Big reminder that Mother’s Day is this weekend! If like me you’ve exhausted the flowers, chocolates and cliche gifts over the years and are looking for something a little different for your special Mum then why not get personal and make your own gift?
There’s still plenty of time to get creative, you maybe surprised at how quickly you can knock something up from a few things you probably already have lying around the house. Here are my top 5 quick and easy gift ideas for Mother’s day.
1. A Year in a Box
I’ve made a couple of these now for Christmas presents for my mum and she loves them! They are pretty simple and all you need is some family photos, card stock and a bit of imagination! You can find a fantastic step by step tutorial over at Glitter Adventure.
2. Photo Coasters
You may have spotted a bit of theme here – I do love a photo gift! Here are some coasters I made this Christmas with pictures of trips that Mother and I have taken together over the last few years.
All you need to make them is:
- Some 10cm x 10cm ceramic wall tiles (You can normally pick some up quite cheaply in Homebase or B&Q)
- Black acrylic paint
- Mod Podge
- Clear acrylic coating spray
- Hot glue gun
1. Paint the edges of the tiles and a boarder around 1 cm thick on each tile. Allow to dry.
2. Cut the images to size and stick them to the tiles using Mod Podge. Once the glue has dried, paint 2 layers of Mod Podge over the photo allow each layer to dry in between.
3. Once the glue has dried, spray the tiles with the coating spray to make them water tight.
4. Cut the felt to size and glue to the back of the coasters with the hot glue.
And thats it! You could even use the same technique on a vase or flower pot.
3. Cupcake Bouquet
I made one of these as a Mother’s Day treat a few years ago – whats not to love, cake and flowers all rolled into one 🙂
Simply make your favourite cupcakes and pipe a rose technique on the top. Place a piece of oasis in the bottom of a flowerpot and arrange the cupcakes with cocktail sticks. It can help to have two different size cupcakes to get a better arrangement.
4. Homemade Mug
I think a good cup of tea is probably tops most Mum’s lists of favourite things so why not give them their own personalised mug designed specially by you? Sharpies are a great invention for many reasons but one of them is you can draw with them on ceramics, bake it in the oven and it doesn’t wash off! There are hundreds of great ideas on Pinterest to get you started.
5. Family Wall Art
Create something bespoke for your mum that you’ll know she’ll love. This could be a photo montage of you and your siblings, a painting of your family tree or even a meaningful quote. Again, check out Pinterest – there are some great examples of ones I found below.
If you are still stuck for ideas, check out my Mother’s Day Pinterest board