Homemade Quick & Easy Birthday Gift Ideas for Mom

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Making a homemade birthday gift is one of the best ways to show your mom how much you care about her. Quick and easy homemade gifts come from the heart and are laced with lots of care, love and appreciation. Some crafts can be made from items you might have right at home and some won't take much effort at all, but all will mean the world to your mom when she opens a homemade gift straight from your heart.


Bake your mom her favourite kind of cake and decorate it. Purchase pen icing so you can write a special phrase on the cake. Decorate it in her favourite theme or with her favourite colours. Decorations are available at most grocery stores. Another option is to decorate it with her favourite candy. Surprise her with her favourite, homemade cake on her birthday.

Bead Bracelets

Make a simple bead bracelet for your mom for her birthday. You will need a few loops of memory wire, a selection of beads, side-cutter pliers and round-nose pliers. Cut off three loops of memory wire and use the round-nose pliers to bend one end of the wire up making a loop (this is to prevent the beads from falling off). Feed your beads onto the memory wire in any pattern you want until you are almost at the end. Once you get about 1/4-inch from the end, take the round-nose pliers and bend this end into a loop. Close the loops together firmly so they will not snag on clothing. You can even make matching bracelets for you and mom.

Body Scrub Gift Basket

Make a gift basket of homemade body scrubs for your mom. Purchase empty bottles at your local craft store and sticky labels you can make on your home printer. Most craft stores carry body scrubs ingredients. For a ginger-cinnamon scrub, mix 1 cup of sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon of ginger, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 cup of almond or olive oil in a clear bottle. Shake and label. If you don't have a printer, just decorate a label using a pen or markers. Write "Mom's birthday scrub handmade with love" or any other special message on the bottle.

Another scrub recipe to make is a sugar, salt and nut scrub. Mix 1/2 cup ground almonds, 1/2 cup ground oatmeal, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup salt, 1/4 cup almond oil and 50 drops of fragrance or essential oil in a clear bottle. Mix well and label.

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