Last minute gifts for Mother’s Day – 12 simple gift ideas to make yourself

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Mother’s Day is in 3 days! However, there isn’t much time to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Nevertheless, you have plenty of time to create a loving gift for your mother yourself. Mother’s Day gifts shouldn’t necessarily be big and expensive. Aside from the size and price, a Mother’s Day gift expresses your love and gratitude to your own mother.

The main thing is that the gift comes from your heart. Mom will appreciate every little gesture anyway. And we’re sure you’ll definitely melt her heart with one of the suggested Mother’s Day gifts below. So scroll down and find the best last minute gift for your dear mom!

12 creative gifts for Mother’s Day

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Make paper tulips for mom

Be environmentally friendly and give your mum “eternal” tulips that you can make entirely out of paper yourself. And you can also leave a loving message. With a few folds of colored paper and a piece of wire you have a lovely last minute Mother’s Day gift. You can make a single flower, multiple flowers, or a whole bouquet. Here’s how…

Materials:

  • colored papers, medium weight
  • double-sided tape
  • floral wire covered with fabric
  • craft glue

Paper tulips as last minute gifts for Mother’s Day

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Instructions:

  • cut out a square piece of paper 13×13 cm or larger
  • fold the piece of paper in half lengthways and then unfold and repeat the same thing across the middle
  • stick the tape along each fold (as shown in the picture below)
  • pinch the paper for the creases and then glue them together to form a hollow shape
  • use scissors to trim the edges (as shown) into a petal shape
  • poke a small hole in the bottom of the folded flower
  • tuck the tip of the wire into the bottom of the flower, then glue it in place
  • Cut out the paper sheets with scissors and label them lovingly
  • then glue leaves to wire

Make a paper tulip

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Helium balloons and cardboard letters

For the next last minute gift for Mother’s Day you need balloons and cardboard. Cut out relatively large letters from colored cardboard. Decide for yourself which letters best express your feelings. You can simply make the word “Mama” or “Mutti” out of cardboard or say “Thank you”, for example. When you’re done with the cardboard letters, punch them and thread a string through the hole in each letter. Attach these to the helium filled balloons. And finally, attach the balloons to Mom’s chair or to your bed. The nice surprise is sure to put a smile on her face.

Create a festive mood with balloons

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Last minute gifts for Mother’s Day – breakfast in bed

Let’s be honest! Even a bowl of muesli with yoghurt tastes better when it’s made with love and served in bed. All you really need to make this gift idea a reality is a free hand to pour the yogurt into the bowl. Garnished with strawberries and toast, breakfast tastes even better.

Lovingly prepared and served in bed

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Last minute gifts for Mother’s Day – bouquet of flowers with a difference

If you have a teacup, a plate and a bell jar, then you have all the makings of a beautiful bouquet. Bunch a handful of flowers in a cup and place them in a bell jar as shown in the image below.

Surprise your mother with an original bouquet of flowers

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And we have another clever idea for a special bouquet ready for you.

Print out a happy floral pattern on paper, trim as needed, and roll around the flowers. Secure the printed paper with double-sided tape and give your mum a stunning bouquet of flowers.

Stunning bouquet

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Make colorful greeting cards yourself

What you would like to say to your mother you can write on a homemade greeting card. So you have a very personal Mother’s Day gift for her.

Create a colorful greeting card with colored paper. Different types of paper accept fabric dyes differently (and coated paper may not at all), so the results can be surprising.

You can combine colors for custom shades. Don’t worry about precise lines when dipping into the paint. Irregularities are part of the appeal. If there is any paint left over after dipping, pour it back into the can to use on future projects.

Dip a watercolor paper greeting card in color and create a beautiful gradient

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Greeting card with 3D paper flowers instead of a bouquet

Whether your mother lives near or far, this beautiful greeting card could make a special flower delivery. A flat card blossoms into a three-dimensional arrangement. This is much more unexpected and original than a vase full of roses. It looks like a complicated craft project, but all you need is some colored paper and tape.

Last minute gifts for Mother’s Day

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Materials:

  • Paper of any color
  • glue stick
  • double-sided tape
  • scissors and pencil
  • Craft cardboard in any color

Instructions:

Cut out seven 10cm wide squares of paper of any color. Fold the square as shown in the image below and trace the shape of the petals. Then cut off the remaining paper. Unfold the resulting paper flower and cut off a single petal. Then close the gap by overlapping the petals and gluing them together with the glue stick. Repeat all these steps 6 more times.

Fold and cut paper

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Where the dots are in the picture, you need to fix a piece of double-sided tape, and then glue paper flowers to each other.

Flowers B and C each overlap one petal of flower A. Then flower D goes up and completely overlaps flower A.

Glue the paper blossoms together in the correct order

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Attach flowers E and F to the other flowers so that flowers B and C are also completely overlapped.

A few more steps…

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Attach flower G to the top so that flower D is overlapped. Cut out some green paper leaves, put double-sided tape on the underside and attach them to the flowers.

And the 3D flower is almost done!

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Cut out a piece of cardboard measuring approx. 25 x 15 cm and fold it in half to form a greeting card. Place the folded flowers as shown in the image below. Put a piece of double-sided tape, close the card and press it firmly. Open the card and repeat the previous steps to attach the 3D flower to the other side of the card.

Attach the finished flower to the greeting card

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Last minute gifts for Mother’s Day – chocolate strawberries

Chocolate strawberries are the ultimate Mother’s Day culinary gift. The recipe is super quick and easy and the effect is stunning. Please your mother with such a sweet seduction.

The way to a man’s heart goes through his stomach

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Ingredients:

  • 500 grams of strawberries
  • 150 g dark couverture

Preparation:

  • Wash and drain strawberries
  • Chop the couverture and melt in a hot water bath
  • Dip the strawberries in the couverture, drain well and let set on baking paper

Tea bag tags with a loving message

If your mother likes to drink tea, then the next last minute gift idea is suitable for you. Create themed tea bag tags yourself and leave a loving message for your mother. You can even make the tea bags yourself from cheesecloth and fill them with a tea blend. You can also crown your Mother’s Day gift with a DIY tea box.

Small details give everyone joy in everyday life

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DIY body scrub for Mother’s Day

Every mother always takes care of children and family, but sometimes she forgets to take care of herself. So make it for your mom and give her something that will relax and pamper her, like a body scrub.

Best of all, you don’t even have to step out of the kitchen to gather all the ingredients for a homemade body scrub.

It consists of four main ingredients: sugar, coconut oil, green tea and dried rose petals. Green tea isn’t just good for drinking — it has antioxidant properties that can remove impurities and improve dry skin. Organic white sugar gently exfoliates while coconut oil moisturizes your skin and smoothes uneven skin tones. Finally, some rose petals add a soft floral aroma to the scrub.

A notice: Stored in a watertight and airtight container, this scrub has a shelf life of up to one year.

Do your own body peeling in 3 steps

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup organic white sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • Green tea, 2-3 tea bags
  • dried rose petals
  • a mixing bowl
  • wooden stick for stirring
  • a glass jar

Preparation:

  • Put the sugar, tea bags and dried rose petals in a bowl and mix
  • Add coconut oil to the sugar mixture and mix well with a stick until you get a lumpy consistency
  • put the finished mixture in a glass jar with a lid

Stir all ingredients together

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Organize a movie night with mom

As a toddler, you spent every minute with Mom. And now that happens less and less. Show your mom that you appreciate your time with her. And surprise them with a movie night together in the comfort of your own home or just go out as a couple!

Being together is the best gift for mom!

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Bake cupcakes and decorate as flowers

If your mom has a sweet tooth, she’ll be doubly impressed with the flavor and elegance of the floral cupcakes underneath. Each individual cupcake is designed as a lovely flower. Dahlias, daisies, garden roses, geraniums – an edible bouquet for Mother’s Day!

But you don’t need to be a professional baker to conjure up delicious cupcakes. You can find a recipe for strawberry tarts here.

True art to snack on

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