6 Hand-made gift ideas for Mother's Day

Crafty ideas to give your Mother’s Day gifts the personal touch

Mother’s Day is approaching fast on Sunday 11th March, are you ready?

Since December, we’ve been celebrating the role kitchens play in family life, from life-changing events like little ones taking their first steps on the kitchen floor, to everyday kitchen moments like catching up at the dinner table after school.

So with Mother’s Day coming up, we wanted to share some fun home-made gift ideas families can make together around the kitchen table for their mums. After all, nothing says thank you quite like giving a gift with a personal touch.

Cosy candles

If your mum loves cosy nights in then a candle in a teacup could be the perfect gift. Pick up wax pellets and candle wicks from your local craft store and browse vintage shops for a decorative teacup. Next, glue the wick into the bottom of your teacup, melt the wax pellets in the microwave, pour into your teacup and leave to set. You can even choose to add a few drops of food colouring and natural scented oil into the melted wax to match your mum’s favourite colour and scent.

Strawberry dreams

Not a natural chef? Don’t worry, you won’t need any culinary flair for this simple yet refined dessert treat. Use a pastry cutter or upturned mug to cut out circular disks from a sheet of ready-roll pastry and bake at 200°C (180°C for fan ovens) for around 8 minutes or until golden brown. Once cool, dollop a dessert-spoon sized serving of custard onto the middle of each tart and decorate with sliced strawberries and a shake of icing sugar.

Time for a cuppa

What better way to start Mother’s Day than making mum a breakfast cup of coffee or tea in a hand-painted mug. You can buy ceramic paints in most art and craft shops, and the rest of the design is up to your wildest imagination, from intricate patterns to adorable drawings of your family. Perfect for children of any age to show their mum they care!

Cactus chic

Style-loving mums are bound to be wowed by this chic, contemporary cactus plant pot. What’s more, it’s easy to achieve with just common items you’re likely to have around the house, as all you need to do is apply glue to the outside of a regular plantpot then gradually wind garden twine around it in spirals to create this scandi style decorative pot.

A slice of heaven

Serve up a slice of heaven by baking your mum a rich, indulgent coffee and walnut cake. Cream together 250g of butter and 250g of sugar, then beat in 100ml of strong coffee and four eggs, before adding 280g of self-raising flour and a pinch of baking powder. Once you’ve made a smooth batter, mix in 100g of chopped walnuts and oven bake at 180°C (160°C fan ovens) for 30 minutes. Decorate your cake with coffee buttercream icing, made by mixing 100g of butter with 200g of icing sugar and a teaspoon of very strong coffee, then sprinkle with a handful of walnuts to complete the look.

Teatime treat

Transform plain tea, coffee and sugar tins into a work of art your mum will be proud to display on her kitchen countertop. Choose a pretty sheet of wrapping paper, measure around your coffee canister and cut the sheet to wrap tightly around the tin, with a little glue to keep it in place. Don’t forget to fill with her favourite blend of tea or coffee to finish.

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