You’re always thankful for your mom, she spawned your pink tiny amniotic covered ass, therefore destroying whatever life she had previously in order to take care of your pooping, crying, barfing face. So we thought we’d compile a list of cheap and unique DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas, that are way better than a giftcard to red lobster or a pair of new slippers. None of these ideas require Martha Stewart Caliber craft artistry, so odds are, if you have an hour and a strip mall at your disposal: you’re in the clear
1. Succulent Terrarium. These are currently sitting in my office, after a quick trip to the thrift store for some glass bowls and a venture to Home Depot for mini-cacti and soil; all I had to do was assemble. Who doesn’t love plants? Moms especially love plants, and these are about as low maintenance as you can get. Plus, if you are on a budget you can always bring along some Home Depot coupons to secure a discount on your purchase. Using coupons is a great way to save money on DIY gifts, so do not be afraid to check out websites like Raise to find out the latest deals.
2. Candle Teacup. If someone tells you they don’t like candles, they’re lying. Everybody loves candles, it’s a fact of life, along with ice cream being delicious–facts. Anyway, all you need to do here, is get an old teacup (and saucer if you wish) from the thrift store, and fill it with candle wax.
Of course, there’s more that goes into candle making than meets the eye, so I suggest you start with a candle-making kit from your local craft store. I actually bought mine off Amazon, and for $15 bucks you get all the stuff needed to make your own candles.
3. Customized Mason Jars. The whole internet is obsessed with these things. Definitely used for more than preserving, you can turn this old fashioned kitchen cabinet staple into a myriad of cuteness. I’ve seen people spray paint these and turn them into vases, put a ring of lace around the outside for a cute candleholder, and so forth.
4. Instead of shelling out the dough at Lush Cosmetics, try these DIY Bath bombs.
5. Is your mommy a fierce crafter/knitter? Try making her a yarn ball wreath. All you need is a styrofoam wreath, various styrofoam ball sizes, yarn in whatever colors you wish, and a hot glue gun. First wrap the wreath with yarn, then super glue the end once you finish. Now repeat that process for each of the balls, just wrap is with yarn and glue the end until you have everything ready to go. Then just glue those the balls on the wreath in random placing, and you’re all set! You can always add some knitting needles to accessorize it, or something else of the like, but how easy and cute is this? Just turn on some trashy television and start wrapping.