Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts Mom Will Love

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Show Mom some extra special love with these fun and simple homemade Mother’s Day gifts. This post was written in partnership with the National Watermelon Board.

Homemade Mother's Day gifts

Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts

How many of you scramble year after year trying to find the perfect gifts for the moms in your life? Guilty over here. Honestly, I’ve got enough macaroni art for days and I’m running out of places to display T’s latest artwork.

This year I wanted to do things a little different and put a fun twist on the gifts we give for Mother’s Day. We thought long and hard about things we love to do together as mom and daughter, and hit the drawing board. Together we were able to come up with four fabulous gifts that any mom can actually use and will fall in love with. Check out these homemade Mother’s Day gifts that we crafted. Each one took under 30 minutes to make and cost less than $15. Take about a win win!

Watermelon Print Makeup Bags

homemade mother's day gifts

Supplies for sponge printed makeup bag

Instructions

  1. Start by cutting the sponge into watermelon slice shapes. You’ll want to cut triangles for the slice and a semi-C shape for the rind. The easiest way to do this is to cut a rounded wedge on each corner. Then make a semi-round cut on each corner to create the shape for the rind. (See image below)
  2. Place a small piece of cardboard inside of the makeup bag to prevent the paint from seeping through.
  3. Dip the triangle watermelon shaped wedges into the pink paint.
  4. Stamp the shaped sponge onto the canvas bag until the bag is designed the way you like.
  5. Dip the rind shaped sponge into the green paint.
  6. Stamp the rind onto the bag with next to each watermelon wedge.
  7. Once the watermelon wedges are dry, take your paint brush and dip it into the black paint.
  8. Paint black watermelon seeds onto each watermelon wedge.
  9. Allow to dry for up to 24 hours before washing.

Note: If you are using acrylic paint instead of fabric paint, allow the paint to dry for at least 24 hours then cure the acrylic paint by placing an iron over the design for 30 seconds. Be sure to place a towel in between the iron and the bag to prevent any paint from getting onto the iron.

homemade mother's day gifts
homemade mother's day gifts

Supplies for vinyl iron-on makeup bag

Instructions

  1. Using your cricut machine, create and print the word design you are wanting to place on your bag for mom. (If you don’t have a Cricut, you can use iron-on patches or decals instead.) Here are some great options (1, 2, 3).
  2. Place the iron-ons onto the makeup bag.
  3. Place a tea towel over the iron-ons.
  4. Take your iron and hold it onto the tea towel for 30 seconds on the cotton setting.

Watermelon Body Scrub

homemade mother's day gifts

Supplies

  • 1/4 cup fresh seedless watermelon (cubed and blended to a thick liquid consistency)
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)

Instructions

  1. Start by mixing the coconut oil and sugar together.
  2. Add the watermelon juice in and combine together using a spatula or spoon.
  3. Pour mixture into an airtight container and seal.
  4. Add a decorative label with a note for mom.

Note: Store scrub in refrigerator for up to 7 days. Also, if the watermelon is not seedless and has black seeds, be sure to remove them before preparation.


One in a Melon Watermelon Apron

homemade mother's day gifts

Supplies

Instructions

  1. Using your cricut machine, create and print the word design you are wanting to place on your bag for mom. (If you don’t have a Cricut, you can use iron-on patches or decals instead.)
  2. Place the iron-ons onto the apron.
  3. Place a tea towel over the iron-on.
  4. Take your iron and hold it onto the tea towel for 30 seconds on the cotton setting.
  5. For the handprint, place your child’s hand into the pink paint.
  6. Place their hand onto the apron and hold it their for 10 seconds.
  7. Using a paint brush, paint the green rind underneath the handprint.
  8. Once the handprint and rind are dry, paint the black seeds onto the apron using a small paint brush and black paint.
  9. Allow to dry for 24 hours before washing and gifting.

Watermelon Stamped Tea Towels

watermelon tea towels DIY as homemade mother's day gift

Supplies

Instructions

  1. Start by cutting the sponge into watermelon slice shapes. You’ll want to cut triangles for the slice and a semi-C shape for the rind. The easiest way to do this is to cut a rounded wedge on each corner. Then make a semi-round cut on each corner to create the shape for the rind. (See image below)
  2. Place a piece of cardboard underneath the tea towel to prevent the paint from seeping through.
  3. Dip the triangle watermelon shaped wedges into the pink paint.
  4. Stamp the shaped sponge onto the tea towel is designed the way you like.
  5. Dip the rind shaped sponge into the green paint.
  6. Stamp the rind onto the tea towel with next to each watermelon wedge.
  7. Once the watermelon wedges are dry, take your paint brush and dip it into the black paint.
  8. Paint black watermelon seeds onto each watermelon wedge.
  9. Allow to dry for up to 24 hours before washing.

I can’t wait to hear about how the Moms in your life love their homemade Mother’s Day gifts! For a full tutorial of how to create these DIYs, you can head to Facebook to watch an in-depth video with T and I.

homemade Mother's Day gifts

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