Mother’s Day Gifts from the Heart…

Handmade at Turtles’ Net Art Studio – Mother’s day gifts from the heart.

Whether you are 5 or 50 years old, handmade, heartfelt gifts show your Mom how special she is.  Not a crafty person?  The Turtles’ Nest Art Studio can help. We have a wide variety of personalized project for the mom or grandmother in your life!

Let’s start with some cute pottery ideas…



How adorable! Handprints and footprints in pottery are a great way to commemorate the special age of your child. Pottery crafts are great for some father and daughter/son time or grandparent and grandkid time. They take time to be fired so plan ahead, but they are an excellent surprise for the lucky recipient in your family. Putting pottery paint on your child’s hand or foot can be a little tricky. A sponge is the best method to use because it is fast and the lines in the hand or foot show up the best! The paint that we use in the Turtles’  Nest Art Studio is non-toxic and washable so you don’t have to worry if your little one is a bit squirmy or has a tendency to put his or her hands in his or her mouth! Pottery is also food safe so your project can be decorative or useful! Just remember to plan ahead since it will take time to glaze and fire your project!

There are a few other uses for your hands and feet! Your child can create a beautiful masterpiece on a canvas or frame!


The possibilities are endless! We have a variety of picture frames and canvas sizes in the Turtles’ Nest Art Studio so that you can pick the perfect option! The paint we use for these projects will stain, but we have plenty of smocks! When you are helping a child make a handmade gift, it’s important to remember that it doesn’t have to be perfect! Sometimes the imperfections make it more unique! A mother or grandmother will always treasure a present from the heart!

There are also options for the older children to make projects for their mom or grandmother!


One fun idea is glittered wine glasses! These have become very popular as of late. At the art studio we sealed the wine glasses so the glitter will not come off and the glass can be hand washed.  We have a variety of beautiful colors of glitter, which probably includes mom’s favorite! You can also paint a wine glass or martini glass! You can paint whatever design you want! The martini glass was dotted with four colors of paint and Q-tips! It’s a fun and easy option for anyone. We also have special paint that you can use which will make your project DISHWASHER SAFE! All you have to do is cure it in the oven for 30 minutes and then wait three days!

With that same paint you can also paint a slumped wine bottle! This is a great idea for a mom or grandmother that likes to have company over often! Slumped wine bottles are great for serving cheese or small appetizers. After it is cured, your wine bottle will be dishwasher safe!

Flowers and candles are traditional Mother’s Day gifts – we can help you personalize them. Give mom hand-picked flowers in a hand-painted vase.  Decorate the vase using the dotting technique; it is easy even for young children. Join our Gel Candles class, using Kiawah sand and shells so they are a unique gift that your mom or grandma will treasure!

Don’t forget the card! We have plenty of paper and ribbon if you would like to create one while you are in the Turtles’  Nest Art Studio!  Mother’s Day is May 12, take the time to show her how much you love and appreciate her!

Please call 843.768.6001 for the current Turtles’  Nest Art Studio schedule or to make a reservation for a class.