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DIY Personalized Gift – Perfect for Mother’s Day

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I enjoy receiving handmade gifts and if you’ve been here before, you know I enjoy giving them.  This year I’m focusing on giving even more handcrafted gifts.  This DIY personalized gift can be made in about 10 minutes and can be made for less than a dollar.

top image - black and white bowl with black text "jewelry" with pieces of jewelry on the edge, bottom image - ring inside bowl with black text "love you" and heart

It all started with 3 bowls that I picked up for free on Freecycle, but you could easily find a similar bowl for around $.50.  I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with the bowls (I couldn’t just use them, I had to repurpose them, of course), but I’ve held onto them for a couple of months.  The Easy Sharpie Dot Mug and the Sharpie Dotted Cup I made a few months ago have been calling my name.  This time I wanted to make something even quicker, like 10 minutes quick. 

white bowl with black stripe with pencil and black marker inside on wood table

So I grabbed a pencil and glass paint marker (but you could use a regular ol’ Sharpie since you won’t be washing this bowl). I sketched the words I wanted in pencil.  If you make a mistake with the pencil you can just smudge it right off with your thumb.

close up of  black and white bowl with black text "jewelry" with pieces of jewelry on the edge

 Once you have your words or name where you want it, just trace over it with the paint pen or Sharpie. 

close up of black text "jewelry" on black and white bowl with  with pieces of jewelry on the edge

 My bowl came with the black stripe, but you could add one with ceramic paint.

interior of bowl with black "love you" and hear and one silver ring on white wood table with blue necklace and watch in background

 Adding a note inside the bowl makes it that much more personalized.

close up of  black and white bowl with black text "jewelry" with pieces of jewelry on the edge

 This sweet little bowl would make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift and it could be made by the kiddos (with some supervision depending on their age).

close up of  black and white bowl with black text "jewelry" with pieces of jewelry on the edge

 There you have it.  In 10 minutes you can make your own DIY personalized gift.  I don’t know what’s better – it’s a repurposed gift, it’s a frugal gift, it’s a handmade gift or that it’s an organizing gift.  What do you think?

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  1. I love this bowl! I have to agree with you, I don’t know if I love it because it is too stinking cute, frugal or repurposed! Such a great idea and I know my heart would melt every time I saw the, “I love you”! Great ideas

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  3. I love this! I can’t get over how simple it is but it is something I would definitely use and cherish if someone gave it to me. This specific one even matches my bathroom where I can picture it on my vanity. Like Cynthia, I think every time I looked at it, I’d be warmed by the thought that someone loves me.

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