It’s almost Mother’s Day again! This is such a great opportunity to let Mum know how much you appreciate her for all of her hard work, time and love she has invested in you.

Sometimes though, the gift ideas can be tricky. If you find yourself wishing you could go back to being a kid when your drawing lit up her face, I have some good news for you. Even when you grow up, Mum’s still love to get gifts made by their kids! Here’s a few beautiful DIY ideas for Mother’s Day that are cost effective, timeless, and are sure to bring a smile to Mum’s face!

1. Flowers

Flowers are one of the most simple things in life that say everything without needing to say a thing! It is entirely impossible to go wrong with a beautiful bunch of your mum’s favourite poesy’s for Mother’s day. Purchasing a bouquet from a florist is one option but you’ll be looking upwards of $50 when for a fraction of the price you can arrange them yourself!

1. If you have some lovely blooms in your garden this is a great start, but if not, head to your local supermarket and pick a small bunch of your favourite un-arranged flowers i.e. without foliage added.

2. Next open your eyes in your garden, in your friends garden or on the local nature strip for some foliage to add to your poesy. Be creative with this. Pick a couple of different types of foliage from small to large leaves, (Magnolia leaves are always a good start). Look out for different textures like seed pods and grasses, and try out some different combinations. You don’t have to use everything you collected, because sometimes less is more.

3. When you are happy with your arrangement tie it off with some twine, cut the ends of the arrangement to the one length…  and there you have it! A one-of-a-kind arrangement made with love and a lot of fun in the process!

If you would like to go a step further to really finish your gift for Mum, wrap the poesy in brown paper, clear cellophane and tie it off with ribbon/ brown twine.

2. Exfoliating Salt scrub

Every Mum loves to feel a bit pampered from time to time, and a salt scrub is a DIY winner that will leave her skin looking and feeling soft and radiant! All it takes is:

  • A  cup of un-processed coconut oil
  • Half a cup of salt
  • An essential oil or natural scent of your choice such as lemon, lavender or rosemary.

1. Warm the coconut oil until it is soft but not liquid and mix in the salt and natural scent.

2. Dish this into a small plastic or glass container, which you can dress up with some brown twine if you wish and there you have a very quick, all natural exfoliating scrub for Mum.

3. You can also interchange salt for other small granule like ingredients such as coffee grounds, sugar and Epsom salts for quite a variety of fresh ways to pamper Mum.

3. Write in a Card

Now you might be thinking, ‘but a card isn’t a gift’! I beg to differ!

When was the last time you sat down with a beautiful card and took up all the space on both sides to write some encouraging words or something you really love about that person? It’s about the giving of your time, and thinking about how to bless your Mum through words. This is especially a great DIY gift if your Mum’s love language is ‘words of affirmation’.

Even Mum’s that aren’t really ‘words’ people love to be reminded by their kids that they are valued and treasured. If you have some card paper around the house you can go a step further with this and make the card yourself!

4. Potted Succulents

Plants are a great gift for Mum because they bring a little bit of beauty to any room or garden, they last forever and will bring a smile to her face every time she sees it.

Not every Mum has a green thumb, but some plants survive very easily and can go long periods without water and attention while still maintaining their beauty. Succulents are a great option that look amazing and don’t mind being transferred between pots.

They can be bought at most local nurseries for between $5-$12 dollars and the options for potting them up are endless! If your Mum is a tea lover why not use an old tea cup and saucer? Or maybe she fancies the rustic? Get an old jar with brown twine wrapped around the middle to create a bit of charm. Even old candle & makeup jars, or large sea shells turned upside down are all creative ways of bringing a personal touch. A single succulent will make Mum’s day but if you are up for a challenge, why not try arranging a few succulents of different colours in the one pot!

The possibilities are endless this Mother’s Day – get creative and show your Mum how much she means to you!

With love, Ashley!