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30 April, 2014

Easy Handmade Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

With Mother's Day just around the corner, I thought I would share a few of my projects that would make great gifts…and they are easy to make while being easy on the budget as well! There’s a little bit of everything here…from no-sew to light sewing, some painting and some iron-on transfers! I have to say that there’s nothing like getting a gift that was handmade…it really makes it extra special!

Aren't these hydrangea tea towels pretty....and they are super easy and inexpensive, too! The free graphics are included in the post.

These chalkboard flower pots are another fun and easy gift idea...and you can add your own message, too!

Or how about a pretty grey willow French basket with a chalk tag to personalize...and you can fill it with special gifts for her!

I love this Country Living inspired ruler table runner...a fun addition to the everyday table!

Isn't this a fun and different way to present Mom with flowers...and they will last until fall, too! This shabby picnic basket planter is easy and inexpensive to make but looks like a million!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage French Script Bird PillowsThis vintage French script bird pillow is easier than it looks. It’s just an iron-on transfer applied to a frenchy fabric! The free graphic is included in the post.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Farmhouse Numbered NapkinsA package of inexpensive cloth napkins is transformed into French farmhouse numbered napkins with just an iron-on transfer…also provided for you!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Aged Paper Candle WrapsThe same graphic that was used in the napkins above is used to create these frenchy aged paper candle wraps…super easy and fun to make!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY Vintage French LinensSuper-inexpensive Ikea tea towels are used for these DIY “vintage” French linens. They are not as hard to make as they look…that’s an iron-on transfer, not embroidery! All of the letters of the alphabet are there in the graphic so you can create your own monogram!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Tea Towel PillowAnd speaking of tea towels, don’t you love this vintage French tea towel pillow…made from a pretty tea towel and backed with burlap!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Boxwood and French ScriptHere’s another easy one… a chippy chalkboard with a pretty ribbon and a wreath! And you can dress it up for Mom with a little messsage!

Confessions of a Plate Addict's Chalkboard Wine GlassesFinally, no more confusion about which glass is whose with these chalkboard wine glasses! A little chalkboard paint on the stem base and …voilà!

OzzieMy co-host and CEO, the lovely Miss Ozzie, would like to remind you that using a fun and different wrapping paper helps to make your gift special, too!  
This is just a sampling of the projects that you will find in my Project Gallery…where I have collected over 150 ideas for you to try! I hope you will head over and check it out!

 And for even more inspiration, check out MORE HANDMADE GIFT IDEAS FOR MOTHER'S DAY!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing my handmade gift ideas! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants. 
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Inspire Me Tuesday, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays ,  French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday 
See you next time! À la prochaine!
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  1. What wonderful gift ideas and oh so clever! Thought I had a favorite, looked at them again, all of them are favorites!

  2. Love all these ideas! Any of them would make for a beautiful gift! Thank you for the inspiration!

  3. Wow! What great ideas for Mother's Day or any other gift giving day! Thank you for sharing your ideas and talent with us.

  4. My head is spinning with which one will I pick?

  5. So many great ideas! I just love all of the pretty iron-on transfers, but I think my favorite is the picnic basket planter :)

  6. Beautiful choices, but it made me so sad as Ozzie is the spitting image of my beloved kitten whom I recently lost after a courageous battle. 25 years was a long kitty life, but it's never really long enough. Thank you for the image.

  7. Your ideas are beautiful! Love your photos! Very inspiring post! ;) LuAnn

  8. Wonderful ideas! Your photos are so clear and pretty, too. Thanks for sharing your inspirations for Mother's Day gifts. :-)
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

  9. These are all such great gift ideas. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

  10. Gorgeous inspirations! LOVE the tea towels and aged paper...thank you for sharing!


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