Procrastination Nation: 4 DIY Mother’s Day Gifts That Aren’t Lame

In case you haven’t noticed the dizzying amount of flower shops, restaurants, drugstores and TV ads pushing sales, Mother’s Day is definitely this Sunday. Surprised? Don’t be. You’ve had months to plan for it! But we get that buying gifts is a stressful process, causing the majority of us to push the task aside until it’s crunch time. If you’re meeting up with mom this weekend and want to avoid getting her the lazy boy’s gift of flowers and chocolate, it’s time to get crafty. Here’s a roundup of DIY ideas found around the web that don’t involve construction paper or popsicle sticks.

Gold-Dipped Glassware


The geniuses over at Honestly WTF have dreamed up the easiest DIY, ever. All you need is gold spray, painters tapes, a ziplock bag, and champagne flutes. Surprise her with a pair of these and a bottle of fancy champers.

Chain and Rhinestone Bracelet


Now, don’t be intimidated by this; the process is less complicated than you think. I Spy DIY picked up the gold and silver chains from M&J Trimming at 1008 Sixth Avenue (between 37th & 38th St). I’m sure the rest of the supplies (rhinetones, rope, bracelet closure) can be found there, too. Moms love sparkly things, so this is a definite winner.

A Knitted Something


Your mom will fully freak out when she discovers that you learned how to knit for her. This Because I’m Addicted video tutorial is surprisingly easy to follow. Unless you have zero plans today and tomorrow and don’t mind being holed up at home for hours, it’s a bit too late to whip up a complete scarf, so make a little centerpiece for her coffee table instead. 

Color Block Clutch


While we’d all love to gift our mothers (and ourselves, for that matter) a shiny new Celine envelope clutch, we’ll just have to settle for this DIY version, courtesy of craftmaster P.S.- I Made This. If you want to make your mom feel extra fashiony, opt for on-trend neon colors instead.

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