Thursday, September 23, 2010

Homemade Journal and Jewelry Gift

I have been a part of a local Moms group since I had Ruby and it has been a huge blessing in my life. There is so much comfort in knowing I'm not alone in the daily joys and struggles of motherhood.  This year I decided to take on the role of a table leader, who basically is the contact person a small group of Moms and makes sure they feel welcome.  Part of that role involves providing a small gift for the first day. I wanted to share the sweet little gifts I put together for my Moms, I hope they like them.  

Not buying anything new, continues to have it's challenges.  We were given a little budget for this, so I was able to buy the journals, but everything else I put together from things I already had.  I started with the vintage clothespins, which I though would be fun to personalize with stamps.  Then I found the recycled paper journals with natural prints and colors at Target.  Next, I had a long necklace from a few years back with lots of dangling gold discs which I made into 4 pairs of earrings and 3 necklaces.  I cut out some cream colored card stock I had on hand with scalloped edged craft scissors and poked holes for the jewelry.  I clipped everything together with the clothespin and they are ready to go.


Kristen Borland said...

What a sweet idea. I love your mentality--using what you have. You do a fabulous job bringing it all together!

Christina said...

I have had my ears pierced since I was 12 and never wear earrings since I always lose one of them somewhere anyway and feel like it's too extravagant... so when I picked up my card with the earrings on it, I was SO HAPPY! I love them and feel "so pretty" when I wear them - although I have to watch for two sets of grabby baby hands. I didn't know you made them yourself - that makes it so much more special. Thank you for the time you have committed to us moms. Yesterday was so intense and meaningful and I am glad we had each other to lean on.

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