is right around the corner, but if you don't have a gift yet, there's no need to panic. We've rounded up a bunch of posts to spark your creative juices and make your mom feel like a queen.
If you're planning to give mom flowers -- or if you get some yourself -- keep them looking fresh for a long time with these simple steps
. Some, like changing the water daily, you might already be aware of, but did you know you should also trim a bit of stem off each day?
Looking for a perfect Mother's Day craft for little tykes? How about terracotta flower pots
covered with handprints of the grandkids? Older kids can take a crack at making roses out of maple leaves
or coffee filters
Moms, if you get roses from the kids this year, keep the fallen petals as they drop and make rose petal beads
. The project will take some time, but in the end you'll have a beautiful necklace that smells great and will always remind you of Mother's Day 2008.
Speaking of flowers, if your mother likes the look of fancy framed professionally photographed exotic plants, but doesn't care for the price tag, make her one yourself. You don't need to be a photgraphy expert; just use these tips
to take some professional-looking pictures, get them developed and framed, then watch Mom smile.