Last minute DIY Mother's Day gift ideas

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by Tami Hoey

azfamily.com

Posted on May 9, 2013 at 11:09 AM

PHOENIX --  If you're still looking for a last minute Mother's Day gift, we have some do-it-yourself ideas that are thoughtful and creative, but not cheesy!

For inspiration we turned to the gal who's being called the "Martha Stewart for the 20-something set."

Former Real World cast member-turned Emma Magazine founder Sarah Hubbell is a Do-It-Yourself expert. Her first idea for Good Morning Arizona viewers was a Peter Pan-collar necklace.

"I think every mom has gotten a macaroni necklace and cringed a little bit inside," she says. "So we have an update on that. I think it's a real nice necklace that any mom would wear." Sarah demonstrated how you just use felt to make a pattern, glue on some pearls or other jewels, and add a chain.

Another gift idea for mom? A set of handmade coasters using tiles and patterned paper or photos. "You're just going to glue it to the tiles," Sarah explains. "These are ceramic tiles, just a few cents apiece. Then you just put Mod Podge on top."

If mom has a green thumb, a planter makes a great gift. A homemade hand and foot scrub can be a great way to pamper her. And if you want to get the kids involved, you can all make placemats.

And what mom doesn't need a bag to cart around all her gear. Sarah demonstrated how to assemble a custom tote bag. "Just start with a canvas tote," Sarah says. "They're only a dollar each at cheaptotes.com."

Emma Magazine is billed as the how-to magazine for the modern domestic. It's now in its 5th issue. To check out the April issue, visit www.emmamag.com.

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