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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas – DIY 2018

There’s not much time left for Mother’s Day gift ideas.  I love personalized gifts.  I found some ideas online and thought I’d share some of my favorites for this year.    These can be done fairly quickly if you’re short on time.  I may or may not be working on a few of these as gifts for my mom.

First off, a personalized homemade card is great!  Here are some ideas to give you inspiration from redtry.commothers day card

A fun idea is a questionnaire, this is especially fun for the little ones from who-arted.com

Mothers Day-Questionnaire mom

I decided to combine the two above ideas for my daughter to her grandma.  My 3-year-old used finger paint and her fingertips to make flowers and bees on the front of the card (folded piece of blue heavy construction paper), while I used construction paper for the sun and grass.  It’s not perfect, but it’s perfectly toddler-like.  My mom will love it.  On the inside, we glued the grandma questionnaire.

I love the next idea.  They even provide a free printable template on shanty-2-chic.com

Mothers day DIY picture

This picture frame mason jar flower vase from homestoriesatoz.com is pretty neat too…

mothers day mason jar pic

And I love this semi-homemade apron from littlepageturners.blogspot.com mothers day apron

Here is a quick, easy idea for an easy personalized candle from lanaredstudio.com.  You can use a candle you already have, melt it down, and reshape it to mold into whatever container you like….a tea cup, a mason jar, a wine glass, etc.  Print out or write a little message on a small piece of paper, tie it around the candle, and/or add ribbon, fake flower or necklace/bracelet beads…whatever you think would decorate it a little.  Its a cute personalized idea.

What could be cuter than little picture magnets for mom?  These may require a little more planning if you’re short on time.  You can always get these done at a photo center such as Walmart, Walgreens, etc.  But check out this homemade tutorial from sundaesins.blogspot.com:

mothers day magnets

You can make customized mugs with sharpie markers!  Just be sure to use the oil based ones so they don’t wash off.  Sure, you could get photo mugs made at a local photo center as well…but these are easy and you can put any message you want on them.  Be creative!  Just be sure to follow the advice so it doesn’t wash off.  I found this tutorial from gluedtomycraftsblog.com

mothers day mug

Another welcomed surprise for Mom is breakfast. Here’s a recipe I like from Carlsbadcravings.com, a French toast casserole that can be made up the night before. You can google other recipes if this one isn’t for you. But you get the idea….

And of course, last year I did a tea party for my mom, daughter, and myself.  That is a classic, easy one to pull off and so much FUN!  We were able to do it outside in our back yard last year.  Just a few finger snacks, some lemonade and/or tea…add some flowers and pretty plates, we used a plastic table cloth and had balloons….good to go!  This year is going to be 91 degrees on Mother’s Day, so we probably will do it indoors!  But here are some pictures that may give you some inspiration for your own brunch or tea party:

So these are a few of my favorites….I am a fan of homemade, personalized gifts.  Not all moms are.  I like store bought too.  I don’t discriminate!

I hope these help you out.  I posted a little late for Mother’s Day.  It’s better if you’re not rushed to find these crafty ideas.  But a few of these can be made quickly.

No matter what, I wish you a very blessed, Happy Mother’s Day!  If you’re interested in learning about the history of Mother’s Day and how it came to be a holiday in the U.S., click here.

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