Monday, May 6, 2013

Mother's Day Gift Idea- "Lessons From Mom" Mini Album

     Remember all those things your mom used to say to you, like. . . "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all," "Chew with your lips together," and "Beggars can't be choosers"?
     Here's an idea where you can capture these sayings in one collection and give it to mom for Mother's Day.
You're going to want to sit down and think about her sayings.
(Some of these things you probably tell your kids!)
Then gather up photos of the two of you- they don't have to be recent. Choose them from all different time periods.
You can use a pre-made mini album or see my directions below to make one like this.
I used photos of my mom and me from throughout my life.
The intro page says, "Growing up, my mom taught me many lessons- some she told me, some I learned from watching her. Here are a few of those lessons. . . "

You will want to alternate photos on one side with quotes
 on the opposite sides.
I made this album out of 16 Chili's coasters.
I chose some coordinating papers and covered one side of all the coasters.
Then I cut 14 one inch pieces of ribbon.
I laid eight coasters paper side down and used scotch tape to adhere the ribbons to the coasters.
Then I laid the other eight coasters on top of those- so the backsides were to each other.
I adhered them using double sided tape.
That way I had a two sided book.
I used dry brushing along the edges of the coasters.
I also used tiny flowers to accent some of the quotes.

I got my quotes from this box of quotes.
I've had these for some time, so I don't know if you can still find them.
As an alternative, you can type and print your own quotes.

The album stretches out to be eight coasters long.
I used both the fronts and the backs.
The last page says, "Thanks Mom for being you and for teaching me to be me."
Here are the quotes I used in case you need some ideas:)
There's no place like home.
Always look on the bright side.
The third time is a charm.
Work never hurt anybody.
The more you scratch it, the more it's going to itch.
Actions speak louder than words.
Share your toys.
Don't burn your bridges behind you.
Better luck next time.
Money can't buy happiness.
If a thing is worth doing, it's worth doing well.
It's better to give than receive.
Do unto others as you would have them done unto you.
Always put toilet paper on the seat.
Don't sit to close to the television, it'll ruin your eyes.
Better safe than sorry.
If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.
Ahh, takes you back, doesn't it?
If you decide to make one of these for your mom, drop me a line. I'd love to see it!
Thanks so much for stopping by and God bless.
Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
Psalm 56:3


Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

This is super cute!! I love it and such a great idea for mom! Thanks for sharing!! And thanks for visiting my blog! Have a great day!

Jen said...

Hi, this is wonderful! I have to do this :) and will try to share!