Struggling with what to get for the mom who has everything? Want to top what you gave her last year but don't have a lot of time? Tell her why you love her with personalized gifts you can make this weekend or one night next week. In about an hour or so, for $30 or less, you can give her a personalized coupon book or gratitude journal that will touch her heart and bring tears of joy to her eyes.
Growing up I always thought store bought gifts were what my mom wanted. Later after I gave her a book of moments we'd spent together that had positively impacted me, I realized telling and showing your mom why she's special is priceless.
This weekend, Gates and I will be working together to create a coupon book of experiences similar to the one I gave cubes for our one year wedding anniversary (gift for the first anniversary is paper). Gates will pick out the colors of paper that she wants to use. I'll cut them in half and bind them together. Then, Gates and I will go through photos we've taken over the past two years and pick the ones we want to share with Gramma. I'll print out the selected photos and Gates will tape them into the book.
Five Handmade Mother's Day Project for Under $30 in less than 2 Hours
If you're looking for other ideas for $30 or less that you can complete in about an hour or so, here are five other projects:
- Heart-shaped coupon book
- Ribbon wall hanging of family photos
- A year-long subscription to monthly family portraits or snapshots
- Photo memoir box
- A family time capsule shadow box
If you make one of these gifts, I'd love to see it after you give it to your mom. Happy crafting!
Credits: All layouts designed by and images taken by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life.