How to Create a Unique Mother’s Day Gift

Post written by our friends at Paper Source

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching (May 10) and Paper Source loves celebrating the special women in your life. Whether it’s Grandma, Mom or someone who is like a mom to you, there are many ways to show your thanks for all they’ve done. If you’re looking for a unique Mother’s Day gift, try this personalized diorama. Highlighting a special shared activity, it’s a truly customized gesture.

How to Create a Unique Mother’s Day Gift

Before you start, think of a special activity that reminds you of mom, and how you’d like to re-create that scene. Some ideas are: playing a sport, visiting a new place, camping, cooking and reading. Since each gift will be unique, here are the general steps to create your own masterpiece.

Materials Needed for Your Unique Mother’s Day Gift:


  1. Download the Banner PDF (it can be found HERE)
  2. Choose a wrapping paper background (or use solid paper and create your own) that fits the theme of your setting. Cut to size and paste to back of box.
  3. Complete a paper doll from our kit, customizing the figure and outfit to look like mom, grandma, or that special woman in your life. Fold the legs back to glue to the bottom of the box.
  4. Add an accessory in the box that represents your activity; the Paper Source Bicycle Kit was used for more biking inspiration with mom, and twine was rolled up to create a ball of yarn for grandma. Use your imagination and make it personalized.
  5. Fill out the banner and glue it to the front of the box, or attach it to a straw.
  6. Add some more flair. To finish your box, try adding a piece at the bottom and top for a more polished look.

That’s all it takes for a fun and personalized and unique Mother’s Day gift. All supplies, as well as cards, wrapping paper and gifts, can be found at Paper Source.

How to Create a Unique Mother’s Day Gift - Grandma

And just in time for Mother’s Day, Paper Source is offering all our Honest to Nod readers 20% off  any order (in stores & online). The offer is valid through May 10th, and the code is MOM20. Terms & conditions apply.*

Paper Source is a retail destination for all things creative. With original stationery, unique gift wrap and lovely gifts, it’s the perfect place to shop for mom.

*This 20% off discount is valid April 21, 2015 through May 10, 2015 and is good toward purchases of regular price and sale items at our stores or online. Discount will become void at 11:59 p.m. on May 10, 2015. Discount may not be used in combination with other discount codes. Discount is not applicable toward past purchases, returned merchandise, special orders, floor samples, Gift Cards, eGift Cards, workshops or employee purchases. Discount is also not applicable toward purchases of third party custom orders (Vera Wang, William Arthur, Elum, Checkerboard). Discount applies to merchandise only and cannot be applied toward shipping and handling charges, taxes or fees. Offer has no cash value, is nontransferable and may not be auctioned or sold. No cash/credit back. Paper Source reserves the right to modify or discontinue this offer at any time. Void where prohibited by law.


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