Four Perfect Mother's Day Gifts

Four Perfect Mother's Day Gifts
Public Lives, Secret Recipes

This Mother's Day show much just how much she means to you with these special gifts. From DIYs to sweet treats, theres something in here for all moms out there!

1. DIY Ombre Wooden Utensils: A DIY gift is a sure way to show how much you care about someone. Make mom a pair of these utensils & serve them with her favorite dinner to truly spoil her this Mother's Day!

What You'll Need: wooden utensils | lightmedium, & dark colored paint | paint brushes | paper plates | painters tape

Step 1: Wrap painters tape around top of the utensil just before it widens. Press tape down to secure.
Step 2: Pour roughly 2 tbsp of each paint onto a separate paper plate. Beginning with the lightest color, paint the entire handle of each utensil.
Step 3: Let paint dry completely (roughly 1 hour). Remove tape.
Step 4: Place a new piece of tape 1/3 of the way down on the handle. Press tape down to secure. Begin painting with the medium coat of paint.
Step 5: Repeat steps 2-4 again for the darkest shade. Enjoy!

2. Cait's Crispops: Affordable, delicious, & a unique gift, this sweet treat is sure to put a smile on mom's face. Order yours at CaitsCrispops.commaybe throw some extra in there for you!

3. DIY Lavender Coconut Oil Body Cream: Help mom relax with this DIY Lavender Coconut Oil Body Cream that smells as good as it leaves you feeling. 

What You'll Need: Vitamin E Oil (ships free!) | Lavender Essential Oil | Unrefined, Organic Coconut Oil | Large Mixing Bowl | Electric Mixer

Step 1: In large mixing bowl, combine 14 oz. Coconut Oil, 14 drops of Lavender Essential Oil, & 2 drops of Vitamin E Oil. Stir to combine. Place in freezer for 20 minutes, until solid.

Step 2: Remove from freezer & stir with electric mixer for 6 minutes until soft & fluffy. Transfer to air tight container. Keep jar sealed & in cool or room temperature area when not in use.

4. DIY Flower Letter: Decorate your mom's initial or smell out MOM with this cute & fun DIY. Opt for faux flowers so mom can keep this gift forever just like all the projects you made her in grade school. 

What You’ll Need: paper mache letters | flowers | X-Acto knife | paint brush | paint | hot glue gun

Step 1: Cut the top of the letter off using the X-Acto knife. Remove anything on the inside.

Step 2: Paint your letters. I ended up liking the way it looked with some natural paper mache showing on the edges so paint desired amount.

Step 3: Arrange flowers in desired position throughout the letter. Plug in your hot glue gun & once warm, peel back each flower individually & secure it with glue to the edges of the letters.

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About the Contributor

Caitlin is the founder of Chicago based lifestyle web publication Public Lives, Secret Recipes which specializes in recipe development, DIY tutorials, fashion posts, & much more. Aside from the blog, Caitlin is the founder of Krispops, a crisped rice cake pop company, that you can order online! Be sure to shop Krispops here & follow PLSR on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, & Pinterest!

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