nursery lumbar pillow Cheap and easy Mother's Day gift idea - vintage cards as artwork personalized gifts for mom

My mom has always had a thing for vintage cards, particularly valentines. My dining room growing up was filled with shadow boxes holding beautiful, textural Victorian cards and I remember just losing myself in them for hours. I figure I...


My mom has always had a thing for vintage cards, particularly valentines. My dining room growing up was filled with shadow boxes holding beautiful, textural Victorian cards and I remember just losing myself in them for hours. I figure I could recreate that idea as a fantastic Mother's Day Giftnursery lumbar pillow, and it doesn't have to be expensive.

Quite a few Etsy shops do a nice job with vintage cards, including Vintage Recycling, where I found the sweet card shown here. Then all you need is a frame. I really adore the distressed handmade frames from Obrien Schridde for something a little special and befitting of the vintage card inside, but heck, you can even hit IKEA or a local thrift store or flea market if you have a good eye.

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Alternately, you can frame a vintage hankie like the one here from Heirloom Linens with the word 'mother' printed at top. The only drawback ' when she's all emotional after seeing the gift, she won't be able to use it. 'LizSearch for vintage cards and handkerchiefs on Etsy to make your own custom present for Mom.

And for more Mother's Day gift ideas in every price range, check out our Mother's Day Gift Guide!

Do you remember the little side table I found on the curb in front of a neighbor's house before Christmas? ?I placed it by my bed. ? It was not perfect, the top had a crack in it and the finish was old and had the look of coffee grains in places, but I still liked it ' even with its imperfections.?It was solid and I knew I could use my newfound furniture stripping skills and/or paint to give it a new personality.

We’ve got another wonderful and quick Christmas craft to share with you, today we’re making?this simple craft sticks Christmas tree craft. This craft is perfect both for younger kids (kindergarten and preschool) as it’s a good fine motor practice as well as older kids because it can turn out really, really pretty. You can add some thread for hanging and turn this one into an ornament too.

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