Is everyone already ramping up to make Mother’s Day spectacular for the maternal figure in your life? Now that I have my own little charmer of a toddler making life interesting, I appreciate all of the things my own mom did for me—times infinity. I wish I’d had the foresight to tone down my teenage antics, because whoa buddy, am I in for a few long years when Elsa (that’s my peanut) hits the dreaded teenage years. Payback is already kicking in and our little sweetums is proving that a stubborn streak is actually an inherited trait.
Our household budget doesn’t allow me to lavish my mom with the jewels she deserves for putting up with my shenanigans, so we’ve agreed that what she told me in second grade still applies: handmade presents from a child are the best presents a mother can get. Lucky for both of us, the quality of my handmade goods has improved in quality significantly since I was eight years old. I wanted to give her some beautiful flowers, but wanted to throw in a little handmade touch, and came up with a great compromise: a Mother’s Day DIY painted vase with some gorgeous blooms, delivered straight to her doorstep.
When I was getting ready for my lesson in arranging grocery store flowers last week, all I had on hand were a few generic-looking, plain glass vases. As you saw in those photos, I decided to give them a quickie DIY makeover with some white spray paint, glitter tape, and some of the prettiest purple washi tape a girl could desire. For my mom’s vases, I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do, sooo I made three. Come Sunday, we’ll be ready with some serious flower power to say thank you to my mom.