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MOM upside down is WOW

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And we also like to give you ideas you can use with or without AlteredPages products.

In this case, we can offer you frames, flowers, paints, ribbons, and papers, OR you can do dollar store items to make sweet, low cost, Mom or Grandma gifts.

I started with a cheap clearance framed mirror I have had for years in that box of "Someday projects"  and added color Driftwood Dixie Belle Paints, which go on like a dream! 

It was so lovely outside I did my painting on the patio watching the beautiful hummingbirds flit around.

Then I ran to the dollar store for Spring flower bunches, I also picked up some ribbons while I was there.   I proceeded to dismantle the flowers into smaller pieces and (hot) glued them onto the painted frame in a pleasing arrangement.

I cut the ribbons into approximately 4 to 5 inch pieces and tied them in a knot which I then glued among the flower petals for textural interest.

I then created some graphics that I thought might work for the piece. 

and finally used this one...  

'MOM upside down is WOW'

Ribbons in various colors were added to the hanger which I may play with a bit more.

Put it all together and Here it is!   

We hope you are inspired to create a lovely handmade gift for MOM.

Thanks for visiting, Jean

p.s.  the code is MOMMY


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