18 Mother’s Day DIY gift ideas with upcycling

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner and, if you’re anything like I am, you want to make something for your mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, best friend who is also a mother, etc, but you haven’t even started yet and you probably don’t want to have to pay very much, either.

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Well, don’t fear, because today I have gathered 18 great tutorials from around the internet with Mother’s Day DIY gift ideas made with upcycled materials! So choose one or two from this list, click on either the image or the links, and get to work!

Tote bag with flowers made from a felted sweater

Bag with flowers from a felted sweater (Pin it here)

Earrings made from paper clips and string

Paper clip and string earrings (Pin it here)

DIY fabric covered CD coasters

Fabric covered CD coasters (Pin it here)

Free Pattern! Introducing the Carry Everywhere Shopping Bag. Upcycle an umbrella or use lightweight fabric to sew a beautifully-finished shopper that can be stuffed in a hidden attached drawstring pouch! #carryeverywhereshoppingbag | www.cucicucicoo.com

Shopping bag made from an umbrella (Pin it here)

DIY textured jar and bottle vases

Textured vases from glass bottles and jars (Pin it here)

DIY succulent cork magnets

Succulent cork magnets (Pin it here)

DIY T-shirt rag rug

Rag rug from braided/crocheted t-shirts (Pin it here)

DIY flowers made from upcycled egg cartons

Egg carton flowers (Pin it here)

DIY Beaded T-shirt necklace tutorial | www.cucicucicoo.com

Necklace from a t-shirt and upcycled beads (Pin it here)

Easy DIY Travel Notebooks

Easy travel notebooks (Pin it here)

DIY light bulb terrarium tutorial

Light bulb terrariums (Pin it here)

DIY bangle bracelets made from PET plastic bottles

Gelly bangle bracelets from PET bottle bracelets (Pin it here)

DIY throw pillows from upcycled jeans

Decorative throw pillows from old jeans (Pin it here)

DIY bookmarks with children's art embroidered on them | tutorial on www.cucicucicoo.com

Bookmarks with embroidered children’s drawing on upcycled linen (Pin it here)

Colorful DIY embroidered cork necklace

Colorful embroidered cork necklace (Pin it here)

(Other useful tips: soaking corks for easier cutting and how to embroider corks)

DIY vase with magazine paper beads

Vase with recycled magazine beads (Pin it here)

DIY ruffled t-shirt scarf

Ruffled t-shirt scarf (Pin it here)

DIY Sea Glass bowl

Sea glass bowl (Pin it here)

Which of these are your favorites? Have you made anything yet for the mothers in your life? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below! And Happy Mother’s Day!!

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5 Responses

  1. Hi Lisa,
    I am happy to see that after all these years, the embroidered necklace still has its flair. It is my signature necklace and I still get lots of compliments whenever I wear it! It gives me great pleasure to see it here. Thank you so much!

  2. Hey Lisa, I still have a mountain of used jeans that I collected for craft projects like my pillows. I have compiled a whole board on interest about denim. Just need to find time! Happy crafting, Marji Roy

    • No kidding, Marji, if only we had more time to do just a fraction of the amazing projects on our Pinterest boards!! Here’s to wishful thinking! 😉

  3. Nice work. Love it.

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