Handmade Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

With Mother's Day less than a week away, I thought I should put together a collection of photos from past posts to give you some handmade gift ideas (Dad's I'm talking to you as well - mums you should share this post or strategically leave it open on your computer for him to find). James is the least arty person I know, but I think even he could give some of these a go. And it's always nice for Nanna's and Grandma's to receive a little something special for Mother's Day too. 

Funny story - we were writing on Miss M's Nanna's card and I asked her what it should say... She replied "To Nanna, Happy Nanna's Day!". So sweet!

Foot print butterfly

Footprint Flower

Salt dough hand or foot print

Salt dough recipe: 1 cup plain flour, 1 cup salt, half cup water, low heat 75 degrees C for approx 3 hours until dried out

Hand print on canvas

Photo Coffee Cup

I got this one from Vistaprint at Christmas time, and I just had a look on their website and it seems like they don't make them any more - but luckily Office Works does! :)

Scribble Hearts

"Mum" Lettering Painting 

(or you could do this in reverse by marking out the letters of Mum with masking tape, painting all around it and removing the tape when dry). Also, it doesn't have to be painting, just use the same idea from the scribble hearts above, and cut out the letters.

I have another little project in the works, but I'll share that after Mother's Day so as not to spoil the surprise :)

Hope your week's going well. So far so good with blog every day in May!


Linking up with Jess for #IBOT


  1. There are so many lovely hand made mothers day ideas out there, you really don't have to buy things do you?I love the salt dough foot prints. They are very cute.

    1. Hey Jess! Those salt dough footprints were definitely a winner with the family the Christmas before last. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day with your family x


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