Seven easy makes for Mother's Day

Whether you're a bit strapped for cash - or ideas - our simple suggestions for presents to make for your mum should keep her very happy on March 26

7th March 2017

This year Mother's Day falls on the 26 March. If you're not sure what to get your darling mum, or want to spend some time hand-crafting a personal treat, we've got plenty of easy ideas here. Don't forget to send us your photos of your efforts!

For nature-loving mums: make birdseed ornaments

For those who love watching garden birds, these inexpensive feeders will be a joy to hang around the garden. They're simple and fun to make and the birds love them

For mums who want to relax: make a vanilla sugar scrub

Whether your mum's an adrenalin junkie who needs to unwind after a long day trekking across the British countryside, or simply deserves to put her feet up and relax, this sugar scrub should do the trick.

For green-fingered mums: make a flower press

Back in our April 2015 issue we featured this handy guide to making your own flower press. It's perfect for flower-lovers who want to preserve their hard work in the garden for that little bit longer.

For foodie mums: make easy chocolate truffles

This amazing recipe from our friends at BBC Good Food Magazine is self-explanatory: there's only three ingredients, but they taste wonderful. And you'll be guaranteed to be in mum's good books if you turn up with a bag of these. Just don't expect her to share!

For artsy mums: craft a driftwood sailboat

If your mum loves walking by the sea, why not start your adventures in driftwood craft with this relatively simple but effective looking sailboat. A cute and interesting addition to any bathroom!

For houseproud mums: make a set of rush placemats

Learn to create a beautiful rush placemat with our step-by-step guide to plaiting and stitching each one. 

Rush placemats

For cosy mums: make tin can candles

Keep cosy on the stormiest of spring ays by lighting homemade candles. These eco-friendly soy candles are easy to make in tin cans or pretty teacups. 

Make a tin candle


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