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A DIY gift guide for Mother’s Day

One of the most difficult tasks of celebrating Mother’s Day is coming up with a thoughtful present that encapsulates all that you feel for this special person. This year, with the pandemic in the backdrop, we can afford to spend a little more time into creating a gift for our mothers that will not only bring a smile to their faces but also give us the chance to channel our creativity. Here are five do-it-yourself (DIY) ideas for you to try this Mother’s Day.

Memory jar

It is a simple concept that involves a transparent jar and stack of colourful slips of paper. You could pen down special memories from your childhood, family traditions, funny anecdotes or even things that make your mother so special. You could rope your siblings into putting a few of their messages as well after which you assemble the slips on a pretty jar and present it to your mother. With enough slips, she will have one special message to look forward to for every day of the month.

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Gift basket

The basket can consist of an array of your mother's favourite items: chocolates, snacks, handmade body scrubs, or scented candles. In case you want to flex your creative muscles, you could compose a poem for her and attach it to the basket.

Homemade photo frames or collages 

You can easily make a photo frame out of stationery that you have laying around at home. All you need is a cardboard, some colourful papers and scissors. You start by cutting a shape into the cardboard for making the frame, then you choose a lovely photograph of you and your mother and attach it to a slightly bigger paper. Assemble the part and your photo frame is ready. Similarly, you can make a collage with a few more photos of your mom.

Multi-purpose painted jars

You can hit two birds with one stone with this gift, as not only do you get to recycle old jars but you also get to create a nifty present for you mother. You can store herbs or make a small succulent garden in these jars. They could also be turned into jewelry dispensers, candle holders, manicure kits or nail polish remover kits. You can fashion little knobs on the lids and paint it in vibrant patterns.

Mother's Day coupons

You can plan a whole surprise around this idea. For this, you require hand-made coupons for a breakfast in bed, an afternoon tea session, or a movie night. You could also prepare a surprise dinner for her at home, create the ambience by lighting up candles and setting up the table. But most importantly, give her the gift of your time, spend the day with her doing activities that makes her feel loved and appreciated for all that she does.

 

 

 

 

 

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