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Mother's Day: Easy, last-minute, do-it-yourself gifts

Mother's Day is tomorrow! If you're a DIYer and you haven't yet made your mom a fabulous one-of-a-kind gift, what are you waiting for? Here's some inspiration from around the interweb to get those creative juices flowing — and fast.

Easy, fun and inexpensive crafts you can make before tomorrow

Looking for some last-minute gift ideas for mom? We've got you covered. (Jen Kossowan/CBC )

Mother's Day is tomorrow! If you're a DIYer and you haven't yet made your mom a fabulous one-of-a-kind gift, what are you waiting for? Here's some inspiration from around the interweb to get those creative juices flowing — and fast.

1. Re-purpose a mug

Make one — or several! — of these marbled beauties that cost only about $5 to make but look like you bought them at a classy home goods store. We found this tutorial at diycandy.com.

These DIY marbled mugs are so easy and fast, you can make mom a whole set in jig time. (diycandy.com)

2. Washi tape coasters

If you have kids in the house or you're a crafter already, then you know what washi tape is.

If you don't — welcome this decorative miracle product into your life now!

There are now entire books dedicated to crafting with washi tape, which comes in every colour and pattern you can imagine.

These little DIY coasters are so cute, and mom can actually use them (see mugs, above)! Follow the directions here

You'll need wood, hot glue and a package of washi tape to create these teeny tiny 'pallet' coasters. (Courtesy washitapecrafts.com)

3. Wine cork vases

Does your mom like wine? (Suppress giggle — of course she does!)

Repurpose a secondhand glass vase with a dab of glue and some of your cork collection.

And as this tutorial at designimprovised.com suggests, add a bottle of her favourite wine for extra brownie points. 

This craft is so quick and easy, you will have plenty of time to enjoy some wine too! (designimprovised.com)

4. Art is for the birds

Get the kids or grandkids involved in this one: dove art created with tiny fingerprints.

You just need an art canvas and some acrylic paints — you can get both at a dollar store — and an outline of a dove, from this tutorial on busykidshappymom.org.

The legend of whose fingerprint is whose on this fingerprint dove art is optional. (budykidshappymom.org)

5. Easy photo collage

Make copies of 14 to 20 photos that are special to you and Mom.

Following these directions, carefully adhere each photo to a thick piece of white cardstock and finish by assembling your collage, fitting the photos together using the cut slits.

This free-standing photo collage won't take you long to assemble, and is easily transported and switched around. (bhg.com)

6. Plus a few freebies

Of course, what your mom would likely love most of all, if she's like me, is to spend time with her children.

Go for a walk, or take her to the Island Storm basketball game Sunday at 2 p.m. — tickets are free for mom with the purchase of at least one ticket.

Or offer to tune up her bike, or weed her garden.

And don't forget to say those three little words — I love you. 

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