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10 Mother’s Day DIY’s Using Photos

I’ve been loving photo-inspired products lately from big wall murals, images on pillows to a dresser IKEA hack I just posted yesterday; the mediums are endless and inspiring.  Coincidentally I’ve come across a few really good photo project ideas that would be perfect for Mother’s Day recently and thought I’d share some of my finds with you to make your mom something memorable this year.  These are perfect to customize using your own photos and transferring on anything from ceramics to fabric. Above: A ceramic vase DIY idea using Lazertran paper and a photo from bhg.com. Check out the slideshow below for nine more ideas.


  • Mod Photo Collage 1 of 9
    Mod Photo Collage
    Jenn of Ambrosia Creative turns photos into a piece of art.
    Get the how-to at sheknows.com.
  • Mother’s Day Memory Jars 2 of 9
    Mother's Day Memory Jars
    Kate Riley of Censational Girl makes these clever Mother's Day Memory Jars for West Elm.
    Get the how-to at blog.westelm.com.
  • Photo Display Balls 3 of 9
    Photo Display Balls
    Jenn of Ambrosia Creative shows how to make these photo display balls, perfect for Grandma.
    Get the how-to at sheknows.com.
  • Photo Canvas Prints 4 of 9
    Photo Canvas Prints
    Using transparencies and a gel medium, personalize a photo canvas print for Mom.
    Get the how-to at bhg.com.
  • A Memory Candle 5 of 9
    A Memory Candle
    A pretty gift idea using black and white photocopies and transparent contact paper.
    Get the how-to at Inspired Ideas.
  • Make a Canvas Portrait 6 of 9
    Make a Canvas Portrait
    Transfer a family portrait to a canvas.
    Get the how-to at A Beautiful Mess.
  • Blender Pen Image Transfer 7 of 9
    Blender Pen Image Transfer
    Make a pretty card or gift tag with this blender pen image transfer. (Photo and tutorial by Becca of Bliss in a Teacup).
    Get the how-to here.
  • Make Mom a Pillow 8 of 9
    Make Mom a Pillow
    Make your Mom a pillow with your own photograph and an image transfer application.
    Get the how-to at bhg.com.
  • Magic Decal Tutorail 9 of 9
    Magic Decal Tutorail
    Make mom a cute canister set with this magic decal tutorial.
    Get the how-to at The Painted Hive.

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Jan is the co-founder of Poppytalk, a blog about the beautiful, the decayed and the handmade and Poppytalk Handmade, an online curated marketplace. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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