DIY: Mother’s Day Homemade Herbal Bath Salts

By Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  alice & lois

Your mom definitely deserves a chance to relax and refresh, which is why these homemade bath salts are the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Ours is a refreshing, herbal blend of spearmint and rosemary, which smells absolutely delightful. And we’ve included a printable label (get it below), making these homemade bath salts the perfect, easy homemade gift for all the mamas in your life.

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DIY: Mother’s Day No-Sew Tea Towels

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and what better gift to give than handmade tea towels? These pretty towels will add a pop of color to her kitchen and—best of all—take less than 30 minutes to make, which means you’ll be able to gift all the wonderful mamas in your life (or yourself!) with a set of their own in no time.

Mother's Day Gift Idea: DIY No-Sew Tea Towels

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DIY: Mini DIY-Kit Favor Bags

Since DIY-ing is all the rage these days (hello, Pinterest!), hop on the train by creating these mini DIY kits. These inexpensive and unique party favors can be easily customized to match your party theme or your friends’ interests (since they make lovely little gifts); plus, they’re a cinch to make!

DIY kit favor bags

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DIY: Printable “How We Spring” To-Do List

Make the most of spring by taking advantage of the warmer temps and checking off items on your springtime to-do list. Download our free “How We Spring” printable below and start brainstorming fun things to eat, see, and do, stat!

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DIY: Indigo Dip-Dyed Business Cards

We might be living in a digital world, but paper business cards are still a vital part of networking, so it’s important that yours are memorable. These hand-dip-dyed cards are striking and simple to make—perfect for new college grads hoping to stand out from the pack.

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DIY: Print-It-Yourself Wood and Vellum Wedding Invitations

Minted’s new Print-It-Yourself wedding invitations and RSVP cards are a lovely, wallet-friendly option for your wedding stationery—you’ll receive a personalized invitation design (for just $50!), which you can print yourself at home, on whatever type of paper or material you like. Plus, there are so many ways to add an extra, personal touch to the pieces and this rustic, wood-and-vellum idea is one of our favorites, especially if you’re having a more casual or alfresco celebration.

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Supplies:
All of the following ideas feature:
Print-It-Yourself invitation and RSVP (works best with designs with a white background; this one is “Sweet Berries” by Olivia Raufman for Minted)
Vellum paper, onto which you will print your invitation and RSVP designs, then trim to correct size
Birch wood veneer cut into 5″ x 7″ pieces

Idea #1: Tied with Twine

Supplies:
1/16″ hole punch
Twine
Mini glue dots

Steps:

1. Place one glue dot on each of the four corners of the wood veneer sheet and line up the vellum-printed invitation on top.

2. Near the top, punch two holes about 1″ apart from each other and tie a bow in the center with twine.

Idea #2: Gold Fasteners

Supplies:
• 1/16″ hole punch
• Mini gold fasteners
• Mini glue dots (optional)

Steps:

1. Lay the vellum-printed invitation over the wood veneer sheet. Hold the card in place (or place glue dots) and punch a hole in each of the four corners.

2. Place your fasteners through the holes and split the legs to fasten them in place.

Idea #3: Tied with Ribbon

Supplies:
• 1/8″ hole punch
• Ribbon
• Mini glue dots

Steps:

1. Place one glue dot on each of the four corners of the wood veneer sheet and line up the vellum-printed invitation on top.

2. Punch two holes about 1.5″ apart from each other, centered from the top.

3. With the design facing up, weave one end of the ribbon through each hole. Flip the invitation over and repeat, weaving each end of the ribbon back through again, through the opposite hole.

4. Trim the ribbon ends if necessary and use glue dots to affix them in place.

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DIY: Baby Shower Favor

By Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  Alice & Lois

When it comes to baby shower favors, we like to give little gifts with a lot of meaning, like these simple and sentimental fabric-wrapped votives. The candles are meant for guests to light once they get word mama is in labor and baby is on its way. This way, your loved ones can send their love and light to you both during delivery.

This DIY project is quick and easy to make: We paired Minted’s “Dotted Diamond” fabric with green yarn to keep the shower theme gender-neutral and modern, but you could use pink or blue ribbon to complement your party’s color scheme or the baby’s gender.


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DIY: Fabric-Wrapped Bouquet

Spring is the perfect time to give fresh flowers since they’re so lush and abundant right now. Here’s a quick way make a simple grocery store bouquet a lot more special.

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DIY: How to Make Mini “Naked” Cakes

Spring flowers are blooming left and right, and what better way to celebrate the season than with a fun (and inexpensive!) dessert adorned in spring blooms? “Naked” (a.k.a. unfrosted) cakes are huge right now—I’ve created several variations and today, I wanted to share an easy tutorial on making miniature versions of this popular dessert. Once you’re done baking and assembling the mini cakes, decorate them with your favorite spring blossoms!

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DIY: Retro Paint Can Favors (with printable)

Written by Olivia Kanaley

Inspired by retro packaging designs, these printable labels are designed to fit mini paint cans that you can buy online. If your child’s next birthday bash will involve paints and palettes, fill these with pint-sized art supplies so guests can keep the creativity going at home. Or, if the paint’s finally dry in your new home, fill these with tasty treats for a clever housewarming favor. However you choose to use these, let the party begin!

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