Last-minute Mother’s day gift ideas.

DIY'S

For those of you who didn’t know, Mother’s Day on 5/11 (this Sunday) and as soon as people hear about something like these they always think about materialistic things. This year, try something new and different instead of just buying her the typical flower bouquet.

– Take her out to a spa and just hang out with her all day

– Surprise her with a shopping spree

– If she likes floral scents, ask around or buy a new bottle of her signature perfume

– Make your own beauty products for her:

Homemade Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub & A Shaving Technique For Soft Silky Legs

So many easy ones can me found here on Pinterest.

According to a Fox article: “Nearly 9 in 10 Americans think mothers return their Mother’s Day gifts in exchange for something else. And most moms do, at least on occasion.

There’s nothing wrong with that, unless, of course, the moms had asked for the gift specifically! We found one husband and wife who know that scenario very well.

“I bought her a Mother’s Day gift probably four years ago that’s she never used,” said husband Michael Shelton. “She wanted it so badly. She never used it. It was a sewing machine.”

“I should use the sewing machine he bought me, and this summer I will, nearly five years later,” laughed Detra Shelton. “I swear!”

Whether you keep the gift or not, what’s the average amount a person spends on Mother’s Day? It’s about $65.”

Here are some more ADORABLE Mother’s Day gift ideas you can DIY (make yourself) [Because it’s the effort and love put into something that counts]

Good luck,

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Pineapple-Cherry Cobbler (also known as dump-cake because of how everything is just dumped in)

DIY'S, Recipes.

This recipe is to DIE for and since it’s super easy I decided to put it up as a last minute Thanksgiving dessert recipe.

Ingredients//

  • 1 – Packaged Cake Mix, Yellow or White
  • 1 – 21 oz. can of Cherry Pie Filling
  • 1 – 20 oz. can of Crushed Pineapple
  • 1 – Stick Butter (refrigerated)
  • 1 – Cup Chopped Pecans (optional)

Directions//

  • Grease a 9 x 13-inch pan or just a regular casserole bowl with butter.
  • Spread cherry pie filling over bottom of the pan. Layer the pineapple on top of it but DON’T drain it.

  • Take the spatula or a spoon and mix the cherry pie filling and crushed pineapple together in the baking pan until they are well mixed. Made sure the mixture is evenly distributed and level in the baking pan.
  • Sprinkle dry cake mix over all but DO NOT MIX IT IN. Melt butter and drizzle over the top. If you want you can sprinkle the crushed pecans now.
  • Bake for 30-45 minutes in a 350-degree oven or until the top is golden brown. That’s it.
    • You can serve this with Vanilla ice cream as well because it tastes AMAZING.

Hope you enjoy, happy Thanksgiving 🙂

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*Photo credit here.

DIY Vase.

DIY'S, Interior/Exterior Design and Decor inspo., Room Decor.

I found this cute vase picture online and apparently someone bought this set for $30 and the middle one for $60 and the bottom one for $140. Like?!?!?!?! If you think I’m lying check it out here.

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Here is how you can make it yourself under $15

 

What you need//

-Mason Jars (Michaels sells them for a great price) [If you don’t want to buy Mason jars just use random jars you have at home already for ex from Jelly etc.]

-Paint (You could use spray paint, acrylic paint or even house paint)

-Twine (Twine is sold at any local hardware store, at the grocery store, and even most drug stores)

-Fake flowers (You could get so many for just $1 at Family Dollar or any dollar store)

-[Optional] Any strong glue (Hot glue, gorilla glue etc)

 

1. Start off by washing and cleaning out the mason jar.

2. Paint a light coat of paint onto the jar and wait for it to dry.

3. *optional* If you don’t want that vintage look in the picture above, re-paint the jar after the first coat has dried.

4. Once it’s all dried, circle the jagged top part of the jar (not the lid) with the twine about 3-4 times or until you like how thick it is and after adding a few more inches to that cut.

5. *optional* If you don’t have a strong glue or don’t want to glue it you can tie a cute bow or a little knot to keep it together. If you have a strong glue, glue the two ends together or tie a knot and glue on top of the knot to make sure it’s secure.

6. *optional* If you think it looks fine as it is then just add flowers in (make sure to cut the stem to fit the jar) and you’re done. If you think it looks a bit plain, glue on some random things that you find cute, like buttons, a flower you’re not using in the jar etc.

7. Fill it with flowers, pencils or whatever you like.

 

Hope that was helpful.

Comment below if you want more Mason Jar DIY’s