10 Easy DIY Gifts That Your Cool Mum Will Really Want

11 May 2017 by Johanna Teo

Mother’s Day is just round the corner and if you’re still undecided on a present for the most important lady in your life, why not try these easy (but super impressive) DIYs that’ll take a day, or less, to complete. 

Gemstone Soap 

Photo: A Beautiful Mess

DIY Difficulty level: 4/5

Hands down the prettiest soaps we’ve ever laid eyes on, we’re sure any mum will appreciate these IG-worthy gems. Don’t be fooled by how complex they look – the hardest part would be assembling everything you need (the main ingredients, melt and pour soap base, a silicon mould, mum’s favourite essential oils and soap colourants, are readily available at local craft stores). Plus, you’ll only need a day to finish this oh-so-pretty DIY project. Check out the guide by A Beautiful Mess and share your results by tagging us on Instagram (@teenagemagazine). 

Rosemary Bath Salts 

Photo: Homey Oh My

DIY Difficulty level: 1/5

Improve mum’s bath experience with a handy sprinkle of atas bath salts! Head to Homey Oh My for this very simple DIY – all you’ll need is plain bath salt, pink himalayan salt, essential oils, rosemary and pretty containers. 

Minimalist Framed Floating Flowers 

Floating Frame Flowers
Photo: Pinterest

DIY Difficulty level: 2/5

A great decor item that’ll perk up any living space (and mum’s mood), this nature-inspired project will have you hunting around for the prettiest tiny blooms to place within your frame. Should mum prefer a greener look, take a leaf outta Alana Jones-Mann’s DIY book and slot in intricate leaves instead. 

Mason Jar String Art 

Photo: Pinterest

DIY Difficulty level: 3/5

If gifting real flower bouquets are not your thing, try your hand at this mason jar string art. The beauty of this DIY is that you can easily customise your design which ever way your mum would like it, plus it’s relatively low in cost. Head to Dear Paradise for the complete tutorial. 

Finger Knit Rope Trivet

Photo: Flax & Twine 

DIY Difficulty level: 2/5

Give your fingers a nimble workout with this DIY finger knitted rope trivet. A sure standout amongst mum’s collection, this intricate trivet design takes only about half an hour to make with the simplest tools – twine rope, tape and your fingers. Flax & Twine gives the lowdown. 

Kindle/iPad Cover

Photo: Sugar & Cloth

DIY Difficulty level: 1/5

Perfect for the iPad/Kindle-loving mum, all you’ll need is a new device casing, contact paper and a pair of scissors. Mix up the colour scheme according to mum’s favourite shades; we’re sure she’ll love this practical yet thoughtful DIY by Sugar & Cloth

Knotted Pillow 

Photo: Little Inspiration

DIY Difficulty level: 4/5

Add a little quirkiness into mum’s kickback routine with a cute knotted pillow that’ll be sure to bring both comfort and likes on her IG account. The tutorial by Little Inspiration is pretty straightforward, but it might take some trial and error to create the perfect knot. You don’t have to stick to those exact same materials – mix and match ’em according to your house decor!

Constellation Trinket Dishes


Photo: Inkstruck Studio

DIY Difficulty level: 3/5

For those with a knack for painting, these constellation trinket dishes will be right up your alley. You can also personalise the constellations based on mum’s star sign and score bonus points for that extra sweet gesture. Inkstruck Studio dishes (lol, geddit?) on how to DIY these intergalactically gorgeous pieces.

Leather Tassel Bookmark 

Photo: Homey Oh My

DIY Difficulty level: 3/5

Chances are your mum will hardly have the time to snuggle up with a good book, but perhaps the combo of this leather tassel bookmark and your offer to do ALL the household chores will free up her schedule. Let Homey Oh My help you cut this DIY down to size. 

Leather Triangle Pouch 

Photo: Almost Makes Perfect

DIY Difficulty level: 3/5

Give mum an extra space to store her knickknacks by making her this handy (and aesthetically pleasing) leather pouch. You can even gift one to each member of your family so you’ll all have matching pouches. Check out Almost Makes Perfect for this simple tutorial. 

Will you be getting crafty this Mother’s Day? Let us know in the comment section below, or tag us with your DIY projects on Instagram (@Teenagemagazine) 

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