Give the Gift of Encouragement this Mother’s Day

Mommin’ can be hard. Exhausting, demanding, soul sucking, HARD. But it can also be the best thing on earth. And sometimes, all we need is a little encouragement—a small reminder that what we are doing means so much! Even on days when your baby won’t stop crying, when your toddler smacks you in the face cause he can’t have another fruit snack, when your big kid is mad and slams a door. Even when you think you’re doing it all wrong, you are their whole world, Mama—even on the bad days. I need to remember this. When I lose my patience (and my mind), I need this reminder. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to share this DIY hanging art print with you.

Free Printable Art for Mom with DIY Frame

I want you to be encouraged, to remember how important what you are doing is. Someday they’ll realize all you do. Someday they’ll thank you, but right now, just know that you are their world and they love you, even when they can’t show it. Know how important you are, even when you feel like you are “just a mom” now. You are so much more, you are the world.

Free Printable Art for Mom with DIY Frame

Materials: Free Printable ArtBalsa Wood Strips, Glue Dots, Ribbon or Twine to hang

Free Printable Art for Mom with DIY Frame

I love Balsa wood because it’s super lightweight, and if you order it thin enough, it can be cut down with a sharp craft knife or even heavy duty scissors! So if needed, trim down your wood to around 9 inches long so it fits nicely over the top of the letter sized paper.

Once you have your wood to size, all you need to do is add a line of glue dots to the top and bottom or your printed art.

Free Printable Art for Mom with DIY Frame

Free Printable Art for Mom with DIY Frame

Place your wood strips over the glue dots and press firmly into place. Add twine/ribbon to the back of your top wood piece. I used about 14 inches of twine and put glue dots onto the wood about 1 inch in from the edges. You can cover the glue dots with scotch tape afterward if you’re concerned about it sticking to things. Now hang your art, and that’s it!

Free Printable Art for Mom with DIY Frame

I love this project because, for one, it’s super fast and simple so even a crazy busy mom can handle making it, and it makes a super cute gift as well, So go ahead and print out a few for all your mom friends who could use a little encouragement too! I hope you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day and remember just how important you are.

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