Easy and Thoughtful Handmade Mother's Day Gifts

Posted on 05/07/2014

Money can't buy love, and that's especially true when it comes to mothers. Instead of spending a wad of cash, get busy showing mom how much you love and appreciate her with a handmade gift. Here are six easy and thoughtful gift ideas.

Iced Cappuccino Mix
If mom is a coffee lover whip her up a batch of Iced Cappuccino Mix using this easy recipe from allrecipes.com. It only requires powdered non-dairy creamer, instant hot chocolate, instant coffee granules, sugar and spices. Package it in a mason jar, tie a ribbon around it and present it to mom on Mother's Day.

Permanent Marker Hand Art
Give mom a permanent reminder of just how tiny her little ones' hands once were with the Permanent Market Hand Art project from lilmrstori.com. Trace those tiny hands and cut out a template. Using a low-cost, plain plate dot the border of the handprint with permanent markers. Bake it in the oven to dry.

World's Best Mom Newspaper
News flash-- mom is pretty great. Print Martha Stewart's free newspaper, Mother's Day edition and have the kids personalize it with drawings and by filling in the blanks.

Fingerprint Keychain
Head to the craft store and pick up some clay in mom's favorite color. Using a cookie cutter (or a vitamin bottle cap like lollyjane.com suggests) cut the clay into a shape. Poke a hole in it with a straw and make a heart out of two fingerprints. Once you bake the clay for 30 minutes at 275 degrees you can attach a key ring and wrap it up for mom.

Printable Mother's Day Coupons
Give mom what she really wants: me time. And nothing could be easier than printing out these coupons designed by thriftylittlemom.com. Cut them out and build a book using a hole punch, string and a little creativity.

Breakfast in Bed
Of course the most time-honored handmade Mother's Day tradition is breakfast in bed. Don't overlook this easy and affordable DIY since it's one moms appreciate. Take it to the next level with the help of free printables from theprettyblog.com. And give mom what she really wants: permission to spend a few more minutes in bed.

By Alison Storm

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