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11 Last Minute Mother’s Day DIY Gift Ideas

By Whit Honea |

I get a lot of email pitches about Mother’s Day. Most of them offer “last minute Mother’s Day ideas!” or “last minute Mother’s Day gifts!” in which “last minute” apparently started in early April. Obviously they don’t know from last minute.

You want last minute Mother’s Day presents? You’re looking at them — although to fully appreciate the moment you may want to wait until Saturday afternoon. Last minutes may vary.

The other thing that most of the Mother’s Day notes have in common is that they are trying to sell Mother’s Day gifts, which I get, but I don’t always agree with. Sure, things from the things department, which are my mom’s personal favorite, are nice, but there’s something extra sweet about Mother’s Day gifts made with love. In fact, I would go so far as to say that handmade Mother’s Day presents are the best gift at all. Other options include cash.

Do-It-Yourself gifts are not only fun to get, but they are also fun to make. There are few things better than spending time with a child in the creative process. However, you may want to put down some newspaper first, and dress accordingly — the creative process can be messy.

Here are a few last minute DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas that Mom is sure to love:

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DIY Mother's Day Gifts

The Notebook for Mom

Mom loves a good notebook (not talking about the movie, though she may have enjoyed that too), and with these kid-made additions that personalize the cover, she's bound to love it all the more!
Learn how to make these clever notebooks from the one and only Martha Stewart!

Don’t worry, if you must shop for Mother’s Day gifts there is still plenty of time. Last minute is relative.

Whit Honea can be found writing about whatever he feels like at his personal site Honea Express (Honea sounds like pony) and DadCentric. If you’re really bored you can follow him on the Twitter or Pinterest (his opinions are his own and do not reflect those of Babble or most rational people).

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Whit Honea is an award-winning writer living in the greater Los Angeles area with his wife, two boys, and too many pets. His personal blog, Honea Express, is updated quarterly (give or take.) Read bio and latest posts → Read Whit Honea's latest posts →

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2 thoughts on “11 Last Minute Mother’s Day DIY Gift Ideas

  1. Rebecca Cooper says:

    thanks so much for featuring my mother’s day mini album in this FAB roundup! :)

    1. whithonea says:

      You’re very welcome, Rebecca! Thanks for being so clever :)

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