A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November Crafting Tips & Tricks: Check out Kittykill's latest DIY video, How to Make Glowing Wax Globes!
Total Members: 314,639
Currently Running With Scissors:
180 Guests and 2 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Birthday present for mom.  (Read 2267 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
Offline Offline

Posts: 3
Joined: 30-Sep-2003

Seattle is a picky mistress...

View Profile
« on: October 04, 2003 09:54:43 AM »

My mom's birthday is coming up (Oct. 12) and I'm short on resources and time. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can make her?
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2003 02:03:32 PM »

How about a pretty lamp for a desk or nightstand?  You could start with a very basic lamp and shade (like from Target or Ikea for $10).  You can decorate the lampshade so that it fits her style/decor with ribbon, beads (try the pre-beaded trim so you don't have to string the beads yourself), lace, decoupaged images, etc.  You could even decorate the lamp base by wrapping strung beads around it or ribbon.

You could cover a blank journal or notepad in pretty fabric using Peel N Stick (two sided super strong adhesive sheets) and add trim or cute doo-dads to the cover.

Maybe a wreath for autumn?

Plain Mabel :: Extraordinary Gifts and Accessories
Awful Cufflinks :: Everyday stuff, just better.
Offline Offline

Posts: 1437
Joined: 22-Aug-2003

Wanna Make Something of It?

View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2003 02:14:28 PM »

I don't know what they call these things, but it would be a nice gift...

I'll call it a mattress caddy!
You take a piece of sturdy fabric and you hem or 'mitre' the edges.  Fold it almost in half. You then affix to the longer half (by sewing, or just using Steam-A-Seam) little pockets in different sizes to the face of it.  You're almost done.  Installation: Lift the mattress from the box spring and put one folded half in there, leaving the pocketed side (face up) hanging down towards the boxspring.  Your then have a discreet caddy that holds the remote, books, a journal, pens, whatever!  Sorry I don't have a pic of the one that I made but it is such a handy item and you could really make it special with fabric (and even ribbon accent) choices.

Practicing Random Acts of Creativity

Follow Me at...
Offline Offline

Posts: 3
Joined: 30-Sep-2003

Seattle is a picky mistress...

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2003 09:58:17 PM »

Thanks for the input guys. Those are great ideas. Smiley I hope I'll have enough time to try one out.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: No Fail Fudge
Feed Your Pie Hole
Ah, fall!

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.