Being a mum is a 24/7 job that calls for something special on an occasion like Mother’s Day. So rather than buy a generic card from your nearest convenience store, do something extra with your craft supplies, printer and high-quality blank greeting cards with envelopes from The Paperbox.
While you’re figuring out what gifts to get for your mum, granny, mother-in-law, or the other motherly figures in your life, we’ve put together a list of DIY ideas, tips, and guides from other sites and some of the Internet’s most prolific crafters.
1. Handmade Flower Vase Greeting Card
Source: I Heart Crafty Things
This Mother’s Day greeting card is a fun and simple arts and crafts project that kids can enjoy. First, you will need our blank cards — choose from our selection of pre-creased A5, 5” x 7” and large square card blanks.
Think about what colour you want your card blanks to come in. You can follow the example above and choose pastel blue or go for other colours like blush pink, rose gold, or a light yellow. Just be sure to pick a colour that allows your text to show.
You’ll then need coloured paper or construction paper to create the card’s three-dimensional flower. Be sure to use paper in mum or granny’s favourite colour. Kids can use coloured pens to write their message by hand.
2. DIY Nail Polish Greeting Card
Source: Smart School House
This Mother’s Day greeting card template from Kelly Dixon of Smart School House is a fantastic choice if you plan on spoiling mum with a much-deserved pamper session. With lockdown orders still in effect, the best thing most of us can do is a fresh manicure and pedicure at home — bonus points if you can throw in a massage.
To make this card, you’ll need one of our card blanks (be sure to choose something in white or ivory), a glue gun, nail polish, and twine or ribbon. You’ll also need to download and print the graphic design, which Smart School House has conveniently provided as a free printable.
3. ‘Mom, You Were Right’ Greeting Card
Source: Studio DIY
If you’re going to eat crow, you might as well make mum laugh while doing it. This Mother’s Day greeting card template looks like a hand-illustrated card from a high-end stationery shop, but it’s a free printable over at Studio DIY. Be sure to check their other tongue-in-cheek designs.
To print this template, choose one of our blank cards in white and pair it with a fun coloured envelope.
4. Heart Fan Card
Source: Squirrelly Minds
This interactive Heart Fan greeting card from Squirrelly Minds is the perfect way to list down the things you love most about mum. For that artsy, rustic look, cut up different card sheets (use our recycled card mix to get different shades) into hearts. You can then experiment with coloured pens and crayons, chipboard stickers, and washi tape.
Start Crafting Your Greeting Cards for Mother’s Day
DIY greeting cards don’t have to be perfect to be special. When you take the time to put together something by hand, it’s going to beat a card anyone can buy from the store. We bet mum or granny will agree.
For all your DIY greeting card needs, look no further than The Paperbox. Shop our collection of greeting card supplies, card blanks, envelopes, and accessories, and get free UK shipping on all orders over £3.50.