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DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

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While most moms are happy just to be acknowledged and appreciated on Mother’s Day, most of their children like to represent their appreciation in a tangible way. It can be hard to come up with a gift that adequately conveys how much we appreciate our moms though. DIY Mother’s Day gifts are always a great way to express our love since they show that we put time and effort into them. Here’s a collection of some of my favorite DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas.

a collage of seven different gift ideas with title text reading DIY Mother's Day Gifts

Home Decor

My family is the most important part of my life so I like to keep visual reminders of them all around me. My mother is the same and I believe many other moms feel this way. That’s why home decor gifts are perfect for Mother’s Day since they are things your mom can keep on display and see each day to remind her of how much you love and appreciate her.


These teacup candles from Budget Savvy Diva are adorable AND easy to make.

teacup candle with title text reading How To Make Teacup Candles

If mom likes to sit on the back porch at night, perhaps she’d prefer this outdoor lighting made from discount store vases instead as seen on Life with Lorelai.

outdoor lighting made using glass vases

Wall Art

I personally prefer wall art since I have lots of bare walls in my house.

For something colorful and unique, you could make a button art flower like this one from Slap Dash Mom.

a framed flower made out of buttons on a wood table with title text reading Easy Button Art Craft

And did you know it’s actually pretty easy to create your own silhouette portrait? Mary, from Mission to Save, shows you how.

three framed silhouettes on a yellow wall with title text reading DIY Silhouette Portrait

I’m secretly hoping one of my kids will suprise me with this family tree canvas from Ashlee Marie (hint hint!).

family tree painted on canvas

This popsicle stick hexagon shelf from the Make and Do Crew is also really cool.

a hexagon shelf made out of popsicle sticks with a cactus in a vase on it

If mom has a large open space on her wall, you could help her fill it with a wooden marquee sign like this one from Life with Lorelai.

Wooden Beach Marquee Sign

Helpful Items

If you want to give mom something that will not only be visually appealing, but will also serve a purpose, you might opt instead to make one of these helpful items.

Instead of using a teacup to make a candle, you can turn it into a teacup pin cushion following this great tutorial from Creative Green Living. You can buy dmc threads to include with the gift if mom likes to embroider.

teacup pin cushion next to two spools of thread and a plant on a wood table with a white background

If mom likes to read, she’ll love these felt bow bookmarks from Cutesy Crafty.

a book with a felt bow bookmark on it

Help mom stay hydrated with a beautiful etched glass water bottle (thanks to Creative Green Living for the tutorial!).

DIY etched glass water bottle with a wood background

For moms who like to cook, you can create paint-dipped utensils to match her kitchen, thanks to handy tips from Cleverly Simple.

wooden utensils with painted handles in a glass jar on a gray background with title text reading how to make paint dipped kitchen utensils

And what mom doesn’t need a place to keep small items like jewelry, coins, or spare buttons? Susan, from Organized 31, shows you how to easily create a personalized trinket holder from a thrift store bowl.

personalized trinket holder with the word jewelry written on it

How about this chalkboard message tray from Faith Filled Food for Moms for larger items? Bonus, skip the card and write your mother’s day greeting right on the gift!

a chalkboard message tray on a kitchen shelf with the words love never fails on it


Short on time or craft ability? You can still give mom a personalized homemade gift thanks to these free printables!

If you need an idea of what to say to mom when you give her the gift, check out these happy birthday mom quotes from daughter.

For mom’s sweet tooth, use these free printable Mother’s Day candy bar wrappers from the Kiwi in the Clouds.

free printable mother's day candy bar wrappers

Or, if your mom’s favorite indulgence is a glass of wine at the end of the day, you might prefer these printable Mother’s Day wine labels from Smart Party Planning instead.

Printable Mothers Day Wine-Labels on wine bottles on a wood background

Of course, a Mother’s Day coupon book like this free printable version from 100 Directions is always a favorite!

mothers day printable coupon book

3 thoughts on “DIY Mother’s Day Gifts”

  1. Thanks so much for including my printable wine labels in your collection. Love these ideas, and I would also love to receive that coupon book!!

  2. Thanks for including my popsicle stick hexagon shelf in this awesome collection of ideas. I love the wine label! Maybe my kiddos will give me that 🙂

  3. Thanks for featuring the Solar Vase Lights and Wooden Marque Sign from my blog! 🙂 These are really great projects, and would definitely make wonderful Mother’s Day gifts. Awesome collection of ideas here, thanks. 🙂

    Life With Lorelai


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