Giving homemade DIY gifts that I’ve made is so gratifying to me. We all hope to think it means just as much to the recipient as it does to us. DIY gifts for Easter and Mother’s Day can mean so much more, especially if they are coming from a grandchild or child.
DIY Gifts for Easter and Mother’s Day
The above photo is bath salts that I made a couple of weeks ago. I’m going to be giving this to my son’s teacher for Easter. It’s called Uplifting Bath Salts made with Himalayan Pink Salt. I wanted to decorate the jar in cool spring colors as I know she is longing for spring to get here! Surely springtime will be here by Easter.
I used some ribbon, a rubber stamp, and a punch from Stampin’ Up! Dressing up the jar just adds that little extra touch. After all, preschool teachers deserve gifts of praise – they do such wonderful jobs with our little ones. Brody has two teachers, so the other one will get either another kind of bath salt or something else I made, but both will be getting a candy paper cone full of yummy treats. (see below)
Candy Paper Cones for Easter
These are the most precious gifts I think I’ve ever made out of paper. I first made them for Valentine’s Day when I wanted to give my husband’s co-workers a Valentine’s gift (from him, of course). These sweet cones are so versatile, they can literally be made for any holiday and for any occasion.
Instructions for Candy Paper Cones:
- First, go here to print out the cone pattern. It’s on marthastewart.com.
- Get some 12 x 12 designer paper to use and cut out cone pattern. Four cones can be cut out from one sheet – put the straight edge of the pattern next to the edge of the sheet each time you trace it.
- Slightly score (fold) the area with the dotted lines.
- Place double-sided tape on the scored part and fold pattern to make the cone. Play with it first BEFORE you put the tape on it.
- Tie ribbon around the cone. Here’s a tip. Place cone upside down on the table and tie your ribbon around it that way. I even put a piece of tape in the back to hold the ribbon in place while I’m tying the bow.
- Use your scrap paper for the gift tags. I used a punch and punched out a tag. You can cut a circle or square for a tag. Hole-punch tag and tie around one side of the ribbon or clip to cone using a paper clip or tiny.
- Fill with delicious Easter candy and some shred.
This jar of Lavender Bath Salts that I had made will have you relaxed in the bath in no time. I found the jar at a dollar store with a candle inside. I simply lit the candle, got it hot, and took it out – so the jar only cost $1 + tax.
There’s enough bath salt in the jar for a nice relaxing bath. Add some cute ribbon and a gift tag. You don’t have to own rubber stamps to get creative….just cut out a round circle or rectangle onto decorative paper and write a nice saying on it. However, you can purchase inexpensive stamps and black ink at Micheal’s or Hobby Lobby.