7 homemade Mother’s Day gift ideas plus 16 baking treats

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Expert soap maker Gina Roberts shares the secrets to making soap at home. Photo: Ghenadii Boico | Dreamstime.com

Show your mum you love her, with  a home made gift idea for Mother’s Day.  Find here seven DIY projects plus 16 baking ideas that will make her smile. Make them ahead for Mother’s Day on May 13.

Make Mum a knitted cotton facecloth


Wrap some scented soap inside one of these soft-as-silk knitted facecloths and you have a beautiful gift for Mum on May 13.


Make your own natural moisturising bars

Homemade moisturiser bars

Use natural beeswax and coconut oil to make your own luxe moisturising bars.


DIY: Make your own soap

homemade soap

Expert soap maker Gina Roberts shares the secrets to making soap at home.

Making your own soap is easy, affordable, doesn’t require any special equipment and is quite addictive. Expert Soap-maker Gina Roberts  explains the process.


Make a knitted fox scarf 

Fur coats are frowned upon, but what about a fox scarf – a knitted one that is? Jane Wrigglesworth’s winter knitting project is a scarf shaped like a fox. Knit one for yourself or the junior fox in your life.


How to make herb vinegars

These vinegars look fantastic, taste great, and are very easy to make.


How to make solid beeswax perfume


Learn the basics of fragrance making with these solid perfumes made from beeswax and essential oils.


Create a refreshing rosemary hydrosol

Photo: Dreamstime

Learn how to make a zesty distillation of this aromatic herb.


Bake her a treat

Pictured: Cacao Nib Bliss Balls, Bolo de Coco cake, Ginger Crunch, Chocolate Stout Cake.

Serving up some baking inspiration for Mother’s Day.


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