Mother’s Day is approaching quickly, and sometimes, finding that perfect gift to show your love seems impossible. Instead of surfing the web or scrambling from store to store to buy something, consider making something unique for the special lady in your life. Here are some great ideas for DIY gifts mom will love.
Colorful Dipped Utensils: Have a very practical mom? Try adding a little flair to a very practical gift. Try dressing up a mixture of wooden utensils by adding a color she loves to the handle. Dip dye works great, comes in a variety of shades, and will easily beautify a once plain gift. Whether you stick with a single color or a few different ones, mom will love the outcome.
Chalkboard Flower Pots: Give some inexpensive terra-cotta pots a transformation with chalkboard paint. Not only will they be functional to hold mom’s favorite blooms, the ability to draw or write on the pots will make the gift a playful spin.
Decorated Table Runner: If you need a way to get the kids involved, then a finger or hand printed table runner is the answer. It doesn’t matter if you purchase a solid-colored table runner, or make a fabric one of your own, just let the kids personalize it with colorful fingerprints or handprints for a super special gift.
Easy-Sew Pillows: Look for fabrics that mom will love and create some decorative pillows for her. For outdoor pillows, be sure to use fabrics that will withstand bright sun and moisture. For indoor pillows, your options are wide open. Just knowing that you took the time to make something beautiful will make mom proud.
Decorative Fabric Frames: Pictures frames come in a variety of choices, but none are truly personal. To make something that’s simple, yet beautiful, add fabric to a picture frame. Look for frames that come with pre-cut mat boards, and then glue a colorful, patterned fabric to it. While you’re at it, slip in an updated picture of yourself or the grandkids.
Don’t have time to pick out fabric? Look for solid wooden frames (in any color) instead and have the kids decorate them with paint.
Hand Painted Wooden Bracelets: Wooden bracelets ready for paint can be found at pretty much any arts and craft store. Kids can get extra creative with this project, using a variety of colors and techniques, which will make this give extra special for her.