So your Mom's birthday is approaching, you have $20, and you need a gift, stat. How about making Mom a vase? With this DIY vase kit, you can easily make a beautiful vase to put flowers in for real cheap. Plus she'll love the fact that you made it (sort of) and put effort into it. Fill the vase with warm water and then grip it and mold it into any spectacular shape you wish. Afterwards, fill it with cold water and let the design set. Tah dah. Present made. It uses a thermal-sensitive polymer material to allow you to even flatten it down for storage. A set of two goes for $12.95, so make one for Grandma, too.
DIY Vase [Red Ferret]