DIY Thursday: Mother’s Day Edition!

diy2DIY Thursday is here.  Every Thursday the crazy and creative group over here at Buckeye Honda are going to give you a Do-It-Yourself project.  Some might be crafty, some might be outdoorsy, some might be absolutely CRAZY but we hope all of them are entertaining.   When you are in the dealership take a look around, you never know when one of our projects will show up in the dealership and you can see one “up close and personal” for yourself.

With Mothers Day being this weekend we decided to give you a couple of things that Mom might love.  Take a look and tell us what you think in the comments or on our Facebook page.

Mother’s Day – I Love You Jar 

This one is for the kids… ***Dad’s Pay Attention*** Mom would love to get one of these from the Kids!  The items needed can be found at many department stores and “Dollar Stores”

Things You’ll Need

  • Empty jar large enough to reach into

  • Decorative paper jar

  • Plain or light colored paper

  • Pen or marker maybe crayons

  • Scissors

  • Tape or glue

  • Sweet things to say

  • Piece of ribbon

  • Candy (optional)

Step 1:  Wash and Dry the Jar… make sure it is 100% dry!

Step 2:  Cut a piece of paper to fit the height of your jar, if the jar is “square” make sure it fit within the panels or wraps around the jar evenly.

Step 3:  Decorate the piece of paper with crayons or markers.  Be creative with your title: “Reasons I love Mommy” or something similar.  Feel free to decorate with other things your little one thinks of to make it personal.  (Optional) Decorate another piece of paper for the back and have the child draw a picture or dip their finger in some paint and put a finger print on the label.  Don’t forget to have them sign it!

Step 4: Tape or Glue the labels to the jar.  Be careful not to use too much glue as it might soak through the paper.  Now let it sit and dry!

Step 5: While the label(s) is drying take your pieces of colored paper and cut them into rectangular strips, hearts, circles.  Mix and Match if you like don’t forget to ask the kids – it is their project!

Step 6: Have the children write out why they love Mommy,  some simple hugs and kisses, what are their favorite things about Mommy… help them get the juices flowing.  We have found that it is a good idea to have a pad of paper handy so you can write down some of the ideas as the kids are telling you.  Don’t worry too much about spelling, this is from them and genuineness is important.

img_7139Step 7: Put the strips of paper in the jar.

Step 8: Put in some favorite candies… We have heard that chocolate is preferred.

Step 9:  Tie a pretty piece of ribbon around the lid to finish it off.

Tips and Notes:  The best thing about this is you can also do it for Valentines Day or Anniversary or Fathers Day.  How about date night or weekend activity jar?  There are lots of uses just don’t go to the well too many times!

Jar Photo Frames

Staying with the jar theme another idea for Dear Mom – Photo Frames made out of Jars!  We know it sounds a little crazy but think about this… the jars seal tight so these photo frames can now be in an outdoor living space like a porch or deck (pair with a few candles and BAM! — instant “awwww!”) or how about a bathroom.  Have a little extra counter space?  What Mom wouldn’t want a picture or two of their little darlings?  Now get crackin’!jars3

What you need:

  • Jar  –  think about where the jar might go.  Can you find something that might match a rustic outdoor theme or maybe your kitchen, bathroom  or bedroom?
  • Pictures –  If you don’t have any of these get the kids out in the yard and take that phone out of your pocket and take a couple and goo get them developed.    If you don’t have Instagram take a few minutes and download the app to your smartphone and play around with it a little.  The effects you can give some of the photos will make the jars even better.  Take a couple of close-up pictures, make it look like your little angel is trapped in the jar (only if Mom has a good sense of humor!)  Photos should be 4X6 for best fit but you might have to play around with them a bit.

Now slide the photos in the jar!  Whew!!  That was hard.  Do you want to spice it up a little tie a ribbon around the top, spray paint the lid to match your decor or put a little personal keepsake in the bottom of the jar to enhance the memory.  For example was the picture from the beach?  Can you get some sand?  It might not be from the beach but it might work.  Make it personal!

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We hope you enjoyed this weeks Do-It-Yourself Thursday.  Check back every week for another DIY project.  Don’t forget to check in on Friday for Foodie Friday.  Chef is working on something great for Mom!  Don’t forget to leave your comment below or on our Facebook Page!

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