Is there anything Moms don’t do for us? Whether it’s running a company, organizing their communities, kissing boo-boos, or generally kicking butt, they’re amazing. In these odd, busy times, when everyone including your kid uses Zoom and every dinner feels like it deserves a gold medal, try to create 20 minutes for Mama. Make jam or lemon curd, and package up an extra one for her. Homemade granola is so much simpler than you’d think, and looks gorgeous with just baker’s twine, a jar and a card.
Here are some of our favorite homemade ways to celebrate your mother this year. And yes, you’ve still got just enough time to pull these off; Mother’s Day is Sunday!
1. Homemade Treats
For those among us who would rather lop off and sell all our hair than do a paper craft, think: cooking. Mother’s Day can be as easy as sending Linzer cookies in the mail, if those are her favorites. Or lemon curd, easy strawberry jam, or Madeleines. Love can look like these knockout candied, glazed blood oranges from Paper & Stitch. If Mom is close by, drop off really good yogurt, fresh fruit and homemade granola.
You know you’ll be kicking yourself if you don’t send a card. You know you will! So just do it. Print one of these, fill in the blanks adorably, and find that one stamp you know you have. (It’s somewhere; we promise. Check the corners of your wallet.) Better yet, have any small ones in your life fill it out. Who knows what adjective they’ll choose?
3. Cupcake Bouquet
Talk about a sweet gift! For those rare birds among us equally skilled at baking and crafting, there is this gorgeous cupcake bouquet. Feel free to poke around the internet for the best approach for you. We love the look of this one from &Sweets, but if you can use up old Styrofoam or use rolled up tissues or beans instead, way to be green! As for the cupcakes, boy do we have plenty. Here are 100-plus five-star options to choose from!
File under “things we just hadn’t considered but wow how gorgeous”: coffee filter flowers! Talk about making it easy to be green, OneCreativeMommy. (Bonus: Kids love this particular project, so you’ve got one more way to entertain them in your pocket.)
Lovely Indeed is always dreaming up grand things for us. This floral bracelet is no exception. Comprising ranunculus, floral wire and floral tape, it’s just as simple to make with ribbon or an old bracelet and glue. She includes instructions for making a sweet diamond-shaped card to affix to the blooms. The result is as pretty as a picture—just like Mom.