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Thirty DIY Mothers Day Gifts

Thirty DIY Mothers Day Gifts

These DIY Mother's Day gift ideas will show your mom how much you care this Mother's Day.

 diy mothers day gifts

Mother's Day is right around the corner. Do you have a gift picked out for your mom? What about your mother-in-law, grandmas or another special women in your life? Show them you care with a thoughtful handmade Mother's Day gift.

I've put together some of the cutest, sweetest gifts any mom would love to receive. Look through the photos below, then click on the corresponding numbered descriptions and it will link you to each project's tutorial. Easy peasy!

What do moms really want for Mother's Day?

Most moms I know just want a nap or an afternoon of alone time. But since that's hard to wrap, here are a few other gifts that will be sure to please your mom this Mother's Day.

First up we have a hilarious printable card to gift with pansies, a pedicure themed gift basket that also includes a printable tag, an adorable string art and photo sign, a personalize recipe box, delicious cookie-in-a-jar mix and personalized bottle cap magnets.

good mothers day gifts

1. Mother’s Day Pansies 
6. Bottle Cap Magnets 

This next group of DIY Mother's Day gifts has some really cute ideas. Make a cute fabric keychain, a photo mason jar vase, a photo luminary (what grandma wouldn't love to see photos of her sweet grandchildren), a personalized mug, a relaxing neck heating pad and a photo collage letter decoration. 
homemade mothers day gifts

12. Photo Monogram 

Have you made bath salts before? Every mom could use some R&R! Or make your mom a cute photo block gift with this perfect printable. Another relaxing gift idea for Mom is a new, cozy pair of slippers filled with pampering goodies. Or find a beautiful teacup and turn it into a one-of-a-kind candle. There's also another version of the mason jar photo vase... so cute, especially if you fill it with your mom's favorite fresh flowers. Does your mom love to garden? A table top herb garden would be perfect for the home chef too!

mother's day gift ideas diy

18. Table Top Herb Garden 

Every mom needs an emergency chocolate stash if you ask me. I love the way it's packaged in a clear divided container. If you're tight on budget, recycle tin cans into pretty vases and pick wildflowers to fill it. Help mom get more rest with a soothing eye mask or crochet her a pretty washcloth. Photo coasters are another great sentimental Mother's Day gift. And the best gift of all? Arrange to take a four generation picture. That is sure to be a treasured gift.

ideas for mother's day gifts

24. 4 Generation Photo 

A photo cube is another great way to display heartwarming family photos. You could also make a clay handprint jewelry dish... remember how quickly those little hands will grow. Did you know you can transfer a photo to wood? Perfect for Mother's Day! Another way to help Mom relax is with an easy DIY bath tray. Any mom would love a coupon book, especially if it includes a foot massage. And finally, one more way to pamper mom... make her some DIY bath bombs!

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James and Lauren
Taco Gift Card Holder

Taco Gift Card Holder

Give money or a gift card in style with this awesome free printable taco themed gift card holder. 

taco gift card holder

Sometimes the best gifts are money or a gift card, especially for people you may not know particularly well. But giving a gift card doesn't have to be boring. Why not give money in a creative way?

That's where this taco card comes in handy. Whether you're looking for a graduation gift, a teacher appreciation gift or a birthday gift for a teenager, the taco card is where it's at because 1) it's funny 2) it's unique and 3) who doesn't like tacos?!

It's super easy to make your own taco card. Here's how:

Step 1 

Download the free printable file below and print it onto white cardstock.

printable cards

Step 2

Cut out the two taco pieces. There is a very faint line across the bottom of the taco fillings to show you where to cut.

taco gift card holder tutorial

Step 3

Fold the yellow circle in half along the white line so that the color is on the outside and it's plain white inside.

creative card ideas

Step 4

Cover the white half-circle part of the taco filling piece with glue and press it to the inside front of the taco shell. The flat bottom part should line up with the folded bottom of the taco and the colorful side should be able to be seen on the same side as the words.

how to make a taco shaped card

And that's how simple it is to make this cute card. Print, cut, glue and bam! You've got the perfect gift card holder with a place to write a sweet message inside. 

creative ways to give money

Who do you know that needs this funny card? I'm thinking of my young adult brother... he'll get a kick out of it!

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30 Awesome Teacher Appreciation Gifts

30 Awesome Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Teacher appreciation gifts are a great way to say thank you to the important teachers in your life. This list of creative teacher gift ideas will help you find the perfect gift for your teachers.

teacher appreciation gifts

I can't believe all of the adorable ideas out there. There is so much creativity in the world. I scoured the internet to find teacher gifts that teachers actually want and I've compiled them into a list here so you can easily find an idea that you like. Enjoy spoiling those teachers!
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Teacher Appreciation Gifts: Floral Measuring Tape

Teacher Appreciation Gifts: Floral Measuring Tape

This easy teacher appreciation gift idea is a simple way to say thank you to the special teachers in your life. Give a cute measuring tape with a free printable card that says, "Thanks for helping me measure up this year."

teacher appreciation gifts

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming right up and this year I have a really cute teacher appreciation gift idea to share with you. I found the most adorable floral measuring tapes and thought they would make the perfect useful gift for teachers.

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The measuring tapes are from Hobby Lobby... of course. Isn't everything from Hobby Lobby cute? I found the measuring tapes in the office supply aisle. They also had gold measuring tapes and pink burlap printed ones. That aisle was full of cute pencils, stationary, desk organizers and staplers and I wanted to BUY. ALL. THE. THINGS.

Anyway, back to the measuring tapes. I whipped up a free printable gift tag that you can use to create a super quick and easy teacher appreciation gift. 

Scroll to the bottom of this post to find the downloadable file and print it onto white cardstock.

Then cut out each card. There are four to a sheet.

teacher appreciation ideas

Punch a hole in one corner, then have your child color in the word "measure" and sign his or her name.

teacher appreciation gift ideas

I packaged my measuring tapes up in a clear cellophane bag with some yummy chocolates and tied the gift tag on with a pretty bit of ribbon. 

diy teacher appreciation gifts

Easy peasy, right? But who wouldn't want one of these adorable measuring tapes? I bought one for myself too and keep it in my purse so that I can measure furniture or decor when I'm out shopping. It's a frivolous little thing that just makes me happy. I love cute office supplies!

Download the free printable teacher gift tags.

Need more teacher gift ideas? Check out this awesome collection of amazing teacher appreciation gift ideas!
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The Craft Patch
Free Sewing Themed Cut File

Free Sewing Themed Cut File

Enjoy this free sewing themed cut file for use with Silhouette machines. The design is also available as a PNG file to use for other craft projects.

Free Sewing Themed Cut File

Hey there! Do you love to sew or know someone who loves to sew? I've got a fun design to share with you today. Use the cut file to customize a t-shirt, zippered pouch, or tote bag with heat transfer vinyl OR use the PNG file to create printables, sign templates or cards. 

I decided to use this design to decorate a cute zippered pouch from Love and Lemon. I thought it would be a cute way to organize some of my sewing notions when I take them places. Let me show you exactly how I did it.

Step 1: If you are a Silhouette user, download the Silhouette cut file below and open it in Silhouette Design Studio. Mirror the image, adjust cut settings for the type of heat transfer vinyl you use, then send it to the machine to be cut. Don't forget that with heat transfer vinyl, you load it into the machine shiny side down. I used pink flocked heat transfer vinyl from Expressions Vinyl just for a bit of added interest. I love the fuzzy texture!

How to Cut Heat Transfer Vinyl

Step 2: Once the machine is done cutting, weed the design. Pull all of the extra material off of the clear backing paper so only the design is left. I find it helpful to use a straight pin to get the really small pieces off.

Weeding heat transfer vinyl

Step 3: Center the design onto the bag with the clear plastic side up. I always double check with a ruler to make sure it's spaced evenly.

free cut file

Step 4: With an iron set at 320°F, apply medium pressure for 15-20 seconds. Let cool completely, then peel away the clear plastic sheet.

iron on vinyl project ideas

I love this design so much I think I'm going to make myself a t-shirt. And I have a friend who is a major sewing enthusiast, so I think she needs something too. I hope you enjoy this design and find lots of fun uses for it! 

Don't forget to Pin the image below to save this idea for later!

Silhouette Cameo project ideas

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