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5 Fun Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Mum

05 May 2022
5 Fun Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Mum -  may hoy

A mother is your best friend, your shoulder to cry on and your favourite person to laugh with so it is only natural that when Mother’s Day rolls around that you would like to give her a gift that is meaningful and from the heart.

The best gifts are not always ones that can be bought at the store.

Sometimes it is nice to give mom a handmade present that she will be able to use, love or cherish forever.

Let’s take a look at some fun Mother’s Day gift ideas:

1. Homemade Succulent Mug

If mom is a plant-lover, then what better gift to receive than a hand-decorated mug with a succulent to put in the kitchen window or on the dining room table?

This craft is relatively easy, inexpensive and quick to make if you are stuck on time.

You will need:

  • A plain mug
  • Decorative markers
  • White gravel or colourful stones
  • Potting soil
  • A succulent or plant of your choice

How to get started:

  • Start by writing a heartfelt message or drawing a cute picture on your plain mug using decorative markers.
  • Once you are satisfied with your message, put the mug in the oven and set it to bake at 180 degrees for approximately 10 minutes. This will help to ensure that the message does not wash off if the mug is cleaned.
  • Once cool, place your succulent in the mug and pack potting soil around the plant taking care not to squish the roots. Leave about an inch open at the top to pack colourful stones or gravel.
  • Be sure to tell mum to keep the mug out of the dishwasher because high-heat could remove your special message!

Image credit:netflorist.co.za

2. Decorative Garden Stones

This is another cool gift for the mums with green fingers.

Decorative garden stones are a lovely way to spruce up the garden and give mom something to smile at and remember you by every time she goes to water or work in the garden.

You will need:

  • Large stones from the garden
  • Waterproof markers
  • Warm water
  • Soap and a brush

How to get started:

  • Start by collecting some large enough stones from the garden. Once satisfied with the number of stones and their size, scrub the stones clean with some soap, warm water and a brush.
  • Leave the stones to dry in a safe spot outside.

Once completely dry, decorate the stones using the markers with a message, pictures or a combination thereof. Be sure to use waterproof markers to prevent rain from erasing your artwork.

Image and craft credit:shutterfly.com

3. Homemade Tea Bags

There’s nothing quite like relaxing with a good book and a freshly brewed cup of tea except maybe when the tea bags are homemade with mom’s favourite tea leaves.

Treat mom this Mother’s Day with some delicious tea made with some homemade tea bags using this simple guide.

You will need:

  • Coffee Filters
  • Loose Tea Leaves
  • Heavy Thread or String
  • Piece of Cardboard
  • Scissors and a Stapler

How to get started:

  • Flatten out the coffee filter and cut it to form a rectangular shape
  • Put a teaspoon of loose tea leaves in the centre
  • Carefully fold the filter in half and half again twice closing the tea inside
  • Recenter the tea inside if needed and cut off any excess filter paper
  • Fold over the top point of the filter paper and staple the string to the top sealing the tea leaves inside the filter paper
  • Make a custom tab for the end of the string using the cardboard and stable over the top end of the string

4. Homemade Soaps

This is a craft for the mom that loves nice ‘smellies’.

Now whether mom actually uses them or just places them in a decorative bowl in the bathroom is another story but it is the thought that counts!

What you will need:

  • Kitchen scale
  • 2 heat resistant plastic jugs
  • Rubber gloves and safety goggles
  • Spoon
  • Large pot
  • Small class containers
  • Stick blender
  • Soap mould
  • Thermometer

Materials you will need:

  • 200ml palm oil
  • 200ml coconut oil
  • 220ml olive oil
  • 40ml castor oil
  • 240ml water
  • 90ml lye
  • 30ml fragrance oil or essential oil

How to get started:

  • Put on your gloves and safety goggles, then place the plastic container on the kitchen scale. Place the water in the plastic jug. Take the second jug and weigh out the amount of lye that you need placing it in the second jug.
  • Slowly add the lye to the water jug being careful not to splash or breathe in the fumes. Be sure to work in a well-ventilated area. Gently stir in the lye until dissolved.
  • Rinse of the spoon used with the solution and cover the container while the lye solution cools. Once the mixture reaches 37 degrees it is cooled enough.
  • Weigh and heat the solid oils until completely melted using glass containers and the scale. Put the melted oil into a large pot on low heat and slowly add the liquid oils to the solids.
  • When the oils have also cooled to 37 degrees, slowly pour the lye solution into the oil solution. Stir the mixture with a stick blender using short bursts. Continue this until the soap is as thick as a thin cake mixture and there are no streaks of oil left in the mixture.
  • Remove from the heat and add the fragrance oil or essential oil of your choice. Mix thoroughly.
  • Pour the raw soap into the moulds and allow it to sit for 12 to 24 hours or until completely cooled and hard enough to cut. Remove and slice into bars or shapes of choice. It is recommended to allow the soap to cure for two to four weeks before use.

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Image and craft credit:thesprucecrafts.com

5. Homemade Bath Salts

This is definitely the perfect gift for the mums that need some time to relax in the bath with a good glass of wine. There is nothing more relaxing than a warm bath with some lovely bath salts especially now that the colder weather is coming along.

You will need:

  • 3 cups plain Epsom salt
  • 5 cups coarse salt
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • 20 drops of essential oils
  • 2 tablespoons almond oil or coconut oil

How to get started:

  • Mix all of the ingredients together inside a large bowl using either clean hands or a spatula taking care to mix the ingredients properly.
  • Once mixed, place the bath salts inside an empty jar or plastic bag allowing some airflow even through the container.
  • Store in a cool, dry place for up to three months.
  • Use about ½ cup to one cup per bath and this mixture should last about 5-10 baths depending on how much bath salts are used at a time.

Image and craft credit:elizabethrider.com

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We hope that these craft ideas will help you gift mom something special this Mother’s Day. Be sure to check out our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages for more gift ideas and articles.

 

 

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