5 DIY projects to do with your mum

Eschew the Mother's Day 'breakfast in bed' cliché and get crafty making these DIY projects with your mum.

There's something extremely satisfying about using your own two hands to create something you're proud of and working alongside your mum on a DIY project is the perfect way to spend quality time together.

Even if you've never picked up a tool before, here are five DIY ideas to inspire you and your mum - just don't forget to ply her with endless cups of tea and biscuits while she's hard at work.

1. Floating shelves

A floating shelf can look incredibly stylish in any room and all you need to put it together is a length of wood, some rope, a power drill and two large hooks; the perfect project to kick-start your DIY love affair.


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2. Floral letters

These hand-decorated floral letters will look beautiful hanging in a bedroom, on a dressing table or at your mum's next birthday party or celebration.

To create your own, purchase a large, plain wooden letter from a craft store, any artificial flowers you like the look of (a mix of large and small looks best), a pair of wire cutters and a hot glue gun. Remove the stems from your flowers, get gluing and let your creativity run wild!


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3. Custom memo board

Help mum finally do something about the messy pile of invitations, bills and receipts she can never find a home for with a custom noticeboard covered in a fabric she loves.

They're so simple to make - you'll just need a corkboard, a piece of fabric large enough to stretch over the board, a staple gun, a few lengths of ribbon and some pretty pins or thumb tacks. 

4. Concrete plant stand

If you and your mother are seasoned DIY pros, have a go at making this gorgeous concrete plant stand. It'll cost you next to nothing to make and your mum can use it to hold a vase filled with the beautiful flowers you'll obviously be buying her for Mother's Day.


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5. Terrarium

Terrariums will grow nearly anywhere and getting your hands dirty is seriously good for you. Choose your container, pick your plants and fill your terrarium with everything it needs to survive.

Whether you've got a green thumb or not, you'll find it easy and fun to build your own terrarium - be warned though, they're addictive.


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