Just think back to your childhood for a moment and think about all the crap your mom had to put up with while trying to raise you. It wasn’t easy right!
Now wouldn’t you want to give her something this Mother’s Day to thank her for all those years and the effort she put in?
Sometimes you feel like store bought gifts just aren’t enough..
To help you with that I have compiled a list of 17 of the very best DIY Mother’s Day crafts and easy handmade Mother’s Day gifts to make for your mom this year.
And who better to be on the receiving end of all the love you put into the gift then your mom who put all her love into you from the minute you were born.
Before I get all teary eyed thinking about my mom and how great she is let’s just get on with the projects!
ps. if you are short on time and money check out my guide on 25 gifts for mom under $25!
Here are 17 of the best Handmade Mother’s Day gifts!
1. Photo Fridge Magnets for Mom
This adorable idea to make fridge magnets out of photos will make your mom so so happy! She will keep these magnets on her fridge for forever. Check out the full instructions for this DIY project at Sundae Sins!
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2. Message in A Bottle Necklace
This DIY project brings me back to 1999 when my mom was obsessed with the movie ‘Message in a Bottle’ with Kevin Costner in it. But let’s be honest, which mom didn’t have a crush on Kevin Costner in the 90s! HAHA! Back to this DIY project though, I absolutely love the sweet idea behind it and it looks absolutely adorable! Check out the guide over at Lovely Indeed!
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3. Cupcake Flower Bouquet
Instead of giving your mom actual flowers this year surprise her with a cupcake flower bouquet! Guaranteed to beat any real flowers! This looks super hard to make but it is actually quite easy. Go see the guide over at See Vanessa Craft!
Source: See Vanessa Craft
4. DIY Floral Letter
Make this gorgeous faux flower wall decoration in your moms initial. All you need is some flowers, hot glue, and cardboard. Please go over to The Mrs & Momma Bird for the full guide!
Source: The Mrs & Momma Bird
5. String Heart
Pull on your moms’ heartstrings with this giant string heart! This can be made into pretty much any shape you like but a heart seems like a fitting one for Mother’s Day! Go to Green Wedding Shoes for the guide!
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6. Mother’s Day Map Plaque
This map plaque would look great on your moms’ wall. This can be made into any country or state shape. Full guide over at CraftCuts!
7. Mother’s Day Pamper Basket
I love this idea because it can be easily made on the last minute and you can use almost anything in it! Full instructions can be found over at The DIY Playbook!
Source: The DIY Playbook
Related: 25 of the Best Mother’s Day Gifts Under $25
8. Floral Herb Perfume for Mom
This DIY project can be made by kids because it is so quick and easy to make! It looks absolutely adorable though and would make any mom happy to receive it! The full guide can be found over at Hello Wonderful!
Source: Hello Wonderful
9. Winter Warmer Heat Packs
Keep your momma warm through winter with these cute wheat bags made out of old PJs! Full guide over at A Spoonful of Sugar!
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10. Painted Bottle Vases
I love these ombre vases. They are so simple but perfect for storing tiny flowers. These would look amazing on any moms’ dining table. Full guide over at Kate’s Creative Space!
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11. Mom’s Emergency Stash
I love this funny gift idea. Just make sure she hides this in a very secure location to keep kiddos (and dad) away from it lol! Check out the guide over at Eighteen 25!
Source: Eighteen 25
12. Cozy Slippers Gift for Mom
This is the perfect last-minute handmade Mother’s Day gift. All you need is some slippers and some yummy treats. You can use pretty much anything in these! Check out the full guide and ideas over at Pretty Providence!
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13. Homemade Lavender Soap
This pretty soap smells amazing and the lavender in it helps with improving sleep, reducing anxiety and stress and relieving pain. Check out the guide at Happy Deal Happy Day.
Source: Happy Deal Happy Day
14. Coffee, Cacao & Peppermint Sugar Scrub
This sugar scrub containing real coffee grounds and peppermint is the perfect scrub to help get your moms day going! The coffee in it helps improve circulation while the peppermint and cacao work as a natural pick me up making it the perfect addition to her morning shower. Full instructions over at The Rising Spoon!
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15. Mini Ombre Painted Flower Pots
I love these tiny ombre flower pots using mini terracotta pots and acrylic paint. You can paint these in your moms favorite color for a perfect quick and low-cost handmade mother’s day gift! Full guide at Small Stuff Counts!
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16. DIY Chunky Knit Throw
This handmade knit throw looks soo soft and cuddly. Perfect for mom to snuggle up in while watching her favorite shows on Netflix! This one takes a bit longer to make than all the other projects here but she will appreciate the effort you put into it! Full guide over at Hibrid Blog!
Source: Hibrid Blog
17. Handprint Oven Mitt
What an adorable gift for any mom who loves cooking. All you need is an oven mitt and some white paint for this absolutely adorable project. Check out the full guide over at The Idea Room!
Source: The Idea Room
18.Waffle Bar for Mother’s Day Brunch
With cute styling tips, essential topping items and 6 custom waffle stack recipes, you’ll be on your way to hosting a delicious Mother’s Day brunch for your mom before you know it!
For a full guide on how to set this adorable waffle bar up, check out Gifts.com!
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Hope you got some great ideas for handmade mother’s day gifts! Let me know if you ended up trying any of these!
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