Mother’s Day Memories: Create a Photo Collage Masterpiece

Looking for a creative and heartfelt gift idea for Mother’s Day? Why not create a personalized photo collage that celebrates all the special moments you’ve shared with your mom? Not only is it a thoughtful gift, but it’s also a fun project that allows you to showcase your creativity and memories.

Mother’s Day is a day to honor and celebrate the special women in our lives who have nurtured, cared for, and loved us unconditionally. While there are many ways to show appreciation to our moms on this day, a DIY photo collage is a unique and meaningful way to express your love and gratitude.

Creating a Mother’s Day photo collage can be a simple yet impactful project that will surely put a smile on your mom’s face. Whether you choose to use physical prints or digital images, there are endless possibilities for customization and personalization. In this article, we will provide you with step-by-step instructions and tips on how to create a beautiful and memorable photo collage for Mother’s Day.


I had the opportunity to go and teach a project at my daughter’s second grade class.  I thought it would be fun to incorporate the collage process while making a great project for Mother’s Day.  Can’t forget Mom’s!  This is an excellent project for grades K-6 and very inexpensive for classes with large numbers and the final product looks amazing.

My daughter Emma’s class has 33 students.  Yes, I know that’s huge.  Long gone are the days of small class sizes if you have your son or daughter in a public school.  So, this is a very feasible project for a large size classroom on a tight budget.

I got all of my supplies from Michael’s.  Remember don’t forget your coupons.  I found the cut out flower chipboard pieces in the dollar bin along with the acrylic butterflies.

Here’s what you will need:

  • I pkg. of the flower chipboard (comes with 5)
  • 1pkg. of acrylic butterflies (comes with 4)
  • 1 piece of ribbon (I chose light pink.)
  • 2 pieces of decorative scrapbook paper (One was double sided.)
  • Gloss or matt modge podge ( I used the gloss.)
  • Container to put the modge podge in
  • 1 paint or foam brush
  • Glue stick
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Stick on rhinestones (optional)
  • 1 kids photo

Start by cutting the decorative scrapbook paper into small rectangle/square pieces.  These do not have to be exact.  Older kids can be given strips of the decorative scrapbook paper and can cut the strips into the individual rectangle/square pieces themselves.  Also, if you are trying to save time on the project, you can pre-cut these pieces.

Next, either modge podge or glue the pieces of paper down using a glue stick.  Kids will need to cover the entire flower shape.  Pieces of paper will be overlapping, as well as, hanging off the flower shape.

Trim the excess paper off of the edges of the flower.  If your child is younger (K-2), you may want to do this for them.

Modge podge the surface of the flower using a paint brush and let it dry completely. Make sure that the surface isn’t tacky.


Have the child put their picture in the center of the flower.

Hot glue the acrylic butterfly to one of the corners. Tie a couple of pieces of ribbon to the top of the flower.   Embellish with some stick on rhinestones, glitter glue, or leave just as is.   Now, you have a great looking gift for Mom for Mother’s Day for less than $2.00 per project.  Enjoy!

This Mother’s Day Photo Collage Project is a heartfelt way to celebrate and honor the special mothers in our lives. Crafting a personalized collage filled with cherished memories can evoke emotions and create lasting joy. By taking the time to curate photos and create a beautiful collage, we not only showcase our appreciation but also capture moments that will be treasured for years to come. We encourage you to share your experiences and creations with us in the comments below; let’s inspire each other with love and creativity this Mother’s Day!

Frequently Asked Questions

What software can I use to create photo collages?

There are several software options available for creating photo collages, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Spark, Canva, PicCollage, and Fotor. Each offers various features and levels of complexity to suit different needs.

How can I arrange photos in a visually appealing way?

Experiment with different layouts and compositions, such as grids, overlapping images, or arranging them in a specific shape or pattern. Consider the balance, contrast, and visual flow of the collage to create an aesthetically pleasing result.

What are some tips for choosing photos for a collage?

Select photos that are visually cohesive and tell a story or convey a theme. Consider the color palette, subject matter, and mood of the images to ensure they complement each other. It’s also helpful to vary the scale and orientation of the photos for added interest.

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