Friday, 8 March 2013

Get your craft on: Top 10 craft tutorials for Mother's Day gifts

Fab gift tutorials for Mother's Day
I love home made gifts, they always seem more special to me - after all, what's more valuable than the gift of your time and creativity? There's still time to do something really special for your mum for Mother's Day (which is this Sunday, 10th March, in case you're not prepared!). I've had a look at some of my favourite craft blogs for DIY ideas which would make lovely Mother's Day gifts and created a top 10 list of last minute ideas you can pull off before Sunday.

So, without further ado - here are my 10 favourite DIY gift ideas for Mother's Day (in no particular order - they all look pretty cool), these should all be fairly cheap to make as well, really won't take much time - and most don't require any special skills:

1. Home made terrarium. For the gardening Mum, this home made terrarium by Lyndsey from What you Sow - a really cute little gift and a great way to use up left over jars (pictured).

2. Magnetic containers by Martha Stewart - a very quick, easy way to make a pen holder for your fridge, make a magnetic notebook to go with this and you have a kitchen shopping list gift set sorted.

3. Five of hearts vase. If you're giving your Mum a bunch of flowers on Sunday, why not make a customised vase to go with them? This five of hearts vase from Design Sponge looks like a very quick, easy tutorial to really personalise your gift.

4. Home made apothecary jars. Another great idea to use up glass jars - home made apothecary jars from Home Made Simple! This is a lovely idea, as you can really customise the content based on things your mum likes - they could be jars for stationary, sweets, cotton buds, cookies etc...

5. Magnetic memo pegs. More lovely magnets, this time from Elephant Shoe - these couldn't be easier to make and look lovely as a set - the tutorial even includes a free download of peg label designs (pictured).

6. Kaleidoscope cushions from Spoonflower. One for those of you with sewing skills - use up leftover fabric and make a beautiful kaleidoscope cushion for your mum. 

7. DIY bath bombs. Treat your mum to some relaxation with these DIY bath bombs from Idle Wife, we made bath bombs as one of our Christmas gifts last year and while they weren't quite as fizzy as store bought ones they smelt amazing and really softened up the water (pictured).

8. Home made granola. I've been addicted to home made granola since being given some myself a few years ago. This Country Living recipe is an excellent base which you can adapt and add to (I usually chuck some desiccated coconut in as well).

9. DIY Chocolate covered spoons from Got Chocolate. Super quick to make (just give yourself plenty of time to allow the chocolate to set)- the finished spoon stirrers make real hot chocolate or can turn a coffee into a mocha. Also they look sooo pretty (pictured).

10. Teacup candles  (from La Serina Vintage Treasures). You can pay a small fortune for these in some stores, or, with a quick visit to your local charity shop and craft shop and this handy tutorial, you can make your own.

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