Mother’s Day-7 Last Minute DIY Ideas

Mother’s Day is this weekend and like most occasions I am scrambling at the last minute to put something together!

For everyone else out there that waits until the 11th hour, here are 7 easy, affordable DIY ideas that you could put together by Sunday ūüôā

1-Flower pots 

I love these little stenciled terra cotta pots. ¬†Quick and inexpensive! You can easily customize different patterns and colors. ¬†Then just pick up your mom’s favorite plant from the local garden store! See the tutorial at DIY Candy

Mother's Day gift idea from DIY Candy featured on Mountain View Lane blog

DIY Candy

If you have a little more time and money to spend, these painted planters are also pretty sweet and fun for Mother’s Day! See the tutorial at The Beauty Dojo

Mother's Day gift idea from The Beauty Dojo featured on Mountain View Lane blog

The Beauty Dojo

2-Sugar Scrub

This is a *super* easy and quick gift for Mother’s Day or any other occasion! Or just for yourself when you need a treat. ¬†There are different recipes for sugar scrubs but this easy one from Living Well Spending Less¬†is just sugar, coconut oil, and essential oil. This recipe is lemon scented, but you can easy change it up with different essential oils! Just get a cute little¬†jar and gift tag-perfect spa gift!

Mother's day gift idea from Living Well Spending Less featured on Mountain View Lane blog

Living Well Spending Less

3-Photo projects 

Custom DIY gifts with photos can be a sweet, thoughtful way to make an affordable Mother’s Day gift. Check out these cute coasters from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen

Mother's day gift idea from Sweet Pea's Kitchen featured on Mountain View Lane blog

Sweet Pea’s Kitchen

4-Gift Baskets

I love these cute little slipper gift baskets that you can fill with nail polish, lip gloss, gift cards, and anything else mom might desire! The possibilities are endless-anything can be a gift basket! Beach bag, glass jar, wooden crate-just about anything can be a gift basket!

Mother's Day gift idea from Pretty Providence featured on Mountain View Lane blog

Pretty Providence

5-Teacup Flowers 

Even though flower pots were first on the list, I had to mention these little teacup planters.  How cute are these?! Teacups can often be found for cheap at thrift stores, such as Goodwill or Salvation Army.  I love the idea of giving mom a few mismatched teacups and saucers with flowers such as these pansies or maybe even herbs.

Mother's day gift ideas from House of Hawthornes featured at Mountain View Lane blog

House of Hawthorne

6-Homemade Edible Gifts

Edible gifts are not only great for Mother’s Day, but can also be great for when you need to make gifts for many people on a budget, such as the office at the holidays. You may even have some of the ingredients already at home. Here are two ideas, one sweet and one savory! Get a mason jar and voila-Mother’s Day gift complete.

Flavored Salts

Mother's day gift idea from Cookin' Canuck featured at Mountain View Lane blog

Cookin’ Canuck

Flavored Sugar

Mother's day gift idea from A Spicy Perspective featured on Mountain View Lane blog

A Spicy Perspective

7-Take care of mom!

The last Mother’s Day idea is the most simple and can even be free. Take care of mom! Cook a meal (breakfast in bed is an old favorite at my parent’s house!), clean the house, offer to run errands, or just spend time together!

Still need a card? Download this cute printable for free from Love the Day!

Mother's Day card from Love the Day featured on Mountain View Lane blog

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there-especially my own sweet mama, the most caring, loving, and genuinely kind person I know!

Mother's Day at Mountain View Lane photo: CMC Photography

CMC Photography

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  1. Mom

    You always write such beautiful things and you always know how to make me cry! You are such a sweet, beautiful daughter and I love you so much! Love, mom

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