Mother's Day 2015
Mother’s day is fast approaching, and if you're like me and like to give thoughtful and clever gifts, you know how difficult it can be to find a new idea. But fuss no more! I have you covered with some innovative DIY ideas that take a spin on the traditional gifts that your mom can expect this Mother’s Day. Channel your inner craftsmanship, because nothing is more thoughtful than a gift you spent time making with your own hands.
My List of DIY Mother's Day Gifts
DIY Mother's Day Gift No.1 : Tea
Every mom loves tea: this is not a stereotype, this is a fact. Gifting tea is easy, so if you want to make yours extra special you can make your own. All you’ll need to do is find a tea blend you know your mom will enjoy: peppermint, chamomile, earl grey, masala chai… options are endless. Then find a nice tea tin or attempt to make your own tea bags, decorate sweet labels, and done. Fast, easy, sweet and relaxing.
DIY Mother's Day Gift No.2: Dip-Dye
Next up: dip-dye. I love the way dip-dye looks, and mostly because I’m a minimalist when it comes to home decorating. I like small and sweet details but no extravagant colours, so I find this dip-dye perfect. Plus you can customize it however you want: choose the colours, patterns, fabrics. It makes a nice home-décor piece that your mom won’t be embarrassed to display.
DIY Mother's Day Gift No.3: Morse-code Bracelets
Morse-code bracelets: this may sound nerdy but don’t be scared! They’re a twist on the Mother’s Day bracelets you made in kindergarten: write a short message, a quote or a word using morse letters, and thread beads following the pattern. Again, be creative: you can use different colours, shapes, make multiple bracelets to write a longer message… My favourites are these.
DIY Mother's Day Gift No.4: Souvenir Frame
We all have small mementos and keepsakes from travels kept in a box on the top of our dresser – we don’t exactly know what to do with them, but we still don’t want to throw them away, so what? Fuss no more, I got you covered: using a display frame and gathering your scrapbooking skills, arrange any souvenirs you have from the places you’ve visited with your mom. They can be tickets and passes, money, postcards, photos, sea shells… what ever made your holiday memorable.
DIY Mother's Day Gift No.5: Tote Bag
Tote bag: these come in handy every day and just like tea, it seems like every mom loves them (at least I know my mom collects them). Using a plain tote bag, cut out a stencil and use fabric paint to fill it in. You can use tape for stripes and patterns, cut out letters for writing, sponges for effects, pencil erasers for stippling, mixing paint for ombre effects… again, make it personal and creative.
So what now? Get out your painting skills and start DIYing! If you’re still finding it hard to get out your inner handy(wo)man, you can always enjoy a nice walk with your mom in Holland Park or Kensington Gardens, and make sure to stop by our Kensington Shop to treat your mom to the best latte and teacakes! Coffee, macaron and mallow heaven - what else does a mother need?