5 Picture-Perfect DIY Gifts For Mother’s Day
Cute, personal gift ideas for Mother’s Day, anyone? It’s time to break out your favorite family photos, because we’ve got some amazing gift ideas for this year’s special occasion! After all, there’s nothing sweeter than giving your mom a gift you made yourself, and it’ll be even better if your gift is personalized with a photo of you or your loved ones. Our DIY gift ideas are really easy to pull off, they look polished and professional, and they’re the picture-perfect way to show your mom how much you care!
1. Personalized Wine Glasses
- wine glasses
- decoupage glue
- paint brush
Cut your photo into a round shape that fits the base of a wine glass. Brush decoupage glue over the bottom of the glass and stick your photo to it, with the picture facing up. Cover the back of the photo with another layer of glue, and once it’s dry, you’ve got an amazing, personalized glass for Mom!
2. Soap Dispenser With Fun Photos
- laminating pouches
- parchment paper
- soap dispenser
- liquid soap
Cut your photos out in the shape of your choice. Place the photos inside a laminating pouch, fold a piece of parchment paper over the entire pouch, and iron over the surface of the parchment paper. Remove the laminated photos and cut out the shapes you want to use, leaving a bit of room around the edges to make sure the photos stay covered. Put the laminated photo shapes into an empty, transparent soap dispenser and fill it up with liquid soap.
3. Customized Candles
Cut your photos out so that they’re the same size as the base of a tea light. Poke a hole into the middle of the photo with a nail, take the tea light out of its holder, and remove the candle wick. Thread the candle wick through the hole in the photo, place the wax of the tea light on top, and put everything back into the tea light holder. Once the candle is lit and the wax melts a bit, the photos will magically appear.
4. Homemade Bookmark
- laminating pouch
- parchment paper
- hot glue
- tassel or ribbon
Cut the shape you want for your bookmark out of a photo and place it in a laminating pouch. Fold parchment paper over the laminating pouch and iron over the surface of the parchment paper. Cut the laminated photo out, leaving a bit of room around the edges to make sure the photo stays covered. Using a hot glue gun, glue a tassel or piece of ribbon to the back of the bookmark near the top. Now you have an original, homemade bookmark!
5. Family Photo Rubik’s Cube
- 8 wooden blocks
- masking tape
- double-sided tape
Tape 8 wooden blocks together using the technique shown in the video. Cut your photos into 4 squares that are the same size as the surface of the wooden blocks. Stick the photos to the blocks with double-sided tape and you’ll finally have a Rubik’s cube you won’t want to chuck across the room!
Thanks to these original gift ideas, you can make Mother’s Day extra special this year. Mom will be so touched by these thoughtful presents and Dad might even be a bit jealous, so make sure to keep them in mind come Father’s Day!
Get the instructions for the Charming Mother’s Day Gifts, DIY Picture Frame Crafts, and Optical Illusion Photo Gift featured in the bonus video.