Last-minute Mother’s Day gifts

First of all… Happy Mother’s Day to all our crafty mamas out there!

Second of all… My gift for my mama totally backfired on me Friday night. OF COURSE, two days before Mother’s Day. What to do? Start over with some DIY love.

This is a no-brainer. Every mom loves baked goods! My mom loves brownies, so I whipped up a batch of my uber-chocolate chip brownies. BUT, I made the packaging extra cute, to make up for me dropping the ball on the original gift.

After slicing up my brownies, I used a simple brown lunch bag left over from the Green Street Fair and some squares of parchment paper. I put a few pieces of parchment paper at the bottom of the bag to keep the brownies from oiling through, and then a square between every layer. This, again, helps with the oil but also adds a cute bakery touch to it. Did I get these from a trendy bakery, mom? Oh, no. Just my crusty oven.

I finished the bag with some pink ribbon, a gift tag I made and, poof, gift #1, done.

Gift idea #2: Pop culture sampler

My mom LOVES Project Runway, so I decided to make her a new sampler for her office. This didn’t make me more than 45 minutes to stitch, and a quick trip to the store for a nice frame (didn’t cost more than $9.99!) finished it off. I used some vintage-looking fabric scraps behind the cross stitch to act as a reverse mat. Not bad!

And of course, I had to add an appropriate gift tag 😉

What did you guys either give for Mother’s Day or get for Mother’s Day?