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15 DIY Gifts For Mom

The best gifts Mom can receive for Mothers Day are those made from the heart. Mothers seem to love and appreciate just about anything you make them, and you don’t have to be a little kid to give Mom something handmade. These craft ideas are creative ways to show mom just how much you care (and secure your spot as favorite child). Visit M&J Trimming for the supplies you need then follow these step by step tutorials to give your Mom one of these special DIY Mothers Day gifts this year.

1. Ribbon Vase

Cluster pink peonies and tulips, red roses, and chartreuse verbena in an oversized square vase wrapped in striped and polka-dotted ribbons. Hot-glue the backs of the ribbons and adhere them to the vase (or substitute heavy-duty double-faced tape).

Your mom will love this simple yet fun DIY Ribbon Vase. Here’s how to make it.

2. Tassel Necklace

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For a simpler version use these tassels from M&J Trimming. Get the full tutorial here.

3. Mason Jar Picture Frame

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This DIY is simple enough for kids to do mostly by themselves and it screams spring with the bright colors. Full Tutorial.

4. Blooming Monogram

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Help Mom brighten up your home decor by adding M&J silk flowers to her monogram. Learn how here.

5. Button Rings

Get a load of this fresh notion for something you probably already have around the house! Emily Peters sells these baubles at our Country Living Fairs (emmalou vintage.etsy.com), but she's also generous enough to tell you how to craft your own. If you become so carried away that you need more buttons, Etsy.com has a killer selection of vintage ones. Step 1: Start with an adjustable brass "ring blank," the band that wraps around your finger ($6.50 for 10; findings.etsy.com). Step 2: If your button has a shank on the back, snip it off with wire-cutting pliers and sand down the back surface with a rotary tool (Dremel 4.8-volt, $24.97; homedepot.com). Step 3: Apply a thin layer of metal-bonding glue (Beacon's Glass, Metal & More glue, $6.99 for two ounces; createforless.com) to the back of your button, then adhere it to the top of the ring blank. If you'd like to add a second button, apply a thin layer of the glue to its back side, then adhere it atop the first button. Let dry for 24 hours.

Button jewelry is one of the latest trends, so help Mom look fabulous for Mothers Day with these rings. Instructions found here.

6. Scarf or Ribbon Watchband

It's easy to fall in love with vintage scarves at flea markets and thrift stores. The hard part? Finding a fresh way to wear the ladylike relics. Here's one: Just remove the straps from a watch, then weave a scarf through the watch's lugs (the bars that hold the straps in place). Wrap the scarf's ends around your wrist and secure with a knot to make a timely fashion statement.

For a different look, use ribbon instead of scarves for the band and then tie with a pretty bow.  Tutorial.

7. Lace Handbag

Make it any size! For the lining, cut two fabric circles, about 3/4 inch smaller than the two doilies. Right sides together, sew together the lining pieces, leaving an opening at the top; turn right side out. Sandwich lining between doilies and topstitch through all layers (lining included), leaving an opening at the top. From a runner, cut a wide handle, folding it lengthwise in thirds. Machine-stitch down its length. At the lining's opening, turn under the raw edges; stitch the ends of the handle inside.

M&J has a wide selection of lace that would work perfectly for this design. Instructions here.

8. Ribbon Shoes

Expert crafter Melissa Neufeld uses beautiful fabric ribbons to give everyday shoes a quick, colorful makeover. Using bright tafetta ribbon and a hot-glue gun, Melissa needed just 10 minutes to give a pair of suede slip-ons this stylish new look.

Spruce up a pair of shoes with Mom’s favorite color or pattern by adding ribbon, here are a couple different ways it can be done.

9. Lace Earrings

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These delicate lace earrings will never go out of style and are super easy to make!

10. Rhinestone Jewelry Box

If your making any of the jewelry shown above, Mom might need a place to store it. Make her a rhinestone jewelry box to add a little sparkle to her room. M&J offers a wide variety of rhinestones so you can make this in Mom’s favorite color. This DIY is super easy, just get a wooden jewelry box from your local craft store and make it as simple or detailed as you want.

11. Box of Flowers

This is a beautiful gift for Mom to show her just how much you care. See how to make it here.

12. Fun Animal Cookie Throw Pillow

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Add some fun to your home decor for Mothers Day with these cute frosted animal cracker pillows.  Find all your pompoms at M&J Trimming

13. Photo Pendent

Keep yourself close to mom’s heart with these photo pendents.

14. Pompom Branches

This craft is perfect for kids and it is super simple to do. These branches also goes great with our PomPom flowers we featured earlier on the blog.

15. Button Monogram

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Buttons are being used in home decor all over the place. Help mom jump on this trend with her very own monogrammed initial. Get the full instruction here.

Top 5 Mothers Day DIYs

There are many types of moms out there. The fashionista mom, the stay-at-home mom, the office maven, the nature enthusiast and many more. Regardless of what type of mom you may be, or you may have there is something about a homemade gift that is truly special. Below are some of our favorite Mother’s Day DIY projects that are too precious for words. Any mom would truly adore these crafts.

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