Make Mother’s Day MATTER! 9 Ideas Just For Her

posted on April 26, 2012 by  |  posted under Mother's Day  |  22 Comments

9 Ideas For Mothers Day

Can you believe that it will be MAY in just a few days? That also means that this year is almost half over! I’m officially old because time is starting to fly. That being the case, I am here to give all of us a head start on Mother’s Day this year with some fabulous ideas from IShare! I have pulled together just 9 ideas that will make this Mother’s Day really matter. After all, she deserves something special, right? Let’s get started!

1. Photos speak a thousand words, so this gorgeous mini album (plus FREE template) from Rebecca at “Simple As That” is a wonderful way to tell your mom how much you love her.

9 Ideas For Mothers DayMother’s Day Mini Album

2. Does your mother have a green thumb? Why not prepare some of these newspaper seedling pots from Carolyn at “Homework” for a special “green” gift? Mother’s Day is the perfect time to plant a garden, after all!

9 Ideas For Mothers DayNewspaper Seedling Pots

3.  I have seen some beautiful fabric flowers out there, but when I saw these roses from “MeiJo’s JOY” I knew my mom would love one as a pin. Gorgeous and very vintage. LOVE!

9 Ideas For Mothers DayVintage Rose Tutorial

4. If you like working with wood like our Alison does, then why not make one of these adorable photo holders for your mom? How cute would it be to have the names and photos of her grandchildren to display? I could see this sitting on my Mother-In-Law’s desk at work.

9 Ideas For Mothers DayMy Favorite Things Photo Holder

5.If your mom is a bookworm like I am, then a new set of lovely bookmarks would be appreciated (hubby…are you reading this?). Print, cut, laminate, and add a pretty ribbon…what a fun gift set idea from “I Will Make This”!

9 Ideas For Mothers DayMother’s Day Bookmarks

6. I’ve got a sweet tooth, so anything sugary will win me over immediately (I’m a sad, sad, case). Add a cute little leaf tag like this one from Colette at “My Computer Is My Canvas” will make a sweet treat into something meaningful. Even better 😉

9 Ideas For Mothers DayMother’s Day Leaf Tags

7. What about something for Grandma? If you like going digital and adding a personal touch, check out this template and digital brush set to create a customized card with a poem perfect for the Grandma in your life. There is also a poem version for Mom!

9 Ideas For Mothers Day

Digital Template and Brush set

8. I love the idea of giving little notes to the girlfriends in your life. I love my besties and there is so much that I admire about them. They are wonderful mothers and great examples to me. Why not print off these cute notecards from “Andersruff” and jot down a little something you love about your best friends for Mother’s Day? I bet they will be touched and it will make their day even brighter!

9 Ideas For Mothers DayMother’s Day Note Cards

9. Show off your sewing chops by creating a gorgeous anthro-inspired pillow for your mom (and one for you, too!). It’s a great project to use up some fabric scraps and it can be customized to work with any color scheme. Perfect!

9 Ideas For Mothers DayAnthro-Inspired Pillow

There is a lot of inspiration still to be had! Just pop on over to IShare and browse through the fun ideas being submitted there. There are new crafts, printables, and fun food ideas being submitted every day. Have you shared on IShare, yet? Hope to see you there!

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9 Ideas For Mothers Day

    1. April 26th, 2012 at 6:46 am
      Missy says:
      Thanks for the ideas! I love that grandma poem paired with a picture of the kids - that is perfect.
    2. April 26th, 2012 at 7:49 am
      pc says:
      So honor to have my vintage rose feature here with all the fabulous projects you've truly make my day :) love pc
    3. April 26th, 2012 at 12:29 pm
      Karri Reiser says:
      I am a daily reader of your blog and love it. I have a blog also and I'm currently hosting my first link party. It's a Homemade Mother's Day Link Party and I think this post would fit perfect. I would love to have you join at
    4. May 1st, 2012 at 2:03 pm
      Annalea says:
      Hmmmm . . . the iShare Printables links aren't working for me . . . I can search for them, but I thought you might like to know. :o)
    5. May 1st, 2012 at 2:43 pm
      Tricia says:
      Every time I try to access the link (#7) on the mother's day ideas (digital template and brush set) I receive this error message:

      You don't have permission to access /index.php on this server.

      Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

      Please help as I would love to have a look at this as a gift for my mother from my daughter.

      Thank you,
      Love your site!!!!
      • May 1st, 2012 at 6:45 pm
        Bobbi says:
        Hi Tricia!

        The IShare Printables site is having issues today. We are on it and trying to fix it ASAP. Sorry for the incovenience! We'll try to be up and running soon. Thanks!
    6. May 1st, 2012 at 3:01 pm
      Kim says:
      Love those cute little note cards for my friends! Unfortunately, when I clicked on the link (and the picture itself), it says I am "forbidden" from the site. Is there another way to get to the printable???
    7. May 1st, 2012 at 3:10 pm
      Bobbi says:
      Hi Kim

      So sorry that happened. Let me get in to IShare and see if I can get you a link that works. Sorry about that!
    8. May 1st, 2012 at 3:45 pm
      Lorraine Burnett says:
      I can't get # 5 or 7 to work. Both tell me their forbidden.
    9. May 1st, 2012 at 4:54 pm
      Debbie Cariker says:
      What GREAT ideas!!! My Momma died from gross malpractice following a minor car accident nearly three years ago, so I'll be using your ideas for my mother-in-law, daughter-in-law (who's about to make me a grandmother), and other mommies in my life!

      I have very little time for crafting after adopting two special needs little boys, but I love reading your e-mail and perusing your ideas!!!

      Keep up the great and encouraging work!
      debbie in Texas
    10. May 1st, 2012 at 4:55 pm
      Teresa Lamb-Ramirez says:
      I love your site too and subscrbie to your blog! <3! (don't you wish that would make hearts on all the websites?!)

      I couldnt access any of the printables either :( I will check back later. Thank you!!
      • May 1st, 2012 at 6:45 pm
        Bobbi says:
        Hi Teresa

        Thanks for letting us know. The IShare Printables site is having issues today. We are on it and trying to fix it ASAP. Sorry for the incovenience! We'll try to be up and running soon. Thanks!
    11. May 1st, 2012 at 6:25 pm
      Donna says:
      I would love to use some of these ideas for Mother's Day also but I keep getting the 403 Forbidden messages too!

      Anyway to get around that and into the files?

      I love your site! Thanks!
      • May 1st, 2012 at 6:46 pm
        Bobbi says:
        Hi Donna!

        Sorry this is happening.The IShare Printables site is having issues today. We are on it and trying to fix it ASAP. Sorry for the incovenience! We'll try to be up and running soon. Thanks!
    12. May 1st, 2012 at 6:39 pm
      Kim from MN says:
      Like the others, I get an error message. Thought it was just me, but guess not...Can't wait until it's fixed! Love the ideas.
      • May 1st, 2012 at 9:12 pm
        Bobbi says:
        Hi Kim!

        I know - this is such a pain! If you'd like to access the sites directly for their printables, please check out the links I have included here in the comment section. Let me know if you can't find them, and I hope to have this up and running smoothly very soon. Thanks!
    13. May 1st, 2012 at 7:00 pm
      Bobbi says:
      Okay, ladies!

      The IShare Printables site is having some technical issues, so here are the links directly to the sites who submitted the printables to IShare. Hopefully these work for you :)

      Mother's Day Bookmarks:

      Mother's Day Leaf Printable:

      Mother's Day Poem/Template:

      Mother's Day Notecards:

      Hope this helps!
    14. May 1st, 2012 at 11:39 pm
      Gemma says:
      Hi Bobbi - thanks for the shout out for the Mother's Day Bookmarks. I hope everyone enjoys them! Cheers.
    15. May 2nd, 2012 at 12:27 am
      LINDA says:
      I tried to download the Mother's Day bookmarks and Note cards. I was going to give them to my Cub Scouts to give to their mothers. When I tried to download, it said I was forbidden..n :((
      What did I do wrong, or how can I get a copy of these? Thanks for your help and all the beautiful things you create and share!
      • May 2nd, 2012 at 8:50 am
        Bobbi says:
        I know, Linda - it stinks that the site is down right now. I am trying to get it back up as soon as possible. For now, you can use the links in my comment above (in the comments section) to go directly to the sites that submitted the printables in the post. I hope that helps!

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