Shared by monthly contributor, Kristen of Celebrate Every Day with Me:
What child doesn’t like a little crafting and painting? And what mom doesn’t appreciate a thoughtful, homemade gift from her child? On May 11th, the kids can greet Mom with this sweet Mother’s Day Door Hanger.
Now, if you’re the mom, you’ll need to pass this idea on to Dad, Grandma, the cool Aunt or even a teacher. If you can collect enough milk containers, this would be a fun project for a Sunday School Class.
What You’ll Need:
- A Cardboard Milk Container
- Anything to decorate with (ribbon, stickers, gems to glue)
- The Filler Gift
1. Cut your container to create a basket, leaving the back intact.
2. Cut a circle big enough to fit on your door knob. (I used a compass. Yes, I’m a bit of a perfectionist…)
3. Paint and decorate the door hanger. We used stickers for the writing and ribbon from our craft closet.
4. Fill with a gift. The door hanger can be filled with whatever you like: candy, love notes, homemade coupons, a little present or even flowers in a cup. (Remember: while the cardboard milk container is leak-proof, your child is not!)
Place on Mom’s door and celebrate the special role she has in your family.
Looking for another homemade gift idea? Check out this FREE printable for a Mother’s Day Fill-In Booklet.
Kristen of Celebrate Every Day With Me is a fun-loving mom to two kids who keep her busy and laughing. Add her great husband and the Lord to the mix and her life is one fantastic (and sometimes crazy) adventure. She is a former youth leader, professional wedding and event planner and has a degree in Christian Thought/Christian Ministry. She loves long lists, diet soda and playing jokes on her husband.
Kristen is the author of Teach Me To Serve: 99 Ways Preschoolers Can Learn To Serve & Bless Others. On her blog, you’ll find fun ideas for children’s activities, creating memorable moments and party planning.