This Mom Wants … A Clever Family Portait

creative family portrait gifts

I’m on a mission this Mother’s Day. I want to steer all gift givers—husbands, boyfriends, girlfriends, children—to what we, as moms, really want for Mother’s Day. I’d never scoff at flowers, breakfast in bed, or a massage, but I love the idea of getting something that is specific to my family, but shakes up the traditional family photo a bit.

Check out these 4 very creative ways to commemorate your family as they are now. (For the procrastinators reading this 6 days before Mother’s Day, you’ll have to give mom an IOU if you want most of these by Sunday.)

1 Dandelyne will create a custom-embroidered family portrait of your family either in an embroidery hoop or on a pendant.

2 Last year, I commissioned Alessandra Olanow to illustrate a portrait of my family. It hangs in our foyer—one of the first things people see when they enter our apartment.

3 Get a little crafty and make your family portrait out of perler beads (you can now buy them on!). Found via Sweet Potatoes.

4 How cute would these little wooden people look sitting on a bookshelf or windowsill? Zime will hand-paint them to match your family.

May 5, 2014| DIY Home, Everyday Crafts, Gifts, Holidays, Mother's Day