6 Cheap & Creative Ways To Surprise Your Mom For Mother's Day

2 May 2013

Mother's Day is next weekend and you need to get on whatever it is you are getting on and make your Mom feel special. If you are short on money, you can make something shockingly easy that doesn't look like your kids made it. And she'll love it.

Loveable Martha Stewart (above) came up with this fab idea to make candles out of teacups! This way you know it matches the decor, plus it is such a personal gift idea. You can find teacups at thrift or antique shops.

Shanty 2 Chic (above) made this amazing photo holder for only $3! This looks like something you buy in a store for at least $30. Your Mom will love it!

This DIY idea is incredibly easy. Pinching Your Pennies (above) found printable inspirational quotes online, printed them at Costco, then mod podged them onto cheap canvases from Michaels (I've also seen them at the dollar store).

Can you believe you can make these gorgeous necklaces yourself? Sarah Ortega (above) has a tutorial for making these bird's nest necklaces on her website. And it is much cheaper and more sentimental than anything you'll get at a jewellery store.

I don't think you can get any easier than this do-it-yourself idea. Simply find an item at a thrift or vintage store and spray paint it. From Craft Kitsch to Cool (ab0ve) uses the items as decorative pieces on a bookshelf. What I love about this is the uniqueness of the item can not be duplicated at Home Sense! Thanks for the top image Jessica!

Instead of just bringing flowers (which cost an arm and a leg at this time of year), make this gorgeous and personal vase out of a PVC pipe! Then pick a few flowers from your own garden. Check out Mod Podge Rocks Blog (above) for how to do it.

I'm trying to decide which one I want to make for my own Mother. I love all of these ideas and love that it won't hurt my wallet!

Which one should I ask my husband to make for me? What do you plan to do for Mother's Day Bargainmoosers?

TOPICS:   Crafts   Mother's Day   Grocery   Furniture


  • Pat M.
    I am dying to make the teacup candles! They look so lovely!
  • Anna Waters EDITOR
    I love the idea of spray painting the kitsch!!
  • Dora
    I love these kinds of posts that you do! I don't have time to scour the web for neat, thrifty ideas so I always love seeing the neat ideas in these "thrifty ideas" posts you do!
    • Eva W.
      Thanks so much!

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