I love Mother's Day. Being a mother is the most important part of who I am! I owe so much to my incredible Mother... She taught me everything I know.
I was thrilled to participate in Plaid's Mother's Day Campaign. They sent me a whole box full of crafting goodies to create a beautiful and meaningful gift for my Mamacita! Here is what I came up with:
I created this stenciled mason jar vase with burlap and bakers twine! Each flower has a very special meaning because each one represents a member of our family. (More on that later!)
I love daisies. The name of my blog is no accident. Daisies equal happiness for me! I thought these would be the perfect way to express our appreciation for my Mom, a true flower enthusiast!
It was like Christmas morning when I ripped open this package of amazing supplies from Plaid's Martha Stewart's craft line. Talk about creative inspiration in a box! There was acrylic paint, glitter, all sorts of stencils, a heating tool, a spray painting kit, every kind of brush I could imagine, a sweet tote bag, and all sorts of stenciling accessories packed inside.
I even created a "haul video" showing the entire crafting stash as I opened the box.
** For the record, I set up the tripod and taped myself while mr. oopsey was out of town. I felt a bit awkward! I'm still new to vlogging, but if you want a tiny sneak peek of the new house, maybe focus on the background instead of me! Ha!
For this particular project, I wanted to try out the spray painting kit. Hello! Turning acrylic paint into spray paint just sounds fun. So I gave it a shot! This was shockingly easy!
I carefully followed the directions on the sprayer kit to mix the correct proportions of the gloss spray medium with acrylic paint. Then I simply twisted the sprayer onto the bottle. Easy, right?
I found the trick to spray painting with this sprayer was holding it very upright. Once I figured out that little trick, the rest was easy peasy. It dried quickly and sprayed evenly. I gave the mason jar 3 good coats in my favorite shade of aqua.
I decided to choose from these beautiful flower stencils included in my package. I had a difficult time selecting which stencil to use. Aren't they all lovely?! I love these stencils. They peel on and off just like stickers with no budging during the pain process at all. And you can use them over and over!
Originally I had planned to stencil the jar. But... oopsey daisy! After the paint dried, I attempted to peel off the adhesive stencil, and it stuck to the paint on the jar. It actually started pulling up the paint. So as with most of my projects, I invented a Plan B!
Spur of the moment, I found some burlap. (This in and of itself was a miracle considering the state of my craft room!!) I just started stenciling flowers on a strip of burlap.
I wrapped the burlap around the jar and secured it with some Baker's twine. I must say--I think I like Plan B even better than Plan A!
I purchased 11 daisies (50% off at Michael's!)--one for each member of our family. I cut the stems and placed them inside the jar along with some marbles.
I have asked all 11 members of our family (my Dad, all of my siblings, and all of the grandchildren!) to write my Mom a brief note expressing why they love her.
Here's my note!
I just rolled my note around the stem of the daisy.
All done! I love the colors of this project!
I can't wait to see what sweet little notes my family members write about my Mom. I know she will love reading the notes most of all!
I hope my Mom likes this gift!
What are you making for Mother's Day this year?
Have a fabulous week!
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