Five Last-Minute DIY Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

Miss Thrifty5 March 9, 2013

So, if you’re short of readies this month (or just frugally-minded!) here are some last-minute ideas for homemade Mother’s Day gifts. They are all quick, simple and inexpensive – so what are you waiting for? Whip out the pinking shears!

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1. Handprint Vases

Paint an empty jam jar with enamel paint (or another suitable paint) and decorate with handprints. Remember to add flowers for the full effect! A jam jar is the perfect size for the spring flowers now coming through: snowdrops, bluebells and daffodils. The ones in the picture were made by Virginia at Blackflipflops: she painted the inside of her jars and handprinted on the outsides (see the comments on her original post for more information) but I think you can do it either way.

2. Peppermint Creams

You will need icing sugar, condensed milk, chocolate – and a pretty box! No cooking required. You can find the recipe at Great British Chefs.

3. Cookies

Think about words that describe your mum – smart, exciting, loved and so on – and ice them onto cookies. Pile them up in a big jar. You can find the recipe at i am baker, along with more pictures and ideas for words.

4. Coupons

Ah, that old standby! This is a free printable, and you can download the template at Homemade Gifts Made Easy.

5. Breakfast in bed!

Isn’t this awesome? It is bacon and eggs, with pastry and a fruit salad. You can find the recipes and how-tos on the Hungry Happenings blog. The recipes are all straightforward. Beth at Hungry Happenings uses silicon daisy moulds, flower-shaped cutters and flower stamps, but I don’t think you need to go out and buy all of these things if you don’t already have them: the pineapple and melon flowers can be cut out with a small knife, and the flower can be hand-painted onto the pastry.


With thanks to Pinterest, where these ideas were found. Oh, and if you follow me on Pinterest: I have pinned all these ideas to a board, and you can find them here.


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5 Responses to “Five Last-Minute DIY Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

I love those handprint vases! Such a lovely idea!

March 9, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Thanks for sharing my breakfast in bed idea with your readers and Happy Mother’s Day.

March 9, 2013 at 6:47 pm

I really do think it’s nice to make and put effort into gifts for occasions such as mothers day, I did an afternoon tea this year and it went down a storm!!!

March 11, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Hattie says:

Do you know what DIY gift I got for mothers day? A cup of tea. But not just any cup of tea. “It’s got poo in it, Mummy.” Special…

March 13, 2013 at 1:16 pm

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