Living away from family forces me to be on the ball with things like Mother's Day gifts. Normally I would be whipping something together the night before, but now I have to actually plan ahead so it has time to get there. This year I tried to think of gifts that were thoughtful but also useful. Gifts that the kids could help with but that wouldn't just clutter up the house. My mother-in-law loves spending time working in the yard, so we came up with the idea to make garden markers for her vegetable garden.
I wanted to keep it as simple and natural looking as possible. I cut the wood and nailed the pieces together, John wrote the letters, Pete used a wood burner to trace the letters, and Dan stained the wood.
I think they turned out pretty cute! I love little kid handwriting. I can't wait to see how they look in her garden.
Now I want to make some for our garden!