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10 Awesome DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas {for the last minute gifter}

So, there’s less than a week until Mother’s Day, and you don’t have a gift for your mom yet. Have no fear! I’ve rounded up 10 easy, DIY Mother’s Day gifts for you last minute gifters. There is something here for all of the moms on your list! Each of these gifts can be finished in an afternoon and for under $30. You can’t go wrong there! Besides, what mom doesn’t love a handmade gift?

10 DIY Mother's Day gifts {for the last minute gifter}

1) DIY Ironing Table : 

If the mom in your life is crafty or loves to sew or quilt, why not makes things a little easier on her with this DIY ironing table made from a TV tray? This table makes it easy to tackle ironing quilting squares or other sewing projects without having to haul out the ironing board. It’s perfect for having next to your crafting area.

10 DIY Mother's Day Gifts : Ironing Table

2) A Terrarium

There are so many ways to customize a terrarium to fit your mom’s personality. Get creative with the container you use, or try adding small trinkets. If she loves the beach, add a few seashells. These little worlds are sure to please, and will last much longer than the usual bouquet of roses.

10 Awesome DIY Mother's Day Gifts : Terrarium

3) Chalkboard Menu

For the mom that loves to cook : help her stay organized with a chalkboard menu.

10 Awesome DIY Mother's Day Gifts : Chalkboard Menu

4) DIY Jewelry Hanger

This DIY jewelry hanger is simple and inexpensive to make. It’s a beautiful way to hang jewelry – art and organization in one!

necklace hanger

5) Bake a Cake 

As Pedro said, “Build her a cake or something”. Every celebration calls for a little cake! Make her favorite flavor and celebrate how awesome she is! You can find my strawberry cake and cream cheese frosting recipes here.

10 Awesome DIY Mother's Day Gifts : Bake a Cake

6) Cupcake Bouquet

Bump that cake up a notch and create a cupcake bouquet! -Stephanie at 52 kitchen adventures has an awesome tutorial on how to create one, and also a great video showing how to frost in a rose pattern.

How to Make a Cupcake Bouquet @ 52 Kitchen Adventures

7) Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

If you’re wanting to make her a sweet treat, but cake isn’t her thing, try these chocolate dipped pretzel rods. These are super easy to make and the perfect mix of salty and sweet. Sprinkle on her favorite colors before the chocolate dries to add a personal touch.

10 Awesome DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas : Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

8) Teacup Candle

I have loved these DIY Teacup Candles that I’ve seen all over Pinterest. These would make a great gift for the mom in your life! Thrift shops, like Goodwill, often have pretty, neglected tea cups that are perfect for a project like this. Createlive has an awesome tutorial on how to make these candles out of old ones!

DIY Teacup Candles @ Createlive

9) Framed Printable 

If you’re looking for a more sentimental gift, take advantage of all of the free printables out in blogland. Print out your favorite, and stick it in a pretty frame. Lovely Living has this sweet Mother’s day subway art available in 4 colors.

Mother's Day Printable @ Lovely Living

Yesterday on Tuesday also has a vintage-inspired printable set for Mother’s Day, including a banner, gift tags, and an “All About My Mom” printable to get the kiddos involved.

Mother's Day Printables @ Yesterday on Tuesday

10) Yarn Wreath

Make something beautiful for your mother’s home. Create a yarn wreath with felt flowers to brighten up her entry way. There are so many ways to customize these to fit any decor.

10 Awesome DIY Mother's Day Gifts : Yarn Wreath

For more great ideas, you can visit my Mother’s day Gift Ideas pin board here

Have a great Monday!


Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

I have another easy, sweet Valentine treat to share with y’all today! This one is especially great if you’re trying to think up any last minute heart day gifts. We like to keep Valentine’s Day pretty simple in the Like a Saturday household. We get takeout and make it a night in {no crowds and no cooking — a win win situation!} and I make chocolate covered strawberries and pretzels.

Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods : Like a Saturday

The easiest {least messy} way to make chocolate covered pretzels is to use the pretzel rods, instead of the usual twisty pretzels. I purchased a bag of Snyder’s pretzel rods, almond bark, and some Valentine themed sprinkles. You could also use crushed candies.

Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods : Like a Saturday

I jerry rigged my own double boiler again; but this time, I melted the chocolate in a mason jar. Since the pretzels are so long, this was really helpful to be able to just dip the pretzel instead of trying to roll it in a shallow bowl or having to spoon the chocolate. Just tap the pretzel on the side to shake off any excess chocolate {excess chocolate? is that a thing?}.

Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods : Like a Saturday

I had wax paper laying out and ready to go to set the pretzels. While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle the candies or sprinkles. I also drizzled contasting chocolates on the pretzels using my plastic bag method I talked about in my Oreo Truffles post.

Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods : Like a Saturday

This is a really easy, tasty gourmet treat! How do you plan to commemorate the day of love?

Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods : Like a Saturday


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Christmas Around the Blogosphere

Happy Thursday, y’all! I’m so glad this week is coming to a close! It’s been long one for sure. This weekend I plan on wrapping up our Christmas prep around the house. I’m excited to be pretty much done with everything so I’m able to just enjoy the season!

There’s been so much great Christmas inspiration in blogland lately, and I thought it would be great to highlight a few of my favorites.

Advent officially starts this upcoming Sunday. I’ve mentioned before that we’ll be observing the season of Advent this year with a Jesse Tree. There are a lot of awesome resources out there, and they all vary. We’re using Ann Voskamp’s version (love her) and we start today! I’m so excited to start this tradition for our family and reflecting on the greater story of redemption. This is such a great resource, because you don’t really have to do anything. She has put together some great readings, and you can even print out the ornaments. For FREE! I’m doing a combo of store-bought and handmade ornaments. I’ll show y’all what I’ve got later on.


Here’s a genius idea! Mixie Sticks! They’re kinda like Pixi Sticks, but even better! Tikkido shared this awesome tutorial and recipe to make little flavor mix-ins with paper straws for hot cocoa or coffee. As if paper straws weren’t already cute enough. I’m swooning. This would be perfect for a Christmas party or to keep at a hot chocolate station.


Destri over at The Mother Huddle compiled a fantastic list of 20 easy, handmade gifts. If there is still someone on your list you can’t quite figure out, or if you need more ideas for teachers or neighbors, this is the place to go. There are several items on this list that I will be whipping up soon!


Once you make these awesome gifts, you’re going to need cute ways to package them up. Kelly at Live Laugh Rowe has a great tutorial for these polymer clay gift tags. These are adorable! I’m currently obsessed with anything woodsy. These could easily be reused as ornaments. The red bakers twine is the perfect cherry on top.


What Christmas projects will you be working on this weekend? Is anyone else celebrating Advent? 

Have a great day, y’all! Friday is coming! :)