15 DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas


DIY Mother's Day Gifts

Can you believe Mother’s Day is just around the corner? All of us have special women in our lives we want to celebrate, whether they’re moms, grandmothers, mothers-in-law, stepmothers, sisters, aunts, or friends. It’s a great opportunity to honor the women who have helped shape us into who we are today. Here’s a quick roundup of handmade gift ideas from the archives to inspire you; everything from jewelry to crochet projects, home decor, and things made by kiddos!

It’s rare to meet a woman who doesn’t like at least some form of jewelry. Make her a piece in her favorite color and style or incorporate personal touches like names, birthstones, and more.

These Handstamped Washer Necklaces are completely unique and can be customized with children or grandchildren’s names, special words or phrases, and even birthstone rivets.

Stamped Washer Necklaces for Moms

I think this Morse Code Bracelet is particularly fun because you can create it with a secret message only you and your mom will know. Just hop over to the tutorial and use the morse code key to help you create this special piece with a hidden meaning!

Bracelet Beaded in Morse Code

Instead of making her a new piece of jewelry, make her a special place to keep what she already has! This gorgeous clay jewelry dish is so simple to create and will hold rings, earrings, and more. All you need is clay and a gold paint marker and you can create this in less than half an hour!

Marbled Clay Jewelry Dish

No mother or grandmother can resist original artwork from the little people in her life. From the time they pick her that first dandelion, she’s going to love anything given to her by the child she loves.

This Child’s Artwork Locket requires absolutely no skills on your part whatsoever. Just let the little one draw a picture on a piece of paper, cut it out, and stick it inside this glass locket. The best part is, the recipient can change what’s inside over the years as the child draws new masterpieces, or even fill it with a special photo. If there are no little ones around, you can create it with your own “grownup” artwork instead, like this mixed media “fly” version.

Chlid's Art Locket

Surprise her with a useful keepsake made from a special child’s artwork! A mug, a vase, coasters…you name it, you can make it! A little bit of adhesive vinyl, scissors, and a glass surface are all you need!


Give her a special way to display those May flowers with this Painted Flowerpot made by a kiddo she loves. Even the tiniest “helpers” can work on this project; the circles are created by dipping a cardboard tube into different colors of paint! For bonus points, plant her favorite flower inside!

Painted Flower Pot

Moms and grandmas are suckers for framed photos. This year, instead of a “regular” framed photo, take it a step further by painting an inexpensive {$1!} wooden photo frame from the craft store then letting the child glue buttons on to decorate it and make a Button Photo Frame!

Button Photo Frame


If she loves coffee or tea, this Crochet Cup Cozy is simple to make and will be useful too! Use her favorite colors to make it extra special. Grab the free pattern here. Don’t crochet? Make this no-sew Fabric Duck Tape Coffee Cozy instead!

Crochet Coffee Cozy

A gift card to somewhere she loves is always a great choice. It always fits! Send mom to her favorite restaurant or treat her to a pedicure at the local salon. To add a personal touch, crochet a little gift card holder with a pretty ribbon to hold it in.

Crochet Gift Card Holder with Ribbon

We all carry loose odds and ends in our purse; crochet her a pretty pouch to hold them! It’s great for holding lipsticks and lip glosses, credit cards, gum, receipts, pens, and more!

Crochet Pouch

Give her something to make her home a more beautiful place!

Turn a mason jar into a gorgeous vase with glitter and Krylon Looking Glass spray. Then, fill it with some fresh blooms to make her day bright!

Mercury Glass and Glitter Mason Jar Vase

Display the family tree on the wall for all to see with this Joy and Family Mixed Media Canvas.


As much as she loves her family, sometimes it’s nice to get something that’s just for her. Give her something she can use for herself and maybe even get a little pampering.

Glitter makes everything better…just like this Glitter Monogram Keychain! Choose her favorite color, then add her initial, the initial of the family’s last name, or the initial of a child. This project takes about five minutes, requires no skills, and doesn’t even make a mess since the glitter is secured to scrapbook paper already.

Glittered Monogram Keychain

Does she love the beach? If so, she’ll be a huge fan of this DIY Beach Bag. For extra points, fill it with a magazine or two, a beach towel, a pair of inexpenisve flip flops, and some stylish shades.

Beach Bag

For the special lady with a sweet tooth…treat her to some home baked goodness and tell her it’s guilt-free on Mother’s Day!

These Crispy M&M Cake Balls are so delicious, and since it’s her special day, she doesn’t even have to share!

M&M Cake Balls


What do you think? Is there a gift idea on this list that’s perfect for the special ladies on your list? Is there one you’d personally love to receive?

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