Mother’s Day DIY (or not-so-DIY) Gift Guide

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I thought it’d be good to share a few DIY tutorials to impress Mom! If you’re not the crafty type, don’t leave just yet! I’ve sprinkled in some made-by-someone-else gifts you can order.

On that note, check out what’s in the resliced shop on Etsy. Use the code “ILOVEMOM” for 15% off any order over $25 thru Mother’s Day!

For all you crafty kids, try these:

  • Has your Mom already started planting her spring garden? Whip up some of this easy-breezy hand scrub for her. Search your cupboard for a glass jar with a screw on lid (got an empty salsa jar? There ya go). Follow this tutorial to remove the label, spray paint the lid, fill the jar with your scrub and add a cute ribbon. Boom. You’ve got a fancy (eco-friendly & affordable!) gift that’ll make Mom’s hands silky smooth.
  • If your Mom is breaking down stereotypes by remaining on the cutting edge of technology, stitch up this simple two-toned felt sleeve for her iPad or tablet.
  • For the Mom whose kitchen is as chic as the food is tasty, make her a no-sew monogram tea towel.

If you’re feeling busy or a little less crafty, here are some made-by-someone-else gifts that I highly recommend:

  • Whether you’re sending it snail mail or personal delivery, don’t forget to pick Mom out a heartfelt card! Check out some of my favorites from Julie Ann Art.
julieannart cards
Couldn’t resist these 2!
missashley heart necklace
Sterling silver heart necklace with birthstones from Miss Ashley’s Jewelry shop on Etsy
  • My sister & I met Katy from Little Red Flag at Crafty Feast. I picked up this beautiful gold leaf state print (South Carolina) for myself and later ordered a matching print of Georgia for my husband. Katy’s prints are high quality and very affordable – she’s also super nice & easy to work with! Why not order Mom a print, mat it (I used a few pieces of double sided tape to attach mine to a piece of glitter scrapbook paper) and frame it? You get partial credit for the DIY’ing! 😉
Gold leaf SC print from Little Red Flag on Etsy, glitter scrap book paper as the mat & wooden frame from Michael's.
Gold leaf SC print from Little Red Flag on Etsy, glitter scrap book paper as the mat & wooden frame from Michael’s.

What are you planning to make or buy your Mom on Mother’s Day? Do you have any cool traditions? Share them below!

Author: Jordan Slice-Metcalfe

My name is Jordan. I'm a full-time working mom whose coffee cup is always half full (and probably still in the microwave). I've got a weak spot for rescuing old dogs, pretending pizza is a vegetable, negotiating dessert with every meal, propagating more plants than any home needs, dreaming of sewing projects while my husband is talking to me, and loving my tribe too deep.

4 thoughts on “Mother’s Day DIY (or not-so-DIY) Gift Guide”

    1. Oh I love Crafty Feast! Found a lot more than just the SC print! My sister & I even had a ball decorating wrapping paper at the Gather & Craft table! Crafty Feast is our favorite spot to buy (handmade!) holiday gifts!

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