4 Last-Minute, Eco-Friendly Gifts for Mom That She’ll Love
Yes, you’ve waited too long to have that perfect item shipped to Mom for Mother’s Day and if you would like to do something a little more than bring her flowers, we have some great DIY eco-friendly ideas for you. After all, every mom loves to get a homemade gift from her child—regardless of how old that child may be!
Glass Jar Terrariums
Terrariums are not only quick to put together, but you can use almost any glass container you have around the house (make sure you wipe down the inside to avoid “terrarium contamination”). Fill the bottom of your container with rocks, charcoal, and soil and then add your plants. Succulents, sedums and ground coverings all work well. Dwell suggests using a variety of plants—starting with a centerpiece (something tall) and adding in smaller plants with different colors and textures. You can also add little “toppers” to complete the look. Dwell gives you step-by-step instructions and tips for creating your own terrarium.
Organic Spa Treatment
If you missed the opportunity to book Mom an appointment at the spa, bring the organic spa experience home. Create a calm environment by using organic candles and serene sounds (think rainforest, waves, etc.) and help Mom relax with homemade, all-natural spa products such as body scrubs (made with sugar and coconut oil), lotion (made with olive oil, coconut oil, beeswax & essential oils) and facial masks (made with honey and lemon). Don’t forget to purchase soft, organic towels like these beauties from Bed, Bath and Beyond.
As a cleaning company, we cannot emphasize enough how important it is to use coasters on wooden surfaces to avoid water rings. But, coasters don’t have to be boring—especially with these great DIY ideas from DIY Candy. Using old items you probably have around the house (i.e. old magazines, fabric) or simple things you can pick up at your local craft store (i.e. tiles, felt), you can make a beautiful set of coasters that Mom will love showing off when friends and family visit. Click here for 20+ ideas.
Moms love gifts made from their kids and this idea from Red Ted Art is the perfect afternoon project. Go on an adventure to find large smooth rocks and “bake” them in the oven (set at 350 degrees) for 15 or 20 minutes. Remove the rocks and place on a heat-proof surface (place several layers of newspaper on top of the surface). Take pieces of broken crayon and gently rest on each stone—moving it ever so carefully as the colors begin to melt down the sides. Get complete step-by-step instructions from Red Ted Art.
Another great last minute gift idea? A clean home! Check out our online gift certificates and give Mom a gift that will keep on giving long after Mother’s Day has ended.
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