Look no further for original, hand-made Mother's Day gifts! In this brief guide we have a wide range of makers and their stunning work with reclaimed and upcycled materials.
Wait, when's Mother's Day this year?? It's on the 27th of March! Now, read on for gift inspiration.
Here's a gift that is sure to bring a smile. Give the gift of a denim chicken! Each one is hand-made by Delightfully Denim, personalised and comes with its own quirky character. Oh and they are all made using upcycled materials.
Made By Sally J
From stunning denim jackets to fabulous tote bags, there are so many potential gifts to choose from Sally's shop. We love the upcycling applique details on this vintage denim jacket. A great way to celebrate timeless fashion and give this garment a new life.
There are many more brilliant denim upcyclers that we discovered, click here to explore! You'll find great gift options for Mother's Day 2022.
Rebecca Anne Jewellery
If you're looking for ethical, sustainable jewellery to gift for Mother's Day, then enjoy the great pieces that Rebecca Anne Jewellery has to offer. We love these Floral Butterfly Hoop earrings made using upcycled vintage tin!
Spanky Spangler Designs
Steampunk inspired, this impeccably detailed range of jewellery, accessories and sculptures have been carefully made by Spanky Spangler Designs. These would make for a truly unique Mother's Day gift, and ideal for a mum who loves Steampunk, insects or upcycled jewellery.
Denise, founder and maker of Spanky Spanger Designs said: "The idea using bulbs was borne out of a popped bulb from one of my lamps, I wasn’t sure if it could be recycled and I didn’t really want to throw it in the bin! It was one of those small candle bulbs and I thought it looked a bit like an insect's body, maybe a firefly so I bought some wire and acetate and the rest, as they say, is history…"
Northern Siren Crafts
NorthernSirenCrafts first started making jewellery using sea glass found locally on Seaham beach. A historical researcher by day, founder Emma captures history in these upcycled vintage postage stamp rings. A timeless, thoughtful Mother's Day gift that uses reclaimed materials.
Mother's Day Gifts: Glassware, Fashion and Cards
Turning booze bottles into beautiful drinking glasses, Chichester-based SmoothEdge have found a great way of creating some colourful and stylish gifts for Mother's Day. Whether you're buying for a gin lover or whiskey enthusiast there's a range of options, as well as upcycled T-Shirts, lights, tables and jewellery.
Look at this stunning driftwood coastal scene! This particular creation by ForgetMeNotArt uses sea glass, sea pottery, slate and other reclaimed materials including driftwood all found in Northumberland. A bright and uplifting gift that can also be personalised for Mother's Day with door numbers or a road sign.
The Phoenix Green
Kate Stuart, Founder of The Phoenix Green works with reclaimed, recycled or repurposed materials to produce fantastic pieces like this pinafore dress. Read all about Kate's brilliant upcycling ethos and admire more of her creations here.
House of Affleck
House of Affleck offer brilliant cards for all occasions, using salvaged fabrics as well as applique, drawing and lino cuts. These original hand-made designs would make for a great Mother's Day card.
Raggy Badger has lots of hand sewn 'feltie' creatures, hand made felted scarves, as well as pom poms, and home decor rag swags. Lots of thoughtful and quirky makes for a unique Mother's day gift.
The Fruit Moth
We were absolutely delighted to speak with The Fruit Moth founder Nicole Broad, learning more about her one of a kind hand-made, carefully sourced dresses. Using only remnant and vintage fabrics, Nicole has made a whole range of fashion and accessories such as pussy bows, coasters, hats and blouses. So if you're looking for a small, budget friendly Mother's Day gift idea or something a bit special, The Fruit Moth has fair prices for their fantastic work.
What Rachel Makes
We have already featured the brilliant denim jackets by WhatRachelMakes. But we also love her make up bags and brush rolls. Bright, well-wearing and well-made, these would make for a great upcycled Mother's Day gift.
Still looking for a special hand-made, upcycled gift?
We love chatting with UK makers and upcyclers. It is great to see how inventive they are, turning scraps and junk into something new and exciting.
Check out our previous features with some of the above sellers and more!
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