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Hand Made gift For Mothers Day

Updated on May 29, 2013

A Special Gift for a Special Person

Mother's Day is that one day of the year when you can shower the most precious person in your life with the love and affection that she deserves.

A Mother is that special person in your life who will always be there for you through good times and bad, holding your hand supporting you in everything that you do with unconditional love in her heart.

Unfortunately my mother passed away a few years ago and although I miss her still and she is always in my thoughts, Mother's Day always brings a fond smile to my face as I remember her happy smile when I knocked on her door bearing gifts.

I don't really think that the gift I brought her really mattered one bit, she was just glad to see me especially if I had my children with me.

My mother didn't really like it if I bought her a card and a gift and always scolded if she thought that I had spent too much money on her. She prefered it when I made a gift for her because in her words " If you make it, it comes from your heart, if you buy it it comes from your pocket."

I still get to celebrate Mothers day through the eyes of my children and in keeping with my mothers philosophy I help my children to make a gift that hopefully their mommy will love. each year we try to think of something new that we can make together for Mother's Day.

This year we have decided to decorate some wine glasses and if I say so myself these are the coolest home made gift ever and they were so easy to make.

Wine Glasses

You can pick up a good wine glass from most Dollar stores these days
You can pick up a good wine glass from most Dollar stores these days | Source

Personalised Wine Glasses

There are no hard and fast rules when personalising anything that is why it becomes personal you can go out and buy things that would make the item look good or if you are like my children you will use items that you can find around the home.

For our glasses we used

Wine Glasses

Nail Varnish, Glittery nail varnish


Rhine stones


Tissue paper

There are many more things that you can use to decorate the glass, these are just things that we found at home. avoid using watercolor paint though it comes off too easily.

Happy Mother's Day

The Decorated glass is an Ideal gift to make for Mother's Day
The Decorated glass is an Ideal gift to make for Mother's Day | Source

Decorating your Glass

When my children and I made the glass for their mommy, we used White nail varnish, pink glittery nail varnish and rhinestones.

First we glued on some Rhinestones to spell out the word MUM.

Next we painted using the pink glittery nail varnish around the rim of the glass, inside and outside around half a centimeter thick.

When the nail varnish was dry we turned the glass upside down and painted the base of the glass, again when the nail varnish had dried we turned the glass back to the right way up and painted the base and the stem.

We then used white nail varnish and some pink nail varnish and put some random dots around the word MUM on the glass as a finishing touch.

We then put some pink tissue paper into the glass and for an extra special touch added some of Mommy's favorite chocolates.

The glass looked great and really looks professionally made.

In the interest of safety children should always be supervised by an adult when working with glass and solvents.

Not Just for Mother!

You can write any message you want on the glass
You can write any message you want on the glass | Source

Great Gift For any Occasion

A personalised glass is a great gift for any occasion, Birthday, Christening, Father's Day or you could make a pair of them for a newly married couple, his and hers or Bride and Groom.

My sons loved making the glass for their mother so much that they asked if they could make one for their sister.

This time we used Luminous pink Nail varnish, Rhinestomes and some glitter.

Using the nail varnish we painted a rectangle in the centre of the glass inside and out.

Then we painted from about an inch from the bottom of the the glass to the bottom again inside and out.

Next we painted the rim of the glass inside and out around half centimeter thick.

We turned the glass over and painted the bottom side of the base.

After the base was dry we turned it right way up and painted the top side of the base, before letting the top side of the base dry we sprinkled some glitter onto it.

We then added the rhinestones to spell the word sister on to the rectangle painted onto the glass and dotted a few of them around the base.


Sometimes it is easier and more convenient to run out to the store and buy a gift a card and some nice flowers for mother's day or any other special occasion and the recipient will love the thought.

Decorating the glasses turned out to be a real winner not only did mommy love her hand crafted gift but our children had a great time making them and I got to enjoy some quality time with them.

Making a gift for mommy brought us all together for a couple of hours and that beats any store bought gift any day of the week, the smile on mommy's face when the children handed her their gifts was totally priceless.


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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Great gift idea!! I'm on it!! Soon.

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      Brainy Bunny 5 years ago from Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

      What a nice craft project to do with kids! Great idea and thorough instructions.

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      Shari 5 years ago from New York, NY

      I love the creative present. As a mom I can attest to the fact that any gift I have ever received from my daughter that she made are the gifts I hold onto. Love this idea for Moms everywhere, and it doesnt have to be just for mothers day!

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      James Paterson 5 years ago from Scotland

      Thanks for your visit Livelonger, and your comment, good to see you.....jimmy

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      Jason Menayan 5 years ago from San Francisco

      I think many mothers agree with what your mother said about the value of handmade gifts. What a gorgeous transformation of an everyday object into a personalized, heartfelt memento. Thanks for this suggestion!