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13 Awesome Mother’s Day DIY Gift Ideas

Believe it or not, Mother’s Day is five weeks away. That may sound like a long way off, but if you plan to make a handmade gift for the mom in your life, it doesn’t hurt to start gathering ideas. One of these 13 awesome Mother’s Day DIY gift ideas could be the perfect project for you to make.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to show your appreciation than with a heartfelt, handmade gift? Whether your mom (daughter, grandma, aunt) loves crafts, home decor, relaxing, or simply enjoys a personal touch, these DIY ideas will make her day special.

Mother’s Day is on May 12th this year, so I’m sharing a bonus DIY project for a total of lucky 13 DIY gift ideas. I picked a variety of different types of projects with different skill levels. Kids could help make some of them.

I like to make gifts for my daughters who are the best moms. I’ve even made cards for their kids to give to them.

I’m always looking for new DIY gift ideas. How about you?

Surprise Mom with a Pretty DIY Mother’s Day Gift

In addition to the complete projects I’m showing you, here are some general ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

  1. Hand-Painted Flower Pots: Transform plain terra cotta pots by painting them with vibrant colors and patterns. Fill them with her favorite flowers or herbs for an extra special touch.
  2. Customized Recipe Book: Compile all of her favorite recipes into a beautifully decorated recipe book. You can add personal touches like family photos or handwritten notes to make it truly unique.
  3. Scented Candles: Create custom-scented candles using essential oils and soy wax. Personalize the labels with her favorite scents or heartfelt messages.
  4. Homemade Bath Bombs: Treat your mom to a relaxing spa day at home with homemade bath bombs. Customize the scents and colors to match her preferences for a truly indulgent experience.
  5. Embroidered Handkerchiefs: Add a personal touch to a simple handkerchief by embroidering a heartfelt message or her initials. It’s a thoughtful and practical gift she can use every day.
  6. Decorative Tea Towels: Jazz up plain tea towels with fabric paint, stamps, or embroidery. Choose designs that match her kitchen decor for a stylish and functional gift.
  7. DIY Terrarium: Create a miniature garden in a glass terrarium filled with succulents, moss, and decorative stones. It’s a beautiful and low-maintenance gift that will brighten up her home.
  8. Handmade Jewelry: Get creative with beads, charms, and wire to make one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. Whether it’s a necklace, bracelet, or pair of earrings, she’ll love the thought and effort you put into it.
  9. Photo Collage: Compile a collage of her favorite photos into a personalized piece of artwork. You can arrange them in a heart shape, spell out “Mom,” or create a timeline of cherished memories.
  10. Homemade Body Scrub: Whip up a batch of luxurious body scrub using natural ingredients like sugar, coconut oil, and essential oils. Package it in a pretty jar with a ribbon for a pampering gift she’ll adore.
  11. Handwritten Letter: Sometimes, the simplest gestures mean the most. Write your mom a heartfelt letter expressing your love and gratitude. It’s a timeless keepsake she can treasure forever.
  12. DIY Herb Garden Markers: If your mom loves gardening, she’ll appreciate these DIY herb garden markers made from painted wooden spoons or popsicle sticks. They’ll add a touch of whimsy to her garden while keeping her herbs organized.
  13. Handcrafted Memory Box: Decorate a plain wooden box with paint, decoupage, or wood burning to create a personalized memory box. Fill it with mementos, trinkets, and handwritten notes that hold special meaning for her.

No matter which DIY Mother’s Day gift you choose, the most important thing is to show your mom how much she means to you. Get creative, have fun, and celebrate the wonderful woman who has given you so much love and support over the years.

Mother's Day DIY gift collage

Celebrating Moms: 13 Handmade Gifts to Show Your Appreciation

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Ready to get inspired with this collection of DIY gifts for mom?

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As always, I look for a variety of ideas to meet different tastes and skill levels. You’ll find something that will be perfect for the moms you know. Or use these ideas as a jumping all point or your own unique creation.

handmade flower arrangement

Handmade Floral Arrangement

Leslie of My One Hundred Year Old Home

mothers day gift sewing kit

Mom’s Sewing Kit

Ellen of Bellewood Cottage

Mother's day gift room and linen spray

Essential Oil and Linen Spray

Gina of Gina Michelle

limoncello rolled cake

Photo Planter

Cassie of Little Red Window

DIY spa in a jar for Mother's Day gift

DIY Spa in a Jar

Danette of Fun Squared

Mother's Day sun catcher

DIY Sun Catcher

Motte of Motte’s Blog

washi tape cards for mom

DIY Washi Notecards for Mom

Amy of More Like Grace

Mother's day potpourri


Mother’s Gift Handmake Potpourri

Crissy of First Day of Home

DIY honey milk soap

Honey Milk Homemade Soap for Mom

Heidi of Happiness is Homemade

floral DIY tote bag for Mother's Day gift

Flowered Tote Bag

Amy of DIY Candy

purple beaded flowers Mother's Day gift

Inspired Beaded Flowers Gift

Gail of Purple Hues and Me

Here are a few more DIY ideas that would make great gifts for moms of any age and interest.

If you want to keep all these DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas, be sure to PIN to keep these ideas handy. You might want to check my Pinterest Board.

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