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Thoughtful Mothers' Day gifts for kids to make


It's time to get crafty with the kids because mums love nothing more than a homemade gift on Mothers' Day. Best of all, with our choice of homemade gift ideas, they are all so easy that anyone can make them!

The trick will be how to direct your little darlings to this blog post, without being obvious about it! Perhaps that's a job for dad? :)

Read on to discover some thoughtful gifts for your one and only mum!

​Fabulous Hug Cushion


Basically, all you are going to do is to trace and cut out felt hands before using a hot glue gun to stick them to a cushion. If you don't have access to a hot glue gun, you can use stick on with Velcro or iron-on mending tape.

Take a look at the full tutorial here:

Cute Bowl Of Succulent Plants


Because succulents are water-storage plants they are easy to look after and perfect for forgetful indoor gardeners.

To make your own gift of succulents, buy an attractive ceramic bowl or a plain one that can be decorated. Next, you will need to pay a visit to the local garden centre to pick up a few succulent plants.

Fill the bottom of the bowl with small pebbles and put a layer of suitable soil on top. A good choice would be a basic cactus and succulent soil mix.

Taking the succulent plants one at a time, pack them into the bowl and push the soil tightly around them. This is a lovely Mothers' Day gift and one that will be enjoyed for a long time.

Chocolate Brownie Mix In A Jar


This gift is going to be extremely popular - if a touch unhealthy! Simply fill an attractive glass jar with layers of the basic dry ingredients for chocolate brownies.

Check out all you need right here: 

A Basket Full Of Hair Ties


If you can tie a knot, you can make a basket full of elastic hair ties.

Find out more here:

Vintage Soap-filled Tea-Cups


This is a great chance to head out to the local charity shops and pick up a couple of vintage tea cups and saucers.

Making soap with a 'melt and pour' soap base is extremely quick and easy. Here's the best bit! You will only need to melt the soap base in the microwave before adding your own colouring powder and perfume oil before pouring into a mould.

My personal tip to ease the soap out of the mould without any trouble is to pop it into the freezer for 15 minutes to set. The soap will then pop out of the mould with a slight squeeze.

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