It seems this blog has had a green theme lately, and I’m going to keep it going for now by talking about some great homemade ideas to celebrate Mother’s Day. I think we can all agree that the best gifts come from the heart. You can’t get much more personal or genuine than a handmade gift for Mom on her special day!
Celebrate with Nature
There are so many creative and beautiful resources at our fingertips if we just take the time to look around, and take advantage. Why not plant a mini herb garden and hand paint the pots fun spring colours to present to Mom on Mother’s Day? Or maybe give her outdoor garden a surprise overhaul, for the gift that will keep on giving all summer long. Hand-picked wild flowers or a fruit basket you’ve created from a local u-pick could be a fantastic way to show your Mom how special she is.
Fun with Photos
If you’re not into scrap booking in the traditional sense (it can be a lot of work) make Mom a smaller version by adding photos to every day objects. Purchase a blank coffee tumbler in which to insert special photos of you and your Mom together, make photo coasters, or design a custom-made printed photo album on the computer that captures fun family moments.
Perhaps Mom is more of a fashionista and prefers the type of gifts that she can proudly wear. How touching would it be for her to open up that little box on Mother’s Day and find a pair of handmade beaded earrings you designed at the local bead shop? Maybe pick up a vintage handbag or scarf at the second hand shop and add a personal touch with the sewing machine. For those Moms with a very unique style – you could try jazzing up a pair of vintage heels with an antique brooch, oversized buttons or beads on top. (For more great ideas like this, check out Cathie Filian’s Domestic in the City blog).
Just Like Mom Used to Make
For the more culinary inclined, you might want to consider whipping up Mom’s favourites in a home-cooked meal. Dress up the dining room and treat her like a real VIP, or, pack a picnic basket and head off to somewhere in the great outdoors to treat Mom to a home made lunch. Maybe head to a park that was a childhood favourite, for some added nostalgia! Don’t forget to finish the meal with something sweet… you might be able to cheat on this one by picking something up at the local pastry shop – hey, you’ve done a lot of work, after all!
Of course, the real pleasure for Mom on Mother’s Day is getting to spend time with her family and create new memories. The fact that you’ve put in the effort to create something extra special for her will be icing on the cake. Happy Mother’s Day!