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Homemade Mother's Day gifts are always a hit. Whether it is the construction paper artwork of a small child or a handicraft made by an older one, moms love handmade gifts. This is a guide about homemade Mother's Day gifts.

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Paper with letters spelling Happy Mother's Day, ribbon, flowers, and glitter hearts
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May 7, 2009 Flag

When last Mother's Day rolled around, I thought my mother would enjoy reading my own remembrances. I took a decorative glass jar with a lid and made a "Jar of Childhood Memories" for her to read. I typed all kinds of moments remembered from my childhood. Each one began with "I remember".

Example: I remember you driving me to music lessons every Saturday. Once I started, the memories just flowed. I typed them all up, double-spaced, and cut them into single memories.

I filled my memory jar, tied a pretty bow around it and put it in the mail to my mom who lives 400 miles away. She later told me that my memory jar was so much more personal than a card. The whole family had fun reading and remembering each and every one. She said it had taken her back down memory lane, which she hadn't traveled in years.

By vguy from Earle, AR

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April 13, 2007 Flag

Choose colors to match your decor and make beautiful switch plates for every room in your house. Make extra ones for special gifts.

Crafting Time: 15 - 30 minutes

What You Need:

Directions:

  1. Cut 4 pieces of green ribbon, each about 1 inch wider than the switch plate. Cut 2 pieces of pink ribbon about 1 inch longer that the switch plate.
  2. Glue one of the pink pieces vertically to the plate along the left side of the switch opening. Glue two green pieces horizontally across the plate, placing one above the screw hole at the top, and the other below the screw hole at the bottom.
  3. Glue the second pink piece vertically to the switch plate to the left side of the first pink piece. Glue the two remaining green pieces horizontally across the plate, placing one above the ribbon at the top and one below the ribbon at the bottom.
  4. Glue all ribbon ends around to the back of the switch plate. Trim the ribbon ends at the back of the plate.
  5. Glue two small silk flowers to the top of the switch plate where the ribbon colors intersect. Allow all glue to dry.
Mother's Day decorated switch plate

By Marie from West Dundee, IL

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May 8, 2013 Flag
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Here is the perfect gift for family and friends, that you can whip up in a matter of minutes. This flower pin is easy to make and they turn out so very beautiful. Everyone will want one.

Finished sequin flower pins.

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 20

Supplies:

  • 20 small flowers about 3 inches in diameter made from cloth, felt, or sequins. (You can buy these online very cheaply.) ($3.00)
  • 20 small ribbon roses that fit the color of your flower ($.50)
  • 1 hot glue gun and glue
  • 20 3/4 inch pin backs ($.50)

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Steps:

  1. Gather supplies and open up the pins. Make sure the pin is sitting in the direction you want to put it on the flower with the open side down. Line up the flowers and the rose centers.
  2. Open up pin backs.
  3. Apply the rose centers with a touch of hot glue. Repeat until all are finished.
  4. Attaching roses.
  5. Apply the pin backs with a touch of hot glue.
  6. Fabric flowers.
  7. Your craft is finished and ready to give to your friends and family.
  8. Apply pin backs.
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May 2, 2007 Flag
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Here's are some cute flowers that kids can make for their mothers and grandmothers.

Egg crate flower craft supplies

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May 4, 2010 Flag

Lot's of mothers love cookies rather than candy. I know that one of the sweetest gifts I ever received from my kids was a plate of cookies. They baked them for me and put them on a pretty plate that had flowers all around the rim. My mom had taken them to the thrift store and got the pretty plate and a lace doily. I love chocolate so they sprinkled the plate with Hershey's kisses. It was an antique that someone had only three of so the price was great, since there was not a set of them. You could also look for a small glass tray or a silver plated one.

The cookies were simple sugar cookies cut out in flower shapes and a couple of hearts with my kids names on them. Everyone has a sugar cookie recipe but if you are baking impaired, you could just go to the supermarket and buy cookie dough. Flower shaped cookie cutters can be bought at the dollar store. You could also cover the plate with her favorite store bought cookies.

My kids decorated the cookies with colored sugars and decorator gel for their names. We make our own colored sugars which is pretty simple and they can be stored. It is as simple as sugar and food coloring. Some of the companies that make food coloring have even made neon colors and combine these with the normal colors you can make some really pretty shades of sugar. Find some small jars or plastic bags and but some sugar in and then some food coloring and stir or squish in the bag until well mixed. Now here is my mom's favorite Sugar Cookie recipe:

Mix shortening, sugar, eggs and flavoring thoroughly. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt together and then blend into shortening mixture. Chill at least 1 hour until firm and cold. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Roll dough out to 1/4 to 1/8 inch thick and cut out with cookie cutters. Sprinkle with the color sugar and then bake until golden brown. Makes 4 dozen cookies.

Editor's Note: Here is a link to Debra's article with recipes for flavored sugars.

May 5, 2013 Flag
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No better gift can a child give than that of a handmade gift. What Mother doesn't love the handiwork of their little ones? Here's a darling simple craft children can make for their mothers on Mother's Day.

Finished bracelet.

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May 11, 2007 Flag
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Here's a great craft for Mother's Day. I made these for the mothers in our church. Made from recycled materials.

Recycled Daffodil Craft

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May 6, 2009 Flag

Mothers day gift made with flowers and pot. Take the foam and push into pot. I used a tin pot but you can use any kind you want. Glue item of your choosing on to one end of the dowel then push into foam any where you want.

Mother's Day flower pot

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May 11, 2006 Flag
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Here's an inexpensive gift for Mother's Day that any kid can make for their mom.

A jar of bath salts for Mother's Day.

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May 8, 2007 Flag
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This is a little bit harder craft for older kids to make for Mother's Day. It's inexpensive but very pretty.

Decorated Mother's Day paper plate.

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March 6, 2009 Flag
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Does anyone have a new or different idea for a Sunday School class mother's day project? Inexpensive and either Christian based or could be made so. Thank you.

Jane from Ontario, Canada

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March 16, 20090 found this helpful

I taught preschool SS 16 years, my class was 4 yr olds. We always got seeds donated to us and we planted flowers early enough to have them coming up by mother's day. The kids got to care for them on Sunday, we left them at church and someone checked during the week. We usually had about 80 going at a time. Mom's loved getting MARIGOLDs every year. Hard to break tradition.

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May 1, 20100 found this helpful

We like the idea of flowers on Mother's Day but didn't want to buy real ones. I found wooden roses of any color on Ebay and they look like the real thing. We wrapped a few in tissue paper, tied a little note with a poem around it and let the children hand them out during service. It was a big hit because it was something they could keep. I think they were less than $30 for about 200.

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May 10, 2010 Flag
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This is a little Mother's Day Gift tip that is really very easy to do and it doesn't involve spending money that's already tight. Take a pretty envelope and fill it with IOUs for everything from hair-brushing to back rubs; foot soaks (as someone else mentioned) and foot rubs to facials or any other service you can think of that would be enjoyed by Mom or Grandmother. Tell her that the IOUs can be spent anytime she wants to.

My Mom loved having her feet rubbed and the grandchildren were happy to do that for her while she told them a story. You know what your own mother would enjoy and you can ask your children for ideas. You might be surprised at how well they observe what we like, Little things being done by the people she loves most in the world is what's important.

Happy Mother's Day to Everyone,

Source: This is something we've often used in our family. I've been on the receiving end of a few envelopes myself and I spent every one of those IOUs too. It was such a thoughtful little gift that really wasn't so little in the long run. Nice memories.

By Julia in Boca Raton, FL

Editor's Note: This idea was submitted too late to be posted by Mother's Day but it is a great idea for many people and events.

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May 27, 2005 Flag
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This is a Mother's Day e-card that I created. I took this picture of California poppies in our front yard (aren't they beautiful?) and used Photoshop to add the text.

Photo of Poppies that says Happy Mothers Day.

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