Saturday, June 19, 2021

Shower Some Love on Mother’s Day With These 10 DIY Gifts

Mothers are our biggest cheerleaders, our most honest critics, and they always have faith in us. Therefore, finding the perfect gift for Mother’s Day is always a challenge. Nothing readymade ever truly reflects the love and gratitude we feel. Therefore, opting for a DIY (do it yourself) gift will almost always guarantee a smile on Mother’s Day.

Your creativity and love are all that is needed no matter the project. Whichever you choose, your mom will love it because it came from you.

1. Woven vase

Often, mothers tend to shift to gardening once the kids have moved out of the house. The process is simple: Take some cane webbing and cut it in the shape of a vase; thread a needle with colorful yarn and stitch the sides together.

2. Knit pillow

A snuggly pillow is the best way to tell your mom how much you love her. With a knitting or crochet kit that you can purchase from a craft shop, you can make her a bobble pillow that can add comfort and warmth to any room.

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A snuggly pillow is the best way to tell your mom how much you love her. (Image: Dreamstime.com © Nurindah Nugraha)

3. Teacup candles

Candle-making is an easy craft that provides splendid returns. Candle-making kits can be purchased or you can shop for the items individually. You will need wax (an old candle will also do the trick.), a wick, and your favorite scent or two. Use any thrift teacup set and follow the candle-making guide. It’s easy and doesn’t take too much time.

4. Herb planters

A kitchen planter is a thoughtful and eco-friendly Mother’s Day gift. The construction of the planter box is easy and only requires simple woodworking skills. Decide how many plants you want and cut the wood accordingly. (Don’t forget to drill drain holes in the bottom.) Next, paint or stain it and add peastones to the bottom for drainage along with potting soil. You can go ahead and grow some herbs in advance or let your mom do the planting.

5. Scented body scrub

A customized body scrub makes for a very special Mother’s Day gift. Making a body scrub is easy, as all that is required is sugar, a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil or jojoba oil, essential oils, and some tea leaves. A body scrub will help your mom ease away the stress of the day and make her ready to tackle another day.

6. Tea blends

Tea-loving moms love to snuggle with their favorite cup. You can make traditional blends or create customized blends that offer something new. How about orange and ginger tea with some cardamom?

dried tea leaves of different varieties on silver spoons that lay on a white tablecloth on table around 6 spoons
You can make traditional tea blends or create customized blends that offer something new. (Image: via Alice Pasqual via Unsplash)

7. Cupcake bouquet

Who can forget the smells of cookies and cupcakes from the kitchen? Even if your mom was never an avid baker, you can become one and gift her a cupcake bouquet to sweeten up her day. You can choose to stick to a single flavor or opt for multiple ones. This is one gift that will tickle her sweet tooth like no other.

8. Cupholder

We all know that there is no such thing as enough cup holders. The best gift a coffee/tea lover can give to a fellow connoisseur is a handmade cup holder.

9. Tassel jewelry

Shower some love on your mom in the form of a tassel necklace and earrings. These are not only great statemental jewelry pieces, but they also make great showpieces and decorative items.

10. Handmade journal

Taking some gift-wrapping paper to make a journal is a thoughtful gift. Gifting your mom a journal will be a gentle nudge to help her nourish the storyteller in her.

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Emma Lu
Emma Lu is an author who specializes in Cultural and Historical myths and stories.
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