Not sure what to get your very-hard-to-shop-for mom this Mother’s Day? How about something homemade? Here are 15 DIY Mother’s Day gifts to celebrate your favorite lady come May 13.
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Craft: EOS Mother’s Day Flower Gift
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Pretty, fun and practical—just like Mom!
Supplies: Make a bouquet out of all the EOS flavors you can snap up at Walgreens.com.
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Craft: DIY Box of Chocolates
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Buy her favorite little candies, then deliver them in a pretty, decorated matchbox.
Supplies: If you don’t have matches handy, pick them up at Lowe’s.
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Treat: Lemon Cream Puffs With Fresh Fruit
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Skip the madness of eating brunch at a busy restaurant and invite Mom over to your pad instead. When you serve food this delicious, who wouldn’t prefer homemade?
Supplies: Start with puff pastry sheets (available in the freezer section of Walmart and other supermarkets) and this dessert will be ready in no time!
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Craft: Fingerprint Tea Towel
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She’ll love showing off her grandkids’ little fingerprints in the kitchen.
Supplies: Pick up flour sack towels at Target along with the rest of your materials.
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Craft: Mason Jar Lanterns
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With basic stuff from your garage, you can make a hanging light for her patio or deck.
Supplies: Get a pack of white tea lights at World Market.
Craft: Kids’ Photo Ceramic Flower Pot
Of course the crafty geniuses at Michaels would come up with a unique way to make her day. Just take a snapshot of your children looking up, and with a few simple steps, voilà, a fun planter for her windowsill.
Supplies: Get everything you need at Michaels, of course!
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Treat: Raspberry Sorbet Bellinis
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A perfectly refreshing summer brunch cocktail for a special woman.
Supplies: Order your pink moscato from Wine.com.
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Craft: Paper Hyacinth Flowers
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A bouquet of paper hyacinths is an easy way to have “fresh” flowers on the table. If she has an office, this would also make a nice little display for her desk.
Supplies: Get construction paper at Staples.com.
Photo: The Painted Hive
Craft: Magic Decals
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Replace regular old bags and canisters with these stylish kitchen containers, and make a baker as happy as pie!
Supplies: Affordable laminators (as well as decal paper and more) can be sourced from Office Depot.
Photo: The Wonder Forest
Craft: Fabric Photo Frames
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Using scraps of leftover fabric and a favorite photo, you can make an enduring keepsake she will treasure.
Supplies: Don’t already have Mod Podge? Get some at Oriental Trading.
Photo: A Pumpkin and a Princess
Craft: Lavender Chamomile Tea Soap
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Soap is much easier to make than I thought. (I watched my kid and her friend whip up bars of it in about five minutes.) But personalize it with her favorite scents and add-ins, and it becomes a special, much-appreciated present.
Supplies: Get soap-making supplies, like this Goat’s Milk soap base, from Amazon.com.
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Craft: 52 Things I Love About You
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Aww! Isn’t this the most thoughtful thing ever?
Supplies: Buy binder rings and a hole puncher at Staples.com.
Photo: Reasons to Skip the Housework
Craft: Simple 5-Minute Sugar Scrub
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Make extra of these scrubs for your own pampering bath time!
Supplies: Pick up a starter kit of essential oils at Jet.com.
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Craft: Flower Coloring Pages
Blog: Moms & Crafters
If she’s been bitten by the coloring bug, print out a few sunflowers so she can make more art.
Supplies: Encourage her creativity by getting her new markers and colored pencils, available at Blick.com.