Mothers Day DIY

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Happy Mother’s Day weekend!

This is one of my most beloved holidays. Not only was I incredibly fortunate to be raised by an extraordinary mother, but I was also fortunate to have been surrounded by the love and influence of a multitude of special women who had a significant impact in my life (and still do).  So when it comes to mothers day I love to celebrate those women in any way that I can. Since having kids of my own, one of my favorite ways to do so is with handmade mementos.

When I was living in Colorado that usually meant baking goodies and delivering them to friends and family. Now that we live out of state I try to focus on items we can easily mail. This year the kids and I got to work digging thru our art and craft supplies to send some special keepsakes to our nearest and dearest. I personally love how they turned out and will definitely make them again in the future.

If you’re looking for last minute ideas check out our project below…

xo Alex

Popsicle Stick + Washi Tape Frame


  • hot glue gun
  • fugi instax mini or polaroid camera (optional)


  • 6 popsicle sticks
  • 1 roll of washi tape
  • photo or hand drawn picture
  • hot glue


  • Place two popsicles side by side.
  • Take a piece of washi tape the lenth of the popsicle sticks and stick it down the center of the two popsicle sticks.
  • Repeat with another set of two popsicle sticks.
  • Stick a piece of washi tape on the remaining two popsicle sticks leaving a 1/4 inch from each side.
  • Place the set of double popsicle sticks on either side of your photo or picture so they are vertically parallel from one another.
  • Finish framing the picture wiith the remaining two popsicle sticks by positinoning them where you would like them horizontally.
  • Then one at a time, remove each individual popsicle stick and dot it with a small amount of hot glue on the opposite side of the popsicle stick where the tape ends.
  • Once both individual pieces are glued to the frame, flip the whole frame over and place a line of hot glue down the center of each set of the double popsicle sticks.
  • Add a small amount of glue to secure the picture as well.


We happened to have colored popsicle sticks on hand so we used those. You can also color plain popsicle sticks.
Also, you don't have to use washi tape. Get creative and use what you have!
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