Mother's Day may be just around the corner, but there's still time to spoil a mom in your life with a personal gift you can make on your own.
I'm a huge fan of DIY, that is a well known fact. What may not be as well known is that I love to get handmade items, just as much as I love to make them. There's something heartfelt about a present that has been crafted rather than purchased.
Of course, not everyone feels this way, but if your mom is like me and you're looking for a last minute idea to wow her, I have a bunch of simple ideas for you....and every one of them is guaranteed to come out looking fabulous no matter your skill level.
Scouts honor. It's the Exquisitely Unremarkable way.
Ok, I haven't been a scout for decades but I'm sure it still counts.
Mother's Day Food Scrub
I received this gift from my own children last year and I LOVE it! They mixed 1 cup brown sugar, with a 1/2 cup of vegetable oil (you can use olive oil) and 1 tablespoon of vanilla together and put it in a mason jar. They raided my ribbon stash to add a simple bow and wrote the loveliest poem about me and framed it. Seriously, this was one of the best gifts I ever received. Sweet words and soft feet rate high in my book.
I promise, you can't mess this one up and if you throw in a few coupons to rub mom's feet with the scrub, um, you can totally secure your place as #1 kid. Just don't tell my kids I said that.
Keep mom organized with this elegant whiteboard made from a large paint sample and a bargain frame. We adorned the frame with a necklace ~ a little extra bling for the board and mom's neck.
Why not give mom some flowers she can enjoy all year long? Follow the ridiculously easy instructions for this elegant project that involves little more than deconstructing dollar store stems.
Is mom a magazine fan? Well place an order for her favorite read and make this simple hanger so she has a spot to display her pretty new subscription. Decoupage old book page scraps to a wooden hanger and voila! Instant fabulous for the home decor fan.
Tea Cup Favor
Have a tea party with mom, just like the old days! Pick up a few cups, on sale or at thrift stores, fill them with her favorite blend and spend the day sipping...or better yet, take mom out shopping for the day and find a cup that suits her. The tea cup will serve as a memento of your precious time spent together and after all, that's a mom's best gift!
So you're really more of a cook than a crafter, huh? Ok, no problem. How about making mom a meal she won't forget. Try my mom's really easy (I'm not kidding, I can barely cook and I am awesome at this) recipe for Chicken Pizziola. You will not be disappointed and neither will mom...but remember, you have to clean up, too. I mean it is Mother's Day.
So you've read all the ideas, carefully pondered your choices, thought about which one mom would prefer....and....and you've decided that you really just want to buy her something and be done with it.
Ok, no problem, I say go with tulips. They are super cheap at the grocery store (mom wouldn't want you to spend a lot), look good in any container, from a crystal vase to a tin bucket, and if they come attached to you and with a big hug, they're bound to be a hit. Mom approved.
Well, that's it, that's all I've got for you today. I hope you've found some thrifty gift-y inspiration or maybe stumbled across an idea you'd like to make for yourself.
They're easy enough and there's nothing wrong with giving yourself a little gift every now and then.
Just ask your mom.
Happy Mother's Day!
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