Thursday, April 26, 2012

Made for Mom Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Made for Mom Blog Hop hosted by the talented Jenny at Crazy about Cricut and the fabulous Thankful Thursday Design Team!  Mother's Day is around the corner and so we are busy making gifts for those very special women in our lives!!  If you just came from Jenny's blog, then you are heading in the right direction!  If you are just stopping by to say hi today (thanks), make sure you hop on over to Crazy About Cricut to start from the beginning!  There are going to be so many great Mommy's Day ideas that you are not going to want to miss!

This month we were asked to share any present from our kids, or what we give to our Mom's for Mother's Day.  I have a super cute project my girls have been wanting to make for some time!  They wanted to make one to give to their grandmother for Mother's Day and even though she helped us create them, she doesn't know it is for her yet!!  We already know she LOVES it!

We made Fairy/Butterfly Gardens!  Isn't it cute?

Much of what we used was re-purposed material making these perfect projects to make during Earth Day weekend!  We started with these big snack barrels which I've been saving all year at the preschool for a project like this!  They are made with very heavy, recycled plastic which made for the a great planting container.

After the first one, we found it was easier to drill holes in the bottoms for the water when they are not cut apart.  We put Daddy in charge of this job making it a true family affair!

The girls went around the yard collecting little things to decorate their gardens.

You can see all the bits and pieces they collected.  The decorative stones also line the bottom of the container.  They were from our wedding reception.  I was glad to finally find a use for some of them!

This element was one of the girls favorites!  They said the fairies needed a table so an upturned tea cup and saucer did the trick!

Here are the girls showing off their fine work!  This was there trial garden and they are going to be making more of them today with their friends!

Now, what Mother/Grandmother wouldn't love one of these adorable little gardens?  I'm sure their grandmother is going to LOVE placing this at her house although I don't know if she is going to be able to wait until Mother's Day to get it...hehe!

Thank you so much for hopping with us today!  I hope this inspired a fun project for you and/or your kiddos!  Now, hop on to your next stop, one of our talented guest designers...



Jenny - http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
Amber ~ http://my3escrapbooking.blogspot.com/
(Guest Designer) Arcy ~ http://arcyscraps.blogspot.com/
Sandra ~ http://sweetpeascards.blogspot.com/
Cheryl ~ http://cardsbycg.blogspot.com/
(Guest Designer) Madison ~ http://funkycards.blogspot.com/
Lola ~ http://purplepeepstechniques.blogspot.com/
(Guest Designer) Lissa Marie ~ http://somanycrafts.com/
Leah Pagliaroli ~ http://www.leahscarddesigns.com

10 comments:

sarah said...

Omg!!what a great idea luv ur Fairy/Butterfly Gardens! I' sure ur Mom will luv it!!
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Shannon Leffew Keith said...

love it!!!! I think I might try one of these for me lol

CREATIVE M said...

OMG!Love it!So adorable and the girls had so much fun!!Great Gift!TFS
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Kristi said...

Such great products and excited girls!

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

How cute!! I am sure their grandma is going to treaasure it!!
Kristan

Cheryl Gaffney said...

So cute Amber!

I love how the girls are out collecting things and adding it to the little garden. They look so proud too. :)

Big hugs,
Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com

missstamper said...

Very cool!

Michele from MS said...

What a wonderful project! Very creative children ya got there! I loved seeing the treasures my son collected in his pockets before doing the laundry! msmith38652@gmail.com
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Arcy Scraps said...

This is a cool idea! I think I might have to try it! TFS!

JulieK said...

This is such a great idea!! Grandma will love it- as well as the pictures of the girls making them (so cute!).