DIY Projects – Mother’s Day/Father’s Day

As I promised in my Mother’s Day post, I (with the help of my sister and cousin) had planned some fun DIY gifts for the special parents in our lives. For our Stepmom, we wanted to create something fun that she could put on display that was also a keepsake momento. Well we started brainstorming, and searching Pinterest for an idea and found a cute stepstool that someone had created with children’s footprints on it. So we took this idea and ‘ran with it’, and created a cute and fun “Nana’s Little Helper’s” stool. It turned out very cute and of course it just had to be coral, my Stepmom’s favorite color! (If it looks a little odd with just

Nana Stool

For my Mom, my sister and I wanted to make a DIY project as well! She always likes gifts we make better than ones we buy, must be a mom thing! So we decided to take a wooden plaque and put our handprints on it in the shape of a heart and our little one’s handprints over the top of ours. It turned out adorable!


For my Dad, we wanted to make something DIY as well but wanted to include a spiritual aspect as well. I found a saying on Pinterest (okay, I’m beginning to realize just how addicted I am to this site!) and we tweaked it a bit. Instead of putting ‘Daddy’ at the top and signing it ‘Love your little girl’ we put the kids handprints at the top next to their name, which I liked must better than the version I saw.


For my Stepdad ‘Papa’, I decided to make a stepping stone for him to include in his garden. He’s a big outdoor type and him and my mom have a gorgeous property that they have beautifully landscaped. I thought a stepping stone with the little miss’ handprints and footprints on it would be perfect!

For my very sweet Mother-in-Law, my husband had an awesome fire pit made for her outdoor oasis that they have created. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to capture a picture so a description of it will have to do. It is a large metal circle, like the size of a tractor tire, with fire vents on the sides. It looks pretty awesome in person, sorry no picture to share!

Phew…that was a lot of DIY projects but with any DIY project, once you finish one you beginning planning your next!