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Five craft ideas to make Mother’s Day more special

Gracie Blackwell

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Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 14. This personalized gift basket containing your mother’s favorite trinkets is perfect for her special day.

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 14. This personalized gift basket containing your mother’s favorite trinkets is perfect for her special day.

Gracie Blackwell

Gracie Blackwell

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 14. This personalized gift basket containing your mother’s favorite trinkets is perfect for her special day.

Gracie Blackwell, Staff Writer

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It is almost time for the most important day of the year: Mother’s Day, obviously. We all know how important it is to treat our moms right on their special day. As this Sunday approaches, it takes a great deal of planning and prepping to make the day extra special for mom.

 

I have always lived by the notion that the best gifts are the ones made by hand. Here are five simple, yet sentimental, Mother’s Day gift crafts that are perfect for any mother.

 

Melting Crayon Painting

 

This do-it-yourself melting crayon painting is perfect for mothers who appreciate your artsy creative type gifts. Although it looks difficult to make, it is a super easy craft that anyone can do. This is a more creative route to go where you are free to bring out your inner artist.

 

Materials:

  • canvas
  • Crayons (around 25)
  • hair dryer
  • hot glue gun (with glue sticks)

 

Steps:

  1. Glue your choice of colored crayons in the shape of a heart (or your shape of choice) on the canvas using the hot glue gun
  2. Once cooled, use blow dryer and start hovering it over each crayon until each crayon starts to melt
  3. Allow canvas to dry

 

See video above for a more detailed visual explanation.

Gracie Blackwell
Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 14. Give this to your mom as a sentimental heart-shaped melting crayon painting to show off your inner artist.

Homemade Lemon Face Scrub

 

The great thing about homemade scrubs is that they are easy to make because of the availability of the ingredients: they are most likely to be right in your kitchen. This lemon based scrub is perfect for mothers who want to de-stress and watch TV or read a book after a long day.

 

Ingredients:

  • small jar
  • 1/2 lemon
  • tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • mixing bowl
  • lemon juicer
  • whisk

 

Steps:

  1. Squeeze lemon using juicer until juice is all squeezed out
  2. Pour juice into bowl
  3. Pour 1/2 cup of sugar into bowl
  4. Stir until consistency is creamy
  5. Add tablespoon of olive oil
  6. Stir again to right consistency
  7. Pour into small jar

 

See video above for a more detailed visual explanation.

 

Gracie Blackwell
Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 14. This lemon-based face scrub should be used to de-stress and unwind after a long day.

 

Miscellaneous Gift Basket

 

The simplest of gifts can mean so much. This is the best gift for mothers who enjoy a wide range of small trinkets and you can personalize this gift to fit your mother’s favorite things or needs. With this gift, you are free to add a wide range of things all the way from nail polish to planting seeds, depending on what your mom loves the most.

 

Here are some options:

  • Nail polish
  • Candy
  • Burt’s Bees products
  • Planting seeds
  • Bath and Body Works lotion

Gracie Blackwell
Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 14. This personalized gift basket containing your mother’s favorite trinkets is perfect for her special day.

Tied-Knot Blanket

 

Blankets are universal gifts that everyone loves because of its soft, warm material that keeps people warm. This is a great gift that your mother is sure to enjoy using for years to come. No need to worry about sewing and stitching, all you have to do is tie knots.

 

Materials:

  • 2 pieces of fleece fabric (choose any size; choose a print and contrasting or matching solid color)
  • scissors
  • ruler

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 14. Give these gifts to your mom on her special day.

Steps:

  1. Line up the fabric: Put both fleece pieces together, right sides out (design facing one way, plain color facing the other way)
  2. Cut corners: Cut out a five-inch square on all corners of the fabric
  3. Cut the fringe: Cut slits (about five inches) into both layers of fabric all at once on all sides of the blanket. Fringe pieces should be a little wider than the width of your finger.
  4. Tie knots: Double knot both layers (not too loose, not too tight) of each slit together (tie them like how you would tie a shoelace)

 

Mixtape

 

Although to many mixtapes are a thing of the past, this gift could give your mother nostalgia and bring her back to when she was growing up. Put her favorite songs on it and songs that describe your relationship with her. Some song recommendations include “The Perfect Fan” by The Backstreet Boys and “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac.

 

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2 Responses to “Treating your mom right (with video)”

  1. Meha Srivastav on May 11th, 2017 2:34 pm

    cute pictures! 😀

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    Gracie Blackwell Reply:

    Thanks Meha!

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