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Eco-friendly Mother's Day

Mother's Day 2018 is around the corner and Keep Texas Beautiful has some great ways to show mom just how much you care. This year, skip the flowers and cars and say 'Thank You' to mom with a gift that is much more personal, heart felt and eco-friendly. Do-it-yourself gifts are a great way to re-use and re-purpose items in your house to make something creative that your mom will cherish forever. KTB has compiled some of our favorite DIY gifts perfect for the occasion!

Visit our Mother's Day Pinterest board for a round-up of DIY gifts. From hand print canvases to make-it-yourself bath salts, everything mom loves can lives on our Mother's Day board. We picked out a few DIY gifts we love the most; check it out below! 

Photo Credit: Pinterest

1. Scrabble Picture Frame

Making an old Scrabble game into a gift makes great use of recycled materials and is a creative way to show mom how much you care. Take any words that best describe mom, line them up, and glue them into a picture frame. This DIY craft is a perfect way to show mom she's appreciated and will be a daily reminder of her kids and how much they love her.

Painting the wooden tiles is a special touch, adding color and a vibrant look to the craft! Writing a sweet note on the back makes the gift even more personal and can be looked back on for years to come. 

Photo Credit: DIY Projects

2. 52 Things We love About You

This craft uses an old deck of cards and binder rings to create a thoughtful and fun gift. Reminding mom of all the things she does for us is a way to give the greatest Mother's Day gift. The best part about this craft is that kids of any age can come up with reasons why they love mom; 52 reason to be exact. Be original and then glue each reason onto a card, bind them together and you have a small book of all the ways you love your mom! 

Photo Credit: Frugal Coupon Living

3. Mother's Day Coupon Book

Moms work so hard for their families and a cute way for the kids to give back is through a Mother's Day coupon book. This DIY crafts allows for kids to be creative and come up with fun coupon ideas for mom. Coupon ideas include breakfast in bed, 1 big hug, washing the dishes, 2 loads of laundry and any other activity that moms can 'redeem' when they please. All you need for this craft is some paper that is lying around the house, fun markers and a binder ring to keep the coupons together. 

Spending time with our family is often the best Mother's Day gift. Whether that is taking a hike, going to yoga in the park or making her favorite meal for dinner, she will love any time spent with the ones she loves! Check out the resources below to find the option your mom will love the best!

- 15 Fun Things To Do With Mom this Mother's Day

- 10 Wasteless Mother's Day Gift Ideas

- Top 10 Green Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

​We hope you found a great way to celebrate mom this weekend. Have a Happy Mother's Day from all of us here at Keep Texas Beautiful! 

Written by our Communications Intern, Savannah Burkhart.

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