Mother’s Day DIY

I absolutely LOVE my mamma. She taught me how to bake a mean pie, how to be an independent women, and she once bought me a book of crafts that cost no money to make, i.e. my bible. And although I love her to pieces, I am still ALWAYS late with a Mother’s Day gift. It falls in the midst of wedding season, and while that’s no excuse, I’m using it. So this year, I looked to intern Taya for a quick, thoughtful, awesome gift I could make in an evening. Now if only she lived closer, I could just drop it off!

Taya found this super cute DIY in the land of Pinterest and tried it our herself! Looks so lovely!


Mother’s Day Salt Dough Bowl


Flour: 1 cup

Salt: 1 Cup

Water: ½ a Cup



Mixing bowl, wax paper, rolling pin. Rolling cutter or sharp knife, measuring cup, doily mod podge (satin or gloss), paintbrush, small metal bowl, and tin foil.

Step 1: Mix ingredients, adding water as needed. Dough should feel like playdough (not crumbly and not wet). If dough is too wet knead in some flour.

Step 2: Sprinkle a sheet of wax paper with flour, form dough into a ball, sprinkle with additional flour and roll into a flat ¼ inch disk. Plan on flour flying everywhere.

Step 3: Place a plate face side down onto dough disk. Trim with rotary cutter.

Step 4: Place doily onto flat trimmed disk of dough and roll lightly with rolling pin to make impression of lace. Peel off doily.

Step 5: Lay the dough disk into a bowl. I used a glass bowl which probably wasn’t one of my smarter ideas. Then put it in the freezer for 20 minutes to hold its shape. After that I put it into a foil lined stainless steel bowl for the oven.

Step 6: Bake at 200° for about 2 hours. This is where the mother’s day love comes into play! I was so impatient waiting for this.

Step 7: Wait even longer for it to Cool Completely!

Step 8: Seal by painting mod podge on both sides.

Step 9: Mother’s Day Jewelry Bowl Complete!


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