Our Top Five DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

1.Mother’s Day in a Jar

A great idea this Mother’s Day.  A twist on a traditional hamper idea with everything you mum will need to pamper herself this Mother’s Day.

Find a nice big jar and fill it with all your mum’s favourite things to enjoy and pamper herself with. Put the lid on and finish it with some ribbon and a tag to ‘Mum’.


2. M Frame

Give your mum something this Mother’s Day that she can look at every day.


  • Grab a box frame and a wooden letter M or cut out your own letter M from thick card.
  • Cover it with some decorative paper.
  • Create some matching bunting by cutting out small triangles in corresponding paper.
  • Take a parcel tag and add a label wit “M is for Mum/Mummy’
  • Finally add your message on the bottom of the picture mount and there you have it!

3. Picture Coasters

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A lovely gift so that mum can surround herself with some of her favourite pictures without the need for extra wall space.

  • Get some plain coloured coasters
  • Print off enough of mum’s favourite picture to cover them all
  • Apply PVA glue to the back of the picture to hold it in place
  • Paint over PVA glue to cover and seal the image onto the coaster
  • Leave to dry
  • Once dry the final tip is to add some sticky back surface protector pads to prevent the coasters scratching mum’s best coffee table
  • Gather the completed coasters together and tie some ribbon into a bow to hold them all together.

4. DIY Bath Salts

No mum can resist the opportunity to relax in a hot bath.  So dim the lights, light the candles and send mum upstairs to the bathroom with one of these fantastic homemade jars of bath salts this Mother’s Day.  You could even cook dinner while she takes a load off.

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Rosy Coconut Sea Salt Bath Soak

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1/2 Cup of Himalayan Pink Salt

1/2 Cup of Coconut Milk Powder

4tbs of Dried Rose Buds, lightly crushed

1 Cup of Epsom Salts

2 Drops of Rose Hip Oil


  • Grind a few rosebuds in a pestle and mortar until slightly broken up.
  • Combine everything in a bowl, stirring well to combine
  • Spoon into a jar and seal
  • Store in a cool dry place

Soothing Lavender and Vanilla Oatmeal Bath Soak

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1 Cup of Oatmeal

2tbs of Culinary Lavender

1 Cup of Epsom Salt

2 Drops of Lavender Oil


  • Pulse the oatmeal in a food processor until fine and flour-like in texture
  • Then combine everything in a bowl, stirring well to combine
  • Spoon into a jar and seal
  • Store in a cool dry place for use

5. DIY Tea Light Holders


Similar to the coasters and super effective once lit with a tea light these tea light holders are a great gift.

  • Simply find a nice shape glass or plain tea light holder.
  • Print off enough of your mum’s favourite pictures to cover
  • Use PVA glue to stick the pictures on
  • Complete by painting on more PVA glue to seal
  • Leave to dry

For these and other great DIY Mother’s Day gift and card ideas visit our Pinterest board: https://uk.pinterest.com/theorchardhome/the-orchard-mothers-day-diy-shabby-chic-vinatge/?etslf=2685&eq=mothers%20day

If you aren’t feeling quite so handy then we’ve done all the hard work for you.  Just click here and see our collection of ready made Mother’s Day Gifts.  We’ll even pick and send you a beautiful Mother’s Day card which we can send direct to Mum or to you to forward on personally.  We’ll even gift wrap if you ask nicely!  Take a peek here http://www.theorchardhomeandgifts.com/mothers-day~19-c.html




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