With Mother’s Day just around the corner, probably the biggest question on everyone’s mind is what to get for the mother in their lives.  DIY a lovely gift for a Mom of any age – using fabric and glass, two of the best materials known to the modern gal.  Here’s an internet roundup of some great projects to create flowers that last forever, and beautiful jars to display them in or use as knicknacks around the house:

Happy Together makes a beautiful bouquet out of multilayered fabric flowers by tracing the shapes of store-bought flowers to make a pattern.

If you’d like some patterns for making fabric flowers without having to sacrifice store-bought blooms, I’ve shared a few patterns for a camellia, carnation, dahlia, and lush camellia on my site Chic Steals.


If you’re looking for rose-making how-to’s, here’s a tutorial on DuhBe for a satin rose bloom, a Rolled Fabric Rose tutorial downloadable pdf from Portobello Pixie, and a Tattered Fabric Rose Tutorial from Everyday Chaos.

You can also buy small fabric gifts for Mom (decorative pouches, stockings, scarves, underwear * o * …) and roll them up tightly to make your own rolled rose bouquet, adding straws, wrapped wire, or takeout chopsticks for stems.  (Taking a leaf from Hanky Panky, seen above.)
Now as to what to put your lovely flowers in…

And if you want to go all-out and present in a beautiful vintage-style faux blue mason jar, Bridal Buzz has the how-to for ya.
To take a break from the “must give flowers for Mother’s Day” mantra…what not think a little out of the jar box?  If Mason jars are on your mind, maybe Mom would love this handcrafted terrarium that Craftzine can help you with?

The Home-Made Sun Jar from Instructables user cre8tor is another fabulous use of the jarred variety.

You could also make Freehand Etched Glass Votives, thanks to Instructables user Robyntheslug.
Or, you could make hand-poured candles in jars, courtesy of Centsational Girl.

 Bath Salt Oatmeal Milk and Honey from terrasecrets’ Etsy shop

Bath salts…bath fizzies..bath bombs…lotions…find every single recipe you could ever want for home-made bath & body products at, and present in a beautiful jar.

 (Nestle Toll House Oatmeal Chip Cookie Mix from

Or even a jar of a homemade cookie mix, granola, or hot cocoa might work well for a mother with a sweet tooth.  (Guilty!)  See RazzleDazzleRecipes for a ton of great cookie-mix-in-a-jar recipes.

And isn’t this ingenious?  Cupcake in a Jar recipe, courtesy of MyCakies.Hope that’s planted some seeds for some great DIY ideas for Mom…and if your Mom isn’t the type to swoon over flowers or decorate with jars and knicknacks…well, there’s always a gift card to, right?
Have a Happy Mother’s Day!
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