Mother’s Day is fast approaching. If you’re feeling a little short of cash but still want to delight that very special lady in your life, then help is at hand. With 4 great ideas, and step by step tips from our DIY experts, you can create these money saving hacks for Mother’s Day at home.
Framing is an expensive business and the reason why most of us have our cherished photos still sitting on our computers. Instead consider upcycling old frames, re-inventing cheap ones with a personal touch or making your own from scratch.
If photos aren’t your thing you can always transform an old frame into a personalised home decor piece in no time at all. Pick something that’s special to your mum – a hobby, a trip down memory lane, a favourite place or pet.
You can find all the tools and material you need for frame crafting here.
Handmade Photo Magnets
The fridge a great place for sticky notes or photos as you can see them everyday and they’ll always put a smile on your face. So why not pick your favourite photos and present them in an original way? You can wrap your creation in a clear box with lace or ribbon.
“I picked out a dozen of my favourite photos from instagram, added a polaroid frame to each one using picnik and printed them out onto 200gsm card stock”.
DIY Fabric or knitted cushions
Home Decor, especially cushions and rugs, can cost a lot. All you need is a thirst for starting a new hobby and a simple knitting pattern and you’re ready to create your own. Start out by making a simple plain knit cushion and you might be ready to try your hand at a Fabric Rug. If you’re struggling then you might want to invest in a Knitting Mill .
Knitting whizz Brittany from JustbCrafty shares her tips and tricks for trying this at home armed with ‘a ..set of knitting needles, piles of yarn, and a couple free evenings”
Look here for inspiration on DIY knitting patterns for cushions.
If you’re mum is partial to jewellery then you can make some great creative pieces of your own. Try making something colourful and totally unique for her like a bracelet or collar made of simple buttons.
Seasoned Re-Fashioner in jewellery and sewing Portia from the Makery makes it sound really simple, recommending “if you have a healthy button stash at home you could create the perfect sewist themed accessory using the same process!”. She did these using “a bag of cheapo costume jewellery”.
For a more modern look there’s a great pendant from brass tube offcuts. Simply thread it to a piece of leather to complete the look. Here’s the tutorial.
You don’t have to break the bank to get that personal touch for Mother’s Day. Use these handy tricks or get a bit more creative. You can upcycle any jewellery you have or one that means something to her – recycle a special ring, watch face or old jewel. Use your imagination and get hacking!
If you’ve got to the end of this blog and you’re still not inspired to be creative then check out our latest Offers of the Day for Mother’s Day.
Happy Mother’s Day to all you lovely ladies out there!