Mother’s Day is fast approaching! If you’re scrambling to think of an idea suitable for mom’s awesomeness, don’t fret. We have some DIY ideas that you can make for mom right at home!
Now, if you’re thinking, “I’m a bit old for a homemade Mother’s Day gift…” stop that immediately. You are never too old to make a gift for your mother. These gifts are adorable, thoughtful and some are downright delicious.
A cupcake rose bouquet, for example? What mom doesn’t want a bouquet of flowers she can eat?! Watch the video at the bottom of the post to learn how to make this scrumptious bouquet as well as a few other fantastic homemade gifts for mom.
Cupcake bouquets not your thing? Judging you a little bit, but that’s okay! We’ve broken down everything you’ll need and everything you’ll need to do for all three DIY Mother’s Day gifts!
HEART-SHAPED BREAKFAST IN BED
It doesn’t get more classic than breakfast in bed. Making breakfast for you mom is such a simple, delicious way to show her that you care – and it’s nice for mom to get cooked for every once in a while, remember that. This breakfast isn’t your regular breakfast-in-bed, it’s a breakfast-in-bed filled with extra love!
- Honey dew
- Circular cookie cutter
- Small heart-shaped cookie cutter
- Large heart-shaped cookie cutter
- Wood skewers
STEP 1: Slice your melons open and scoop out the insides. Cut into slices.
STEP 2: Using the small heart cutter, make hearts out of all your melons.
STEP 3: Stick the hearts onto the wooden skewers in whatever order you would like. Stick these in the fridge to chill.
STEP 4: While the fruit chills, get started on your toast and egg. Start by toasting your bread. When the bread is toasted, use the big heart cookie cutter to make a heart shape in the center of your toast.
STEP 5: To make your egg, place the circular cookie cutter in your frying pan. Grease the pan and the entire cutter before turning the burner to medium-low.
STEP 6: Crack one egg into your cookie cutter, try to push the yolk gently to the center of the cutter. Place the lid on top of the pan and let the egg cook for a few minutes.
STEP 7: Once cooked, remove the egg from the pan and the cutter, placing it on a separate plate. Use your large heart cookie cutter to cut your egg to size and place it in the center of your toast.
Make sure to include coffee, juice, and fresh flowers with you lovely Mother’s Day breakfast!
CUPCAKE ROSE BOUQUET
The most delicious gift your mother will EVER receive.
- Flower pot
- Foam sphere
- Green cupcake liners
- Wilton Color Right
- White color icing
- Green tissue paper
- Piping bag
- Wilton decorating tip (she uses size 2D)
STEP 1: Dye your icing any color you would like. You only need to do a few drops to color the white icing.
STEP 2: To make your piping bag, place your decorating tip at the bottom of the plastic bag, cutting the tip open. Fold down the sides. Put the bag in a cup so it’ll stay open. Scoop the frosting into the piping bag then use a tie to close the bag.
STEP 3: Frost your cupcakes to look like roses! Start with a dot in the middle, then circle around towards the outside of the cupcake. Put the cupcakes in the fridge to chill for 10 minutes.
STEP 4: While those chill, stick your foam sphere into the pot. Tie the ribbon around the pot for decoration.
STEP 5: To figure out how the cupcakes will be best positioned on the sphere, stick toothpicks through the empty green liners and line those up around the dome, filling up the surface area completely. Make sure a bit of the toothpick sticks out to stick your cupcake into.
STEP 6: To fill in the empty spots where the foam is showing, cut squares of the green tissue paper. Layer the squares and bunch them up. Stick a toothpick through the side to keep them together. Use a second toothpick to stick them into the foam openings.
STEP 7: Remove the empty cupcake liners from the toothpicks and place your cupcakes where the liners were. Delicious!
CUSTOMIZED HEART-SHAPED PILLOWS
Perfectly easy decor item that will remind your mom of you every time she sees them! Adorable AND functional.
- Decorative pillows
- Sticker paper
- Acrylic paint
- Small brush
- Sponge brush
STEP 1: Print off any design you would like on your stick paper.
STEP 2: Cut out the shape, using the outside line of the shape as a guide.
STEP 3: Pull the sticky layer off the top of the paper.
STEP 4: Stick the outsides of the cutout (so there’s an empty shape where you cut on the pillow) onto the pillow. Take time to position this just right.
STEP 5: Pour out the paint onto a plate and cover the sponge brush in the paint. Sponge the paint into the whole empty shape before peeling the sticker paper off. Use the small brush to make any touch ups or tighten up the border of the shape.
There you have it, all three DIY Mother’s Day gifts! Which one will you give your mom this year?