I’ve been lacking inspiration when it comes to Mother’s Day and to save some money and hopefully create some meaningful gifts I’ve turned to Pinterest once again. All of the ideas are pretty easy to make and have a boutique flair to them. You can customize the colors/designs to suit your mom/mom-in-law prettily easily too!
I copied this hand painted linen pillow from ABC Home for my mum this year. I chose to dip dye mine and used loops of leather thong to fasten them on the back.
How pretty are these braided bracelets from Handmadera ? See the tutorial here . I’m sure you could find pieces of jewelry to use at a thrift store or of course stop by the Bead Box to see what they have there.
I’ve made a bunch of these clay jewelry dishes by Lisa Storms. I used the regular colored Fimo to skip a couple of steps and they turned out so great I sent an aqua one to my mum this year. And they’re inexpensive to make and you can use your regular oven to bake them.
It’s hard to believe that this flower vine from Once Wed is made out of paper, they look so real I can almost smell their scent. Plus they will last longer than a bunch from Interflora. You could even use them to decorate your Mother’s day lunch/brunch.
Repurpose what you already have. Decorate mason jars or plain vases to hold just about anything. I would use mine to corral hair accessories, pens and more. I spray painted old cans and added gold heart stencils for Valentine’s Day, but these look even easier. See the full tutorial for the organization station at The Beauty Department blog
I always thought of doilies as dust catchers, but you can reuse them to give your lamp shade a more homey, but still contemporary, feel. See the tutorial here on Dos Family’s blog.
And these custom purses are decorated using freezer paper they look like an expensive linen print! Twigg Studios used a silhouette machine to cut hers out, but I’m sure you could do a simpler design by hand without any trouble. Perhaps customize a throw pillow cover or a simple canvas tote?