When we think of our mom, we tend to remember them as some kind of superwoman. This is especially true once you have kids of your own. How could they have possibly found the time to be a chef, teacher, nurse, crafter, multitasker, and mother all at the same time? If you are hoping to follow in their footsteps and master the skills of being a DIY mom, here are some projects you can take on.
Baby blankets are great for swaddling newborns and can be made to your taste with fun yet soft fabrics. Cotton is a great material for baby blankets, and you can find lots of fun designs in this material. Bright colors, animal, or flower print always go down a treat. Wash your flannel before starting and then cut into a 1×1 yard square. Use a circular plate template to round the corners, and make sure to cut off any stray ends. If you want to give it a perfect and narrow hem, sergers can help you achieve that high end finish.
Kids love running around and playing outside, however, their clothes often end up tattered and thrown in the trash. Rather than wasting your money and buying a new pair of trousers or jeans, why not med them with some fun patterned patches? You can use just about anything as a template to cut out your fabric patch. Cookie cutters are great because they come in an array of juvenile designs like butterflies or stars. Simply cut the pattern and hand stitch it onto the rip from the outside. If the whole is very large you can flip the trousers inside out and stitch the patch on from the other side.
Rock painting is a great creative outlet that you can enjoy with your kids. Go for a stroll on the beach, or in a nearby wooded area, and collect some smooth and flat rocks that you can paint on. Once you have enough rocks and you have removed the dirt, you can get to the fun part. Prime the rocks with a few coats of paint and then use paint pens or thin brushes to decorate your rocks. Multi-colored mandala designs look great on rocks and they can be used to decorate plant pots or gardens.
Being a mother is one of the hardest jobs in the world, however, it is also one of the most rewarding. Being able to provide for your kids and put a smile on their face is one of the greatest joys in life. If you are up for getting crafty and creative, give our suggestions a go. Even if you don’t have kids, these are great skills to learn. Blankets make the perfect baby shower gift, clothes should always be fixed before being dumped in the bin, and painting is a great outlet for stress. Don’t worry if you don’t master it at first – practice makes perfect!