Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I still haven’t bought a gift. Yikes! Are you in the same boat? Then you’ll love these last minute DIY Mother’s Day gifts. These DIY projects use items that you probably have lying around the house to make unique and fun Mother’s Day gifts.
Easy & Frugal DIY Mother’s Day Gifts
1. DIY Photo Magnets
What Mom doesn’t love photos of her and her children? This is a great way to give Mom a gift that will remind her of you every day!
- A mounting board/ cupboard
- Glue – PVC or UHU for refining edges.
- Brushes – One big and one small to paint on the white paint, and to apply glue.
- Printed Photos
This project will take a few hours as you have to cut and glue each picture individually. For the full tutorial visit Sundaesins.
2. Homemade Lip Gloss
The best part about this gift? It takes about 15 minutes to make! For this DIY gift you will need these four ingredients and a small container to hold your lip gloss.
- 2 Tbs. shea butter
- 3 Tbs. coconut oil
- 2 Tbs. of grated beeswax
- 2 drops of Vanilla essential oil or essential oil of your choice (optional)
Simply combine the first three ingredients in a microwave safe bowl, melt in the microwave (this takes about 1 minute), and then add your essential oil drops. Wait ten minutes for you lip gloss to harden and you’re done!
3. DIY Photo Lamp
This photo lamp is for the more advanced crafter. This make take a long chunk of your day but the end result will leave everyone speechless. For this project you’ll need:
- Hot Glue Gun
- Craft Knife or Scissors,
Long story short of this project? Print photos onto vellum, trim to fit lamp, glue to lamp, and you’re done! Find the full tutorial here.
4. Lavender Bubbling Bath Salts
Who doesn’t love a nice bubble bath? Bubble bath can get expensive (and can contain harsh ingredients!) this DIY version will only cost you a few dollars and will make enough for around 24 bubble baths! Even better, you can easily personalize this recipe by changing the color and scent to Mom’s favorites. For this DIY project you’ll need:
- 6 Cups Kosher or Epsom Salt
- ¾ Cup Lavender Scented Body Wash (Or Mom’s favorite scented body wash!)
- 1 tbsp Olive, Coconut, or Sweet Almond Oil
- 2-3 Drops Lavender Essential Oil (Optional)
- Purple Food Coloring (Optional)
To make start by mixing body wash and salt together until well combined. Next, add in your oil, essential oil, and food coloring. Mix well. Then, on a lined baking sheet allow to dry for 24 hours. Once dry break up clumps and spoon into a sealable jar! Then it’s ready to use! Use 1/4 cup of bath salts per bubble bath!
5. DIY Teacup Candles
Have a lot of old or half used candles lying around the house? This DIY gift is the perfect solution! For this project you’ll need:
- Teacups (Look at Goodwill or your local thrift store to find pretty/cheap ones!)
- Pencils Or Chopsticks
For this project you’ll need to make at least a day in advance because the candles will need to harden overnight. For the full step-by-step tutorial head here.
6. DIY Sugar Scrub
Looking for a really quick gift that you can whip up at home? This sugar scrub only has two steps. Simply combine 1 cup of granulated sugar and 1 cup of coconut oil in a small bowl. Then add a few rops of essential oil and store in a tightly sealed container. Woo-lah! You’re done. Visit Hip 2 Save for the full picture tutorial.
7. Chalkboard Menu
Does Mom love to cook? Is she always entertaining? Then this DIY project is sure not to disappoint AND it’s soo easy! Just find a frame you like (I love Home Goods and Hobby Lobby for finding nice and inexpensive frames) and a piece of canvas board. Buy a piece of canvas board that fits the frame or cut to size. Spray with chalkboard paint and wait to dry. When it’s dry pop the board in the frame. Give to Mom with some chalk and you’ve got a fun DIY gift!
8. DIY Tile Photo Coasters
Take your mom’s favorite photos and turn them into a work of art you can use every day! What you’ll need:
- Four 4-by-4-inch white tiles (usually can find for about $1 each at Home Goods!)
- Four 4-by-4-inch square pictures
- Mod Podge
- Foam brush
- Hot glue gun
- Length of ribbon
- Clear spray sealant
This project requires a little patience as there’s a lot of cutting and gluing involved but the end result is beautiful and well worth the effort. Visit PopSugar.com for the full tutorial.
9. 52 Things I Love About You Cards
If you’re looking for a cute sentimental gift this deck of 52 I Love You cards is perfect. For this project you’ll need:
- Playing Card
- Binder Rings
- One Hole Punch
Just type up and print all the reasons why you love Mom. Then, use Mod Podge to glue to the deck of cards. Punch holes and add to your binder rings and you’re done! Want to make this even easier? Purchase the card templates made by the project designer for $1.29. The templates take all the work out of formatting your text. Sweet!
10. DIY Spa Kit
Want to send Mom to the spa but don’t have the cash? Give her the spa experience at home! For this project you’ll need:
- Epsom Salt
- Pink Sea Salt
- Shea Butter
- Cocoa Butter
- Coconut Oil
- Olive Oil
- Almond Oil
- Lavender Buds
- Essential oils: Lavender, Grapefruit, Geranium,Peppermint
This project include recipes for bath salt, body butter, body scrub, lip balm, makeup remover, and face scrub. There also FREE printables that will make your kit look professional! Go here for the full tutorial.