Although mothers and mother figures should be celebrated all year round, Mother’s Day can be an opportunity to truly make your appreciation for them known. With Mother’s Day just around the corner (May 9th!) there is no better way to make your mother and mother figures feel extra special than by making a homemade gift from thrift-store staples! DIY gifts are sentimental, unique, memorable, and often less expensive than buying something new.
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores have compiled a list of easily thrift-able gifts that can make your DIY labor of love come to life without breaking the bank.
Thrift-able Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
Old picture frames are a common find in almost all thrift stores. Sturdy frames and unique shapes for sometimes less than $1 lend themselves to be perfect for transformative upcycle results without much effort.
This corkboard made from a thrifted frame is ripe with Mother’s Day possibilities. Pin a handwritten letter or a beloved photo to the board. Paint the frame with her favorite color. Whatever you choose to do, it is sure to be a hit!
Plants are always a great gift, especially succulents, which are extremely low maintenance. Elevate the plant by placing it into a book-turned-homemade-planter. The rustic look will bring a lively, elegant, yet homey, feel to any room. Visit the link to find a tutorial on creating homemade book planters.
Nothing signifies a special event like adding beautiful decor. A home-cooked brunch will be greatly appreciated by your mother or mother figure, but going the extra mile to decorate the table, even simply, will bring an added “WOW” factor.
Thrift stores often sell beautiful glassware for less than $1. Leaving them as they are or even adding some paint and flowers is guaranteed to enhance an already lovely meal.
Cozy Gift Basket
Thrift stores always have a surplus of wicker baskets that are affordably priced. Wicker baskets are a surefire way to make any gift aesthetically pleasing. There is a charm and coziness from even the simplest basket design, which is why it is one of the easiest options for Mother’s Day gifts. Fill the basket with her favorite baked goods, sweet-smelling candles, homemade cards, or a bouquet of flowers. The possibilities are endless!
Does your mother enjoy spending time outside? Create a gift that will enhance those summer nights outdoors. A DIY tabletop fire pit made from a thrifted ceramic pot is a sophisticated and memorable gift that may seem complicated to make, but it is actually very simple. Outdoor dinners will never be the same! Find the tutorial here.
Shopping Spree at a Local Thrift Store
Still don’t know what to get your mother or mother figure for Mother’s Day? Let her pick for herself! Take her to a local thrift store and cover the cost of her purchase. It will be a fun bonding experience as you shop together, and thrift store prices will not be too much of a burden for your bank account.
Every day, St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores in Los Angeles and Long Beach bring in new clothing, furniture, home decor, electronics, and more. The range of merchandise is wide enough so even the pickiest person can find something they like. Also, revenue from St. Vincent de Paul goes back into the community to fund homelessness relief and prevention programs that benefit thousands of people every year. It is a Mother’s Day gift that keeps on giving.