Cheap but Chic: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Tired of giving your mom flowers and chocolate? Looking for a gift that says, “You are special and unique,” Well, Cheap but Chic has got your covered with these gift crafts that are simple to make but memorable to keep.

DIY Dipped Ombre Bag

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You will need:

  • A tote bag

  • Rit dye

  • Large Clamp

  • Bucket of Hot/Warm Water


  1. Get gloves and cover your ground with a tarp (Do outside).

  2. Take the clamp and clip it to a clippable area (like a pole). Get a bucket of hot water and pour Rit Dye into the bucket until the desired color.

  3. Every few minutes, move the clamp up 1-2 inches to get the ombre effect.

  4. Once done, let the bag drip over the bucket until it stops, then take the bag and wash it with cold water until the water is clear.

  5. Then machine-wash in warm water with detergent, and air or machine dry. Washed it by itself just in case all the dye hasn’t been rinsed out.

  6. You are done! Just dry and give it to your mom.

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DIY Breathtaking Canvas


You will need:

  • A white Canvas

  • An assortment of paints

  • Varieties of paintbrushes

  • Warm water


  1. Dip your paintbrush in the warm water

  2. Get the desired color of paint on your brush.

  3. Paint your creative picture on your canvas.

DIY Luxurious Bath Bombs

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You Will Need:

  • 1 cup baking soda

  • ½ cup citric acid

  • ½ cup Epsom salt

  • 1 tsp. Water

  • 2 tsp. Essential oil

  • 3 tsp. Olive oil

  • Food coloring (optional)

  • Bowl

  • Whisk

  • Jar

  • Bath Bomb mold


  1. Place the dry ingredients in a bowl and then mix them all evenly with the whisk.

  2. In a separate container, mix the liquid ingredients together. Note that in this step, the essential oils, fragrances, and colors are added. This is an important step! Make sure to pick out lots of fragrance oils to try out here, as you can make many fabulous combinations for bath time.

  3. Slowly add the liquid mixture to the dry mix, a spoonful at a time.

  4. When well mixed, you simply pack this mixture into a bath bomb mold and pack tightly, then let it dry. Work quickly so as not to let the bath bomb mixture dry out.

  5. Once dry, take out of the mold and your done.

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Foot Print Stool

You will need:


1. Paint your stool. Let dry, then distress the edges if desired.

2. Footprints: I used spray paint, because it dries faster than wall paint, and doesn’t get as gloppy. I sprayed the paint onto a paper plate then using your finger or small brush, apply the paint to the bottom of the foot. Place it directly onto the surface, making sure to press down each toe. Press firmly, then carefully lift up. Repeat for each footprint. Let dry.