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Video: Easy Mother's Day DIY - Our Best Ideas
Mother's Day is an annual holiday whose date varies depending on the country. In France, it is generally celebrated on the last Sunday in May. However, this year will be an exception. If you haven't picked the best gift for the world's best mom yet, you'll be happy to know that Mother's Day 2020 falls on June 7, and you have plenty of time to make your choice. To give you a hand anyway, Deavita.fr is going to dedicate a useful article full of economical DIY ideas to it, perfectly suited to the occasion. Whether you are looking for an easy Mother's Day DIY or a little more elaborate, we've got you covered on June 7, 2020 … and things to do while in lockdown!
Easy and economical DIY for Mother's Day - DIY ideas to borrow
Mother's Day is one of the most special days of the year, which moms look forward to. And if the occasion is usually celebrated in family, in the hearths, the ways of declaring its gratitude and its affection towards its mother become, over the years, more and more creative and personalized. In addition to offering cards, reciting poems and sending a thank you message on the local radio station, more and more people prefer to DIY their own unique gifts to make this day unforgettable.
Realizing that it can sometimes be difficult to renew yourself and find the perfect gift for Mother's Day, we have prepared a selection of gifts for you that we are sure will enchant the woman in your life. Because basically, a good Mother's Day gift does not have to be expensive to be dear to the heart. A small gesture of affection and gratitude, like a small bouquet of crepe paper flowers, is all that the most special person in your life needs.
But just before getting to the heart of the matter, let's remember the story of Mother's Day. In France, Napoleon was the first to have mentioned it. Initially, her idea was to honor mothers of large families. But it was only after the official relaunch of the holiday in the United States that it was resumed in Europe. In fact, the party never had much success in France until 1941. At that time, Marshal Pétain decided to institute and formalize it in order to repopulate France (which suffers from the Second world war) and draw attention to the role of the housewife. In 1950, Mother's Day was officially set for the 4th Sunday in May.
Crepe paper flowers for a bouquet that won't wilt
Certainly, offering a bouquet for Mother's Day 2020 is a bit cliché, but always has its small effect, especially if it is the flowers to DIY yourself. Whether crepe paper, cardboard, plastic, or cupcakes, these flowers make a great classic Mother's Day gift that won't fade. For a more beautiful effect, we put on the crepe paper. So get some crepe or tissue paper in your favorite colors, pipe cleaners for the stems, and scissors for cutting the paper. Then cut out a rectangle, fold it into an accordion shape and follow the steps shown in the video above!
What Mother's Day gift to give to a greedy mom?
Do you have a greedy mom who loves spending her time in the kitchen? Mother's Day 2020 is therefore the perfect opportunity to treat her with this pretty edible bouquet and super easy to make. Whether it's made with homemade cupcakes or ready-made from the local bakery, we guarantee that it won't go unnoticed. And once the issue with the cupcakes is settled, here are the other materials to get:
- 1 plant pot / large coffee cup
- 1 polystyrene ball
- green self paper
For the realization of this project you will need a ceramic flowerpot in pastel colors and a polystyrene ball of an appropriate size. Have you decided to bake your own homemade cupcakes? You must therefore get a pastry bag after having concocted the topping. Once the cupcakes are iced and sprinkled with sprinkles, you need to distribute them around the polystyrene ball using the toothpicks.
Cut strips of green tissue paper 2.5 x 5 cm in length and fold them into any shape between your fingers. Add the small leaves obtained and insert them into the polystyrene ball using toothpicks, distributing them between the greedy "roses".
A DIY idea for Mother's Day easy to make with the little ones
To wake up the memories of your dear mother and make the party more unforgettable and touching, nothing like a personalized gift! Original and very easy to recreate, our next idea is perfectly suited to the skills of the little ones. It is particularly suitable for families with at least two children, one of whom is still a baby. Here are the materials to get:
- 200 grams of salt
- 140 grams of flour
- 200 ml of water
- rolling pin
- decorative band
Start by preparing the salt dough. For this purpose, it is necessary to mix 200 grams of salt, 140 grams of flour and 200 ml of water. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin in the shape of a circle or a heart where the children must then leave their prints. They can also write their names and the official date of the party. A hole will also be needed to tie the band to it. Bake for 3 hours at 100 degrees. Finally, let the children decorate the figurine with paint and glitter. You can even stick a family photo on it to take the concept of personification even further.
A garland of good wishes to mark Mother's Day 2020
This year, we're going out of the ordinary and swapping the simple greeting card for a pretty DIY garland made from letters, quotes and several touching words! So grab a pen and a few bits of paper and prepare your thanks! Put them in pastel colored envelopes and tie them to a ribbon to make an original garland. For a look worthy of spring, do not hesitate to hang some artificial flowers on it. Your dear mother will be moved!
DIY scented candle: the perfect last minute gift
Need an easy budget DIY Mother's Day DIY idea? Economical and ready in 2 minutes flat, this candle holder smells like coffee and is therefore the ideal gift for caffeïonamane mothers. All you need to do is fill half a tealight or jar with coffee beans and stick a small candle in it.
Homemade body scrub for a flirtatious mom
- ½ cup of coconut oil
- ½ sugar
- 10-15 drops of lavender essential oil
- 2 tbsp. of dried lavender flowers
At any age, it is important to take care of your body. Rich in skin health benefits and very easy to concoct, this homemade scrub will restore vitality to all skin types. To prepare it, just mix all the indicated ingredients and transfer them to a nice mason jar.
Personalized bookmark for reading moms
Nothing like making a personalized Mother's Day gift with a photo to surprise your dear sweet mom! Easy and quick to make, this bookmark will certainly please the lucky one. All you need to do is take your child (ren) picture, print it out (double-sided using your software's symmetry), and cut out the outlines of each image. Finally, all you have to do is stick both sides on a piece of colored cardboard and make a small hole for the ribbon. If you want to laminate the bookmark, use scotch tape. Making a homemade bookmark has never been so pleasant and touching! So, it's up to you to try!