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40+ Easy Handmade DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

Crafty DIY sentimental and thoughtful Mother's Day gift ideas from daughter or adults or teens or tweens or kids for mom or grandma - Many unique and traditional ideas for homemade and handmade and often cheap, inexpensive, and frugal things to make. Includes jewelry and mason jar gifts. Cute, creative, simple, and easy. Many with pictures, photos, and flowers.

  Since my own mother passed away in 2013, Mother’s Day has lost a lot of its luster. It just isn’t the same. But the fact remains that there are other mothers in my life – my mother’s mother and my mother-in-law – who deserve recognition on this special day. And then there are my own kids who love to pamper me and give me homemade gifts on Mother’s Day. Even though it doesn’t feel like a great day to me, it is still important to many others.  So we celebrate. Whatever your particular challenges, I bet you do something for … Read more

How to Make No Sew DIY Lavender Sachets

How to make no sew DIY lavender sachets - This quick, simple, and easy tutorial is a modern take on an old idea. There are many uses for beautiful smelling lavander bags, everything from drawers to closets to in the dryer. Could be made of scraps of lace, felt, or fabric. Easy to assemble and beautiful.

Partway through this school year, I became the leader for my older daughter’s Girl Scout troop. One of the badges they wanted to complete was the flowers badge, and one of the requirements of the badge was to use flowers in a helpful way. I was torn between making sachets from dried rose petals and dried lavender, but I settled on lavender because it was cheaper. (Good reason, right?)  Making these lavender sachets is so simple and easy that it took the 10- and 11-year-old Girl Scouts about five minutes each to make 3 sets. If you aren’t a child … Read more

A Unique Way to Give a Chocolate Gift – Make a Dove Dark Chocolate Peacock

Unique Way to Give Chocolate Gift - Dove Dark Chocolate Peacock

The moment I saw Dove’s new Dark Chocolate line, I thought of a peacock. The packages are pretty purples and blues and greens, the colors of the bird’s bright, beautiful feathers. Perhaps I have peacocks on the brain. Grace and Allie got a doll for Easter that came with a peacock pet. We also have peacock Duck tape which is quite popular for crafts. In any case, when I saw the bars, I knew exactly how I could make them into a gift for a special person I know.  A Unique Way to a Give Chocolate Gift – Make a Dove … Read more

Melted Bead Suncatchers – Perfect for a Homemade Mother’s Day Gift

melted bead suncatchers

  This is an awesome homemade Mother’s Day gift that you can make in an afternoon. If you are my mother, mother-in-law, or older sister, you should stop reading now. Or keep reading and ruin your surprise. It’s up to you. A few weeks ago, my little sister sent me these two photos on Facebook.     I thought they were really neat, but the link with them was spammy. I scoured the internet to find instructions to make them, trying all kinds of different searches on Swagbucks, Google, and Tineye. Finally, I found the original crafter’s information on Craftster.org (a … Read more

Homemade Valentine’s Day – Gifts Kids Can Make for Adults

homemade valentines day gifts for kids to make

I love this series! Homemade gifts speak volumes about your friends and family. More than jewelry. Well. Maybe not more than jewelry, but more than a lot of stuff. The homemade Valentine’s Day gift suggestions I’ve posted so far have been: Gifts of Food Gifts for the Home Gifts for Children Other Crafty Gifts I hope you like the series, too. Now that we’re finding a routine and life is feeling normal, Grace and I are thinking about crafty projects. We are planning on making more than one of the gifts below, but the recipients read my blog, so I … Read more

18 Handmade Christmas Gifts You Can Make Now

Easy DIY handmade Christmas gifts for friends or family - These unique and beautiful ideas are mostly for women (Grandma, Mom, or sisters would love them!) could be sold or given as homemade gifts. Lots of cute, simple, and useful craft tutorials.

When Christmas rolls around this year, I’m going to be 39 weeks pregnant. Or else I’ll already have a newborn. In either case, I won’t be doing much crafting. I probably won’t be doing much at all at that point (aside from complaining and writing on my blog). So I’ve already started making Christmas gifts for this year. You don’t need to be hugely pregnant to start your homemade Christmas gifts now. If you’re hoping to save some money or give more personal gifts, make them. Here are some ideas I’ve found. They’re all relatively inexpensive, and you have plenty … Read more