Cheap and Chic: Easy DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

Photo Courtesy of Martha Stewart

Photo Courtesy of Martha Stewart

Tired of giving your mom those gift cards to her favorite restaurant or her favorite perfume year after year? Well we have a solution for you! Here are some quick and easy Mother’s Day DIYs.

 

Tub Teas: marthastewart.com

Materials:

  • Heat seal-able tea bags
  • Lavender buds
  • Chamomile buds
  • Peppermint Leaves
  • Dried organic lemon verbena

 

Steps:

  1. Fill your tea bags with ¼ cup of lavender, chamomile, peppermint, or lemon verbena.
  2. Next, if you have smaller bags top 5 1/4 – inch starched muslin circles with one tablespoon of botanicals; then tie with a piece of twine.
  3. With these scents bathers can now customize their bath.

 

Blooming Monogram DIY: blog.lulus.com

Materials:

  • Hot glue gun
  • Fake flowers (any color is fine)
  • Scissors
  • A can of white spray paint
  • Paper mache letter
  • X-Acto knife

Steps:

  1. First, take your X-Acto Knife and carefully cut off the top of the paper mache letter. Remove this, so now your letter is empty.
  2. Now, taking your spray paint, paint the interior and exterior of the letter and let each caot dry for at least one hour.
  3. When your paint is dry take your flowers and cut off the stems so now your flowers are completely flat.
  4. Take your glue gun and add a dab of glue to the back side of the flower and keep repeating this until the whole letter is filled.
  5. If you happen to have any empty spaces you can fill it in with individual petals or leaves.

 

Coconut Sugar Scrub: thepinterestproject.com

Materials:

  • A small jar
  • Coconut oil
  • Sugar
  • White ribbon

 

Steps:

  1. Mix 1 cup of white sugar and ¼ cup of coconut oil in a bowl.
  2. Keep mixing until the oil and the sugar are completely combined.
  3. Now put your DIY scrub in your jar and tie a bow around it.

Now it is time to get busy and gather your supplies since Mother’s Day is Sunday May 10.