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35 DIY Gifts for Mom to Make at Home

As a mom to a sweet little toddler, I have a serious love for homemade Mother’s Day gifts. I especially love those things that can be made simply, inexpensively and with few materials. Here I’ve rounded up 35 DIY gifts for mom that check all those boxes, many of which can be made with materials or ingredients you likely already have at home hopefully saving you time, money and a trip out to the store.

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DIY Spa Gift Basket + Homemade Peppermint Foot Soak from @cydconverse

DIY Spa Gift Baskets + Homemade Peppermint Foot Soak

Making homemade gifts is one of my favorite ways to bestow a little love on friends during the holiday season, and I’m sure many of you know by now that I’m no stranger to a good gift basket. Gift baskets are fun because you can personalize them with thoughtful little touches specifically for each recipient. Also, people love getting baskets full of goodies to open and enjoy! Today I’m teaming up with Walmart to share this super chic DIY spa gift basket with you, along with a sensational little recipe for a homemade peppermint foot soak that is unbelievably good. You can buy all the items shown here, including the foot soak ingredients, right at Walmart so you can knock out one or a few of these baskets in no time for all the ladies on your “nice” list needing a bit of pampering!

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DIY Etched Beer Mugs for Father's Day | Father's Day gift ideas, DIY projects, homemade gifts ideas, homemade Father's Day gifts, entertaining tips and more from @cydconverse

DIY Etched Beer Mugs for Dad

For whatever reason Father’s Day (like Mother’s Day) feels like one of those occasions for which homemade gifts are always the best idea. Even if Dad really wants an upgrade to his grill utensil set or has been longing for a new neck tie, chances are he’ll really really appreciate a homemade Father’s Day gift even more. Make him a DIY etched beer mug and pair it with a six pack of his favorite craft beer and he’ll be crazy impressed and feel especially loved. Dad’s not a drinker? No worries! Snag some good root beer and a half gallon of gourmet vanilla ice cream and he’ll still love this one. If you’ve never etched glass before, it’s surprisingly simple, but still seems really impressive so etched glass projects make perfect gifts in that way. You can make a mug in a half hour or less so there’s no major time involved here either. Win-win-win!

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Homemade Mother's Day Gift Ideas from @cydconverse

Mother’s Day Gift Boxes Three Ways

With Mother’s Day coming up in just a few days, I wanted to put together a few really fun, easy gift boxes packed full of goodies. I love giving and receiving gifts like this, with an assortment of things I might not otherwise buy for myself. For me, I’m all about luxurious bath and body products since I rarely splurge on those treats. That said I wanted to pull together a few different gift box options for all the moms in your life or for yourself!

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DIY Family Photo Wall Hanging | Homemade ornaments, Christmas DIY ideas, homemade gifts and more from @cydconverse

DIY Family Photo Wall Hanging

This post was sponsored by CVS Photo. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that help make The Sweetest Occasion possible! I always love giving photo gifts for Christmas, especially to my parents, siblings and close friends. This year I wanted to find a really special way to make use of the many amazing images that were …

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DIY Graphic Aprons from @cydconverse | Hostess gift ideas, DIY gifts, homemade gifts, entertaining ideas and more!

DIY Graphic Cookie Aprons

Last week I shared the cookie exchange that I recently hosted for a gaggle of my favorite women. Today I’m sharing the quick and easy tutorial for making the DIY aprons that I gifted each lady as a little thank you for joining me for the day. Guys, these have homemade hostess gift written all over …

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DIY Beeswax Candles | How to make beeswax candles, entertaining ideas, home decor ideas and more DIY ideas from @cydconverse

DIY Beeswax Candles for Fall

I’m sharing today’s DIY project (actually an oldie but a goodie from way back in 2013), because it’s officially fall, which means in our house I’m about to go into candle burning mode in high gear. A few years ago I started making my own candles after dragging my feet for so long, convinced it …

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DIY Dog Treat Jars by @dailydogtag for @cydconverse

DIY Dog Treat Jars

As I’m preparing to welcome our little one in a couple weeks, I’ve asked some of my best blogging buds to drop by here and there. Today please welcome Beth from Daily Dog Tag! This project is one going out to all of you dog lovers! (Or really, any animal lover.) We’re talking really super sweet DIY dog treat …

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DIY Abstract Brushstroke Mug by @cydconverse

DIY Abstract Brushstroke Mug

If you’ve started to notice that I have a thing for DIY mugs (as previously evidenced here, here and here), well, you’d be right. Hopefully you’re into mugs, too, because I have a few more tutorials up my sleeve in the coming months, although I promise not to inundate you all at once. And if …

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