Happy Mother’s Day! Really Last Minute Gifts!

To all the mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day! To all the son and daughters, take good care of your mom and show her what she means to you today and every day! If you have procrastinated and still have not gotten a little something special for your mother don’t worry it is not too late!

Gift From The Garden

1. Planter from Ikea: $2.99 for 3
2. Small garden stake from Ikea: $1.99 for 2
3. Small herb or plant
4. ribbon
5. Permanent Marker or rubber stamp set from Michaels $1.00 for entire alphabet!
6. green moss

Hot glue ribbon in one spot so it stays on pot, tie a bow, place plant or herb inside pot,
cover top of dirt with green moss, write or stamp name of plant or special message on stake sign and place
in planter. You are done!

Project 2: Emergency Mother Treat in a Pop up Can

When I saw this project over at Best Bites I knew I had to make it for my friends who are mothers. They even have the free download to print out this clever tag.
Pop up cans of fruit, I used the 4 ounce size and 7 ounce size
Candy, I used mini Kit Kat Bars and mini Almond Joy bars
Glue gun
pretty paper
hot glue and hot glue gun
tissue paper
Cut out the bottom of the can with a can opener, put aside
Fill inside of can with candy or chocolates
Top of with a piece of tissue paper, so hot glue does not touch candy
Place can bottom back on can and hot glue in place.
Wrap pretty paper cut to size around can
Place free printable on can front
Top can tab with pretty ribbon.
I of course ordered my mom’s flowers a while back from Bloom Garden Shop  a local garden shop and they are amazing!
Hope these two simple gifts come in handy today and any other day you need to put together a quick gift!

14 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day! Really Last Minute Gifts!

  1. May 9, 2011 at 8:34 am

    I saw those pots and labels at Ikea the other day. Great gift idea. This one would have been great for Teacher Appreciation too. -Sarah

  2. May 9, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Hi Sarah! It was so easy and inexpensive and it really made a nice gift. I also did one with a basil plant and one with a Kale. Would make a good last day of school for a teacher also!

  3. May 9, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    oooo. super cute. and great gift idea! 😉

  4. May 9, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Great ideas!! I totally want to do the rosemary pot for my son’s teacher since I blew it and forgot about Teacher Appreciation Week. Ugh. I’m excited, now!!

  5. May 9, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Hey! I just started a linky party last week called “20 minute tuesdays”. It was a great “party” with more than 50 links!
    Projects that cost less than $10 and take less than 20-30 mins (ish) are invited and I think this project would be a great addition to the party this week!
    Would you consider coming over?


  6. May 9, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Very cute! I love simple and plants!

  7. May 10, 2011 at 4:08 am

    @ Ashley, thank you! It also cost me around $5.00 to make!

  8. May 10, 2011 at 4:09 am

    @ Kelleigh, your son’s teacher would love it. Stamping the name of the herb on the stake really finishes it off nicely. Happy you liked it!

  9. May 10, 2011 at 4:10 am

    @ Sweet Floweret, thanks for the invite. I just posted, glad you liked it!

  10. May 10, 2011 at 4:12 am

    @ srkindredspirits, glad you liked it. It took me less than 10 minutes even with stamping the name on and for around $5 you can’t beat it!

  11. May 10, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    love it:)

  12. May 10, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Good ideas! Thanks for sharng. Your newest follower.

  13. May 10, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Hi Ashley! Glad you liked it! I am a pro at last minute easy gifts! Hope you stick around for some more. Love D

  14. May 10, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Hi Tammy, Thanks, I’m so happy you like my little project. Probably the easiest ever and looks super cute. I kept one for myself of course and it looks very cheery on my kitchen window sill. Glad you are a new follower!