LATE: Waste-Conscious Mother’s Day Card

Mother's Day Card

I know, I know! This post is a little late, but here is what I did this year for Mother’s Day. Instead of spending $2.99-$6.00 EACH on Mother’s Day cards for four women, I decided to take out some old crafting paper and my watercolors and get to work!

In the midst of dissertation writing and the end of semester scramble, this project was quite therapeutic and only took me about an hour and a half to do all four.


Here is what you will need:

1. Paper (recycle/upcycle or use paper you have around the house)

2. Water colors, markers, colored pencils, crayons, whatever you can get your hands on!

3. Pencil and pens

4. Envelope (recycle, or fold your own out of paper)

Here is what I did:

1. Fold paper into the card size of your choice.

2. Use pencil and a ruler or straight edge to outline your text. On two of my cards (one for Corey and one for me), I outlined the word “MOM.”

3. Fill in the outline with a color, shape(s), or pattern of your choice. I chose flowers, vines, and leaves.

4. Once your card is dry, erase the remaining pencil lines.

5. Include a letter or note with your design and send! Viola!


Happy Mother's Day


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