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DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Today’s post is about DIY Mother’s day gift ideas.

As a mother, some of the most meaningful gifts I have ever received were the ones made by my children.

Through the years, I have recieved many store bought gifts from my children (and I loved those gifts). The only thing is, now years later I can’t recall very many of those gifts.

On the other hand, if you held up one of my cherished gifts handcrafted by one of my kids, I could tell you exactly who made it. Not only that, every time I reminisce about these DIY gifts I revisit the love I felt when receiving them. Now that is priceless!!

We are going to showcase some easy DIY gifts that anyone can put together to show your mom how much you love her. The first four gift ideas all have a lavender theme so they can easily be put together in a gift basket.

DIY Hand Picked Lavender Bouquet

Here is a simple bouquet that you can make for MOM 💐 on Mother’s Day. All you need is:

  • Flowers (we clipped some lavender and rosemary from our yard)
  • Brown paper sack or brown postal paper
  • Twine
  • A gift tag
  • Plastic bag
  • Paper towels
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Water


Click the video link below to watch how we put it together.

DIY Lavender Bath Salts

Here is another Mother’s Day gift idea. Give mom the gift of relaxation with some homemade lavender bath salts. All you need is:

  • Epsom salt
  • Purple food coloring
  • Lavender essential oils
  • Dried lavender
  • Jar or container with lid
  • 6-inch square of burlap fabric
  • Twine
  • Gift tag
  • Plastic spoon
  • 2- plates or bowls to mix in

Click the video link below to watch how we put it together.


Easy DIY Succulent Plant Holder

Succulents are the easiest plants to propagate and keep alive so they make incredible gifts even for that special mom that doesn’t have a green thumb 🎁 If you have succulents in your yard this is an even more amazing gift to give for Mother’s Day! All you need is:

  • Empty tin can (washed with label removed)
  • Rustoleum Transformations Antique Glaze
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper towels
  • Twine
  • Gift tag
  • Marker
  • Potting soil or dirt from your yard
  • Succulents
  • Water

Click the video link below to watch how we put it together.

Lavender Lotion Bars

Mom’s are always working with their hands. This Mother’s Day give your mom’s hands a little reprieve with these DIY Lavender Lotion Bars. All you need is:

Large Batch

  • 3/4 cup beeswax
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • a few drops of vitamin E oil
  • 2-4 tsp. dried lavender
  • 3-6 drops lavender essential oil
  • Silicone ice cube tray

Small Batch

  • 2 Tbsp. beeswax
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • a few drops of vitamin E oil
  • 1-2 tsp. dried lavender
  • 1-3 drops lavender essential oil
  • Silicone ice cube tray

You will be melting these ingredients together. There are different methods that can be used.
1) a double boiler
2) a metal bowl over a small saucepan filled with water. 
3) a small crockpot
4) a small hot glue melting pot (this is what we used for a small batch)

Step 1:

Cut, grate or shave off the required amount of beeswax and add it to your heat source to begin melting, stir with a plastic spoon or wooden popsicle stick till melted. Just remember whatever you use to cut it will be a bit difficult to clean. Beeswax is very hard to cut and sticky. We used a cheap steak knife dipped in boiling water to help melt the wax as we cut into it. 

Step 2:

Add coconut oil, stir till melted

Step 3:

Add vitamin E oil, lavender essential oil, and dried lavender to melted ingredients and stir.

Step 4:

Spoon lotion into molds and chill in refrigerator approx. 2-3 hours till completely cooled

Step 5:

Pop lotion bars out of molds and place in a cute package or container ready to gift.

Click the video link below to watch how we put it together.

“Less Dishes”

Lastly, a thoughtful Mother’s Day Gag Gift called “Less Dishes”. All you need is:

  • Plates (disposable)
  • Napkins (disposable)
  • Paper or plastic cups (disposable)
  • Spoons (disposable)
  • Forks (disposable)
  • Knives (disposable)
  • Straws (optional)
  • A pretty basket or tin
  • the following poem

“Less Dishes”

Happy Mother’s Day from me to you

I am here to make your dreams come true

a mother’s chores never seems to be done

but this little gift will help you with one

set out these plates, napkins, silverware too 

and you will have less dishes to do

Click the video link below to watch how we put it together.

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