`Hello, Friends! Happy May Day! I love the month of May! It's the gateway to summertime and the month gives us so many reasons to celebrate with its gorgeous weather, beautiful flowers, and fun holidays....like Mother's Day! I can remember making my mom special cards and little gifts to let her know how much I loved her, and even now, it's a rare Mom who fails to tear up at a handmade gift. With that in mind, I thought I might share a super cute idea for a hand made Mother's Day gift for those beach loving mome
During our recent move, I found a pasteboard berry box that I'd salvaged from our local farmer's market. When I received an Authentique "Utopia" Collection pack in my design team package this month, a little light went off in my head, and the idea for this project was hatched. It's a decorated berry box filled to the brim with beach themed tags, gorgeous Petaloo flowers and Burlap trim. Wouldn't this look festive on a Mother's Day breakfast tray?
I coated my berry box inside and out with Studio Matte Multi Medium to give it additional strength and to protect it from spills. While the medium was still wet, I added a belly band of blue burlap trim that had also been coated with medium. To pick up on the tropical colors of the Utopia collection, I layered on Amber Mixed Textured Layered Flowers, Antique Red Mini Burlap Flowers, Pink Canvas Dogwoods, and Antique Blue Canvas Dogwoods. Every mom loves flowers, and these will last a lot longer than fresh flowers!
I cut 1.5" off Ranger standard manila tags, then covered them with the cute images in the paper collection. Then I added some fun embellies from my stash along with more tropical flowers. You can never have too many flowers!
The back of each tag has room to write a note, share a memory or post a photo. I love the way the Burlap trims pop with these papers.
The images were so much fun to layer, especially this cute little banner! Even if Mom is not going to the beach on her special day, you can create that special, laid back, easy going vibe with a gift like this one.
Here, I created my own custom flower using the gorgeous elements from the Petaloo Teal Textured Layers package. Isn't it yummy?
I absolutely love the texture the fibers add to these tags!
I think it would be really fun to make mom a tropical breakfast to go with this beach themed gift box, don't you?
I spattered these Antique Blue Canvas Dogwoods with a little Dylusions Linen spray, just for fun.
And at the very back of the basket, I tucked in an altered slider box filled with a sweet surprise for Mom.
This was so much fun to "dress up" and I love the pink burlap and Pink Canvas Dogwoods paired together.
The box was just the right size to hold 5 Fun Sized 3 Musketeer bars. Because while Mom loves the beach, she also loves chocolate!
And, if you really wanted to knock Mom's socks off, you could throw in a coupon for a beach getaway....just sayin'!
I hope this idea gave you some inspiration for a unique, playful Mother's Day gift. Serve this up on a tray with a Pina Colada, and Mom will feel just like she's in paradise!
Wishing you all a very happy Mother's Day!
Petaloo Products Used in this Project
Ranger Manila Tags