Mother's Day is just a few weeks away and - YIPES - it's time to get creative! Not to worry... here are five great eco-friendly DIY projects for the mom in your life.

1. Seed Bombs: Great for semi-green thumb mom, seed bombs are easy-to-grow little nuggets with a seed inside. Organic Life has a great seed bomb tutorial that uses only four ingredients. Don't forget to dress up your packaging! B. Lovely Events gathered some great packaging ideas.

DIY Centerpiece

2. Coffee-Can-Vase & Flowers: Remember when we repurposed a coffee can into a beautiful cloth-covered centerpiece? Take a page from that great DIY and dress up that same can for Spring! Add your favorite flowers from the garden or florist and you've taken your Mother's Day gift from a "nice gesture" to a "memory" in less than 10 minutes. 

3. Shaped Bird Feeders: Reading the ingredient list makes this only semi-green, but it does have a nod to nature. I can picture the moms in my life sipping a cup of coffee early in on a cool morning watching the birds pecking away at these cuties. Adapt this heart-shaped wedding favor birdseed DIY to anything you like...

4. Salted Caramels: Mom have a sweet tooth? We've got that covered, too! Remember our organic salted caramel recipe? This is certainly not a kid-craft, but it is easier than you'd think. Package in a beautiful coffee mug and pair with a small coffee sample bag and mom has a beautiful afternoon treat. Ahhhh!

5. Bath Bombs: If we've got an idea for bombing the garden, why not bomb the bath, too? These cuties are DIY, green-minded and pocketbook friendly. I chose this DIY from many the many out there because the author took the time to share why making your own bath salts is a good, green idea.

Not up for a Mother's Day DIY? You know STRUCTUREbags has something for every mom in your life... Plus we gift wrap for free, too!

It’s no secret where I learned to sew. It was a gift given to me from my own mother, a talented seamstress. In my mind, she could whip out anything with great skill: dresses, jumpsuits, pillows, curtains, blouses, swimsuits and more! And fabrics never limited her ideas: corduroy, silks, denim and stretch were all tackled by her ease.

Can you believe it? Mother’s Day is right around the corner! While most of us moms just love getting something special from, say, STRUCTUREbags, it is always a special treat to receive a hand-made gift from our own child/grandchild/godchild.

Written by Brenda Guyader — April 29, 2013