Easy DIY gift ideas

by | Apr 30, 2020
Hey TGs, 

There's seriously nothing better than a handmade gift because A) it shows you've put a lot of thought and effort into that gift idea and B) you can guarantee it's going to be unique! Yep, that pet rock I got Mum last Mother's Day truly was something special. She loved it, I swear. πŸ˜πŸ˜‚

If painted rocks aren't your thing, I've pulled together some last minute gift ideas that are not just for Mother's Day, but for any occasion that celebrates someone special. Awww. πŸ’œ

Here are my go-to DIY pressies!

1. Breakfast in bed
Breakfast in bed

If you can't whip up a fancy gourmet breakfast, don't stress because neither can I. LOL! Never underestimate the power of a freshly toasted croissant (smells soooo good) or toast, cut into the shape of a heart, complete with Mum's (or the mother figure in your life's) fave spreads. It's the effort that counts, right? πŸ˜‹

2. A handmade card
handmade card

Mum keeps every card that I make for her. Fact. Which is why a handmade card is such a thoughtful idea. Hack: be creative with things around the house - cute pics from old mags, wrapping paper, stickers, photos (ask Dad for permission to cut them up), scrapbook embellishments - sah many way to get creative! πŸ‘©‍🎨

3. A work of art

You know what they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. So that means a work of art is worth two thousand, right? Paint Mum a picture and she'll cherish it forever. If you're super creative, maybe you can sketch out a comic or create your very own picture book. Cool!

4. A sweet photo

If I am ever stuck for a thoughtful gift idea, my go-to is a framed photo. Seriously, you can buy a nice frame for about $2 and print out a photo for about 20 cents!

Pick a photo of the two of you or one of the whole fam - or even a photo that represents a favourite memory (a family vacay? Christmas 2019?). It's a gift that's guaranteed to give the warm and fuzzies. 

5. A potted plant
YASSS, I love this idea, especially coz my mum LOVES plants. Clean out an empty pasta or jam jar (give it a good soapy wash) and then fill it with layers of pebbles, rocks and sand (you might have to get your hands a little dirty). Create a little well in the middle and plant an off-cut. That's the best thing about succulents, they can grow from a simple cutting! Plus they look adorbs on a desk or windowsill. πŸŒ±πŸŒž

What's your favourite non-spendy gift? Share your favourite gift idea in the comments below - you might help another TG out! πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

Rosie x


  1. 11 Jemma 30 Apr
    Another cool Mother’s Day gift idea is some DIY jewellery!
  2. 10 Jemma 30 Apr
    Another cool Mother’s Day gift idea is some DIY jewellery!
  3. 9 Sybie 02 May
    OMTG!!! The photo idea inspired me so much!!!! thanks a lot Rosie!! I really appreciate it!!
  4. 8 TG's Rosie 16 May
    Hey Jemma, that is an awesome DIY idea! I might try that one for Christmas, hehe. 

    Rosie x
  5. 7 TG's Rosie 16 May
    Hey Sybie,

    Yay! I'm so glad I could help! I hope your mum had a lovely Mother's Day! 

    Rosie x 
  6. 6 Ellie 10 Jun
    Hey, what's up TGs!
    Aww, the family photo is so cute...OMTG!! It was, like, the best craft ever! :)
    Ellie XOXO
  7. 5 mila🌸 14 Jun
    Hey Rosie i love these ideas btw 
  8. 4 TG's Rosie 29 Jul
    Hi Mila, 

    Aww yay!!! So glad you loved these ideas. What should I write about next? Let me know in the comments.
    Rosie  x
  9. 3 TG's Rosie 29 Jul
    Hey Ellie! 
    Did you make one for your mum on Mother's Day? So glad you liked the idea! 

    Rosie xo 
  10. 2 Ava 03 Aug
    Hey Rosie you are so cool
  11. 1 TG's Rosie 03 Aug
    Aww, thank you for being such an awesome reader Ava! x 


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