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8 Last-Minute DIY Mother’s Day Ideas

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1. Make Your Own Bunting

Store-bought decorations are usually single-use plastic. This year, why not create some simple fabric bunting for Mother’s Day? The best part: you can stash it away and re-use that same length of bunting year after year, and not just on Mother’s Day!

2. Create an Eco-Friendly Tablescape

If you’re cooking up a nice Mother’s Day brunch this year, you can really make it shine with a beautiful tablescape. Depending on how much time you have, you can sew up a table runner from fabric scraps just for the occasion or combine natural materials to make a tablescape that mom will love. Who needs pesticide-laden bouquets when you can create a repurposed centerpiece instead?

3. Sew Fabric Scrap Flowers

If your mom is expecting flowers on Mother’s Day, you can get more eco-friendly than a cut bouquet. Instead, check out this tutorial for making a bouquet of fabric scrap flowers. They’re sweet, simple, and they’ll never wilt or die.

4. Coffee Filter Flowers

Is sewing not really your thing? Don’t fret! Check out these awesome flowers made from used paper coffee filters! They’re pretty, they’re recycled, and they’re simple to make.

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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10:41AM PDT on Apr 23, 2013

Thanks for sharing idea

6:39PM PDT on May 27, 2012


2:18AM PDT on May 16, 2012

Thank you what a great article.

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1:56PM PDT on May 13, 2012

Nice table.

12:54PM PDT on May 13, 2012

Very good! Thank you

1:32PM PDT on May 12, 2012


9:34AM PDT on May 12, 2012

I love what looks like to be quiche!

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