Make This: DIY Minimal Mother’s Day Keepsake Containers + Candy Dishes


DIY Keepsake Containers

I don’t know how it’s creeping up so fast, but Mother’s Day is in less than two weeks. 11 days from today to be exact. So, I’ll be rolling out a couple more DIY project ideas for Mom over the next week and a half, starting with this one for an embellished keepsake container, which moms ALWAYS have. Honestly, I made a couple of these for myself too though because I like ’em so much.

I picked up a few of these shallow containers at a local craft store for $2.50 each and with a $2 bottle of enamel model car paint I made these simple containers a little more special. For under $5 each!

Candy Dish DIY

DIY Mother's Day Idea // Candy Dishes

I’m picturing them being used to store jewelry, makeup, and other odds and ends….And maybe even a secret candy stash? That’s how I would roll with them, anyway.

Which is why I partnered with DOVE® Dark Chocolate for this DIY. Have you tried their chocolate? It is seriously delicious (and I’m not even a huge dark chocolate person). Jeff and I ate a whole bag in a couple of days. Silky Smooth Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel and Silky Smooth Mint & Dark Chocolate Swirl are my two favorites.

DIY Keepsake Mother's Day Container

Here’s how to make your own keepsake containers for Mother’s Day…

Materials: Ceramic Containers, Enamel Model Car Paint, Paint Brush, Painter’s Tape

How-To: You can either freehand a design or pattern directly onto the ceramic containers OR tape off a shape and paint inside the lines. Either way, this project couldn’t be any easier. And it’s so affordable too.

Fill the container with candies and/or jewelry and give this to mom with a card and a bouquet of flowers (or balloons).

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Hand Painted DIY Keepsake Containers

Hand Painted DIY for Mother's Day

After Mother’s Day is over, I could totally see myself reusing this idea for last minute birthday, graduation, and housewarming gifts.

Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

This post is in partnership with DOVE® Dark Chocolate. Compensation was provided by DOVE® Dark Chocolate via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Dove or Momtrends. 

15 comments | Click here to reply

Luvly DIY, nice reminder also that Mother’s day is coming up!

Mimi | April 30th, 2014 at 9:42 am

Thanks Mimi.

Brittni | April 30th, 2014 at 10:11 am

Very nice!
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Elsbet | La Vie Pure | April 30th, 2014 at 11:21 am

Thanks Elsbet.

Brittni | April 30th, 2014 at 12:57 pm

I love this idea! Cute organization, my favorite! 😀 Looking forward to more.

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Carsla | April 30th, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Aw, thanks Carsla. 🙂

Brittni | April 30th, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Great idea! Looks fun.

Kristin | April 30th, 2014 at 7:45 pm

Amazing! Cheap AND thoughtful…can’t beat it!
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chelsea | April 30th, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Thanks Kristin and Chelsea.

Brittni | May 1st, 2014 at 12:34 am

Adorable! Definitely the perfect place for a secret candy stash.
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Moustache Mix: Mother’s Day II | Dapper with Moustache | May 1st, 2014 at 10:34 am

Thanks Kel. You know me – always finding places to stash candy…and donuts. 🙂

Brittni | May 1st, 2014 at 10:43 am

Mother’s day is in March over here. I wish I’d had this tutorial then! Oh well, like you say, it’s a great last minute present for anyone. x
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Fran | May 2nd, 2014 at 7:16 am

The container is such a creative idea. And this might sound random but I really love the necklace. Where did you get it?

Genny | May 2nd, 2014 at 10:51 pm

Hi Genny. The curved bar necklace is by Seoul Little and the rainbow circle necklace is from Yellow Owl Workshop Hope that helps.

Brittni | May 22nd, 2014 at 10:56 pm
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