Give her something special by making this DIY grandma gift with your Cricut machine. DIY Mother’s Day gifts for grandma are extra special because everyone loves handmade. This grandma’s peeps sign is even personalized with names. It is a part of our Cricut Mother’s Day event that we are hosting this week. You can scroll to the bottom of this post to see more ideas plus enter to win a Cricut for you as well as one for mom. Now that would make for one happy Mother’s Day!
Supplies needed to make DIY gifts for grandma on Mother’s Day:
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- Wood plaque (size will depend on how many “peeps” grandma has)
- Cricut machine (click here to see which I like best)
- Cricut vinyl in a variety of colors
- Cut file for your Cricut (click here to access)
- Craft paint
- Transfer tape
How to Make DIY Mother’s Day Gifts for Grandma
Start by painting the wood plaque with the craft paint. Remember that the size of your plaque will depend on how many “peeps” you need. I did one coat and the coverage was great but you may need two coats depending on the paint you use. Allow the entire thing to dry completely before continuing.
While that dries, you can cut the pieces of your project from vinyl with your Cricut machine. I have the cut file for you here and you can customize the names as well as add or take away some bunnies. I have four bunnies total in the cut file but feel free to duplicate those to make more. Size the file to fit your wood piece then cut your pieces from any color vinyl that you wish.
Then you want to weed away the excess from all of your vinyl pieces for your DIY grandma gift. Remember to remove all excess from around the outside of each piece as well as the centers of any letters. You can find tips and tricks for weeding here.
Then use transfer tape to add the faces as well as the names to each of the bunnies. This will allow you to pick up the entire thing for adding to your plaque later.
Then use a larger piece of transfer tape and pick up the words that run across the bottom to make these DIY gifts for grandma. Then you will want to pick up the bunnies together. I found this was easier if I taped the bunnies to my work surface as shown below.
I then added everything in place on my transfer tape.
And peeled away the backing on each of my bunnies. Now I have one piece to transfer to my painted wood piece.
If your paint is now dry, you can add the vinyl. Press into place.
Then peel back the transfer tape to reveal your design.
Your DIY grandma gift is ready to give! That is one quick and easy idea for DIY gifts for grandma on Mother’s Day!
Don’t you think that DIY Mother’s Day gifts for grandma are so much more personal than something store bought?
Grandma will love adding this to her spring or Easter mantel year after year. Everyone loves “grandma’s peeps” and this DIY grandma gift is a great way to show you care.
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Want even more of the best DIY gifts for grandma or even mom? Try the other Cricut projects below!
So, try your hand at making this DIY grandma gift or any of these other DIY Mother’s Day gifts for grandma or mom!
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