64 THE QUEENS COURIER • MOTHER’S DAY • MAY 2, 2019 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT WWW.QNS.COM
Make your Mother’s Day gift with your own two hands
BY RONDA ADDY
Has the budget crunch hit your piggybank?
Th is year, why not save money
and make Mom a Mother’s Day gift she
will cherish for years to come? Don’t
have any ideas? Here are a few to choose
#1 Mom Medallion
• Juice can lid
• 5-inch white doily
• White craft glue
• Yogurt container
• Photo of yourself
• Red marker
• 1/4-inch wide red satin ribbon
• Glue gun
• Red glitter
1. Cover work surface with newspaper.
2. Using the pen and juice lid, cut
out the center of the doily. 3. Pour a small
amount of glue into the yogurt container.
Take the paintbrush and spread the
glue evenly on top of the juice can lid. 4.
Press the doily into the center of the lid.
Let dry. 5. Trace the lid around the part
of the photo you want to have on the
opposite side of the medallion and cut it
out. 6. Spread more glue on the bottom
of the juice can lid, press the photo into
place and let dry. 7. Using the red marker,
write # 1 Mom on the doily side of the
medallion. 8. Cut a piece of ribbon that
will fi t around Mom’s neck and knot it at
the end. 9. Use the glue gun to apply a
drop of glue to the back of the juice can
lid above the edge of the photo. Press the
knot of the ribbon into the hot glue and
hold in place until secure. 10. Squeeze a
thin line of glue around the edge of the
doily and completely cover it with red
glitter. Let dry and shake off the excess.
• Light-colored cardstock
• Scrap paper
• Nontoxic red stamp pad
• Colored markers
• Hole punch
1. Cut two 8-inch rectangles from
cardstock. 2. Practice pressing your
thumb on the stamp pad and creating
two overlapping prints in the form of a
V on scrap paper. 3. When ready, make
the same berry mark on the cardstock
and let dry. 4. Use the colored markers
to draw stems and seeds on the berry,
create a border and write a message to
Mom. 5. Punch a hole in the bookmark
and tie a ribbon through it.
• Purple foam door hanger
• Foam hearts in Mom’s favorite color
• Tacky glue
• Teal and black craft foam
• Paint marker
1. Arrange the foam hearts into the
shape of a fl ower and glue into place on
the door hanger. 2. Cut out a small circle
of black foam and glue it into the center
of the fl ower. 3. Cut out leaves from
the teal foam and glue them to the fl ower.
4. Let the hanger dry. 5. Write “Time
Out for Mom” or “Mom’s Quiet Time”
on the hanger.
• 1 c. fl our
• 1 c. warm water
• 1/4 c. salt
• 2 t. cream of tartar
• 1 t. Oil
• Food coloring of your choice
• Pin clasp
1. Combine fl our, water, salt, cream
of tartar, oil and food coloring, and
stir until smooth over medium heat. 2.
Remove dough from pan, knead until
smooth and let cool. 3. Shape moist
dough into a heart. 4. Press clasp onto
back of heart and let dry. 5. Decorate
heart as desired.
• White potholder
• Permanent markers
1. Select a design and trace it onto
a potholder. 2. Color the design with
markers. 3. Personalize the potholder
with a special message to Mom.
Th ese are just a few inexpensive craft s
you can make that will be special to
Mom. You might want to have some tissues
handy since moms are known to
get weepy when presented with homemade