40 DIY Mother's Day Crafts That Make the Very Best Gifts

Essential oils, gemstone soaps, and rainbow suncatchers will make Mom's day.

The Good Stuff/Darice

Moms always say the saaame thing when you ask what they want for Mother's Day: "Don't spend your money on me!" If you decide that this year, you'll heed her advice and skip some traditional Mother's Day gifts, make sure you beat her at her own game with a thrifty DIY that looks like it belongs in your town's trendiest boutique.

Bonus points: If you think she'd like something from the kitchen too, consider whipping up an incredible Mother's Day brunch or even a yummy Mother's Day dessert following a delicious dinner. She'll be thrilled that you made it with love (and saved your money!).

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Mother's Day Homemade Gifts Crafts - DIY-Passion-Tea-Sugar-Scrub
A Pumpkin & A Princess
Soothing Body Scrub

What you'll need:
- Passion tea
- Sugar
- Jojoba oil

Treat Mom to this sweet-smelling citrus and passion fruit spa treatment. She'll instantly feel like she's on a mini tropical vacation.

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Mother's Day Homemade Gifts Crafts - Rainbow suncatcher
Courtesy of Darice
Rainbow Suncatcher

What you'll need:
- Glass beads
- Silver tree pendant
- Gauge beading wire
- Crimp beads

Mom will think of you every time she looks at this gorgeous glass-bead suncatcher in the window.

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Honestly WTF
Gemstone Soaps

What you'll need:
- Soap base
- Soap mold
- Food coloring

This blogger suggests using dark colors at the base and lighter colors on top, but cautions against making the soaps too perfect — a random approach makes for better color combos.

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Mother's Day Homemade Gifts Crafts - K-Cup Bath Bombs
Brooke McClay
K-Cup Bath Bombs

What you'll need:
- Used K-Cups
- Dried flowers
- Sprinkles
- Essential oil

Lavender oil gives these mini bath bombs calming properties, while epsom salt helps soothe sore muscles and stuffy noses. She will never know imagine that these delicious bath bombs are actually a recycled K-Cup craft.

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WATCH: How to Make the Prettiest Essential Oil Diffusers Ever

What you'll need:
- Almond oil
- Essential oil
- Glass bottle

Mom will love these beautiful diffusers filled with heavenly essential oils.

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Mother's Day Homemade Gifts Crafts - Blooming Monogram
Courtesy of Urbanic Paper
Blooming Monogram

What you'll need:
- Papier-mâché letter
- Silk flowers
- Floral foam

Giving flowers for Mother's Day
is great, but you can add a special twist: get creative and make these monogrammed initials that spell out "Mom" in bright blooms.

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Mother's Day Homemade Gifts Crafts - Cup Holder
Courtesy of Made to Be a Momma
Coffee Cup Holder

What you'll need:
- Chalk paint
- Hooks
- Wooden board

You could get her yet another mug that says "World's Best Mom"... or you could change it up this year and make this pretty, rustic-inspired mug organizer.

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WATCH: How to Make a Fox Cup Cozy

What you'll need:
- Felt
- Tacky glue

Help her keep her tea nice and warm on-the-go with this adorable fox cozy.

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Mother's Day Homemade Gifts Crafts - JEWELRY ORGANIZER
Courtesy of Landeelu
Jewelry Organizer

What you'll need:
- Large photo frame
- Decorative metal sheets

You and your siblings have given Mom lots of handmade jewelry over the years, from macaroni necklaces to funky earrings. Now, it's time to give her a stylish way to organize 'em.

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Mother's Day Homemade Gifts Crafts - Marbled Clay Ring Dish
A Beautiful Mess
Marbled Clay Ring Dish

What you'll need:
- Oven-bake clay
- Gold liquid gilding
- Polyform glaze

Twist multiple shades of oven-bake clay into a rope before rolling out a ball and shaping your bowl to ensure the jewelry dish's marbleized effect.

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Mother's Day Homemade Gifts Crafts - MARBLE HANDPRINT JEWELRY TRAY
Courtesy Rhythms of Play
Marble Clay Handprint Jewelry Tray

What you'll need:
- Polyform clay
- Acrylic paint

Need a new way to memorialize your kids' hands? This pretty jewelry tray in the shape of her kids' handprint is sure to make Mom shed a tear (in a good way!)

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Mother's Day Homemade Gifts Crafts - MOTHER'S DAY CANDLE
Courtesy of Evite
Mother's Day Candle

What you'll need:
- White pillar candles
- Embossing heat gun

A store-bought candle has nothing on this inspired creation. Use a sweet picture of you and mom or one of the whole family together.

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Mother's Day Homemade Gifts Crafts - DIY ROPE DESK
Courtesy of I Heart Organizing
DIY Rope Basket

What you'll need:
- Round laundry basket
- Cord rope

Really, is there anything Mom loves more than an organized home? (Besides you, of course.) This rope basket is surprisingly simple to make and adds texture to any room.

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Mother's Day Homemade Gifts Crafts - DIY-Monogram-Clay-Keychains-Homeyohmy
Courtesy of Homey Oh My
Monogram Clay Keychains

What you'll need:
- Clay
- Embossing set
- Jump rings

These stylish, modern keychains add a touch of cool to Mom's car keys and can be customized with her initials or the initials of all her kids.

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Mother's Day Homemade Gifts Crafts - Homemade Coffee Syrup
Courtesy of A Beautiful Mess
Homemade Coffee Syrup

What you'll need:
- Glass bottle with spout
- Label maker

Make her mornings extra-sweet with this thoughtful gift that can be customized to Mom's favorite flavors.

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Mother's Day Homemade Gifts Crafts - DIY Gilded Agate Coasters
Making Lemonade
Gilded Agate Coasters

What you'll need:
- Agate slices
- Gilding paint

Trendy agate gets a metallic accent in this surprisingly easy project. Plus, the set will make up for all the times you didn't use a coaster growing up.

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Mother's Day Homemade Gifts Crafts - Cupcake bouquet
A Million Moments
Sweet Bouquet

What you'll need:
- Foam insert
- Fake moss
- Green scrapbook paper
- Small metal bucket
- Cupcakes

Can't decide between flowers or homemade goodies? These sweet lemonade cupcakes are the best of both worlds.

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Mother's Day Homemade Gifts Crafts - Tassel Necklace
Homemade Banana
Tassel Necklace

What you'll need:
- Embroidery thread
- Seed beads

Make a statement with a colorful accessory that's party-ready. This blogger recommends using a needle to comb through the tassels after wearing to keep them neat and full.

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Mother's Day Homemade Gifts Crafts - DIY Caramel Candle
Courtesy of Simply Stacie
Caramel Latte Tea Cup Candle

What you'll need:
- Soy wax
- Candle wicks
- Caramel fragrance oil

Her favorite Starbucks order, now in candle form.

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Mother's Day Homemade Gifts Crafts - pounded flower tote - DIY candy
Courtesy of DIY Candy
Pounded Flower Tote

What you'll need:
- Cotton tote
- Alum powder

Grab a few colorful flowers from the garden and get hammering to create this nature-inspired tote.

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Mother's Day Homemade Gifts Crafts - DIY Covered Journal
Covered Journal

What you'll need:
- Origami paper
- Notebook

If you don't want to spend money on a cute notebook, wrap a plain notebook with origami paper to create a treasured journal. Even better: Write a heartfelt note inside.

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Mother's Day Homemade Gifts Crafts - Paper Plants
The House That Lars Built
Bright Garden

What you'll need:
- Colored card stock

Here's a kid-approved craft that you and the little ones can make for Grandma. All you need is colorful cardstock — and lots of imagination. Bonus: These plants don't need watering.

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Bath Bombs

Most DIY Bath Bombs instructions are confusing and offer a less-than-exciting outcome. But, with , Mom will think you bought these fizzers at the spa.

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Mother's Day Homemade Gifts Crafts - camera strap scarf thehousethatlarsbuilt
The House That Lars Built
Camera Strap Scarf

What you'll need:
- Lightweight scarf
- Split rings
- Chain closures

She's always bringing out the family camera to snap capture special moments, so why not give her a stylish accessory for it?

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Mother's Day Homemade Gifts Crafts - DIY Tea Towels
Making Home Base
Stamped Tea Towels

What you'll need:
- Flour sack towels
- Fabric paint

Use sliced citrus (or carved potatoes) coated in paint to amp up plain kitchen cloths.

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Mother's Day Homemade Gifts Crafts - Graphic Planters
Bre Purposed
Graphic Planters

What you'll need:
- Balsawood
- Acrylic paint

Color-blocked balsawood — yep, those blocks of wood you see at your nearby craft store — feels modern and cool with the help of mini succulents. We're tempted to keep these for our own windowsill.

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Mother's Day Homemade Gifts Crafts - Wine Cork Coasters
Courtesy of The Seaman Mom
Wine Cork Coasters

What you'll need:
- Wine corks
- Ribbon

This gift combines Mom's three great loves: you, wine, and keeping the table clean.

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Mother's Day Homemade Gifts Crafts - DIY Flower Tea Bags
The Kipi Blog
Floral Tea Bags

What you'll need:
- Small artificial flowers

Gift her best-selling teas and dress them up with these simple floral attachments — we recommend choosing Mom's favorite flowers in plastic form for longevity.

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Mother's Day Homemade Gifts Crafts - Arm Knit Blanket
Courtesy of Simply Maggie
45-Minute Arm Knit Blanket

What you'll need:
- Chunky wool yarn

Keep Mom cozy with one of these chunky knit blankets. They're easy to make by hand (er, arm, as the case may be).

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Mother's Day Homemade Gifts Crafts - Patterned Makeup Bag
My Poppet
Patterned Makeup Bag

What you'll need:
- Weighted upholstery fabric
- Zipper

Help your mom wrangle her best travel musts with a zippered bag — just pick a fabric that matches her personality.

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