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DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

February 27th, 2014 Nick of Time Textiles

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Mother’s Day 2014 is on Sunday, May 11th and now is a good time to begin thinking about that perfect do-it-yourself gift for that special mom in your life. Since mothers play such an important role in our lives, from raising us as little ones to guiding us into adulthood, finding the best gift is equally as important.


While there are many products available around Mother’s Day that she’ll definitely appreciate, nothing says “thank you” or “I love you” like a handmade gift. Moms always love the types of gifts that come from originality and creativity so here are a few do-it-yourself options to help make her day more special.


Create a spa experience at home with a homemade body scrub…


Ingredients: body oil, Epsom salt, sea salt or organic sugar cane, 12 oz. jar with cap and lemon zest.

How-to: mix together 1 cup of the body oil with 2 cups of the salt or sugar cane. Add lemon zest for color and smell and put in jar for storage.


Give a black-and-white photo collage on a monogrammed letter…

(courtesy of http://www.bhg.com/holidays/mothers-day/gifts/mothers-day-photo-gifts/#page=1)


What you’ll need: a large letter of your mom’s last name or letter “M” for mom, a bunch of her favorite black and white photos, a strong adhesive like Mod Podge.


How-to: cut the photographs to fit onto the letter, add the adhesive and photographs.


Make marbled mini clay bowls…

(courtesy of http://www.papernstitchblog.com/2013/04/23/make-this-mini-marbled-decorative-bowls-for-mothers-day/)


What you’ll need: oven bake clay, nail polish of of various colors, a cup or bowl for dipping, toothpick for swirling the color and masking tape.


How-to: between sheets of wax paper roll out the clay to 1/4 inch thickness, then using a small Pyrex bowl, fit the clay inside to mold the shape of the bowl and smooth the edges. Next, you need to bake the clay according to the directions. Once the bowl has dried, tape off any areas you don’t want painted. Next it’s time to paint it. Fill a cup with warm water and begin to drip nail polish colors inside. Once the colors have begun to mix, you can now dip the bowl. Once the polish dries you can peel off the tape and the bowl is finished.


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