decoupaged favorite artwork on the top to make an adorable keepsake box. Wouldn't one of these make great a great gift for mom or grandma? And they're inexpensive too!

What you Need:
  • Painted Wooden Box (mine measures 4 1/8 x 6 1/2" and are 4 1/2" high, $3 at Target)
  • Mod Podge or your favorite decoupage medium
  • sponge brush
  • copies of artwork sized to fit
  • optional: craft paint(if your box is unpainted), decorative paper or fabric, stamps and ink, decorative edge scissors


Make It: Kids' Artwork Pendants

This easy jewelry DIY showcasing children's art makes a great keepsake gift to surprise mom or grandma this Mother's Day.

Moms love kids' artwork, right? Especially work done by some of her most favorite people? (I'll admit I've had a hard time parting with any art my children--and nieces and nephews--have made over the years.) This simple jewelry project showcases a favorite piece of art (new or old) and makes a lovely keepsake gift.

First, select some art. Either commission your young artist to create something new or get your prolific Picasso to select something from their overflowing portfolio:) Then, hop over to The Shabby Creek Cottage to view the complete post.

Thanks for stopping by today!

If you're looking for more Mother's Day ideas, take a look at my Make it for Mom! Pinterest board: