Paying Homage to Mom and Mother Earth for Mother’s Day

Mom’s love ideas and gifts from the heart, this Mother’s Day give your Mom and Mother Earth a huge smile with these simple and cute gift ideas.

T-Shirt Grocery Bag

No-Sew 10 Minute T-Shirt Tote

You can make one bag or multiple bags for your mom, it all depends on what you have on hand or in your budget. T-shirts are easy to obtain, just take a look in your closet and use some that you no longer wear or haven’t worn in a long time. If you don’t have any shirts that you want to part with, then hit up your local thrift store, you can usually score some awesome graphic T’s for next to nothing. These bags are durable, washable and can be used over and over again, making this a great gift for a mom who shops a lot. Check out these easy to follow instructions on how to construct your mom’s no sew bag at Instructables.com

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Build a Herb Garden

Small juice or milk cartons can be rinsed out and reused to plant your mom a herb garden she’ll be telling her friends about. All you need are seeds for your herbs, some planting soil and recycled paper cartons. Start the herb garden by planting her favorite herbs in the individual cartons, this is best started a couple weeks prior to Mother’s day to give the herbs enough time to sprout out of the soil a bit. Here’s a great guide on how to get started with planting in cartons. You can add a special touch to her herb garden by making your own plant markers using wire coat hangers, beads and recycling the lids to frozen juice concentrate containers, check out this cute idea for glamming up mom’s herb garden here.

 

Make your Mom an Awesome Sugar Scrub

All you need for this idea is ½ cup of fresh coffee grounds, 1 cup fine granulated sugar, 10 – 15 drops of peppermint essential oil and organic coconut oil. Mix the dry ingredients together and gradually add in coconut oil until you reach a consistency that you like. If you add too much coconut oil you can add in more sugar, you’ll just end up with more product. Put the sugar scrub into a glass container and top it with a homemade bow or label. This sugar scrub is perfect for use in the shower, the caffeine in the coffee grounds will awaken the skin and the peppermint will perk the senses. Your mom will feel refreshed and her tired skin will thank you