Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

I feel so incredibly lucky to have such a wonderful Mom!
And even more blessed that she lives right around the corner and is able to be a part of our everyday life.
Mother's Day is so special and I always try to bless my Mom with a little something.
She loves homemade and so do I.
Here is a list of some beautifully simple ideas for gifts. 
I think that any Mother would feel blessed receiving something heart felt and homemade!

My sweet friend, Amanda at Homegrown and Beeyoutiful, has THE CUTEST tutorial on making a Mason jar sewing kit.
Wouldn't it make a wonderful gift for a Mom?


 Sandy at C'est Moi had a darling chalkboard idea that would make a lovely gift.
I think it would be such a fun addition to the kitchen or even the front porch!

Last year, I made sugar scrub paired with ruffled dish gloves.
You can read about the tutorials HERE.

You could also add a few Everyday Dish Cloths....

or a Ruffled Dish Towel!

Here are a few more of my favorites via Pinterest...

Flower Pin

Great idea!

For book worms...how cute is this?
so cute, so simple- a nice touch on a gifted book....

Poppy tutorial.

Old frames and corkboard

Chicken wire frame.  Love!

Decorated Clothespin Magnets - very cute gift idea!

Even little hands could make these cute as a button bobby pins:).

a few stitches and super glue

This is such a darling idea and sooo simple!
Just wrap a container full of flowers in fabric and tie with a bow!

{gingham and daisies? Yes please.}

Mother's Day

Table runner from book pages

This might be a little nontraditional, but I know my Mom would LOVE a lunch sack!

How to Make an Oilcloth Lunchbag by Martha Stewart

And, of course, you could always make a soap dispenser.
They are just plain wonderful and hard working...just like Mom!
This Mason Jar dispenser has held up so well and I love how practical it is!!

I hope this helps get your creative juices flowing and that you are able to bless a mother in your life:).



Katy said...

Great ideas! :)
thank you for sharing them! :)


Sally said...

Julia, my mom is 3 hours away, but she will bend over backwards to get here if I need her!
I love so many of your ideas - aren't moms the best! I know that anything we make, or that I knit for her will bring tears to her eyes, and she will NEVER part with (because let's face it: she doesn't part with much, LOL) She is SUPER sentimental, which makes espousing a Handmade Mentality in our children (and ourselves) so much easier! I LOVE the clothespin magnet idea -- she can keep up with all the chidlren's letters and drawings, which she is always pining for! Love it!!

Amanda said...

My goodnes, these are the most clever of handmade ideas I've seen!

I'm smitten by that teacup candle holder!

I was at the Goodwill over the weekend and racked up on a handful of 25 cent teacups with mothers day in mind and this would make the perfect gift for them. I also snatched a twin size vintage flat sheet. Would you believe me if I told you that it is made with a ruffle at the top? I've nevere seen a sheet like that before. Needless to say my mind was in creative overload as I've tried to figure out the perfect thing to make with it:)

Thanks for the shout out my friend. I'm thinking I'll make those rubber gloves with some dishwashing liquid for my mama and that teacup candle holder for my mil.


MarmePurl said...

Absolutely great ideas.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for the ideas! I've been pondering what to give my Mom, and now I'm thinking a little kitchen gift basket would be lovely!

Carissa Anne said...

Great ideas Julia!!

My favorite is the cork boards and chicken wire frames. I also love your mason jar soap dispenser!!!!

My friend just dropped off two boxes of ball jars the other day and then I saw Amanda's post on your dispenser idea that I had forgotten about. needless to say I will be making several of these, SOON!

I also love the cloths pin magnet idea, I have already been doing that and saving it back for Christmas gifts for next year.

Love all of the inspiration!!!!

Thank you.
Carissa XOXOX

Donna OShaughnessy said...

WOW WOW WOW..My mama has passed but my daughter who has three little ones would love some of these items. Thanks SO MUCH!


Oh Julia,

how many wonderful and cheerful ideas!


Tori @davis&co. said...

Lots of great inspiration! thanks so much for sharing:)

Unknown said...

Darling ideas! Any one of them would make a lovely gift!

Laurel Stephens said...

So many great ideas, my mind is racing!

Bevy @ Treasured Up and Pondered said...

One of each please!

Wow what great ideas... thanks for collecting them and sharing.

Debbie said...

Thanks for the wonderful ideas! So many of them too.

~ko said...

Such lovely ideas! Thanks for posting a full list of inspiring ideas!

Unknown said...

Thank you thank you thank you Julia...
For incorporating my blog (chalkboards) inbetween these other lovelies...
A thank you is on the way in an e-mail.


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