DIY Mother’s Day Gifts From the Heart

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Mother’s day is coming fast and we really want to make it a memorable day for her. The best DIY Mothers Day gifts ever are those that are home made, and you can never be too old yourself to do this. Here is a mix of gifts that you and the kids can make.

Flowers That last forever:

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Once the paint is dried you just need to start separating the layers starting at the top. Repeat for the other side. You can purchase some floral stems and floral tape at your local craft store. Or, simple buy some cheap dollar store flowers and remove the blooms and use the stems and leaves from them to complete your kleenex flowers.

 

Photos In a very special way:

Photos always make a great gift, but when you can present them in an extra special way then it escalates their meaning.

How about these beautiful personalized photo coasters:

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Here is what you are going to need for this project:

“What You’ll Need:

  • Four 4-by-4-inch white tiles
  • Four 4-by-4-inch square pictures
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam brush
  • Felt
  • Hot glue gun
  • Length of ribbon
  • Clear spray sealant

Now for the full instructions which are easy to follow and excellent they can be found at pop sugar.

 

Something Pampering:

Mom’s don’t get to pamper themselves very often, and buying commercial products can be expensive. Besides some of the home made ones are so much better. Here is a quick and easy DIY Mother’s Day gift that is sure to please …

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This is a version of the original recipe found at bystephanielynn.

Put 2 1/2 cups of white granulated sugar in a bowl

Add 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil

Add 4 tbsp of lemon juice, or 4 tbsp of grapefruit juice

mix all the ingredients well.

Pour into a mason jar and seal well. It can be stored in the fridge or in a cool place.

This works as a scrub that is gentle but effective. It is great for exfoliating the skin and really helpful in removing some surface staining, like those that can occur from cutting up some veggies, or excess glue from craft projects, or even from working in the garden.

 

Mother’s day is a spring event so it only seems fitting that an ideal diy gift would be one that could be used in the garden….

 

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Here is what you are going to need… this one includes adding a birdbath to it for extra fun…

 

  • 1  8″ tall terracotta pot for the base

  • 4  6″ tall pots

  • 1  4″-5″ tall pot

  • 62 inch piece of rebar (I bought a 10ft piece from Lowes and had Matt cut it to size with a hacksaw. Lowes will cut if for you if you ask.) **Edited to add: My Lowes said they could cut it for me; however, someone had trouble getting their rebar cut by Lowes so you might need to purchase a hacksaw for this project. It’s $5.

  • Spray paint primer. (I used Valspar primer.)

  • Spray paint in your color choice. (I used Valspar in Exotic Sea.)

  • Discarded globe from “boob light”.

  • Little ceramic bird (Optional but uber cute.)

  • DAP Household/Aquatic Adhesive

For the full instructions please visit homestoriesatoz

 

 

 

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