If so, shame on you.
Your mom sacrificed a lot and let’s be honest, without her you wouldn’t even be here reading this post…
…and looking for a way not to look like a spoiled and ungrateful child.
I know, but hey I’m here to help you out.
Your mom deserves gifts from the heart and she doesn’t have to know that you forgot to get her something.
Talk about crunch time.
That’s cool because it’s always better to DIY your gifts anyway (remember how your mom graced the refrigerator with all of your ugly art…yeah, that’s real love for ya).
If you are looking for a few cheap DIY gifts for mom, here are a few ideas that don’t suck and will possibly give you the title of “Favorite”.
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DIY Gifts for Mom That Don’t Suck
Let me preface by saying that as much as I love DIY, I’m probably not the most creative. That’s why I’ve scoured the ‘net to find some ideas that I know your mom would probably love.
No more faking that she likes those gifts you bought off the street anymore
Trust me, no mom wants to see you go broke – but every woman (young and old) wants to feel appreciated and loved.
(Big hint…hint to my son).
Stuffed Cozy Slippers
Credit: Pretty Providence
You’re bound to have some new slippers around the house that will fit mom, if not, you can run out and buy a cute pair for about $10.
Add some of her favorite pampering products and stuff them in the slippers like these found over at Pretty Providence.
A great way to show your mom that you have been really paying attention.
Vanilla Cupcake Flower Bouquet
These are so good-looking, even I would have an (almost) hard time eating them.
Find the recipe over at Vanessa Craft.
I still have no idea what shrink film is, but the step-by-step instructions look easy and the results are just the cutest.
Make copies of your favorite photo or create one with your mom’s initial.
This could also be a great idea for your kids to make for grandma.
Find the instructions over at What Mom’s Love
Filled Jar for Mom
Gift bags are so overrated and unoriginal. Why not get a pretty jar and fill up with your mom’s favorite beauty products?
You can get a new jar or find one at your local thrift store. You probably have a few lying around your house and all you need to do is clean one up real good and use a beautiful ribbon.
This Mother’s Day in a Jar from Hello Splendid is very feminine and functional. Include some of your mom’s favorite goodies for an extra touch.
DIY iPad Holder
If you have a mom who likes to watch YouTube videos or read recipes off of her tablet, try this DIY iPad Holder for the kitchen.
The easy instructions can by found on The Idea Room and will sure to please the mom whose cooking skills are better than Betty Crocker’s.
Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub
Mom’s love to look good and smell good and this Simple Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub helps them to do both.
The ingredients are easy to find and the instructions are super simple to follow, making this a DIY gift you may want to make for yourself, too.
Find the instructions over at Suburban Simplicity.
Photo Candle Holder
Here’s a candle project you can wrap your mind around as an original gift for mom.
You can use a photo negative for a candle holder (if you have any laying around), but it also works with a black and white or transparency of a photo you already have.
Find the complete supply list and instructions here on LittleThings.
If mom is a fashionista, then she will die for this lettered clutch which looks real fancy like.
This is a great DIY for someone with a little more skill, but these instructions may make it easy for almost anyone.
Find the project over at A Fabulous Fete.
Wall Mounted Succulent Letter Planter
Does mom have a green thumb? Even if she doesn’t, she will surely love the time and effort put into this lovely Wall Mounted Succulent Letter Planter.
Succulent plants are pretty hardy and can withstand most climates, temperatures, and forgetful waterers.
Find the instructions to this Wall Mounted Succulent Letter Planter over at House and Fig.
Well I hope these DIYs gave you some ideas on how to make your mom feel loved on her special day.
Know of any other cool DIY Gift Ideas for Mom, let me know below.