8 DIY Mother’s Day Gifts Absolutely Anyone Can Make


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8 DIY Mother's Day Gifts Anyone Can  Make

Shopping for a mom that already has it all? You’re not alone. After years of bathrobes, beauty products, and home appliances, many moms are just about tapped out when it comes to their wish lists for Mother’s Day (never mind birthdays, anniversaries, and the holidays).

The solution couldn’t be simpler: Go the DIY route. Mom will appreciate that you took some time out to craft something just for her – even moreso if you carve out a little extra time to spend together when presenting your gift. Here are 8 creative DIY ideas even the least crafty person can do!

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Get Sweet: DIY Cookie Butters

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If mom has a sweet tooth, treat her to a customized cookie butter made using her favorite dessert. This adaptable recipe has just 4 ingredients and works for virtually any cookie – just grind them into crumbs, and blend with melted butter, sweetened condensed milk, and evaporated milk. Presto – you’ll have a delicious treat the entire family can enjoy. Finish your project off with some custom stickers to quickly identify your cookie butters (trust us, you’ll totally be making more than one).

Get Personal: Customized Portrait

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Does mom have a beloved pet? Why not get a custom portrait of her and Fluffy or Fido that she can hang at the office or around the home? Or you can gift her a set of portraits of each of the kids and their fur babies. This creative gift idea is delivered as a digital file in as little as 2 days. If you’re strapped for time, you can print your artwork at FedEx from your phone – some pickup locations are even open 24/7! Just nab a pretty frame from a craft shop to finish off this easy DIY project.

Get Cooking: Custom Recipe Box

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If your mom has a habit of ripping recipes out of magazines or scribbling them out on scraps of paper, get her kitchen in order by gifting her a one-of-a-kind cookbook. Type up the recipes, print them off, and organize them in a pretty recipe box. FedEx has options to print quarter-pages on high-quality paper that will easily fit into a wooden or cardboard box. Make things extra special by painting the box yourself.

Get Memorable: Canvas Photo Prints

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Give mom’s walls new life with a stunning color canvas print of your favorite photos from the past year. Whether it’s that perfect moment posted on Instagram or an impromptu photoshoot with the kids or grandkids in the backyard, all you have to do is upload your photo, pick a size, and your canvas wall art can be produced in as little as 24 hours (or less)!

Get Relaxed: DIY Bath Scrub + Custom Printable Gift Tag

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Instead of splurging on bath products this year, go the all natural route and make your own soothing scrub for mom. All you need are three ingredients – here’s a quick recipe to get you started:

Ingredients

2 Cups of epsom salts (available at most drugstores) or sugar (use organic brown sugar or organic cane sugar)
1 Cup oil (such as grapeseed, sweet almond, safflower, or even olive oil)
8-10 drops of the essential oil of your choice (such as chamomile, lavender or lemongrass)

Instructions

Pour the epsom salts into a bowl, then slowly add in the oil, stirring continually. You may not need to use the entire cup of oil – once the mixture starts looking smooth, stop adding oil! Then add your essential oil, mix it well, and scoop it into a mason jar. Add a custom-printed gift tag and you’ll be set to gift custom bath scrubs for every mama in your life.

Get a Time Out: Do Not Disturb Mom’s Door Sign Printable

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Yes mom appreciates time with her kids – but she also loves ‘me time’. Volunteer to take care of some things around the house, or even babysit the kids if you’re celebrating the mother of your children this Mother’s Day. In the meantime, mom can hang this cute doorhanger to signal she’s enjoying her favorite dishy TV and a glass of wine – no munchkin interruptions allowed!

Get Artsy: Hand-Dipped Wooden Utensils

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This gift idea is really a two-step process (maybe three, if you’re feeling ambitious). First, pick up some wooden utensils – you can even find them at the dollar store! Second, pick out some paint and use painter’s tape at the point where want the paint to end. Once you’re done painting, you can seal things in with a food-safe shellac product to gloss things up. Mom will have a new set of utensils that looks right like it was ripped from a fancy kitchenware shop!

Get Sentimental: Custom Mini-Book

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Could this DIY project be any easier (or sweeter)? All you need to do is print out the provided templates and then, you know, pour your heart out about why you love your mama on each card. Finish things off by punching a hole in each card, adding a ribbon or binder ring, and slotting in some favorite photos between your messages of love.


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