Mother's Day DIY

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Sophie's Mother's Day Basket
Sophie’s Mother’s Day Basket - Home & Family

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DIY Bubble Charm Pendant


  • Bail Plate
  • Clear Glass Cabochon
  • Glass Glue
  • Necklace Material
  • Images


1.     Place you bail plate on your image and trace around it

2.     Cut the image out

3.     Glue image to bail plate

4.     Glue cabochon to image & squeeze air bubbles out

5.     Put a weight on the pendant and let dry

6.     Attach a your necklace material to complete the project!

DIY Bubble Charm Pendants - Home & Family

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Succulent Brick Planters


  • Bricks
  • Corded Drill or Drill Press
  • Masonry Hole Cutter
  • C-Clamp
  • ½-¾ inch Masonry Chisel
  • Steel Mallet or Hammer
  • Squirt Bottle with Water
  • Pencil
  • Small to Medium succulents
  • Candle and holder
  • Safety Goggles

Optional add-ons:

  • 4-8 titles
  • 2-4 Small containers
  • Bite size food, such as sushi, sliders, cheese, cookies, etc.

Use c-clamp to stabilize brick.

Moisten brick with spray bottle.

Mark the center of your brick with a pencil about 1 ¼ by 2 inches.

Use safety goggles

Center up your drill on marks and begin drilling, stop half way down spray brick. ( this will help keep the heat down and drilling easier) You want to go about 2 inches deep.
Drilling trick: Mark on Drill with blue tape where your end point is, this way when you are drilling you know where to stop.

Begin to chisel by making an 'x' and continue to chisel the interior of the hole till loose and you can pull out and make it as even as possible!

Repeat for second hole.

Fill hole with succulents or candles of your choice

Optional: place clean title on one side with sushi, sliders, cheese etc.
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Mother's Day Brag Blocks


  • Shadow Box frame
  • Various wood blocks made of 2x4 wood
  • Photos
  • Quotes
  • Decoupage glue


1. Find a frame or shadow box that will hold the right dimensions of your wood blocks

2. Cut pieces of your 2 X 4 into the right dimensions OR use coasters that fit the frame

3. Print pictures and quotes on computer paper then decoupage onto your blocks

4. Paint the wood blocks with your favorite color

5. Arrange accordingly and display!

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Make Your Own Mother's Day Shadow Boxes!

Materials Needed:

  • Photo
  • Shadow box
  • Muslin or linen
  • Freezer paper
  • Iron
  • Printer
  • Foam core


  1. Take your photo and spray mount to foam core.
  2. Iron a piece of freezer paper to the muslin and trim to 8 1/2 x 11.
  3. Run the muslin/paper through your printer to print desired inscription.
  4. Remove freezer paper and cut muslin to desired size.
  5. Mount photo inside shadow box using an extra cube of foam core to make it float.
  6. Mount muslin to inside of shadow box.
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Tanya Memme's DIY Mother/Daughter Flip Flops


  1. Take off the plastic straps.
  2. Cut 2 pieces of fabric about 2” wide and 1’ long.
  3. Thread fabric through toe hole.
  4. Tie knot on the underside and trim and secure with hot glue.
  5. Tie knot on the other side about ½” up from the flop (this is the toe thread).
  6. Tie a second knot above it.
  7. Thread the fabric through the ankle holes and tie a knot like the first one.
  8. Embellish any way you’d like!
Mother and Daughter Flip Flops with Tanya Memme

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Monica Potter's Affordable Mother's Day Basket

Sugar Spoons Recipe


• Plastic spoons • Melting chocolate • Sprinkles • Candy bags • Ribbon Recipe:
  1. Melt your chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave at intervals of 20 seconds, stirring in between.
  2. Line a table with wax paper and simply dip each spoon into the chocolate, and then top with your sprinkle of choice.
  3. Lay them on the wax paper to harden, then after they set, wrap them in individual bags for a pretty, sweet gift.

Monica Potter's Gift Basket
• Silk wreath, $18.00
• Grapefruit scrub, $7.50 • Rose Petal Milk Bath, $5.00 • Bath Melts, $7.50 • MP candles • MP room spray • MP lotion • AND FINALLY, THESE Yummy Sugar spoons!

Monica Potter Mother's Day gift basket

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Sophie Uliano's Spa in a Jar

Spicy Holiday Sugar Scrub


• 3-4 ounce clear plastic jar • 5 tbsp dark brown sugar • ½ tsp ground cinnamon • ½ tsp ground nutmeg • ½ tsp ground ginger • 2 tbsp grape seed oil Recipe:
  1. Simply place the dry ingredients in the jar.
  2. Mix with the end of a teaspoon.
  3. Add the oil and mix gently until well combined.

Peppermint Foot Scrub

• 2-ounce clear plastic jar • 3 tbsp sea salt • 1 ½ tsp grape seed oil • 15 drops peppermint oil Recipe:
  1. Place sea salt in a jar.
  2. Pour oil over the salt and add the peppermint drops.

Shelf life of both scrubs is about 8 weeks.

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DIY Fringe Shoes


  • Any kind of fringe on a tape (acrylic, suede or felt)
  • Snaps
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread

Method One:

  1. Measure the fringe to the same length as the back of the shoe
  2. Glue the fringe along the back of the shoe with the thick base facing the outside part of the shoe, or whichever way you think looks best

Method Two:

  1. Measure the circumference of your ankle.
  2. Cut the same length in fringe
  3. Glue ends to prevent freying
  4. Attach thin Velcro or sew on a snap

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DIY Citronella Orange Candles


  • Oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes
  • Soy candle wax
  • Glue gun
  • Wicks
  • Citronella essential oil
  • Craft/candle making thermometer


  1. Cut the top off of the oranges and scoop out filling. *Tip- Freeze filling and use in your smoothies!
  2. Secure wick with a glue gun to the bottom of orange.
  3. Melt wax in microwave to 180° degree F.
  4. Let cool to 125° F and mix in citronella oil.
  5. Pour wax into shell and let cool.
Ken Wingard - DIY Citronella Candles

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Sophie Uliano's Traditional Potpourri Formula

Sophie's three "F's" for DIY homemade traditional potpourri:

Fixatives: Items you can find in your own backyard, like, bark, seedpods and pinecones.

Fillers: Materials that absorb scent and increase the staying power of the aroma. Try dehydrated lemons, oranges, eucalyptus, roses, cornflowers, lavender and calendula! These dried materials can be purchased in bulk from

Fragrance: Add some drops of essential/fragrant oils to your mixture to enhance the perfume. try lavender oil, neroli oil, sandalwood oil, ylang ylang oils.

Particular oil blends recommended by Sophie:

For a Woody Essence: 20 drops vetiver, 15 drops sandalwood, 15 drops cypress.

For a Citrus Essence: 30 drops of sweet orange, 15 drops lemon, 15 drops grapefruit.

For a Floral Essence: 20 drops ylang ylang, 15 drops Neroli, 15 drops Geranium.

*If you just want to add one oil, choose either Geranium or Lavender. Recipe for "Simmering" Potpourri

In boiling water, drop in the following ingredients:

• 1 cut up orange • Handful of clove • Handful of cinnamon sticks • Vanilla pod • Nutmeg nuts Directions for DIY Cinnamon Stick Wreath

• 2 different sized bowls
• Cardboard • A box cutter • Cinnamon sticks • A glue gun • Decorative ribbon

STEP 1: Take your larger bowl and trace its shape, then, using the smaller bowl, trace its shape within the larger bowl's outline. Your final drawing should look like a small circle perfectly centered in the middle of a larger circle.

STEP 2: Using a box cutter, cut along the traced lines. Now you have the wreath's shape!

STEP 3: Using your glue gun, simply place the cinnamon sticks along the cardboard wreath cut out.

STEP 4: Finish it off with a ribbon of your choice and hang!

Sophie Uliano Makes Potpourri

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Lisa Guerrero's Mosaic Votives


  • Plain glass votive Candle Colored stain glass Clear glass Glass nippers Sand colored grout Grout kit (sponge, spreader) Glass/Metal silicone glue Vintage looking pendants Gallon ziplock bag (to cut glass in) A small plastic pail with water to clean grout A small plastic or styrofoam bowl to mix grout Rubber gloves Glasses or protective goggles


  1. Cut and glue glass design onto plain glass votive.
  2. Glue clear glass around center design.
  3. Grout all 4 sides of votive, leaving clear space for jewelry to be attached in center of flower. Let dry overnight.
  4. Glue jewelry into center of flower with silicone glue.
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Paige Hemmis’ DIY Mosaic Trays

Materials needed for family room tray:

  • Tray (deep-set at least 1 ¼")
  • Paint
  • Wall tile mosaic “Smart Tiles”
  • 2 handles (they will come with screws)
  • Drill
  • Drill bit slightly larger than the screws for the handles

Materials for “Breakfast in Bed” Tray

  • Tray
  • Painter’s tape
  • Black chalk board paint
  • 2 handles (they will come with screws)
  • Drill
  • Drill bit slightly larger than the screws for the handles

Materials needed for bathroom tray:

  • 11"x14" picture frame
  • Cardboard or foam core
  • Fabric slightly larger than 11”x14”
  • Iron to smooth the fabric
  • 2 handles (they will come with screws)
  • Drill
  • Drill bit slightly larger than the screws for the handles

Directions for family room tray:

  1. Pick out a deep-set tray of your choosing. You will need to choose a tray with at least 1 ¼" sides.
  2. If you are happy with the color, move to the next step. If you would like to change the color of your tray, now is the time to do it! Paint the sides and outside of the tray. Bring the inside color to the bottom of the tray only a ¼" (you will be covering the bottom anyway).
  3. Pick up self-adhesive wall tiles named “Smart Tiles” from your local hardware store. You will need to measure the bottom of the tray to make sure you buy enough wall tiles to cover the entire base. Since I picked up a 10” x 10” pieces of tile, and my tray is 12” x 18”, I had to purchase 3 packs of wall tiles.
  4. Lay out your wall tiles on the bottom of the tray. Cut to fit. Once you are happy with the layout, peel off the back of the wall tiles and affix to the bottom of the tray. Fill in any gaps with left over pieces of wall tile.
  5. Fill with your favorite items and put the tray out for display!

Directions for "Breakfast in Bed" tray:

  1. Take an old tray (or a new one)
  2. Tape off the sides that you do not want painted
  3. Spray paint black chalk paint on the base of the tray
  4. If the sides have handles you are done!
  5. If the sides have no handles, you can add handles to give the tray a fancier look.
  6. Pick out handles from your local hardware store. They will come with their own screws.
  7. Drill holes slightly bigger than the screws provided where you want the handles.
  8. Attach the handles to the tray.
  9. Write your favorite “Good Morning” message and serve your loved ones breakfast in bed with your new tray.

Directions for Bathroom Tray:

  1. Take an 11"x14" picture frame of your choosing
  2. Take out the glass of the frame and set aside
  3. Take the cardboard out to use as your base. If the frame has no cardboard, pick up a foam core board at your local craft store
  4. Take your favorite piece of fabric and cut the fabric to just 2” around the entire cardboard
  5. Iron the fabric if needed
  6. Attach the fabric to the cardboard by either spray adhesive or double sided tape and then wrap the edges around the cardboard
  7. Place the cardboard back into the frame
  8. Pick out handles to match your frame
  9. Drill holes slightly bigger than the screws provided where you want the handles
  10. Attach the handles to the tray
  11. Set your favorite bathroom supplies on your new tray and display in the bathroom
Do It Yourself Mosaic Trays

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Monica Potter's Lip Exfoliant


  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Vaseline
  • 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil (Example: Rose or Spearmint

1) In a bowl combine all four ingredients. 

2) Mix until all the ingredients are well incorporated. 

3) With your forefinger, place some of the exfoliating mixture onto your lips and massage in a circular motion for about a minute. 

5) Rinse your lips with a warm washcloth and follow up with a nourishing Monica Potter home lip balm.

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Kym Douglas' Blissful DIY Beauty Products

Pucker Up Bliss Lips
• 1 Tablespoon White granulated sugar
• ¼ teaspoon honey • 1 teaspoon olive oil • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract • 1 drop of peppermint extract Fountain Of Youth Bliss Perfume
• 3 Tablespoons of jojoba or almond oil
• 9 drops of pink grapefruit essential oil • 2 drops of patchouli • 1 drop Absolute Rose • 1 drop Ylang Ylang • 2 drops of sandalwood Bliss Bath Sea Salt Souffle
• 1 cup Dead Sea Salt
• 10 to 15 drops of “Pure” Rose Absolute essential oil • 5 to 10 drops of “Pure” Vanilla essential oil • 1 to 2 fresh baby Red or hot pink roses (remove petals) OR ¼ cup dried rose buds
(Adjust recipe according the size of your container)

Kym Douglas' Blissful DIY Beauty Products

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Ken Wingard's DIY Paperwhite Terrarium


  • Open topped urn or vase
  • Paperwhite bulbs
  • Pebbles
  • Decorative rocks
  • Moss


  1. Fill bottom of urn with pebbles
  2. Arrange rocks and moss in decorative fashion
  3. Add paperwhite bulbs
  4. Water to within 1/2” of bulb bottoms
  5. The bulbs will bloom in 3 to 4 weeks

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Sophie Uliano's Homemade Body Scrubs
Spicy Holiday Body Scrub
¾ cup organic sugar
2 tsp ground cloves 1 tbsp dried rose petals 2 tsp. grated orange zest 1 cup sesame oil (from the Body section of Whole Foods) ---

Peppermint Foot Scrub

6 ounces sea salt (Kosher is fine) 1 ½ cups sweet almond oil 30 drops peppermint essential oil 15 drops tea tree oil 1 tbsp. dried mint leaves ---

Lavender Muscle Soak

1 cup Epsom salts 1 cup sea salt 30 drops Lavender essential oil 1 tbsp. dried lavender flowers ---

Lemony Moisturizing Hand scrub

1/3 cup oil (you can use any oil that you have to hand, but my favorites are sweet almond, grape seed or olive) 2/3 cup of sea salt Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 tsp. lemon zest 10 drops lavender essential oil Combine the ingredients in a small jar for use once daily or as part of a decorative gift for friends and family. And for more of Sophie's "Gorgeously Green" tips, visit her at .
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Sophie Uliano's Homemade Lavender Hand Salve

Sophie Uliano's Homemade Lavender Hand Salve

Makes 4 4-Ounce Jars

7 tbsp beeswax 7 tbsp Shea Butter 3/4 cup Grapeseed Oil 4 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp Vitamin E Oil 1tsp Lavender Essential oil 1tsp Lemon Essential oil You can transform the hand salve into a chest rub by substituting the Essential Oils with: 1 tsp Eucalyptus Essential Oil 1 tsp Tea Tree Essential Oil

Place a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water (or a Bain Marie). Place the beeswax, Shea Butter, Grapeseed Oil, and Olive oil into the bowl, and allow them to completely melt. Remove the bowl from the heat. Add the vitamin E oil and essential oils. Stir well, and pour into sterilized* mason jars. *To Sterilize jars, run them through a hot dishwasher cycle. Check Sophie out at Follow Sophie Uliano on Twitter @SophieUliano, find her on Facebook Page GorgeouslyGreen, and check her out on Pinterest: GorgeouslyGreen.