Mother’s Day is less than a week away and some folks are in a panic, still looking for something special for Mom. Well, it’s not too late there’s still time to make something Mom that special gift.  We’ve been sharing some super cute and easy to make Mother’s Day gifts all week.  Here’s  a couple more Last Minute DIY Gifts for Mother’s Day!  One for Mom and another one for Grandama.  Don’t forget Grandma, she’s a Mom too!

Last Minute DIY GiftsHere’s a Last Minute DIY Gift for Mom.  It’s super easy to make , won’t break the bank, and best of all Mom will love it!

It’s a Mom’s Stuff box!  She can use it for virtually anything.  I made this one to use in the kitchen.  You can fill it hand soap, hand sanitizer, hand lotion, and hand scrub so mom can have a quick pamper after cooking or doing the dishes.

I filled it with the homemade whipped hand cream and lemon & olive hand scrub I make and bottle in jelly jars.   The whipped hand cream is made with natural ingredients, it’s  light and creamy.  The perfect solution to dry hands, specially after scrubbing pots and pans!  The hand scrub is made with 3 natural ingredients you probably already have in your kitche: sugar, olive oil, and lemons.  I love it!  It’s great for getting the fishy scent off after handling fish and seafood.

Click here to learn how to make the hand cream!   Click here for the hand scrub how to’s!

To make the box I used wood scraps left over from my DIY Kitchen Garden project, if you don’t have wood scraps check the scrap bin at Home Depot or Lowes.  I painted the wood then used a stencil to write the words on the front with a white chalk marker.  As I’ve mentioned in other posts I’m really into the chalkboard look right now.

Best of all this project didn’t cost me a dime!  I had everything, including the ingredients for the hand lotion and scrub, it will cost you a bit more if you have to buy supplies.

By the way I’m sharing the stencil template with you!  You can use it to write “Mom’s Stuff” on the box or you can just write whatever you like on the box front.

Here’s what you’ll need:

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Wood Scraps

Gorilla Wood Glue

Vice grip or tape

Black spray paint (or your choice of color)

Stencil – Click here for free template  (optional)

Exacto or craft knife to cut out stencil letters or a die cut machine like a Cricut Explore

White Chalk Marker (or your choice of color)

Mod Podge Clear Sealer or clear spray paint

My box measures 5″ x 5″x 3″ .  All you have to do is cut out 4 pieces of wood  each measuring 5 inches in length and 3 inches in width.  Cut 1 piece 5 inches x 5 inches for the bottom.

Glue the sides together to form a square using Gorilla Wood Glue then glue the bottom on to form an open topped box.  Follow the glue’s instructions for application.  Then clamp the pieces together using a vice grip or tape.   If you’re using tape wrap it around all sides of the box, front to back and side to side.

Allow glue to cure overnight.  Then paint the box using black spray paint, or any color you want.  I used black primer to get the chalkboard look.  Let the paint dry at least one hour before writing on it.

If using the free stencil template:  download template, adjust size if needed on a photo editing app, print it and cut out letters or upload the jpg file onto your cutting machine app

Tape stencil on box front and trace in the letters

Or if you prefer you can hand write any message you want

Don’t worry if you make a mistake, you can erase errors with soap and water.  Just let it dry completely before re-writing.

Your box is done!  Fill it with Mom’s favorite things or with some homemade hand cream and scrub!

Last Minute DIY GiftsHere’s a gift for Grandma!  A Subway Art photo frame!  I really love Subway Art, also known as Typography.  For this frame I designed a template using the word Grandma in different languages.  I combined it with my current passion, chalkboard style, to come up with this really pretty frame I know all Grandmas will love.

This frame is super easy to make!  It’s a great craft for kids to make with just a little help from Mom and Dad!

I’m sharing the stencil template for you to use, that’s probably where Mom and Dad need to help!  Click here for the free template!

Best of all this cool frame cost me $1.11 to make, that’s the cost of the wooden frame from Walmart!

Here’s what you need to make this frame!


Last Minute DIY Gifts

 7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ Wood craft frame by Plaid

FolkArt Black Multi- Surface Chalkboard paint

Paint brush

White Chalk Marker

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Last minute DIY giftsStencil Template click here

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How to:

  1. Paint front of the frame with 2 coats of black chalkboard paint.  Dry completely between coats. Don’t forget to paint the edges around the frame, inner and outer edge.  Also the back of the frame.  You don’t have to paint 2 coats on the back and sides, just be sure the first coat covers all of it.  Also paint the peg that comes with the frame, the peg is to prop the frame up.
  2. Allow to cure 24 hours.
  3. Download and print out free stencil template.  If you need to re-size it pop it in to a photo editing app or use , a free online photo editor before printing.  If you have a die cut machine you can upload the jpg file on to your machine and cut it.  If you don’t have a die cut machine you must cut out the letters using an Exacto or craft knife.
  4. Prep chalkboard surface by rubbing chalk all over the frame.  Then wipe off.
  5. Last Minute DIY GiftsPosition stencil on frame and tape into place.
  6. Write in the letters using chalk marker.
  7. Let marker dry and gently lift stencil off the frame.
  8. Spray front of frame with clear sealer.

Your frame is done!  Place a nice photo in it, and wrap it up!  You can add a homemade card to go with it, Nana’s love homemade!