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With Mother’s Day around the corner, I wanted to present some ideas for homemade, low cost gift ideas for mom. The problem is that I’m not really a “homemade, low cost gifts for mom” kind of guy. Fortunately, our daughter loves crafts. So I asked her to find some great gift ideas from Pinterest.  Here’s what she found, along with her comments about each idea:

  1. Mason Jar Picture Frame Vase

Mason Jar Picture Frame Vase

This idea is for those who don’t want to spend $70 on a vase from Pier 1 or Crate and Barrel. It’s a fabulous way to take an old picture and turn it into a keepsake that will be passed on.


  1. Dollar Store Tiered Tray

Dollar Store Tiered Tray

What mom doesn’t want an organized bathroom or craft room? This is the perfect idea that is sure to please your mom or wife, and your wallet!


  1. Spa in a Jar

Spa in a Jar

Moms deserve to be treated like royalty and that’s why this mother’s day gift is sure to please. The great thing about this idea is that it doesn’t cost much at all! Elf Cosmetics make a good “jar stuffer” as it is budget friendly. The possibilities are endless when it comes to what to put in the spa kit.


  1. Gourmet Popcorn Kit

Gorumet Popcorn Kit

There’s no better way to unwind after a long day then to sit back, relax and enjoy a good movie. Instead of the basic butter popcorn, why not add special toppings, like her favorite candy in pieces, or sugar and cinnamon.


  1. Framed Hand Print

Framed Hand Print

Family is everything and a special way to show that is by displaying it for all to see. The imprint that family has can be kept in the most classic way-a picture frame.


  1. Homemade Sugar Scrub

Homemade Sugar Scrub

Mom’s do lots of work with their hands whether its changing diapers, typing important documents, or doing laundry. Having delicately soft hands is a must!


  1. Flowerpots with pictures Modge-Podged

Flowerpots with Pictures Modge-Podged

Why not give mom her favorite flowers and favorite pictures of the ones she loves most? This simple idea is sure to impress. Pick out a colorful ribbon to put around the pot and put it on the table for everyone to see.


  1. Mason Jar Candy with a Twist

Mason Jar Candy

Instead of giving plain candy in a jar, make it special. Buy some cardstock at the dollar store and write things she doesn’t know about you. For example one of mine is: I am afraid of birds. (Note from Dad: Anna, I didn’t realize you were afraid of birds. How could I not know that? I guess I’ll return the Big Bird stuffed animal I bought for your birthday!)

It can be more personal or it can be funny like mine. Also write down things you like about her and encouraging Bible verses.


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Article comments

Darlene says:

We made my mom a “Thankful stories” jar. The little ones talked about the cookies she made, the songs she sang. An ex-sister-in-law said she was so thankful for the times she learned how to make a garden and preserve food. There were funny stories, sad stories, moving stories. It was great! Mom takes them out and reads them all over and over again.

Kelli B says:

Awesome ideas – especially the sugar scrub in a jar and the spa in a jar. Every mom deserves a “spa day”… even if it is only at home.

I love homemade gifts for any occasion because they’re frugal AND heartfelt. It’s a win-win. Obviously, it is a little late this year, but here are 25 other DIY Mother’s Day gifts: http://www.freebiefindingmom.com/25-homemade-mothers-day-gifts/