When it comes to making mom smile on Mother’s Day, I find that it is best done with something that you really put thought into. For the boys’ grandmothers (including my mom) that means a homemade gift that I made myself, or my boys created. Plus, the best part is, how excited my kids and she gets when they open it together. Looking around for some new inspiration from other creative bloggers, I collected over twenty homemade gift ideas for mother’s day that I know moms, grandmothers and aunts will delight in. Check them out and let me know what you think!
My Rose Jasmine Sugar Scrub is one of my favorite tutorials, and apparently a lot of you like it too! However, I recently tried a slightly different variant of the sugar scrub, which I ended up liking even better. In fact, I whipped up 3 jars quickly for the Peanut’s preschool teachers, and they asked me to tell them how I did it. This is SO EASY and SO QUICK, and people can’t believe that you actually made it. Given my frantic schedule, that’s a win-win. It’s perfect for Mother’s Day too! Let me show you how to make this lightning fast easy floral sugar scrub for your kiddo’s grandmothers, aunts or teachers. Once you’ve started making it, you’ll make batch after batch!
Last year as a Teacher Appreciation gift, I made a homemade sugar scrub, and then one year I made lavender sachets. This year, I decided to make some relaxing homemade bath salts. I’ve made a few versions of bath salts before, but this year I used dried lavender as a primary ingredient. I’m pleased with how these turned out, and the jars that I found at Target along with the personalized gift tags I made with my Cricut Explore Air, really made me proud of how the jar of homemade bath salts turned out. If you’d like to make some for yourself, here’s how.
A few months ago, I shared the “recipe” that I have been using for the DIY Homemade Handsoap that we’ve been using in our house. However, I’m a person who is prone to developing extremely dry and cracked skin during the winter. And crafting with glues and paints, and all of the messes that the little boys means that I wash my hands a lot, so they get dried out even easier. When we started running out of our current batch of hand soap, I decided to make some more DIY moisturizing hand soap for the winter that had a greater proportion of enriching carrier oils.
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Mellow Man loves Necco Wafers. They are his favorite candy. I don’t get the attraction to them, but I suspect the best part of Valentine’s Day for him is the Sweethearts. While I don’t find them that delicious, I would definitely say that Sweethearts are an iconic part of Valentine’s Day. I mean who doesn’t think of conversation hearts when thinking about Valentine’s Day. Over the past few months, I’ve been gathering dozens of craft ideas for conversation hearts, and there are a lot of ideas out there. I’ve seen lots of wonderful recreations of the “hearts in clay and salt dough, and a variety of rings and bracelets made with conversations hearts. I didn’t think that Mellow Man would appreciate jewelry, so I decided to use an actual conversation heart to create my very own, quick and easy DIY Conversation Heart Bookmark.