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Surprise Mom in 4 Easy Steps with EOS M100 and SELPHY CP1300

A true Mother’s Day surprise must be pleasantly unexpected. How? We start way early – with breakfast! DIY effort goes best with any well-planned surprise. So, remember to whip out your EOS M100 and SELPHY CP1300 photo printer to help you with your craft. Follow these 4 steps and win that satisfying Mother’s Day smile.

Mother's Day DIY with Canon

Step 1: Put flavours on the plate

The delight is in the details. Pay attention to her favourites and nail down the specifics. Know her favourite breakfast waffles café? Head down early to buy it, along with a side of fruit cup or yoghurt.

mothers day surprise with Canon EOS and SELPHY

Step 2: Add a personal touch

Nice or not, personalising a gift would definitely make mum all warm and fuzzy inside. And best of all, DIY crafts aren’t difficult to do.

Tip: the little things matter most. Research basic flower arrangements, and opt for colourful, vibrant napkins as they give off a cheerful vibe.

DIY with selphy CP1300 and EOS M100

Wrap them around the utensils – restaurant style – and top it off with a cute little sticker seal. To achieve the ‘crafty’ mini sticker look, print using the square format paper size with your SELPHY CP1300 printer. Print, paste…perfect!

Step 3: Selfie & SELPHY time!

Time to use your gear. The idea is to decorate the breakfast plate with sweet thumbnails of every family member at home. Simply pick up the EOS M100 and start snapping. Designed with a 180-degree tiltable LCD, it’s easy for you and your family members to preview and shoot from a variety of angles for a selfie. So easy, even the pets get their own selfies! The Creative Assist Mode will help you to adjust and save photo settings in real time, so everyone in the family can take photos without any hassle.

Printing with the SELPHY CP1300 is also easier than ever, just a matter of swipes and touches to connect your device and out comes your photos in no time! You can choose from a variety of layouts such as shuffle layout or 2” x 6” layout, additionally you can also choose to print your photos with either black or white border.

Find out more on how to use the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app here

Step 4: Complete it with style

After printing your photos, it’s time to display it beautifully. Paste the selfie thumbnails around the edges of the plate, evenly spaced out. For bigger pictures, display it on your DIY photo frame.

DIY crafts for mother's day with Canon SELPHY CP1300 and EOS M100

DIY Tip: Use popsicle sticks and glue them together, forming the outline of your photo. Make it your own by decorating it with printed stickers, as well as markers and coloured tapes.

All for mom, all worth it

Done! All that’s left is the surprise. This is the most fun part – waking mom up with a lively greeting in unison and watching her reaction. What are you waiting for? Time to celebrate the most important woman in your life! Happy Mother’s Day!

mother's day surprise with SELPHY CP1300 and EOS M100

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