Let’s admit it, there’s no one like Mom. So when Mother’s Day rolls around, it can be hard to find the perfect gift that’s as special as she is. But don’t worry, you’re at right place. We’ll break down some Mother’s Day ideas that will make Mom feel amazing. So if you’re ready to get crafty with DIY Mother’s Day gifts, find the perfect gift for Mom this year in our list below. Flexing your creative skills with Mother’s Day crafts allows you to truly customize your gift, adding an extra dose of thoughtfulness as you design something that’s perfectly her.
From personalized jewelry trays to crocheted scarves to chocolate-covered strawberries, we’ve included something for every type of mom—and for every craft level. So when you’re short on time, but still want a handcrafted gift packed with love, we have the perfect personalized Mother’s Day gifts for mom listed below.
1. DIY Shelves
Build these DIY wood shelves out of pine or knotty cedar using Design*Sponge’s step-by-step guide. These can decorate a special room and provide space for keepsakes, small plants and travel souvenirs. She’ll always remember the work (and thought!) you put into her gift.
2. Handmade Half Apron
Mom’s cooking is simply the best, there’s no argument against that! Compliment her culinary skills with a handmade half apron (this one can be sewn in just half an hour!).
3. Colorful Keychains
How about a fabric keychain for Mom? Personalize with her favorite colors and patterns using Craftiness is Not Optional’s easy tutorial. Every time she picks up her keys, she’ll think of you. A colorful keychain will brighten up her days and may prevent her from losing her keys.
4. Crystal Planter
Shooooo, negative energy! Gift some good vibes with a simple crystal planter. When you’re giving your mom this present, don’t forget to include some air plant care instructions!
5. Cozy Mug Sleeve
Every morning when your mom sips her coffee or tea, she’ll think of you. Sew a mug sleeve using Crafty Staci’s tutorial and colorful fabric that’s bound to brighten her day. Your fun DIY gift will also keep her drink hot while her hands stay nice and cool.
6. Coconut Lip Scrub
A gift that’s always a hit? LIp scrub! This recipe for coconut lip scrub makes yummy and easy DIY Mother’s Day gifts (plus you can just make double and save some for yourself!).
7. Hand Painted Dish Towels
Collecting vintage kitchen towels and that sometimes it’s hard to actually put those beauties to work in your kitchen because you don’t want to destroy them! Well, here is a solution for you: hand painted flour sack kitchen towels! They’re easy and very cheap – so no guilt about all the grime getting on them
8. Infinity Scarf
Who isn’t excited to get a luxurious scarf? Choose your mom’s favorite color and create an infinity scarf that’s just for her. She’ll stay cozy and stylish with this DIY gift. Thanks, Creative Green Living, for making this one so easy.
9. For The Kitchen
The best Mother’s Day ideas are practical and thoughtful. Sew hot pads in a fun shape or design using tips from Crafty Staci. Your Mom will love that this Mother’s Day gift is both cute and useful in the kitchen.
10. DIY Wooden Bracelet
With wooden beads and a simple jewelry string, you can make a festive statement necklace for both casual and special occasions. She’ll appreciate the unique addition to her jewelry collection! Head over to Curly Birds for the DIY instructions.
11. DIY Decorative Vase
Use paper-mache to decorate a new or used vase. Follow My Girlish Whims’ guide to match the colors to one of the rooms in Mom’s house. And present it with a blooming bouquet of her favorite flowers.
12. A Morning Snack
She’s sure to enjoy this Mother’s Day gift. Stir up some love by making fresh, sweet cinnamon butter with Curly Birds’ recipe—perfect for toast and pancakes. Make a set of these Mother’s Day gift for your mom, mother-in-law and grandma!
13. Envelope Clutch
Handmade gifts for Mother’s day don’t have to look homemade. Create an envelope clutch out of real or faux leather with tips from A Beautiful Mess. Mom can use this fashionable accessory to carry important notes from work, community meetings and personal project find peace and joy. And that’s what makes this a great gift idea for Mom.
14. Funky Bracelet
Let’s add a trendy bracelet to your mom’s jewelry collection. Follow Hopeful Honey’s design using safety pins and beads to make artsy DIY bracelets for your Mother’s Day crafts. Choose suitable colors and patterns that will remind Mom of how well you know her style.
15. Sweater Laptop Computer Case
The best gift for moms with green thumbs? Only use an old sweater to bring extra love to her work! When she use her laptops or working, she’ll think of you and smile with this!
16. Gold Dust Necklace
With only a chain necklace and pliers, you can create a unique necklace for your Mom. Wherever she’s traveling or shopping, she can use your gift like an adorable accessory. Use tips and instructions from here.
17. Leather Bound Sketchbook
Feeling inspired yet? Be sure to include a homemade card (or a really nice note in a store-bought card) and you’re sure to bring joy to a mama’s heart!
18. Relaxing Eyemask
Ahh… let Mom relax after all the things she’s done for you. Make these DIY eye masks from A Beautiful Mess for your mom’s much-needed rest and relaxation. She can even take these on airplanes and trains to block out the light while traveling.
19. Sweet Strawberries
Use strawberries, nuts or truffles in chocolate for a yummy Mother’s Day gift. Add some decorations on top and wrap in a classy gift box. Moms love having a treat that’s all their own! Check out the delicious recipe at Strawberries for Supper.
20. Leather And Twig Jewelry Organizer
If your mom has an excess of jewelry piled up in your room. An overflowing jewelry box, piles of rings and bangles on your dresser, a little here – a little there. Well here is a quick DIY to help get you organized!
21. Cookie Butter
Whip up a batch of homemade cookie butter for warm toast or bagels. Use your Mom’s favorite cookie to make a treat she’ll savor every time she spreads it. Follow A Beautiful Mess’ easy instructions for stirring up a batch today.
22. Coffee Filter Banner
Impress Mom with your DIY skills and show her some love sweet love. Construct letters out of coffee filters and make the unique decor in no time with Lil’ Luna’s tips and tricks. This handmade decoration will add character to her home and will be a style that lasts forever.
23. Golden Stone Ring
Stay close to her heart with a Golden stone ring. She can wear this every day or save it for special occasions, like her anniversary, birthday or Mother’s Day.
24. Decorative Hot Pads
Lindy Jacoby makes these easy as 1, 2, 3! Create decorative hotpads by cutting shapes out of corkboard. Mom will appreciate these when she’s hosting guests or treating herself to a pot of tea. They’ll also add a little jazz to her kitchen and dining room!
25. Hanging Planters
Go green with your Mother’s Day crafts using A Beautiful Mess’ easy step-by-step guide. Hanging planters can go inside or on the porch—perfect for a mom who loves plants and fresh air. Fill the planters with colorful flowers or a vibrant green plant to make this a refreshing gift.
26. Creative Candlesticks
Why not give your mom the gift of relaxation on this Mother’s Day. With Making Nice in the Midwest’s guide, create and paint candle holders that can be used throughout the year. At the end of a long day, she can kick back and enjoy the soothing scent and atmosphere.
27. Hanging Vase
With this Hanging Vase, your mom can use it to decor her space. Personalize it with her favorite flower to brighten her every day.
28. Creative Storage
Add creativity to the kitchen with this house-shaped shelf. Enjoy the straightforward instructions at Making Nice in the Midwest.
29. Custom Mug
Brighten up her mornings by placing favorite family memories on a personalized coffee or tea mug. She’ll especially appreciate this gift on the early mornings or busy days, because she’ll be reminded of your constant love.
30. Personal Journal
Perfect for a mom who loves to write and record memories, personalize a journal that she’ll keep close to her heart. She can write about her dreams, goals and childhood stories. Thanks for the tutorial, Mod Podge Rocks!
31. All Natural Air Freshener Room Spray
Make your Mother’s room or your house look and smell good! Select this gift is not bad idea!
32. Light Bulb Flower Vase
This Light Bulb Flower Vase is so easy to make and it will make your space in mom’s kitchen brighter!
33. Warm Scarf
The most thoughtful and meaningful for Mother’s Day gifts are made of love and care. You can knit or crochet a cozy scarf for your Mom with tips from Sugar Bee Crafts. This gift will warm her body—and her heart—over and over again.
34. Earbud Holders
Does your mom love music or podcasts? Create earbud holders from the simplest materials and A Beautiful Mess‘ DIY tutorial. She’ll appreciate the easy listening!
35. Triangle Carpet Necklace