April 23, 2016

Mother’s Day Gift Idea

With Mother’s Day coming up in a few weeks, I thought it would be fun to share a simple DIY gift idea, around one of my favorite quotes.  Really, it is a gift that can be given to mom, grandma, daughter, or a dear friend in your life. The quote states, “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.” Such a sweet sentiment, isn’t it?

Mothers Day Gift Idea | CGH Lifestyle

I love giving personalized, handmade gifts to those I love, I think it makes people feel extra special. You can even sign your name on the back, in case there is any confusion!

With the provided PDF print, you can easily just frame it, but I wanted to make it special, and used a piece of craft wood I found at my local craft store.

Here is what you will need for the project:

  • printable quote (below)
  • scissors
  • wood of any kind
  • white paint
  • mod podge
  • paint brush

I didn’t take pictures of the process, because it’s SO simple!  Here is an image of my daughter holding the print and the wood (mess up from an older project).

Mothers Day Gift Idea | CGH Lifestyle

Step 1:

After I printed the quote, I cut it out around the edges of the flowers, following the oval shape.

Step 2:

Paint! You can use any type of paint, but I painted my wood with white spray paint, even around the edges. Let it dry.

Step 3:

With paint or foam brush, spread mod podge onto the wood surface, and immediately smooth print on top.

Step 4:

Once the print is smooth, spread mod podge over the top of the print, paying special attention to get all of the edges. Don’t spread TOO much, or the ink might bleed.

Step 5:

Let it dry, and voila!

Mothers Day | DIY

This gift can be given with an easel, or by itself, but it will need to be leaning against something when displayed.

Download the free PDF here: Flower Garden Quote

Thanks for letting me share today, you can find more holiday DIY ideas and printables, as well as our favorite family recipes, travel adventures, and photo tips, over at my lifestyle site, Capturing Joy!


  • Danielle B. Davis

    So cute…

  • samantha smith

    I love the shades of the colors.

    • Capturing Joy w/ Kristen Duke

      Thank you…for some reason, purples remind me of moms!

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  • Preity Sinha

    Gonna try this!!

    • Capturing Joy w/ Kristen Duke

      Did you end up making it? I’d love to hear!

  • Melanie

    I made something similar to this for my mom, and she loved it!

    • Capturing Joy w/ Kristen Duke

      SO wonderful, thanks for sharing!

  • اميره عبدالعزيز

    Love the Idea, it’s very easy

    • Capturing Joy w/ Kristen Duke

      SOOOO easy, indeed!

  • Lauren

    So fun!

  • Richi7822

    Love the Idea, really creative💕

    • Capturing Joy w/ Kristen Duke

      Thank you so much!

  • cristie hue lam Chung

    That’s cool

  • Selen Sahin

    I have made this and its so cool. Thank you for this amazing idea💜

    • Capturing Joy w/ Kristen Duke

      Yay, I love hearing that!

  • L Saturday

    That actually really clever! love the idea<3

  • Izzy Nguyen

    Never thought about giving my mom this kind of give. It’s such a cute decor!!

    • Capturing Joy w/ Kristen Duke

      I know this is late, but I’m so happy that it gave you a fun idea as a gift!

  • Jurika Martinez

    so freaking cute

  • ST

    Awesome idea!! I’m always wondering what to make for my mum because she loves handmade gifts.

  • Andy

    Good idea… Its always dinner for MoMDAY….

  • Vibha M

    It is so cute!Love it

  • Fantastic gift idea!

  • Glowariana

    This is a great gift to give your mother on Mother’s Day I would love to make this for my mom💜

  • JennyJinVlogs 101

    I was also looking for a great gift or decor for mothers day.this one is perfect

    • Capturing Joy w/ Kristen Duke

      So glad to hear it’s perfect for you!

  • Anna Hoffmann

    I was looking for ideas for my mom! this is perfect 🙂

    • Capturing Joy w/ Kristen Duke

      Hooray, I love hearing that!

  • Kyla

    Loved this idea ❤️

    • Capturing Joy w/ Kristen Duke

      I’m so happy to hear that, thanks for sharing.

  • Eresa Lee

    I never know what to do for mom every year because I don’t have enough money to get a her a fancy gift. But I know that my my will love these ideas!

    • Capturing Joy w/ Kristen Duke

      Yay, yay!!

  • Serida

    Love the idea and the quote. Its really cute. ^^

    • Capturing Joy w/ Kristen Duke

      SO happy you love it!