DIY Mother’s Day Wish Bowl

As children, we were told “It’s the thought that counts” when it came to buying Mother’s Day gifts. Those were the days of plaster handprints and homemade greeting cards. Now, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of products being marketed as “The Must Have Mother’s Day Gift“.

What happened to the days of putting our all into a handmade gift? I know I miss those (and so does my bank account!) days and so, this year, I’ve decided to bring them back. I had a lot of fun making this Mother’s Day Wish Bowl and can’t wait to give it to my mom for Mother’s Day.

What is a Wish Bowl?

A wish bowl is a bowl filled with the things you wish for someone. I’m using simple one word sentiments for mine, but they can be anything. Whenever mom pulls one of the rocks out she’ll remember that is what you want for them.

How to Make the Mother’s Day Wish Bowl

The best part of this craft is that most of the supplies can be picked up from the Dollar Store. You’ll need:

  • 1 medium sized glass fish bowl
  • 1 – 2 spools of raffia
  • Mod Podge (or other adhesive)
  • 5 – 8 garden rocks, polished
  • Paint in your choice of colors
  • Flat bottomed, dome top floral foam, big enough to wedge onto the fish bowl
  • embellishments

Dredge a string of raffia through Mod Podge (or other adhesive) and wrap around the fish bowl. Continue until the bowl is covered and coat with a layer of adhesive.

Paint over the raffia (I use spray paint) and allow to dry.

Paint the rocks in your choice of color(s), let them dry, then use stickers or stencils to adorn them with inspirational words. You can also hand paint them if you choose. Add any other decor you’d like and coat with sealer.

Wedge the floral foam into the fish bowl, turning to create an indentation. Use a contrasting paint on the foam and allow to dry. Adorn with your favorite embellishments.

Carefully place the rocks inside the bowl and put the lid on.

This DIY Mother’s Day Wish Bowl is a gorgeous gift that will show just how much you love and appreciate your mom this Mother’s Day!



Show mom how much you love and appreciate her this Mother's Day with a handmade, DIY Wish Bowl

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Written by Amber

Amber is a 30 something country girl who is a habitual optimist, animal lover, reluctant foodie, and adventure seeker.