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DIY Mother’s Day Makings

DIY Mother’s Day Makings

By Dana DeMercurio

Looking for unique, hand-made gift ideas for mom this Mother’s Day?  It’s only a few days away which is plenty of time to start crafting a one-of-a-kind design.  Here’s our curated list of DIY-inspired gifts for mom this May.

Get your mom’s jewelry organized with a few nails and a tree branch from your own backyard!  She’ll be eager to display her baubles on this rustic DIY wall art. 

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http://theartofsimple.net/branch-necklace-holder-tutorial/

The pitter-patter of tiny feet may not last forever, but with this darling DIY project, moms will melt just at the sight of them!  Be sure to monogram each tile or have your child write their name with leftover paint!

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http://plainvanillamom.com/2012/05/mothers-day-gifts-butterfly-footprints-made-with-love-linky.html

Flowers that never wilt? Yes, please! These quick, easy and extremely inexpensive blossoms can brighten any room.  And with materials from your own back yard, kids will have a blast putting it all together. 

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http://mynearestanddearest.com/sticks-and-tissue-paper-blossoms/

This printable front-page newspaper is hot off the press! Grab some markers and crayons and get to work drawing a unique cover that will be showcased for years to come.

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http://www.marthastewart.com/341027/mothers-day-newspaper?backto=true&backtourl=/photogallery/mothers-day-gifts#slide_

Is it accurate to say heart pendants are a mom’s best friend?  We think so.  This year, get creative and lift a finger –or thumb, to be more exact – with this hand-made necklace.

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http://www.52mantels.com/2013/05/handmade-mothers-day-gift-ideas.html

Is your mom’s purse overflowing?  Consider personalizing a canvas tote, perfect for moms on the go. You can even stuff it with other DIY gifts on Mother’s Day.  Oh, the versatility! 

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http://www.stylemepretty.com/2014/05/06/diy-mothers-day-tote-bag/ 

For moms with a green thumb, you can’t go wrong with this DIY gift! Upcycle silver spoons or recycle plastic ones for cute and creative garden markets.

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http://domesticsimplicity.com/2011/04/06/recycled-spoon-garden-markers/

Give your mom the gift of green this year with a hanging garden! Perfect for the home or office, moms can enjoy beautiful blossoms with this fun DIY gift.

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http://inhabitat.com/diy-how-to-make-a-hanging-bonsai-string-garden/

A trip to the local thrift store is where you’ll find vintage teacups perfect for this DIY candle project.  Already have some at home collecting dust? What better way to spruce them up for mom!

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http://www.heygorg.com/2011/07/diy-vintage-teacup-candles.html

Bookworm moms will love these simple, fun and vibrant fabric bookmarks that can be personalized with her favorite patterns and colors.  Add a festive topper like flowers, tassels or a simple loop for holding a pen or pencil. 

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http://www.skiptomylou.org/2011/04/22/beautiful-handmade-bookmarks-teacher-appreciation/