PS Hello Cards & a “Just Because” Gift

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May is here, which means it’s time to start shopping for Mother’s Day cards and gifts for the special moms in your life. As I was doing some of that shopping the other day in my local Walmart, I found everything I needed, including pretty gift bags and tissue paper, and I also came across something special for a friend who could use a little encouragement this time of year.

Along with all the other great choices in the card aisle, there was a new collection called PS Hello Cards from American Greetings. These cards are just $2.97 each, so they’re totally affordable, and there’s something for any occasion. I thought it was the perfect opportunity to grab a little pick-me-up for Erin, whose mom passed away several years ago. Mother’s Day is bittersweet for her now, so I wanted something that would bring her a smile and remind her that I care.

There were several sweet cards about friendship that I considered buying, but in the end I chose this one:

I loved the glitter on the front and the sentiment on the inside. Our friendship is all about laughs and adventures {if you don’t believe me, just check my Pinners Conference recap posts} so it describes us perfectly.

I also wanted to give her a little inexpensive gift to brighten her day, so I grabbed a few supplies, including some pretty tissue paper from the card aisles and a couple of flowers, to make one. Here’s how I created a Decoupaged Flower Jar and you can too!

You’ll need:

Assorted colors of American Greetings Tissue Paper
Mini Mason Jar
Sponge Brush
Mod Podge

Step 1: Cut the tissue paper into small rectangles.

You can use any colors you like. I chose three shades of blue plus a purple since blue is Erin’s favorite.

Step 2: Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the glass jar. Place tissue paper squares on top, overlapping them to cover the entire surface.

You’ll want to work with small sections, like one side of the jar at a time, so that the Mod Podge doesn’t dry before you’ve covered it.

Continue until the entire jar is covered with colored tissue paper, including the top rim.

Step 3: Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge over the entire surface to seal the tissue paper.

There are lots of formulas of Mod Podge that you can use, but I recommend either Outdoor or Dishwasher Safe for this step so that your container is waterproof.

Step 4: Plant a flower inside!

Little Crafter helped me choose these bright and cheerful annuals from the Garden Center at our Walmart. There were six blooms in the pack, an assortment of pink, orange, and yellow, and he is going to help me plant the extras in our own garden.

I love the way the little jar turned out; it was so easy to do and only took about ten minutes. This is one of those versatile kinds of projects that works just as well for grownups as for children to do…wouldn’t this make a fun Mother’s Day gift from a kiddo? I’m hoping that it, along with the card I bought, will bring joy to Erin when I give it to her as a “just because” surprise.

Whatever the reason, a card and gift, no matter how small, goes a long way to let the people in your life know how much you care. It’s never a bad time to show someone they are appreciated and loved, right? This entire cheery present, along with pretty gift packaging and a PS Hello Card cost me less than $15, but it will be priceless to my friend as a reminder that she’s not alone.

This Mother’s Day, find everything you need for the moms in your life {and the special friends too} at Walmart, including cards, gift packaging, gifts, and more. While you’re there, be sure to take advantage of this offer: Buy 2 American Greetings Cards and earn $2.00 from Ibotta.

What special lady in your life would enjoy this DIY gift? We’d love to hear about it! Share your own project photos with us in the One Artsy Mama & Friends Facebook group and let us know how American Greetings products help you and your family celebrate this Spring!

Decoupaged Flower Jar

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