You realize Mother’s Day is this Sunday, right? If you haven’t planned anything in honor of your mom, then now may be the appropriate time for PANIC!
Because you know your mom wants something for Mother’s Day, and she’d probably appreciate something that required a little more thought and effort than a quick run in at the local Walmart for a last minute gift. Something homemade is always extra special, but edible gifts don’t last very long and complicated DIY projects can be costly and time-consuming.
But that’s why I’ve rounded up ideas for 5 easy homemade gifts you can complete in an afternoon:
I love the Painted Tin Cans from House by Hoff. All of these supplies you can find at your local craft or discount store, with the possible exception of the paint. Pick up any one of a zillion lovely colors of spray paint for a suitable substitute.
If your mom is a bath lover, here’s a perfect gift. This Homemade Lavender Milk Bath from My Frugal Adventures will provide your mom with some soothing, luxurious baths. The milk bottle here is too cute, but a Mason jar would make a pretty container, too.
For the mom who fawns over any little memento from the grandkids, these A Helping Hand — Personalized, Handprinted Oven Mitts from By Trish Sutton are adorable. Not only are they cute markers of your child’s growth and change, but they’re also useful!
These Thumbprint Art Flower Pots from Mom Always Finds Out are simple and oh-so-cute. Mom can use them for growing flowers or herbs, or for easy storage of odds and ends. Besides butterflies and bees, (and the ladybugs, which are my favorite!) you could also make balloons and flowers or trees and teddy bears. I’m thinking this thumbprint art could have endless possibilities! 🙂
Finally… every mom I’ve ever known has loved being surrounded by photos of those she loves. These Tile Photo Coasters from Pop Sugar make for easy, inexpensive mementos. Your biggest challenge may be narrowing down your photo collection to include only those you think might be her favorite!
So there you go, my friends. Now you have no excuse for not at least beginning on a Mother’s Day project for your mom! Now head to the store, pick up a few supplies, and get busy making her special day EXTRA special with a thoughtful, homemade gift.
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