DIY Mother’s Day Gifts!

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Seriously Mommy, I don’t want you to see your gifts yet, so stop right there!

Don’t read any further.

For everyone else reading,  these are the DIY/ store-bought gifts that I got my mom for mother’s day, all bundled up into one cute DIY box!

Mommy, if you’re still reading, you better stop! 

Okay, I think we’re safe now.

So, first of all, I attempted to do a DIY canvas! And it was so much easier, and turned out a lot better than I thought it would (:

This is what ya’ need!

-Glossy Mod Podge

-Craft/Acrylic Paint


-Picture (I printed mine on computer paper)


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Paint all sides & the outside edge of the canvas.

I did this, because my picture was just a bit smaller than the canvas!

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Once your paint dries, apply one coat of Mod Podge to the entire face of the canvas.

You’ll want to do this step fast, because it dries so quick!

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Here we are.. just lay your picture on the canvas!

If I could do it again I would have done it a lot slower & steadier.

As you can see, mine ended up with a few wrinkles!

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After you lay down your picture, you do an all-over top coat of Mod-Podge.

Give it some time to dry, and then you’re golden!

Next up, we have the DIY car trash bag!

Nifty, huh?!

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And a nice little commissary bag for the lining!

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I also made myself a bag, and I love it!

I no longer have an excuse for a messy car… as if I ever did!

I did not do a tutorial on this one, because I followed this tutorial right here (:

It’s actually very easy, and is great practice for beginning sewers.

And, as seen in my Jewelry Making post on the home page

Made these babies for a whopping $1.00 total!

I bought all the stuff on clearance, and didn’t have to use any ‘jewelry tools’ to make them.

So easy, I wonder why I didn’t do this earlier!

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And what else, but a bracelet to match?!

I love the simplicity of this one!

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And some not-so-DIY, shirts from good ol’ T.J. Maxx! 

I have noticed that you can go into T.J. Maxx, not needing to buy a thing, and you end up finding all these things you never knew you ‘needed’!! 

It’s such a great surprise (:

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Next step is to bundle it all up in some pretty pink tissue paper!

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This is a bag that I saved from my Bridal Shower!

It’s super cute, and perfect spring/mother’s day colors!

So, whoever gifted this bag… thank you, you’re awesome!

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I just cut the bag into squares that covered the front & back of the box, and mod-podged it on!

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Took a sharpie to those circles & now I’m done! (:

For those who don’t know, my mama currently lives 17 hours away!  ):

So, this is a to-go mother’s day gift!

I also have a wonderful Mother-In-Law, but she lives all the way in Brazil, so we’ll have to make up for Mother’s Day, next time we see her (:

Which will hopefully be soon!

“My mom is literally a part of me. You can’t say that about many people, except relatives… and organ donors.”

Happy Mother’s Day!

I hope that everyone has a great day, filled with great mommies, and love!

XOXOXO, The Little Wifey ❤


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