It’s May. Besides being the National Barbecue Month as well as the National Blood Pressure Month (who knew!) - it’s the month that brings us Mother’s Day, likely the most important holiday May has to offer.
This year Mother’s Day is even more special than any other year to me - I’m making my own Mother’s Day card. My mother of course would never believe her son would sign up to make a card with his own hands - I think she lost her faith in my crafting skills when I was in 3rd grade. But, with the encouragement of Maggie from Curious, I’m totally going to do it.
The task is daunting. Before watching the DIY Mother’s Day Card & Frame lesson, I had no idea about any of the tools or where to start. I went to a crafts store, pulled up the lesson on my Curious iPhone app just to remind myself what it was I should be buying. After coming home with a glue gun and a bunch of glitter, my wife (to my surprise) informed me that we already have all these things at home. Apparently she has “crafts box” laying in plain sight, that I didn’t even know existed.
Time to get to work. I first put a nice patterned sticker at the top and bottom of the card to “frame” it. I then used the letters to spell out “H a p p y M o m s D a y” (ran out of letter ‘h’ to spell Mother’s - oops, poor planning), and finally my favorite part - the glue gun. My first time using it turned out less than stellar - turns out the gun gets really hot, and the glue hardens very quickly. I had to put quite a bit extra to get all the glitter to stick. I also made a bit of a mess with it. My advice - put the glitter down as soon as you lay the glue.
I’m rather proud of the result. My mom of course would never believe that I made it myself. But my assignment submission and this blog post should totally convince her :)