Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cute Ideas

... for Mother's Day

Heart-Shaped Sachets

photo credit: Keith Scott Morton

Freshen up drawers with heart-shaped sachets. Cut two heart shapes out of your favorite fabric, place printed sides facing each other, and sew edges, leaving space to add filling. Then fill with potpourri, stitch up, and enjoy!

Decorative Photo Plate
from Martha Stewart Living

A meaningful snapshot can be transformed into decorative objects for Mom's dresser

Mother's Day Menu
photo credit: Miki Duisterhorf

To print a menu on a napkin: Type the menu on your computer in a Word document as you would a printable invitation. Print out the menu using white iron-on transfer paper (easily found at any Staples or Office Max). Iron onto your selected napkin. The transfer will work best on 100 percent cotton fabric.

Fresh Flower Napkin Ring by Matthew Mead
What you will need:
Half dozen Begonia blossoms
Waxed twine
Small water vile
Cinch folded napkin in center with twine. Place fresh blossom in water vile and slip under twine. Hide vile with green leaf from flower.


Amy & Mark said...

I've just been catching up on your blog. It doesn't matter what your entry is about, I just always feel uplifted when I visit it!

Heather said...

Those heart shaped sachets are darling! Don't you just love anything from Matthew Mead?

KelleyAnne said...

Blogger is being so weird. There are acutally instructions under the last two pictures but they aren't posting. I've tried everything. Even Marci, the expert, can't fix it. Oh well.

SoBella Creations said...

I love the decorative photo plate.

wendy said...

The decorative photo plate is GREAT. I will have to remember that!!