Hand Painted Ceramic Vases for a One of a Kind Mother’s Day Gift

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These hand painted ceramic vases are incredibly easy to decorate. Simply paint, cure and bake and you have a unique, one of a kind Mother’s Day gift she’ll always treasure!

Learn how to craft these hand painted ceramic vases for a one of a kind Mother's Day gift! These hand painted ceramic vases are incredibly easy to decorate. Simply paint, cure and bake and you have a unique handmade Mother's Day gift she'll always treasure!

My friend and roommate, Bambi, had several days off last week. Our weather was unseasonably hot for spring last week with highs in the 90s and a pollen count through the roof. So rather than spending time outdoors, we decided to tackle a craft project indoors.

Learn how to craft these hand painted ceramic vases for a one of a kind Mother's Day gift! These hand painted ceramic vases are incredibly easy to decorate. Simply paint, cure and bake and you have a unique handmade Mother's Day gift she'll always treasure!

I still had ceramic craft vases that I bought from the Handmade Modern Collection at Target last year that were still in storage. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we decided to dig these vases out of storage and paint them with ceramic paints. These hand painted ceramic vases make great succulent planters. However, they are also perfect for storing extra craft supplies on your desk.

Decorate this ceramic geometric hanging succulent wall vase with ceramic paints for custom, one of a kind modern home decor and wall accent. These also make great DIY gift ideas! Simply decorate your ceramic geo planter as desired, then gift with a potted or faux succulent.

I’m also pretty crazy about this ceramic geometric hanging succulent wall vase that can be painted as well.

Learn how to craft these hand painted ceramic vases for a one of a kind Mother's Day gift! These hand painted ceramic vases are incredibly easy to decorate. Simply paint, cure and bake and you have a unique handmade Mother's Day gift she'll always treasure!

DIY Hand Painted Ceramic Vases

We painted our vases using Liquitex Glossies, a ceramic paint that bake onto the ceramic, which Bambi still had in craft stash. Unfortunately, this particular paint was discontinued in 2016. A suitable substitute for this type of paint would be the Porcelaine 150 Ceramic Paints.

Learn how to craft these hand painted ceramic vases for a one of a kind Mother's Day gift! These hand painted ceramic vases are incredibly easy to decorate. Simply paint, cure and bake and you have a unique handmade Mother's Day gift she'll always treasure!

Getting started is easy. Once you have your ceramic vase and decide on a design, all you need are the paints and brushes to get started! We used paper plates for paint palettes as I misplaced mine somewhere during the last move. Pint glasses were also filled with water for rinsing off our brushes between colors.

Learn how to craft these hand painted ceramic vases for a one of a kind Mother's Day gift! These hand painted ceramic vases are incredibly easy to decorate. Simply paint, cure and bake and you have a unique handmade Mother's Day gift she'll always treasure!

How you design your hand painted ceramic vases is really up to you. There’s no right or wrong way. I painted my vase with layered blocks of overlapping colors.

Learn how to craft these hand painted ceramic vases for a one of a kind Mother's Day gift! These hand painted ceramic vases are incredibly easy to decorate. Simply paint, cure and bake and you have a unique handmade Mother's Day gift she'll always treasure!


Learn how to craft these hand painted ceramic vases for a one of a kind Mother's Day gift! These hand painted ceramic vases are incredibly easy to decorate. Simply paint, cure and bake and you have a unique handmade Mother's Day gift she'll always treasure!

While Bambi chose to paint lined shapes and large blocks of color for her hand painted ceramic vases. (She painted two vases!) Once we completed the designs on our hand painted ceramic vases, we set the vases aside to cure for 24 hours.

Learn how to craft these hand painted ceramic vases for a one of a kind Mother's Day gift! These hand painted ceramic vases are incredibly easy to decorate. Simply paint, cure and bake and you have a unique handmade Mother's Day gift she'll always treasure!

We then baked our hand painted ceramic vases according to the paint manufacturer’s instructions. Once cool, we removed the ceramic vases from the oven.

Learn how to craft these hand painted ceramic vases for a one of a kind Mother's Day gift! These hand painted ceramic vases are incredibly easy to decorate. Simply paint, cure and bake and you have a unique handmade Mother's Day gift she'll always treasure!

I chose to use a gold calligraphy paint pen to add gold accents to my vase.

Learn how to craft these hand painted ceramic vases for a one of a kind Mother's Day gift! These hand painted ceramic vases are incredibly easy to decorate. Simply paint, cure and bake and you have a unique handmade Mother's Day gift she'll always treasure!

Learn how to craft these hand painted ceramic vases for a one of a kind Mother's Day gift! These hand painted ceramic vases are incredibly easy to decorate. Simply paint, cure and bake and you have a unique handmade Mother's Day gift she'll always treasure!

Learn how to craft these hand painted ceramic vases for a one of a kind Mother's Day gift! These hand painted ceramic vases are incredibly easy to decorate. Simply paint, cure and bake and you have a unique handmade Mother's Day gift she'll always treasure!

And there you have it! It’s really that easy to craft your own hand painted ceramic vases! Whether you give your vases as handmade Mother’s Day gifts or decide to keep them for yourself, you now have a unique and functional vessel that’s perfect for your home!

More to Make and Gift for Mother’s Day

DIY Needle Felted Wine Bag for Mother's Day! You don't have to take a course in needle felting for beginners to create your own needle felted projects. It's actually a lot easier to get started than you might think. Keep reading to learn how you can started in needle felting with this easy DIY needle felted wine bag that's perfect for Mother's Day!

If you enjoyed this creative Mother’s Day craft project, then you may also enjoy making these easy DIY needle felted wine bags for Mom this Mother’s Day. Or try one of these other beautiful DIY Mother’s Day gifts.

Gift this Rifle Paper Co. Fabric Zipper Pouch in black botanical cotton linen fabric from Apple White Handmade for Mother's Day. This handmade Vanilla Escape Organic Skin Care Set from Dab & Dabble makes a lovely gift for Mother's Day! This spring facial care gift set is filled with organic skin care sure to pamper and revive all skin types!

Can’t squeeze in the time to make your own handmade Mother’s Day gift? Shop from this collection of lovely handmade Mother’s Day gifts on Etsy instead. I’m particularly partial to this floral zipper pouch from Apple White Handmade as well as this Vanilla Escape Organic Skin Care Set from Dab & Dabble. (Both pictured above.)

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Natural Pain Relief Salve Recipe with Arnica & Ginger Essential Oil

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This natural pain relief salve recipe with arnica and ginger essential oil is made with just four simple ingredients. So whether you’re short on money or simply need a quick and “painless” DIY, then this natural pain remedy was created just for you.

This natural pain relief salve recipe with arnica and ginger essential oil is made with just four simple ingredients to relieve inflammation and ease pain associated with muscle pain, arthritis, sprains, fibromyalgia, bruises and carpal tunnel. Make this natural home remedy in just ten minutes or less!

Formulated to relieve inflammation and ease pain, this natural pain relief salve recipe combines the medicinal skin care properties of arnica flowers with the warming sensation of ginger essential oil. Both arnica and ginger essential oil are powerhouses at reducing inflammation when applied topically. Therefore this natural pain relief salve recipe is able to fight pain associated not only with bumps and bruises, but it’s also able to target muscle pain, arthritis, sprains and carpal tunnel.

This natural pain relief salve recipe with arnica and ginger essential oil is made with just four simple ingredients to relieve inflammation and ease pain associated with muscle pain, arthritis, sprains, fibromyalgia, bruises and carpal tunnel. Make this natural home remedy in just ten minutes or less!

Learn more about the properties of arnica here.

I personally use this natural pain relief salve to ease muscle tension associated with my fibromyalgia. It doesn’t irritate my skin like capsicum (or cayenne) pain relief salves do. And I can apply it pretty much anywhere I need it without the unfortunate side effects that occur if it accidentally comes in contact with nasal passages or other sensitive areas.

Natural Pain Relief Salve Recipe! This natural pain relief salve recipe with arnica and ginger essential oil is made with just four simple ingredients to relieve inflammation and ease pain associated with muscle pain, arthritis, sprains, fibromyalgia, bruises and carpal tunnel. Make this natural home remedy in just ten minutes or less!

Similar in some aspects to my arnica pain relief salve recipe, this natural pain relief salve recipe calls for just four simple ingredients. So you’re able to spend less money if you’re on a budget. Additionally you’ll find that you can whip up my natural pain relief salve recipe in just ten minutes or less. This makes my natural pain relief salve recipe perfect for busy families.

If you or your children are involved in sports, you will definitely appreciate not only the simplicity of my natural pain relief salve recipe, but also the effectiveness. This recipe is perfect for both adults and children (age 12 and over) who are experiencing sore muscles due to workouts, sports or an otherwise active lifestyle.

This natural pain relief salve recipe with arnica and ginger essential oil is made with just four simple ingredients to relieve inflammation and ease pain associated with muscle pain, arthritis, sprains, fibromyalgia, bruises and carpal tunnel. Make this natural home remedy in just ten minutes or less!

Natural Pain Relief Salve Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

3 oz. arnica infused fractionated coconut oil (or arnica herbal oil)
1 oz. white cosmetic beeswax (or natural beeswax)
48 drops (about 2 mL) ginger or fresh ginger essential oil

Instructions:

Begin by infusing arnica flowers in fractionated coconut oil to create an herbal infused oil. To do this you can use either the solar infused method or the quick heat method to create your arnica infused coconut oil. (You can find a tutorial for both methods at the Mountain Rose Herbs blog here.)

This natural pain relief salve recipe with arnica and ginger essential oil is made with just four simple ingredients to relieve inflammation and ease pain associated with muscle pain, arthritis, sprains, fibromyalgia, bruises and carpal tunnel. Make this natural home remedy in just ten minutes or less!

Once the arnica infused fractionated coconut oil is ready, you can make my natural pain relief salve recipe. To do this, weigh out the arnica infused oil and beeswax using a digital scale. Then combine in a small 1- cup glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Gently heat the oil and beeswax in a double boiler until melted. Once melted, remove from heat.

Now add the ginger essential oil. You can do this by either measuring out 2 mL essential oil with a transfer pipette, or by using a dropper to add the amount of drops called for.

Stir to combine, then evenly pour into three 2 oz. glass jars or metal tins of your choice. (I used  2.3 oz. clear glass thick wall cosmetic jar from SKS Bottle & Packaging. If you double my natural pain relief salve recipe you will be able to fill around five of these jars.)

This natural pain relief salve recipe with arnica and ginger essential oil is made with just four simple ingredients to relieve inflammation and ease pain associated with muscle pain, arthritis, sprains, fibromyalgia, bruises and carpal tunnel. Make this natural home remedy in just ten minutes or less!

Allow the pain salve to cool completely. Then screw on the lids and label as desired for personal use or gifting.

Notes on making ingredient substitutions to my natural pain relief salve recipe.

I chose to use fractionated coconut oil in my natural pain relief salve recipe so it would absorb quickly and not feel greasy. However you’re welcome to use another carrier oil of your choice or simply purchase pre-made arnica herbal oil.

Alternately, you can also use Mountain Rose Herbs Warming Ginger Massage Oil in place of the fractionated coconut oil and omit the ginger essential oil entirely. However you will still need to infuse the arnica in the warming ginger massage oil if you choose to make this substitution.

Additionally, if your skin is easily irritated, I highly recommend using Mountain Rose Herbs fresh ginger essential oil over their  ginger essential oil which is extracted from the dried, rather than a fresh root and doesn’t cause skin irritation.

A caution on the use of arnica.

Due to the nature of arnica and its compounds, never use arnica on broken skin. Best suited for occasional topical use, you should avoid using arnica for extended periods of time. It is important to note as well, that if you are allergic or sensitive to ragweed, daisies, marigolds and other flowers in the Asteraceae or Compositae family, arnica may cause an allergic reaction. Or, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, arnica should simply be avoided all together.

If you are sensitive or allergic to arnica there are a number of other typically non-irritating herbs that can help to reduce pain caused by inflammation. These include St. John’s Wort, green tea, rosemary, sage and turmeric. (You may also be interested in Mountain Rose Herbs Arnica St. John’s Herbal Oil.) Additionally, herbs such as neem leaf, St. John’s Wort, lavender, peppermint, marjoram, chamomile and eucalyptus are all also effective at relieving pain symptoms. You can simply infuse one or more of these organic herbs into your carrier oil in place of the arnica.

This natural pain relief salve recipe with arnica and ginger essential oil is made with just four simple ingredients to relieve inflammation and ease pain associated with muscle pain, arthritis, sprains, fibromyalgia, bruises and carpal tunnel. Make this natural home remedy in just ten minutes or less!

Easy ways to decorate the jars for your pain relief salve.

I used round cactus stickers to decorate the lids of my jars. You can also use washi tape to “seal” the jars closed, running the washi tape across the lid and down the sides of the jar. Then place a round sticker label over the washi tape on top of the lid. Alternately wrapping washi tape around your jars is another easy idea.

Cheery round natural plant stickers! This grab bag of colorful succulent, cactus and plant stickers from Art by Sharell are perfect for decorating your small salve jars and other homemade bath and body products you've created using the beauty, soap and skin care recipes from Soap Deli News blog.

If you’re looking for cute stickers, I’m currently crushing on this collection of succulents stickers from Art by Sharell. Sharell incidentally just happens to live in my hometown of Roanoke, VA. I met her at an indie craft fair last year that raises money for a local non-profit, Girls Rock Roanoke. In addition to her lovely illustrated stickers, Sharell also paints beautiful nature inspired wood wall art.

Arnica Pain Relief Salve Recipe for Sore Muscles and Inflammation! Whether you suffer from pain due to the occasional the bumps and bruises or sore muscles or more intense pain from chronic conditions such as arthritis or carpal tunnel, this arnica pain relief salve recipe is the perfect natural remedy for muscle pain and inflammation!

 More natural pain relief recipes & home remedies.

Want to explore other home remedies for natural pain relief options in addition to my natural pain relief salve recipe? Check out these other natural pain remedies you can make at home.

You’ll also want to check this collection of summertime remedies from the garden for recipes that include a sunburn relief spray, herbal liniment, herbal massage oil and more.

Herbal Organic Pain Salve with cayenne, arnica, turmeric, and rosemary for arthritis, sore muscles and fibromyalgia. This wonderful salve is excellent for stiff, achy joints as well as nerve and muscle pain. This special blend of anti-inflammatory plants is an excellent pain reliever due to both the capsaicin found in the cayenne peppers and the curcuminoids in the turmeric. Both of these compounds have been studied and proven effective for pain relief. A extra splash of infused St. John's wort and Arnica flowers help balance out this blend to create a powerful pain relief ally.

Where to buy natural pain relief salves.

If you’re not quite ready to make my natural pain relief salve recipe, you can purchase natural artisan pain relief salves from a number of sellers on Etsy. Following are a few of my favorites.

For more pain relief salves and natural home remedies you can buy, be sure to explore my collection of favorite handmade natural home remedies here.

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Follow my best homemade salve recipes board and my natural home remedies & herbal health care board on Pinterest for more natural skin care recipes similar to my natural pain relief salve recipe.

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Spring Flower Craft Projects To Welcome Spring Into Your Home

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Are you decorating your home for spring, looking for a weekend DIY or simply want to show off your unique spring style? Then this collection of spring flower craft projects is the perfect starting point! What are you waiting for? Check out these spring flower craft projects now and welcome spring into your home!

Spring Flower Craft Projects! Are you decorating your home for spring, looking for a weekend DIY or simply want to show off your unique spring style? Then this collection of spring flower craft projects is the perfect starting point! What are you waiting for? Check out these spring flower craft projects now and welcome spring into your home!

I’ve included spring flower craft projects for decorating your home, recipes for flower inspired bath and beauty products, and floral accessories to accent your spring wardrobe.

Spring Flower Craft Projects & DIY’s

Spring flower craft projects! Add floral accessories to your spring wardrobe with this easy DIY paper flower bracelet from Pop Shop America! It's a great way to dress up jeans and a cute top - or wear it with your favorite little black dress.

Add floral accessories to your spring wardrobe with this easy DIY paper flower bracelet! It’s a great way to dress up jeans and a cute top – or wear it with your favorite little black dress. Learn to make it now at Pop Shop America.

Spring Flower Craft Projects! This DIY cement flower pot from Hawthorne and Main is handcrafted using a fishbowl, glass cylinder jar and Quikrete cement. Paint your own geometric design around the pot to match your existing home decor. Then fill the planter with your favorite flowers for a beautiful way to display fresh flowers inside or outside your home.

This DIY cement flower pot is handcrafted using a fishbowl, glass cylinder jar and Quikrete cement. Paint a simple geometric design around the pot to match your existing home decor. Then fill the planter with flowers for a beautiful way to display fresh flowers outside your home. Find the tutorial at Hawthorne and Main.

Spring Flower Craft Projects! These DIY paper flower carts from Oh Happy Day are perfect for spring entertaining. Tuck a tiny treat inside and easily turn this paper craft project into cute party favors that will delight your friends.

These DIY paper flower carts are perfect for spring entertaining. Tuck a tiny treat inside and easily turn this paper craft project into cute party favors that will delight your friends. Get the printable cart template from Oh Happy Day.

Check out these tips to prep your kitchen for spring entertaining!

Spring Flower Craft Projects To Welcome Spring Into Your Home! You can pick and dry your own fresh flowers and rose petals to create this stunning DIY rose petal tray from Say Yes! Not only is this pressed flower tray perfect for spring entertaining, but it also makes a lovely homemade hostess gift!

You can pick and dry your own fresh flowers and rose petals to create this stunning DIY rose petal tray! Not only is this pressed flower tray perfect for spring entertaining, but it also makes a lovely homemade hostess gift! Find the tutorial at Say Yes blog. (Or get started with a DIY Flower Press Kit.)

Spring Flower Craft Projects to welcome spring into your home! You'll love this bouquet of crepe paper cosmos from Lia Griffith! These paper flowers look stunning in your home as an accent or in a vase. Even better, they never need watering and they'll never die!

You’ll love this DIY for making a bouquet of crepe paper cosmos! These paper flowers will look simply stunning in your home. Even better, they never need watering and they’ll never die! Find this beginner paper making flower tutorial at Lia Griffith.

Spring Flower Craft Projects! These DIY flower shaped bubble bars from A Beautiful Mess are a fun way to celebrate spring! Made using mooncake press molds, these bubble bars create luscious natural bubbles in your tub when introduced to warm running bath water. Not only are these flower bubble bars a fun way to celebrate spring, but they make lovely gifts too!

These DIY flower shaped bubble bars are a fun way to celebrate spring! Made using mooncake press molds, these bubble bars create luscious natural bubbles in your tub when introduced to warm running bath water. Not only are these flower bubble bars a fun way to celebrate spring, but they make lovely gifts too! Find the recipe to make yours at A Beautiful Mess.

Try my own magical fairy dusted mooncake bubble bar recipe!

Spring Flower Craft Projects! These DIY paper ranunculus flowers from Lia Griffith are made with pretty metallic pink papers. When framed, these gorgeous blooming flowers make a beautiful wall accent for your home. Or pair them with ribbon on gifts for beautiful gift toppers!

These DIY paper ranunculus flowers are made with pretty metallic pink papers. When framed, these gorgeous blooming flowers make a beautiful wall accent for your home. Or pair them with ribbon on gifts for beautiful gift toppers! Learn to make them now at Lia Griffith.

Spring Flower Craft Projects! This DIY felt flower crown is perfect for summer parties, weddings and festivals. Show off your love of flowers by accessorizing them with your wardrobe. You can either wear a flower crown or use the felt flower tutorial from Delia Creates to make your own spring flower hair clips!

This DIY felt flower crown is perfect for summer parties, weddings and festivals. Show off your love of flowers by accessorizing them with your wardrobe. You can either wear a flower crown or use these handmade felt flowers to make your own spring flower hair clips! Find the step-by-step photo tutorial at Delia Creates.

Spring Flower Craft Projects! Homemade bath melts are another fun way to bring spring flowers indoors! Use foraged and dried spring wildflowers for this easy pressed flowers bath melts recipe with natural essential oils from Mary Makes Good. Display them in your bathroom until they're ready to use. Or gift them throughout the season to friends and family.

Homemade bath melts are another fun way to bring spring flowers indoors! Use foraged and dried spring wildflowers for this easy pressed flowers bath melts recipe with natural essential oils. Display them in your bathroom until they’re ready to use. Grab the recipe at Mary Makes Good. (Also be sure to check out Mary Helen Leonard’s new book, The Handmade Mama!)

Spring Flower Craft Projects! These gorgeous DIY flower magnets from Lulu the Baker are quick and easy to make! Simply glue super strong magnets onto the backs of your favorite spring silk flowers. Once dry, use your magnets to display your favorite photos and moments on your refrigerator. Or try them on the magnet board for your home office!

These gorgeous DIY flower magnets are quick and easy to make! Simply glue super strong magnets onto the backs of your favorite spring silk flowers. Once dry, use your magnets to display your favorite photos and moments on your refrigerator. Or try them on the magnet board for your home office! Discover this flower magnet DIY now at Lulu the Baker.

Spring Flower Craft Projects To Welcome Spring Into Your Home! Flowers aren't just for display. You can eat them too! Learn how to make these edible flower lemon jello shots for your next spring fling with your gal pals with this delicious recipe from Sugar & Cloth.

Flowers aren’t just for display. You can eat them too! Learn how to make these edible flower lemon jello shots for your next spring fling with your gal pals with this delicious recipe from Sugar & Cloth.

Spring Flower Craft Projects! Use tattoo paper to easily create a DIY flower planter to show off your spring flowers or succulents! These pretty floral planters are great for small spaces and windowsills. Or give them as homemade gifts for Mother's Day. Find the tutorial at A Kailo Chic Life.

Use tattoo paper to easily create a DIY flower planter to show off your spring flowers or succulents! These pretty floral planters are great for small spaces and windowsills. Or give them as homemade gifts for Mother’s Day. Find the tutorial at A Kailo Chic Life.

Spring Flower Craft Projects! Are you decorating your home for spring, looking for a weekend DIY or simply want to show off your unique spring style? Then this collection of spring flower craft projects is the perfect starting point! What are you waiting for? Check out these spring flower craft projects now and welcome spring into your home!

Discover more spring inspired craft projects.

If you love my collection of spring flower craft projects, you can discover more DIY inspiration for spring by following my boards on Pinterest. Also be sure to check out my collection of handmade Mother’s Day gifts for more spring inspired ideas. Or dive into this pin filled with 30 DIY spring garden art ideas.

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Best DIY Mother’s Day Gifts That Anyone Can Make

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Remind Mom how grateful you are to have her in your life with this beautiful collection of fifteen of the best DIY Mother’s Day gifts that anyone can make!

Best DIY Mother's Day Gifts! If you're looking for the best DIY Mother's Day gifts to make and gift this year, look no further! Remind Mom how grateful you are to have her in your life with this beautiful collection of fifteen of the best DIY Mother's Day gifts that anyone can make!

Best DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

Best DIY Mother's Day Gifts That Mom Will Love! This cute mini DIY Mother’s Day wreath from Lia Griffith is a great way to brighten Mom's mood on her special day. Adorned with mini paper apple blossoms,  his sweet floral paper wreath is the perfect way to surprise Mom in the morning or after work - simply hang it in a place she'll spot it easily.

This cute mini DIY Mother’s Day wreath from Lia Griffith is a great way to brighten Mom’s mood on her special day. Adorned with mini paper apple blossoms,  his sweet floral paper wreath is the perfect way to surprise Mom in the morning or after work – simply hang it in a place she’ll spot it easily. Learn to make it here. (Or shop for premade paper flowers.)

Best DIY Mother's Day Gifts That Mom Will Love! Craft these DIY felt flower bookmarks with this tutorial from Cutesy Crafts for Mother's Day and gift them with a journal or book written by your mom's favorite author!

Craft these DIY felt flower bookmarks with this tutorial from Cutesy Crafts for Mother’s Day and gift them with a journal or book written by your mom’s favorite author! Learn to make them here. (Or shop for premade felt flowers.)

Best DIY Mother's Day Gifts! Mom will love the addition of these easy DIY odor neutralizing candles in her home! These beautifully scented soy and beeswax candles neutralize odors in the air while giving off a fresh fragrance as they burn for one of the best DIY Mother's Day gifts ever.

Mom will love the addition of these easy DIY odor neutralizing candles in her home! These beautifully scented soy and beeswax candles neutralize odors in the air while giving off a fresh fragrance as they burn for one of the best DIY Mother’s Day gifts ever. Learn to make them here. (Get started by shopping for easy all-inclusive candlemaking kits.)

Best DIY Mother's Day Gifts That Mom Will Love! Mom will love a fresh pair of sunglasses for summer to help protect her eyes. But more than that she'll go ga-ga over her Mother's Day gift when you pair her sunglasses with a happy daisy glasses pouch that you've crocheted yourself!

Mom will love a fresh pair of sunglasses for summer to help protect her eyes. But more than that she’ll go ga-ga over her Mother’s Day gift when you pair her sunglasses with a happy daisy glasses pouch that you’ve crocheted yourself! Get the free pattern at Persia Lou here. (Start shopping for crochet hooks now! Or you may also enjoy Annie’s Hook & Needle Kit Club for knitter and crocheters.)

Best Mother's Day Gifts to Make Right Now! This DIY clay petal planter from A Beautiful Mess is definitely another one of the best DIY Mother's Day gifts you can craft for Mom! Inspired by a petal cake, this clay petal planter is made using a rainbow of polymer clay colors and a concrete or ceramic planter.

This DIY clay petal planter from A Beautiful Mess is definitely another one of the best DIY Mother’s Day gifts you can craft for Mom! Inspired by a petal cake, this clay petal planter is made using a rainbow of polymer clay colors and a concrete or ceramic planter. Learn to make it here. (Then shop for live succulents to fill it with!)

Shop for the Best Handmade Mother’s Day Gifts!

Best DIY Mother's Day Gifts! These lovely rose flower petal soaps from Hello Glow are both beautiful and fragrant! Simply dry fresh rose petals and pair them with a nourishing melt and pour goat milk soap base for a quick and easy Mother's Day gift!

These lovely rose flower petal soaps from Hello Glow are both beautiful and fragrant! Simply dry fresh rose petals and pair them with a nourishing melt and pour goat milk soap base for a quick and easy Mother’s Day gift! Learn to make them here. (Save time by purchasing already dried botanicals!)

Best DIY Mother's Day Gifts That Mom Will Love! This scented dry oil body spray makes a wonderful DIY Mother's Day gift! Made using natural "dry" oils, this luxurious body oil nourishes skin without leaving it greasy. Plus this project also comes with free printable labels for gifting!

This scented dry oil body spray makes a wonderful DIY Mother’s Day gift! Made using natural “dry” oils, this luxurious body oil nourishes skin without leaving it greasy. Plus this project also comes with free printable labels for gifting! Learn how to make it now. (Shop for skin safe fragrance oils or organic essential oils for this DIY now!)

Best DIY Mother's Day Gifts That Anyone Can Make! This DIY for Yuzu & Bergamot Lotion Bars comes from the creative department of Consumer Crafts and is perfect for transitioning Mom's dry winter skin into spring.

This DIY for Yuzu & Bergamot Lotion Bars comes from the creative department of Consumer Crafts and is perfect for transitioning Mom’s dry winter skin into spring. Learn to make them here. (Or purchase premade push up lotion bars to save time.)

These easy DIY stenciled tea towels from Handmade Charlotte are sure to become one of Mom's favorite kitchen accessories and definitely one of her best DIY Mother's Day gifts! Handmade using plain tea towels, stencils and fabric paint, everyone in the family can join in on crafting this delightful surprise for Mom this Mother's Day!

These easy DIY stenciled tea towels from Handmade Charlotte are sure to become one of Mom’s favorite kitchen accessories and definitely one of her best DIY Mother’s Day gifts! Handmade using plain tea towels, stencils and fabric paint, everyone in the family can join in on crafting this delightful surprise for Mom this Mother’s Day! Learn how to make them here. (Shop for fabric paints, stencils and tea towels now.)

One of the best DIY Mother's Day gifts, this creative DIY pallet picture frame from 5 Minutes for Mom is sure to make Mom's day extra special! This DIY Mother's Day pallet picture frame can be customized for any number of children and is a great way to showcase those special moments spent together!

Another one of the best DIY Mother’s Day gifts, this creative DIY pallet picture frame from 5 Minutes for Mom is sure to make Mom’s day extra special! This DIY Mother’s Day pallet picture frame can be customized for any number of children and is a great way to showcase those special moments spent together! Learn to make it here.

Indulge Mom with one of these Handmade Gift Ideas.

Best DIY Mother's Day Gifts! This DIY string art gift for Mother's Day from Lily Ardor is another lovely way to show off your memories! Easily personalize this string art sign with your favorite photos for a unique photo display that Mom will cherish for years to come.

This DIY string art gift for Mother’s Day from Lily Ardor is another lovely way to show off your memories! Easily personalize this string art sign with your favorite photos for a unique photo display that Mom will cherish for years to come. Learn to make it now. (Or shop for all-in-one string art kits.)

Anyone can make this modern DIY decorative modern colander! Created using the paint pouring technique, PMQ for Two walks you through the steps of making your own decorative serving pieces using DecoArt pouring medium and paints. Once you've created your masterpiece, pair your gift with hand printed tea towels and recipe cards for the best DIY Mother's Day gifts.

Anyone can make this modern DIY decorative modern colander! Created using the paint pouring technique, PMQ for Two walks you through the steps of making your own decorative serving pieces using pouring medium and acrylic paints. Once you’ve created your masterpiece, pair your gift with hand printed tea towels and recipe cards for the best DIY Mother’s Day gifts. Read the tutorial now. (Then shop for white colanders to use for this project.)

Best DIY Mother's Day Gifts! Made from clothesline rope from the hardware store, this pretty DIY rope planter is the perfect craft project for those of you who love weilding a glue gun! Then simply add a plant or some of your mom's favorite things to the basket for gifting. Learn to make it now at Alice and Lois.

Made from clothesline rope from the hardware store, this pretty DIY rope planter is the perfect craft project for those of you who love weilding a glue gun! Then simply add a plant or some of your mom’s favorite things to the basket for gifting. Learn to make it now at Alice and Lois.

Best DIY Mother's Day Gifts That Anyone Can Make! These DIY essential oil diffuser bracelets make a beautiful Mother's Day gift. Both fashionable and functional, these bracelets from Crazy Inspired Life only take about 20 minutes to make. Pair a set with mom's favorite organic essential oils for a gift she'll cherish for years to come.

These DIY essential oil diffuser bracelets make a beautiful Mother’s Day gift. Both fashionable and functional, these bracelets from Crazy Inspired Life only take about 20 minutes to make. Pair a set with mom’s favorite organic essential oils for a gift she’ll cherish for years to come. Read the tutorial to get started now. (Or shop for jewelry beads and supplies.)

Best DIY Mother's Day Gifts That Anyone Can Make! Remind Mom how thankful you are to have her in your life with these Mother's Day inspired embroidery patterns. These simple patterns require just three stitches and the tutorials from Radian Home Studio also include a step-by-step photos to get you started.

Remind Mom how thankful you are to have her in your life with these Mother’s Day inspired embroidery patterns. These simple patterns require just three stitches and the tutorials from Radian Home Studio also include a step-by-step photos to get you started. Grab these Mother’s Day embroidery patterns here. (Or buy an all inclusive DIY embroidery kit.)

Don’t Have Time to DIY? Shop These Handmade Gifts Instead!

Don’t have time to make one of these best DIY Mother’s Day gifts this year? Don’t sweat it. I’ve rounded up a great collection of handmade Mother’s Day gifts, like this Mother’s Day gift basket from Little Flower Soap Co., that she’s sure to love. Check out the collection here.

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DIY Needle Felted Wine Bag for Mother’s Day

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You don’t have to take a course in needle felting for beginners to create your own needle felted projects. It’s actually a lot easier to get started than you might think. Keep reading to learn how you can get started in needle felting with this easy DIY needle felted wine bag that’s perfect for Mother’s Day!

DIY Needle Felted Wine Bag for Mother's Day! You don't have to take a course in needle felting for beginners to create your own needle felted projects. It's actually a lot easier to get started than you might think. Keep reading to learn how you can started in needle felting with this easy DIY needle felted wine bag that's perfect for Mother's Day!

While this project is easy enough to complete solo, I highly recommend getting a friend (or friends) involved. Not because this project is difficult to do, but because it’s a great way to beat the last of those winter blues.

This past winter was tough on me. Like many of you, in addition to a small bout of seasonal depression, I was also dealing with my own set of trials and tribulations. This included moving over Christmas weekend into my best friend’s house and ending a marriage that lasted a brief six days shy of six months. While not my best moment, great friends and a terrific holistic therapist helped me through it.

DIY Needle Felted Wine Bag for Mother's Day! You don't have to take a course in needle felting for beginners to create your own needle felted projects. It's actually a lot easier to get started than you might think. Learn how you can get started in needle felting with this easy DIY needle felted wine bag that's perfect for Mother's Day!

One of the things that I wasn’t quite up to during this time period was crafting. So while I tried to keep up with sharing new skin care recipes on the blog, there were no DIY craft nights with the ladies through the entire winter season. Those nights are something I have truly missed. So my first DIY night this spring was needle felting for beginners.

My friend, Hillary, actually hosts a local Wine & Art Wednesday. So while I technically attended a course to learn needle felting, it was a lot like a DIY night at home with some of my favorite people. My friend and roommate, Bambi, also accompanied me and we had an absolute blast!

DIY Needle Felted Wine Bag for Mother's Day! You don't have to take a course in needle felting for beginners to create your own needle felted projects. It's actually a lot easier to get started than you might think. Learn how you can get started in needle felting with this easy DIY needle felted wine bag that's perfect for Mother's Day!

I’ll admit I was a bit intimidated by needle felting at first. It looked hard, and therefore I mistakenly assumed it would be hard. It wasn’t. By beginning with a DIY needle felted wine bag, it made the process of learning needle felting even easier. As you’re working with a flat, rather than a three dimensional surface, it also takes less time.

Of course, realizing this made me kind of regret giving away that needle felting kit for beginners I’d bought some time back after promising myself to learn new things. (I am now shaking my fist at my own procrastination.)

While playing with sharp objects and drinking wine was probably not the best choice, no one was hurt in the making of this project. So grab a friend or two, split the cost of materials and make your own DIY needle felted wine bags for gift giving.

Getting Started

As Wine & Art Wednesday is only a two hour class it was impossible to learn everything there is to know about needle felting in such a short time frame. Hillary covered just the bare bones basics with us.

However, I found as the night went on, I learned more about what techniques and needles did what simply by using them. So don’t feel like you need to become a book expert on needle felting for beginners prior to getting started. Besides, sometimes it’s a lot more fun to just dive right in.

DIY Needle Felted Wine Bag for Mother's Day! You don't have to take a course in needle felting for beginners to create your own needle felted projects. It's actually a lot easier to get started than you might think. Learn how you can get started in needle felting with this easy DIY needle felted wine bag that's perfect for Mother's Day!

Tips for Making Your DIY Needle Felted Wine Bag

Here are some basics to needle felting that will make the process of creating your DIY needle felted wine bag more enjoyable.

  • Use a stencil or cookie cutter to easily create shapes.
  • Pull the needle out of the wool in the same direction it went in to avoid breaking your needle.
  • Work around the side of your object to firm up its shape rather then from the top. Insert your needle at an angle to do this, but be sure to pull it back out at the same angle.
  • Occasionally pull your wine bag gently apart to keep the wool from sticking to the  other side or place the foam pad/cushion inside the bag rather than under it.
  • Be sure to check out these 5 common needle felting mistakes before getting started.
  • Once you get the knack of needle felting, purchase a book for more information to hone your needle felting skills.
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment. If you don’t like what you have, you can always start over. My philosophy is that a mistake is never a mistake. It’s a learning experience.
  • Use your friends for ideas. Friends are great with helping you execute your vision because they know you so well. You can also help one another out as you learn new tricks of the trade together.

For more great tips on needle felting, be sure to check out these needle felting tips & tricks from Kawaii Felting. Or check out the books Needle Felting From Basics to BearsFast, Fun & Easy Needle Felting and Making More Needle-Felting Magic.

Ready to craft your own DIY needle felted wine bag? Following you’ll find a list of the tools & supplies we used in Hillary’s class along with in progress photos of the needle felted wine bags that Bambi and I made!

DIY Needle Felted Wine Bag for Mother's Day! You don't have to take a course in needle felting for beginners to create your own needle felted projects. It's actually a lot easier to get started than you might think. Learn how you can get started in needle felting with this easy DIY needle felted wine bag that's perfect for Mother's Day!

DIY Needle Felted Wine Bag

Tools & Supplies:

Roving Wool in Assorted Colors
Basic Needle Felting Kit
Reusable Burlap Bottle Bags
Metal Cookie Cutters in Assorted Shapes
Your Imagination!

What To Do:

Begin by deciding on a design you’d like to create for your DIY needle felted wine bag. Then choose the colors of roving wool you’d like to use. Don’t be afraid to mix and match and even blend different colors of wool together. Once you’ve decided on your design – the hardest part! – gather the materials and tools you will be using.

DIY Needle Felted Wine Bag for Mother's Day! You don't have to take a course in needle felting for beginners to create your own needle felted projects. It's actually a lot easier to get started than you might think. Learn how you can get started in needle felting with this easy DIY needle felted wine bag that's perfect for Mother's Day!

You’ll begin by using a smaller gauge needle to get started on your DIY needle felted wine bag. As you move through this project, you will switch over to a larger gauge needle for detail work and finishing off your pieces. A 36 gauge needle is the most commonly used, however finer wools such as merino wool may require a 38 gauge needle. (You can find a guide to felting needles here.)

Needle Felting - The Penetration Stroke (Because it's funny, dammit!)

Hillary provided us with some informational teaching materials on needle felting, including information on felting needles, during the course. We didn’t really give those more than a cursory glance, however. Hillary gave us the basics and off we went. But we did gain some amusement from them. (I know. I know. Sometimes I have the sense of humor of a twelve year old boy.)

DIY Needle Felted Wine Bag for Mother's Day! You don't have to take a course in needle felting for beginners to create your own needle felted projects. It's actually a lot easier to get started than you might think. Learn how you can get started in needle felting with this easy DIY needle felted wine bag that's perfect for Mother's Day!

Once you’re ready to begin, pull apart the roving wool with your hands until it’s fluffy. You can then blend several colors of wool together if you like.

DIY Needle Felted Wine Bag for Mother's Day! You don't have to take a course in needle felting for beginners to create your own needle felted projects. It's actually a lot easier to get started than you might think. Learn how you can get started in needle felting with this easy DIY needle felted wine bag that's perfect for Mother's Day!

Now place the wine bag on top of foam pad. Follow with the cookie cutter you’ve chosen for your first shape. Then fill the cookie cutter with the color(s) of wool you’ve chosen to use. Use a smaller gauge needle in short, stabbing up and down motions on the wool inside the cookie cutter. Continue until the wool starts to firm up and create a more solid shape.

DIY Needle Felted Wine Bag for Mother's Day! You don't have to take a course in needle felting for beginners to create your own needle felted projects. It's actually a lot easier to get started than you might think. Learn how you can get started in needle felting with this easy DIY needle felted wine bag that's perfect for Mother's Day!

Once you have the basic shape of the wool down, remove the cookie cutter and use a larger gauge needle on the top of the wool to felt it further. Then use the needle gently along the sides, making sure to pull the needle out the same direction it went in, to further define the edges of your shape.

DIY Needle Felted Wine Bag for Mother's Day! You don't have to take a course in needle felting for beginners to create your own needle felted projects. It's actually a lot easier to get started than you might think. Learn how you can get started in needle felting with this easy DIY needle felted wine bag that's perfect for Mother's Day!

You can also add wool in the same manner free hand to create your own unique elements.

DIY Needle Felted Wine Bag for Mother's Day! You don't have to take a course in needle felting for beginners to create your own needle felted projects. It's actually a lot easier to get started than you might think. Learn how you can get started in needle felting with this easy DIY needle felted wine bag that's perfect for Mother's Day!

That’s really all there is to it! Keep adding to your design as desired until you’re satisfied with your DIY needle felted wine bag. Then it’s ready for gift giving!

DIY Needle Felted Wine Bag for Mother's Day! You don't have to take a course in needle felting for beginners to create your own needle felted projects. It's actually a lot easier to get started than you might think. Learn how you can get started in needle felting with this easy DIY needle felted wine bag that's perfect for Mother's Day!

Here’s a look at our finished needle felted wine bags. Bambi made the DIY needle felted wine bag with the flower and leaves and I made the one with the stars and planets.

DIY Needle Felted Wine Bag for Mother's Day! You don't have to take a course in needle felting for beginners to create your own needle felted projects. It's actually a lot easier to get started than you might think. Learn how you can get started in needle felting with this easy DIY needle felted wine bag that's perfect for Mother's Day!

We were really excited by how our wine bags turned out and are both looking forward to what was an inspiring and social DIY craft night again soon.

Cactus Needle Felting Kit! This prickly pear cactus needle felting kit from Benzie Design includes all the supplies you need to make your own pretty cactus -- needles, foam, roving, felt flowers, floss + a teeny tiny flower pot. A helpful instruction sheet includes step-by-step instructions that even a beginner can use! Finished plant measures about 4" tall.

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If you prefer a needle felting kit, like this Prickly Pear Needle Felting Kit from Benzie Design, then be sure to check out some of the amazing needle felting kits available from Etsy here. Or shop from among some of my other handmade, artisan favorites!

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