Hey party people!
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, can you believe it?
I always have a double dose of Mom-love because my mother’s birthday is a week after Mother’s day. I try not to do the whole “one present for both occasions” thing but it can get a little pricey if I buy two gifts in one month. A lot of times, I look for gifts I can make myself (at least for Mother’s Day).
I thought I’d share several DIY Mother’s Day gifts I found that may give you some inspiration.
1. Handmade Soap – Using glycerin and kitchen staples, you can create a one of a kind soap designed for your mom. (from Lauren Conrad)
2. Instagram Coasters – Let your instagram family memories live on with these inexpensive & easy coasters. Every time she sets her coffee down, she can be reminded of those who adore her. (from FoamMagazine.com)
3. Terrarium Kit – These are all the rage and now mom can create her own. Find the instructions & printable from WitandWhistle.com.
4. Recipe Book – Organize all those loose recipe cards and mom will be thanking you for months. (from Lauren Conrad)
5. Gold-Dipped, Faux Porcelain Bowl – Now when mom takes off her jewelry, she’ll have a decorative bowl to put it in. It will mean even more knowing it was a mother’s day gift. (from Curbly.com)
6. Polaroid Necklace – Lockets are out. Polaroid necklaces are in. Make a one-of-a-kind charm that can hold a picture of the people that mean the most to her. (from dotcomsformoms.com)
7. Silhouette Wall Art – Create this inexpensive artwork that not only adds a great design element but a personal connection for mom. (from lowes.com)
8. Rose Bush – I don’t have a link for this one. This is something I did for my mom several years back. I bought a rose bush and made 20 tags to tie to the branches. On each tag, I wrote an admirable quality that my mom modeled to me. For example, “grace” was one of the qualities. My mom used to always tell me & my sister that she wanted us to be roses. Weeds are pretty on the outside but aren’t genuine on the inside. Roses are both beautiful on the outside and genuine on the inside. She so wanted us to know the importance of cultivating good character, love for others and authenticity. Since she modeled all of this for us, I thought the rose bush would be a fitting way to honor her. My dad planted the rose bush in their front yard and it has grown to be one of the largest rose bushes I’ve ever seen.
I’m not a mom yet…hopefully one day…but I do know that being a mom is one of the hardest, most important jobs in the world. Even if you don’t spend time crafting the perfect Mother’s Day gift or burn the toast for breakfast in bed, let your Mom know she’s one in a million.
Happy Mother’s Day!