By Mary Mazzoni on May 6, 2013

12 Handmade, Upcycled Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Skip the mall for Mother's Day this year and give mom something from the heart. For a bit of reuse inspiration to get you going, we gathered up 12 eco-friendly ideas that are sure to bring a smile to her face.

Photo: Katelyn Wheaton/Ninth & Bird

Photo: Katelyn Wheaton/Ninth & Bird

Upcycled T-Shirt scarf

We wouldn't normally recommend giving mom your old clothes for Mother's Day. But for a reuse idea as stylish as this one, we'll make an exception.

Follow these simple steps from Katelyn Wheaton of Ninth & Bird to transform your old tees into a brand new spring scarf mom is sure to love.

Mary Mazzoni

Based in the Phoenix metro area, Mary is a lifelong vegetarian and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking and relaxing in the park. When she’s not outside, she’s probably watching baseball. She is a former assistant editor for Earth911.

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      • Richard Davia

        This is a great idea and I’m a huge fan of scarves – as you may tell from my profile photo. I’m looking forward to making some out of old T’s – and make a day out of it with my nephews. I could see this as a great community center project (boys/girls club, etc.).