If your mother is anything like my mother (which would be impossible, because my mother is one-of-a-kind) (double brownie points), then you have no idea what to get her for Mother’s Day. Or her birthday. Or Christmas. This may come as a surprise to you, but I typically like to make my own gifts. Weird, right?
Well Mother’s Day causes somewhat of an issue there. See, I’ve already hand made her just about every single thing there is to hand make. And by now, the storage unit she has to pay for to hold the boxes of junk I’ve made over the years, is costing her a small fortune. So, out of pure love for my mother, this year I will just send her what she asks for every year: a card.
But in order to keep her from loving her other child more, i.e., my husband, I guess I will make her a little something. It totally counts if all she can do is see the photos on my blog right? Sorry mom, but I’m not mailing this vase across the country. Plus, gold isn’t really your thing.
Start with this clear glass vase above, from the Dollar Tree. You can find these at many other locations as well, but they shouldn’t be much more than $1. Then, use painter’s tape to tape off the top half (see below).
Next, you will use gold spray paint (any kind will work, as long as the glass is clean), to spray the whole bottom. Leave upside down to dry, try to give it at least an hour. Then you’ll SLOWLY pull off the painter’s tape, to reveal a gold dipped vase. Perfect for a candy dish at work!
Print your Mother’s Day Tag Here, save a copy, and size it to your liking.
Since I made the cute tags, I thought I’d share them with you (even if you don’t use them for a vase). I’d love to see what gifts you use my tags for, tag me on Instagram (@raeofsparkles), Twitter, or Facebook so I can enjoy them! Then I can show my mom how her tag has spread the love! That’s way better than a gift.
Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all my mommy friends!