Some of the links in the post below are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will add value to my readers.
Holy Crap, Mother's Day is only a couple days away and you totally didn't have anything planned?
Don't feel bad, either do I! Which is why I'm posting this. I have my reasons, but that's a whole other post. Let's keep this one happy.
I pulled together some bloggers and they gave me some of their favorite last minute Mother's Day DIY gifts. Some of these are absolutely adorable. Others will have you thinking twice about giving up. I mean, who doesn't like scrubs or smell good bath bombs and soaps? I know I do! I live in a house of stinky males!
Of course, a great Mother's Day present would be a bottle of wine, chocolate and a Dane Cook marathon with no complaining from the males in my household.
Re-purposed Utensil Jewelry Tree
Have you ever had to toss out spoons and forks from them being bent? Or maybe you have seen tons of utensils at garage sales and thrift stores? Did you know that you can reuse them to make other things? Even if they are tarnished, bent or damaged.
Check out the steps on how to make this cute Jewelry Tree over at Reuse Grow Enjoy!
Toilet Paper Tube Stamped Clutch
Looking for a cute and fun gift for Mom, Grandma, or Aunt? This is an easy to make gift idea and it is cute. You can always adjust this gift to fit your loved one's color or style. You can find the craft paint and clutch at craft stores. If you did not like the idea of the little handheld clutch, you could do this to any canvas, burlap or fabric bag.
You can get the instructions on how to make this adorable clutch over at Reuse Grow Enjoy!
Mica Powder Soap Making – Flower Soaps
Do you like making your own soaps? Have you ever tried mica powder soap making? It is a way to color your soaps. These are a great way to add a splash of spring and color to your bathroom. They also make great gifts.
Throw in some wine, good music and send mom into the bathroom to have a spa day with these! Check out the instructions over at Reuse Grow Enjoy.
Mint Sugar Scrub
Don't let this Sugar Scrub fool ya! Just because it says from my shower to yours, doesn't mean it's pre-used…. Mom's always love scrubs, our feet and hands hurt ALL of the time and this will help with those aches and make our hands soft and smell good too!
Learn how to make it over at A Bride on a Budget!
DIY Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelets
These gorgeous bracelets are sure to be a a hit with mom! You can add her favorite essential oil and she'll know you really liste and understand her!
Get the instructions over at Ann's Entitled Life!
Homemade Vanilla Sugar Candle
This easy to make homemade vanilla sugar candle is really sweet! The sugar makes for a beautiful glistening look and smells a lot like home baked cookies.
Get the directions to make this delicious smelling candle over at Ann's Entitled Life!
Handmade Paper Flower Bouquet
I absolutely love paper flowers – roses, lilies, bluebonnets, sunflowers – it does not matter, I just love them. People have been making paper flowers for eons. You can use any colored paper you like (some people use newspaper or the comics, but that is more for roses).
You can check out the wonderful instructions over at Ann's Entitled Life.
How To Make A No Sew Fabric Bookmark
I love using up fabric scraps and can never have enough bookmarks, so this fast and easy craft shows you how to make a no sew fabric bookmark! It’s hard to find ideas to use up knit fabric scraps but this craft perfectly uses up those weird long strips you end up with after cutting out clothes.
Swoodson Says has the best directions on how to make these adorable bookmarks for your bookworm mom!
The BEST Homemade Firming Eye Cream
I used to think that I needed to use the overpriced chemical filled version of this super simple firming eye cream that uses three basic ingredients. Replace moms old products with new ones that do not have harsh chemicals in them & learn to make your own.
Check out the ingredients and how to make this eye cream over at Saving Dollars & Sense.
Strawberry Sparkle Sugar Scrub
Add a couple drops of mom's favorite essential oil to your homemade sugar scrub for an extra special touch for this awesome sparkling sugar scrub!
Get the directions over at Savings Dollar & Sense!
Mason Jar Bath Bomb
Let mom know she's “The Bomb” with these adorable Mason Jar Bath Bombs! These are a great gift idea for mom or you can just make them for yourself, or even both!
You can check out the step by step instructions for these adorable bath bombs over at The Country Chic Cottage!
DIY Glass Cloche Crafts
If you're anything like me, you have so many glass jars left over from sauces and jams and jellies that I’m not using so this would be the perfect upcycled jar craft that mom would love!
Check out the directions over at Confessions of an Overworked Mom!
Vanilla Mint Sugar Scrub
If you’ve never made a sugar scrub before, they are really easy to make. This recipe uses ingredients I’m sure you’ll be able to find right in your cupboard or at least at any local grocery store.
Find out more over at Thrifty T's Treasures!
How To Make a Fabric Tray for Mother’s Day
This simple sewing project is one that even the little ones could also help with. There are lots of ideas for what to sew for Mother’s Day but this is an easy one to get the kids involved. The trays are perfect for storing jewelry, loose change, little plant pots, or sewing trinkets!
Soodson Says has the best directions to make these adorable fabric trays!
Vegan Cashew Chocolate Truffles
Besides the wonderful gifts, Mom's LOVE chocolate and these truffles look pretty fancy, especially with that elegant light dusting of cocoa powder, which means they make excellent edible gifts also! So make a batch for your mom, but I bet you're going to make another batch for you, I know I would.
You can check out this recipe for the deliciousness over at Rhian's Recipes!
An Ever-Blooming Rose Bush
Want to give mom (or your wife) flowers that won't wither after a few days? These beautiful forever blooming roses are the perfect gift for the favorite mother in your life. I mean, loves you and it's never dying, so why not give her flowers that don't die.
You can find the step by step directions over at Craftify My Love!
Free fabric scraps clutch
Do you have endless piles of fabric scraps?? I know I do … I think I have a 48qt tote in our garage full of scraps and old jeans…. I think I may just have to open it up and make one of these adorable clutches!
Get the directions over at Vicky Meyers Creations for this adorable clutch!
DIY Coffee Bath Scrub
We all know a hot cup of coffee can wake us up in the morning, but so can this DIY Coffee Bath Scrub recipe! It makes a great-smelling, rejuvenating scrub.
You can check out this recipe over at Thrifty Jinxy!
Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe
This Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe makes a great-smelling, rejuvenating sugar scrub that you can either use yourself or package in a pretty jar or mason jar to make a thoughtful and homemade gift.
Get this recipe along with a nifty printable label over at Thrify Jinxy!
DIY Nail Polish Marbled Mugs
What we love about this DIY Nail Polish Marbled Mugs Craft is that it is fun AND easy to do and makes a functional item that you can use to add some color to your own kitchen or give as a gift. You can add some flavored teas or a yummy flavor of coffee beans to make Mom happy!
Check out the easy steps over at Thrifty Jinxy!
DIY Swirl Vase
You can choose the colors of paint you use to coordinate with a room, choose the gift recipient’s favorite colors, or just use whatever you have on hand. You can also make this in any size glass container you would like, such as a mason jar, vase, glass bowl and more. The possibilities are endless with this craft!
Get the step by step instructions over at Thrifty Jinxy!
Mother’s Day Button Letters Craft
This is such a fun craft and super easy for the little ones to do. There isn't a rhyme or reason for the buttons just put them on and go! It is so inexpensive (under $10) and looks so adorable when it is complete. Kids from preschool and up can help make this craft, making it perfect for Mother’s Day.
Head over to Thrifty Jinxy for the directions and where to get the items!
Stenciled Garden Rocks
If your mom has a garden, she needs these! You can put so many different things on the rocks to help mom out in the garden, Did I mention it takes less than an hour to do once the stencils are created?
Head over to Sometimes Homemade to she what she used and how she did it!
Okay, so now that you looked through all of the DIY crafty projects, pick one, two or even ten if you have time! If you're like me, you'll pick 5 and rush through at least one… because you know, procrastination! Just do something for your mother, step-mother, mother in law, mother of your child(ren), wife, girlfriend, etc.
The point of this day is to celebrate the women who give us the gift of life, whether it's our own kids, or they physically gave us our lives.
Also, stop and get your mom a sympathy card that says “Mom, I'm sorry I put you through 18hrs of labor and 18yrs of headaches and a lifetime of worry! I promise you, I'm worth it!” Along with a case of wine and chocolates! I promise you, she'll love it!
What are you doing for the mother(s) in your life?
Do you have yearly traditions? What are they?
I'm a North-Central Ohio Lifestyle & Parenting Influencer located just south of Norwalk in a beautiful tiny rural town called New London. Married to the love of my life, raising 2 teen boys, and 2 chubby cats. I live for coffee, swear words, family & technology.