DIY Mother’s Day (or any day!) Gift

Mother’s Day 2015 was fantastic! I had the pleasure of spending it with a ton of family, including my mom, sister, aunt and grandmom. We enjoyed a delicious Sunday morning breakfast prepared by my brother-in-law, prior to my aunt and grandmom heading back to NJ. My husband and Charlee got me an awesome lighting kit to use when I start doing videos, which will include makeup tutorials, DIY tips and product reviews (stay tuned!). 

I wanted to share with you all a fun, DIY gift that I made for my mom that was from both, Charlee and I. It didn’t cost a ton of money, required some thought and put a huge smile on her face (and a tear in her eye!). This is not only a wonderful Mother’s Day gift, but would work for just about any other holiday or event – birthdays, Christmas, baby showers, etc. 

I found a $3 flower pot in the Target dollar bins that I knew I could do something with. My mom has quite the green thumb and loves flowers so I thought this was a good starting point. I came up with the idea of putting Charlee’s hand and finger prints on the outside of the pot after seeing something similar on Pinterest. I wanted to jazz it up a bit so I wrote the following quote around the top of the pot, “The best mom’s get promoted to grandma”. So true, right? 



After the pot was nice and dry, I picked up some paper shreds from the Dollar Tree and began thinking of what else to put into the flower pot. I ended up including a few of my mom’s favorite things:

After I added everything and made it look nice, I used a shrink wrap basket bag that I also picked up for $1 at the Dollar Tree. I LOVE those things; they make any basket look professionally done and shrink to fit, which keeps things nice and tidy. I topped it off with a couple big bows and it was ready to be gifted!IMG_8190

My mom loved it and I loved that I gave her a thoughtful gift that she would enjoy for a long time, without spending a ton of money! A little thoughtfulness and time go a long way. 

What do you think of my mom’s Mother’s Day gift? Let me know!

Until next time,


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