DIY Mother’s Day Gifts She Will Rave About

DIY Mother’s Day gifts are a great way to show your love and appreciation for the special woman in your life. Here are some creative and heartfelt ideas that she is sure to love.

DIY Mother's Day gifts she will love

Mother’s Day is coming up soon! Have you found the perfect gift for your mom yet? If you’re on a budget or simply want to make a more personal gesture, creating a DIY Mother’s Day gift can be a great option.

What are some common DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas?

  • Sentimental gifts: Gifts that require a lot of thought and effort are always very touching and meaningful to moms.
    • Photos are quite popular for gifts. Photos of you and your mother placed in DIY picture frames or displayed in an unusual way would be nice.
    • Reuse something she holds dear (with permission of course). Turn one of her father’s ties into pouch to hold jewelry or her grandmother’s handkerchief into a pillow cover.
  • Hobby gifts: Create something she can use for her favorite hobby.
  • Relaxation gifts: All mothers enjoy a little pampering!
    • Create a DIY spa kit with candles, bath salts and a super comfy robe.
    • Personalize a pair of slippers for her.
  • Jewelry gifts: Jewelry can make a beautiful gift that can be worn for years to come, such as a birthstone necklace, bracelet, or earrings.

Are you starting to get inspired to make your mom a DIY Mother’s Day gift this year? Get some specific ideas on this list below and make her day really special!

DIY Mother's Day Gifts

Here are 30+ heartfelt DIY Mother's Day gift ideas!


Photo Flower Pot

Learn how to decorate a flower pot with photos and Mod Podge! This makes a great gift idea, especially for Mother's Day.


Tea Cozy

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This DIY tea cozy has a lovely beaded lace applique. I love the layers of fringe — really, I love everything about this sweet cozy!


Decoupage Soap

What mom doesn't love pretty soaps? Learn how to decoupage on soap using this unique tutorial! Such a simple project, anyone can do it.


Crochet Cactus

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If you like to crochet, you will love this gift idea. An amigurumi potted plant featuring both a mom and baby cactus. So cute!


Vase with a Free Printable

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Give a Mother’s Day gift that she will never forget – this floral vase idea with a free printable is a piece-of-cake and you can make it in a couple of minutes!


Adult Coloring Page Tray

Do you have a bunch of adult coloring pages laying around and aren’t sure what to do with them? Decorate a tray! It’s easy and makes a great gift idea mom. The grown up version of giving your mom some art you created.


Embroidered Photo Art

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Transfer a photo (maybe your favorite one of you and mom together?) to fabric and then add some embroidered embellishments. This one shows lines of yellow, but you could do anything you like!


Clay Ring Dish

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Make a cute little clay ring dish with hand painted accents! These darling dishes are a pretty personalized gift, and are so easy to make.


Arm Knit a Blanket

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Make this comfy blanket in only 45 minutes using arm knitting! Mom will think of you every time she cozies up under it.


Paper Earrings

Learn how to make paper earrings using a die cutter or a craft knife - seal them with Mod Podge! Mom won't believe you made them yourself.


Doily Throw Pillow

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No need for those doilies your grandmother made? Add one to a pillow like this for a more modern use of this handmade treasure. Definitely a great idea for Mother's Day!


Decoupage Candles

Learn how to decoupage napkins on candles with dollar store supplies! Such a fun craft idea for a Mother's Day gift.


Pallet Picture Frame

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Make mom's day extra special with this DIY 'Mom' pallet photo frame. She'll love whatever photos you include, and then can change them up as she likes!


Butterfly Jewelry Box

Decorate this DIY butterfly jewelry box with your favorite papers and Mod Podge; it makes the perfect Mother’s Day craft for the mom who has everything!


Silhouette Locket Necklace

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It's not hard at all to make DIY necklaces featuring silhouettes! This project would be a fun way to show off your kiddos, or be a sweet gift for your favorite mother.


Handmade Card

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Don't forget to include a card with your gift! This handmade Mother’s Day card idea is something that both littles and adults will have fun making.


Embroidery Hoop Art

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Use up some fabric scraps while you make this gift for mom! She'll love this cute design.


Flower Candle

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Does mom have a favorite flower or flowering tree? Create a very speical candle just for her using pressed flowers.


Ceramic Tile Photo Coasters

Use your favorite photos to make custom Mod Podge coasters – because DIY coasters make perfect gifts! These picture coasters are inexpensive and easy to make.


Felt Bookmark

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If mom is an avid reader, she will really appreciate this 'Mom' felt bookmark! It has a great elastic band to keep the bookmark in place.


Vintage Photo Plate Display

Learn how to create a DIY plate display on a budget! In this project I used vintage photos for the perfect Mother’s Day gift.


Photo Blocks

Learn how to make DIY picture blocks use craft paint, photos, and Mod Podge. This is really easy, and a fun gift idea!


Perler Bead Tray

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You usually don't associate Perler Beads with a gift for Mother's Day, but this is something that you can make with your kids to give to your mom. I think it turned out great!


Mama Bear Beaded Bracelet

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Have you ever made hand stamped jewelry? If you haven't, this is a fun, easy to follow project for you to try it out!


Photo Keychain

Create a photo keychain that comes together in a matter of minutes (excluding dry time). Photo gifts are always great for Mother’s Day!


Handkerchief Sachets

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Cindy turned her grandmother's vintage handkerchiefs into fragrant sachets. This would make a lovely gift for a mother!


Shrinky Dink Jewelry

If you aren’t sure what to make for mom this Mother’s Day, you might like this Shrinky Dink jewelry. Just add Dimensional Magic!


Spa Gift Basket

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Make a DIY spa gift basket for mom! Add lots of fun beauty supplies – plus get a free “treat yourself” gift tag!


Photo Vase

Learn how to make a personalized photo vase with simple materials from Home Depot! This is the coolest project, with unique results.


Photo Bracelet

Learn how to make a DIY picture bracelet using a blank along with some Dimensional Magic! This is easy and makes a great gift.


Photo Pendant

Learn how to make a photo pendant the easy way! Attach to a necklace or bracelet for simple DIY jewelry that makes a great handmade gift idea.


Wooden Ring Box

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This wooden ring box is an easy woodworking project to make. You'll want to keep it for yourself, so maybe make 2 so you and your mom can have matching boxes!


Handprint Art

Learn how to make the cutest handprint art with kids! This canvas is a fun project for a classroom activity or Mother's Day.


"Soda-lighted" Gift Basket

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Here is another gift basket idea with a free printable tag! This is great if your mom has a favorite soda or mixed drink with soda.

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