Since I've committed to doing one post a week...I chose Mothers Day for this week. (BTW...I post a new project/idea/party pics/etc every Wednesday...if you want to check back from week to week)
My mom always said, "The best gifts are free." Well here is a little Mother's Day centerpiece/gift that's just about free.
These are the materials you'll need -
* 3 old wine bottles (Other bottles can be used)
* Goo Be Gone
* Primer Spray Paint
* White Spray Paint
* Computer printer
* Glue Stick
* Flowers (bought or picked from your yard)
* This is the primer I used.
STEP 1: Get all the goobly goop off the bottle.
Enter my pal...
Sort of a super hero, if you will. Goo be Gone comes to my rescue occasionally when that stubborn tag likes to hang on. He's real easy to use. Just get ready, aim & fire away at the silly old residue. It's like the party goer who just won't leave...even after you've put on your pjs & everyone else left hours ago. (I'm just sayin)
STEP 2: Print large letters of your mom's initials from your computer. I think I used the monotype cursive font. Cut out each letter.
STEP 3: You can learn from my mistake...make sure the bottles are not "moist" (that words for my friend Jenny :p) on the outside. Weird thing...spray paint doesn't adhere too well to water. hmmm... Take the letter & add a tiny bit of glue from a glue stick to the back of the letter.
*Add just enough so that the ends won't come up
STEP 4: Place the letter on the bottle. Immediately spray with primer.
STEP 5: As soon as the primer dries (it took less than 5 minutes for mine), spray the white spray paint (or whatever color you want) over the bottle covering completely.
STEP 6: Wait about 5 minutes or so, then peel the letter away from the glass. Don't wait too long or else you won't be able to peel it off.
SIDE NOTE: There were some splatters that sneaked their way into the letter, so I took a q-tip & nail polish remover & cleaned up the inside. Here's the...
Just the little hook part...I hadn't gotten to the rest of it at this point.
Now you have a beautiful centerpiece to that breakfast in bed for mom that is personalized (with mom's initials)
HERE'S THE BREAKDOWN of the COSTS -
Wine glasses free (already had them)
Primer free (already had)
Spray paint $0.99 (Home Depot)
Various materials (glue, scissors, etc) free (already owned)
I know...I was trying to take an artistic pic below. Just humor me. :p
I think, especially if your children are older, most moms just covet time with their children. I hope you have a wonderful Mothers Day & Cinco de Mayo! :p