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Mother’s Day: 5 DIY gift ideas

Mar 13, 2015

by Alice Young handmade and vintage goods

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, ordering a present online might be tricky, unless you snap up a lovely gift card or suchlike.

But fear not, you last-minute kids, because there’s always time to get crafty. So pick up your paintbrushes and select your sequins; here’s our selection of DIY gifts that are bound to maintain your favourite child status.

paint cushion

Photo by Fabric Paper Glue

Any mum is sure to display your painted masterpiece with pride. And it can be completed in less than an hour, so it’s perfect for any hardcore procrastinators on a tight deadline. Full instructions here.


Photo by Clare McGibbon

Get yourself a photocopy of a classic family snap (the more embarrassing the retro haircuts, the better) and take it to a whole new level with embroidery thread (sequins and glitter an optional extra*). Full instructions here.

cutting board

Photo by Clare McGibbon

Mum’s delicious home-cooked meals will taste even better when prepared on a wood-burned cutting board. Full instructions here.


Photo by Amanda Kingloff

Mum is bound to be impressed by this fancy jewellery box. She’ll be even more impressed when you tell her you created the crystal yourself. Who thought science could look so pretty? Full instructions here.


Photo by Clare McGibbon

Mum will never misplace her keys again once you give her a heart-felt, personalised keyring. Full instructions here.

*Said nobody ever. Sequins and glitter are compulsory.

Will you be making your mum something special this Mother’s Day? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @EtsyUK!

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