Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Make

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This Mother’s Day forego the expensive stores to buy Mom a generic gift and consider making your own handmade Mother’s day gift. Moms love the personal touch that receiving a handmade gift brings. Best of all you can personalize your Mother’s Day gift to reflect your Mom and her personality. She will love the fact that you took the time and effort to make something special for her. The Mother’s Day gifts described here are easy to make and affordable as well. Here are some ideas for homemade Mother’s Day gifts-

Bath Salt Recipe-These bath salts can be personalized to whatever color and scent your Mom will love.

What you will need:

A decorative bottle or jar
Epsom Salts
Food Coloring
Perfume or Essential Oil

Instructions for the project: Mix the desired amount of the Epsom Salts (this should be enough to fit in the bottle or jar) with your choice of food coloring. Mix thoroughly so that the color is even. Carefully mix in the perfume or essential oil and mix again. Spread the mixture out on a sheet of wax paper to dry for a couple of hours and then put it in the bottle or jar. It is important to keep in mind that while the salts can be used right away, the perfume or essential oil will blend better with the salt if it is allowed to set in the jar for a few weeks. As a finishing touch add a bow or other decorations to the jar, before giving to Mom. 

Button Bracelet-This sweet and simple craft features the faces Mom loves most all in one place and makes a great gift for her on her special day.

What you will need: 
Photographs or digital images
Scissors or circular craft punch
Colored beading elastic, (available in the beading section of craft stores)
Buttons with recessed thread holes (this will help to prevent the thread from wrinkling your pictures)
Glue stick
3-D fabric paint or glitter paint

Instructions for the project:  Choose the snapshots with faces that will fit on your buttons. Cut a piece of elastic that is about 2 inches longer than you’d like the finished bracelet to be. Thread the buttons onto the elastic, until the bracelet is the desired size. You should leave an extra inch of elastic on each end of the bracelet. Use a coin or other round object as a template, and trace circles around the faces and cut them out. Keep in mind that you can also use a circular craft punch. Carefully glue the photos to the buttons. You can then decorate the edges with 3-D paint or glitter paint. Carefully tie the ends of the bracelet together and snip off the extra elastic.

Heart Notebook-This darling heart shaped notebook is sure to be well loved by Mom.

What you will need: 
Red paper
White paper      
Scissors
Tapestry needle
Yarn
Markers and stickers (optional)

Instructions for the project: The first step is to cut out a red paper heart (about 6 inches across). Carefully trace and cut out 10 to 20 more from white paper. Stack up the hearts in bunches of five, gently folding each bunch down the middle. Use the tapestry needle, poke holes about every 1/2 inch down the center folds (younger kids will need an adult’s help with this step). Carefully stack the hearts together with the cover on top, making sure all the edges are even. Thread the needle with yarn, knot one end, and then sew it through the holes, knotting it at the other end. Decorate the cover with hearts, flowers, or even a kiss print.