When I was growing up, I remember that Mother’s Day was always one of our favorite holidays for DIY. My mother was an artist, so she always appreciated anything handmade for the special day. After I became a mother I knew that crafting gifts and homemade cards was something I also wanted to instill in my daughter. Even if your kids are young, there are plenty of options for them to make a cute little something for Mom! DIY lacing cards are a really simple concept with an adorable result. It combines printable designs with easy handcrafted accents, so it is great for almost any age.
Tools & Materials
- Embroidery Needle
- Embroidery Floss in various colors
Making DIY Lacing Cards
Start by downloading and printing our 3 botanical designs at the bottom of the post. We used dustier colors in our cards for a May color palette, then printed them using our PIXMA TS8020 printer by Canon. Once you have your embroidery floss you can get started with the project. The beauty of this project is that there is no specific technique. The only thing to remember is that you should initially stick your needle through the card from the back and not the front so that you can hide the knots. Of course, you will need to use a needle to make sewing cards, so be cautious with little ones. One option is to pre-punch the holes for your kids using a thumbtack/push pin. We actually did this with our cards just to make the lacing process easier in general. Then, the kids can use a blunt plastic needle like these.
Wall Art or Greeting Cards
Finish the card by tying off the floss with single knots on the back. From here, you can simply frame them as pretty DIY wall art pieces, or you can turn them into Mother’s Day greeting cards. To do this, print the Mother’s Day card templates onto cardstock, then glue the lacing sheet to the front. We used a glue dot roller but tacky glue is another good option for kids. If you want to mail the card in an envelope, head to your local stationery store to find a standard A7 size envelope.
More Mother’s Day Goodies
Browse our entire Mother’s Day collection for more project inspiration, like our cute yarn cards from last year. If you have a DIY idea that you’d like to see come to life, let us know in the comments below. We love incorporating your suggestions into the site! Share your project photos with us using #DIYDreamingWithLia and #CraftyWithCanon so that we can admire your creations. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter or check out our membership page to see how you can get in on the crafty fun. Enjoy! ~ Lia & Team