DIY Mother's Day Presents

28 April 2016 Written by  
With April coming to an end, that means Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Here at Levey Dentistry in Croton on Hudson, NY, we want to make sure that all of our patient’s amazing mothers have a great day. And with that being said, what better way to celebrate then to give them a homemade gift? After a little research, our orthodontic office has come up with three DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas that we think are creative, cool, and sure to make your mom’s day! Mother’s Day is on May 8th this year, so keep on reading and get started!

  1. Mason Jar Flower Vase: Getting your mom flowers is sweet. But to make it extra special, why not add a hand painted jar. Head to your local craft store and pick up a mason jar and acrylic paints in her favorite colors. Now start painting! Allow the paint to dry completely between each coat, which usually takes a few hours. In the meantime, head out to the florist and grab a bouquet of your mom’s favorite flowers. Once the vase is painted and done, feel free to add some glitter, ribbon, etc. Gift idea number one = success.

  2. Canvas Art: There are a million things that you can do with a blank white canvas. After a quick search on Pinterest, we found tons of ideas. Using painter’s tape, you can easily create bold and neat shapes, or spell out words. Place the tape down wherever you want before you paint. Maybe create an abstract design, spell something out, or create a pattern, the options are endless. Then scratch down on the tape to ensure that no paint will smear under it. Then start decorating! Once the paint, markers, etc. is dry, carefully peel up the tape to reveal your masterpiece!

  3. Personalized Mug: If your mom loves coffee or tea, this is the perfect go-to present. All you need is a blank white mug, oil-based Sharpies (make sure they are oil-based because regular Sharpies might easily wipe off), and an oven. Plan out how you want to decorate the mug. If you can’t decide or need some inspiration, check out some mugs on Etsy or do a quick Google Image search. Once you’ve decided on a design, start drawing on the mug with your Sharpies. Be careful to not smudge the wet ink. Also, the darker color, the more likely they are to pop. Lighter colors tend to blend into the white and become less noticeable over time. Next, let the ink dry overnight or at least for a few hours. If you want, you can go back over the design once it is dry to ensure that it doesn’t wear off as easily over time. Once that is dry, put your mug into the oven before you even turn it on. Once it is in the oven, turn it on to 350 degrees and bake it for a half hour. Once the half hour is up, leave it in the oven to cool completely, this keeps it from cracking or getting damaged from the heat. Now, you have the perfect mug to give your mom this Mother’s Day! Just make sure that your mom knows the mug should be hand washed to preserve the design, no dishwasher!

Now it’s time to start planning! Hopefully these ideas help you decide on the perfect gift for your mom this Mother’s Day. From the team here at Levey Dentistry, we would like to wish everyone a Happy Mother’s Day!

If you’re looking for an orthodontist in Croton on Hudson, NY, Dr. Bard Levey has you covered. Call the Levey Dentistry office today at 914.271.6224 to make an appointment or to learn more!

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