Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Thrifty Mom's Day Ideas, and Cutin' The Place Up

Thrifty is usin' what ya' have,
to make cute!!
From this $8.00 garage sale find....

To this.
What a change a can of spray paint can make.

I used a piece of wood I had for the table top,
and the table cloth is a twin sheet
with a ruffle on top.

base $8.00
spray paint $4.00
sheet $3.00

Total cost: $15.00

Here is an idea or two for Mother's Day.

Take any little box and decorate it with paper and a bow.

Inside put a special note,
certificate for a treat, or any other little thing your Mom will cherish.
My daughter gave me this one a few years ago.
I loved the trip out to buy a plant,
but even more, i love just having the box with the note in it.

Another idea:

Use one of these tiny matchboxes and put in a favorite verse,
poem, or memory.
You could put in a little pin, or even a small vintage button.
A note that says,
"When you see this, remember I love you."
Or even just the word "Remember".

Believe, me, it is the thought that counts.
She will open the box over and over to see the token of your love.

Or do one of these little jars,
and instead of scripture
put in favorite memories,
things you admire about your Mom,
or even "Pearls of Wisdom" from her.
She can open the jar and look at it later.
(don't have a jar?
Use a little box instead)

Or, how about a bunch of roses
that will never die.

These are my mini tea bag roses.
(tutorial here)

I'm joining all these wonderful hostesses for special days this week.

barbara jean


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Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

I love it...using what you have is the best and always so rewarding. Visiting from The Shabby Chic Cottage.

vicki said...

Barb - love the table - you did a great job with our garage sell find! Wonderful Mother's Day suggestions as well - what Mom wouldn't be pleased to receive any of these gifts!


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Wonderful ideas and especially the table you made and with the twin sheet! So clever and so beautiful! You are very talented indeed!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

It looks beautiful! Thanks for linking such a great transformation!


Diane said...

Excellent ideas, Barbara Jean for Mother's day. I love going to garage sales and finding treasures like these. I've already found some good ones.

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Barbara Jean! Love your Mother's Day table!.. Just this past weekend, I managed to find a garage sale open just on my way home from church. I think I found a jar I'm going to use to store my scriptures! I just have to start looking them up and writing them down! ~tina

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Love everything in this post but i especially love how you make a table out of nearly nothing!! Now that is ingenuity!

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Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Your table looks very pretty with the ruffled table cloth/sheet and I really like the fresh green chairs.

Romeo said...

Isn't it amazing what a little can of paint will do?!?! Cute little!

Those little bottles are adorable too - yet another great idea! Thanks!

Happy Mother's Day!

"Her" and Romeo

Patina Marie said...

Looking good! So cozy, I might have to make reservations....

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

That table is great, and I love the gift box! said...

great Mother's day ideas, and I love the pedestal!
Just wanted to let you know I'm featuring your blog tomorrow on Featured Followers Friday. :)
thanks for being a long time follower

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

Super great ideas! I love the table base you found! The red was great. It looked wonderful in the white when you transformed it too!

Lynn Stevens said...

Hi Barbara, So great you stopped by!
Thanks for entering my giveaway and best of luck

Dawn said...

What an amazing table - it is just adorable, and for next to nothing. Thank you for the inspiration! I am a follower of Gail's, and came by after she featured you today, and I'm so glad that she did so I can have the chance to follow you as well!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Terrific table base ~ sooo pretty! Love all your sweet ideas for thoughtful little extra gifts for Moms!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Rose said...

I'm visiting from Gail's feature follower Friday post. So glad I came, these ideas are great and I think I'll use one for my Mom this year.
Just read your bear story and loved it. I'll definitely be back for more!

Lady Pamela said...

Such beautiful gift ideas. I will save them for another special occasion. Wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day.