Mother’s & Father’s Day DIY

A gift that parents will love

Isabel Brown, Section Editor


Are you still looking for that perfect Mother’s or Father’s Day gift? Here are a few fun ideas that you can make yourself. Just gather a few materials and follow these easy steps, and you will have a homemade gift in no time!

Mason Jar Candle Holder


  • Empty mason jar
  • Painters tape
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Twine
  • Cardstock paper
  • Tea light candle/battery operated candle


  1. Lay out rows of the painter’s tape on a hard surface so that they overlap and create one large sheet of tape.
  2. Cut out any shape and place it on the mason jar, pressing down firmly.
  3. Place some more painters tape around the rim of the jar so that paint won’t get inside.
  4. Paint the jar with several colors and peel the tape off before the paint dries.
  5. Cut out a tag from the cardstock, write a message on it, and punch a hole in it.
  6. Wrap the twine around the rim of the jar and attach the tag.
  7. Place the tea light inside and enjoy!