"Home Sweet Home" Mother's Day Stationery Box
There is no place like home. I made this container/box for my Mom to keep her stationery items neatly on her desk. For starters, I bought her a journal, post-it notes, a cute set of notecards, and a few other paper goodies for her to enjoy as well!
What materials did you use?
How did you make your homemade Mother's day present?
- Cardboard shoe box with lid
- Scrapbook paper
- Cardboard or poster board for roof
- Silk flowers
- Craft glue and tape
- Alphabet letters
- Pipe cleaners to cover pencil
- Small piece of ribbon
To Make the Roof:
Cut a piece of cardboard, double the length of the width of the shoebox lid. Fold cardboard in half. Tape folded cardboard to box lid forming a triangle. Cut 2 triangle shapes to cover end sides of roof.
For Shingles on Roof:
Cut small strips of scrapbook paper with one end rounded. Glue "shingles" to rooftop with the rounded edge facing downward.
For the pencil holder:
- Cut a small hole on one end of box top for the pencil.
- Bundle some feathers together and tape to a pencil. Wrap pipe cleaner around the pencil to cover it. Tie a small piece of ribbon and make a bow.
- The pencil can be inserted in the hole on top of the lid.
To Decorate the House:
Anything else you'd like to share about your homemade Mother's day present?
- Using scrapbook paper, silk flowers, and alphabet stickers to spell out "Home Sweet Home" on the house.
- Cut out a door and windows using scrapbook paper and glue to house. You can also make wreaths or use a sticker to put on the door as well.
- Cover the inside "walls" of the box with floral scrapbook paper.
Mom created a loving home for us, so I wanted to show her how much she is loved and thankful to have put such a loving home over our heads in return, which was the inspiration for this Mother's Day Gift! Back to Mothers Day Crafts for Kids