Friend Feature  Mother’s Day Gifts from Our Favorite Makers!


If you ask me what I want for my birthday, I always have a list.  A long list.  I am not one of those people who has trouble coming up with ideas for what she wants—and I see Mother’s Day as a very important gift-giving holiday. 


Here’s my roundup of great gift ideas for Mom from my personal list of favorites.  All of these gifts are made either by Etsy crafters or by local designers!


Mother’s Day Gift Roundup



Tried & True  DIY Festive Flower Garland

This Easter we had fun decorating with Mexican paper flowers.  I want to share this little DIY project with you because it is so easy and totally versatile for any kind of party.  I think I will keep these up for a while just to color and life back into our home after a long winter!



Here is what you need to make your own paper flowers:

  • tissue paper in a variety of colors
  • yarn or pipe cleaners
  • scissors, pinking shears




Tried & True  Origami Easter Crafts for Kids

We love origami projects at our house, and there are so many fun spring and Easter designs to choose from!  They make adorable place setting treats for your Easter table, and a very fun way to channel all of that sugar energy!  Here are some of our favorites:




CMH Studio  Hippity Hoppity Easter Bunny Pillows

Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail!  I am having a great time making these bunny rabbit pillows as a part of our new Mexican Otomi-inspired series.


These bunny pillows pair beautifully with Chasing Bunnies (above) and our square Mexican Flowers & Birds design (shown above and below). (more…)  

Tried & True  DIY Star Wars Party Favors!

These light saber party favors were a huge hit at my son’s Star Wars birthday party.  I got this idea from a friend a few years ago, and only improved on it by giving each guest two light sabers, so they could take them home and play with their siblings.  This is easy and inexpensive, and perhaps the most popular party favor of the year!