Moms always say the saaame thing when you ask what they want for Mother's Day: "Don't spend your money on me!" This year, beat her at her own game with a thrifty DIY that looks like it belongs in your town's trendiest boutique. If you think she'd like something from the kitchen too, consider one of our 50 Mother's Day brunch ideas!
Help Mom take her java to the next level with these chocolate-and-candy coated mixers.
What you'll need: vintage spoon set ($9 for 6, )
Mom will love these beautiful diffusers filled with heavenly essential oils.
What you'll need: sweet almond oil ($11 for 16-oz. bottle, ), essential oil ($16 for set of 6, ), glass bottles ($15 for 12, )
She's always bringing out the camera to snap pictures of the family, so why not give her a stylish accessory for it?
What you'll need: lightweight scarf ($8, )
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.
What you'll need: clay ($6, ), clay embossing kit ($22, )
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.
What you'll need: soap base ($10, ), soap mold ($8, ), food coloring ($8 for set of 10, )
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.
What you'll need: white pillar candles ($18, ), embossing heat gun ($20, ), pictures
Make tea time even prettier with these simple floral attachments — we recommend choosing Mom's favorite flowers in plastic form for longevity.
What you'll need: small artificial flowers ($11, )
For the well-traveled mom, upgrade a dollar-store luggage tag with metallic and neon paint and she'll have a reminder of you while on the road.
What you'll need: luggage tag ($6 for 2, ), craft paint ($2, )
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.
What you'll need: embroidery thread ($7, ), seed beads ($7, )
Treat Mom to this sweet-smelling citrus and passion fruit spa treatment. She'll instantly feel like she's on a mini tropical vacation.
What you'll need: passion tea ($8, ), jojoba oil ($11, )
Wrap a plain notebook with origami paper to create a treasured diary. Even better: Write a heartfelt note inside.
What you'll need: origami paper ($7, )
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.
What you'll need: agate slices ($25, ), gold paint ($6, )
Lavender oil gives these mini bath bombs calming properties, while epsom salt helps soothe sore muscles and stuffy noses!
What you'll need: Essential oil ($16 for set of 6, ), used K-cups
Giving flowers is so last year. Instead, get creative and make these monogrammed initials that spell out "Mom" in bright blooms.
What you'll need: paper mache letter ($5, ), silk flowers ($10, ), floral foam ($6, )
Color-blocked balsa wood — yep, that stuff from the hobby store — feels modern and cool with the help of mini succulents. We're tempted to keep these for our own windowsill.
What you'll need: balsa wood ($12, ), acrylic paint ($18 for 18, )
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.
What you'll need: chalk paint ($6, ), hooks ($7, )
Grab a few colorful flowers from the garden and get hammering to create this nature-inspired tote.
What you'll need: cotton tote ($10, ), alum powder ($9, )
Help her keep her tea nice and warm on-the-go with this adorable fox cozy.
What you'll need: felt ($20 for 40 sheets, ), quick dry tacky glue ($6, )
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.
What you'll need: large photo frame ($36, ), decorative metal sheets ($13, ), paint ($5, )
Use sliced citrus (or carved potatoes) coated in paint to amp up plain kitchen cloths.
What you'll need: flour sack towels ($14, ), fabric paint ($6, )
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.
What you'll need: oven-bake clay ($7, )
Instead of gifting mom a bouquet this year, try making this creative flower-filled string art. We're sure mom will love it.
What you'll need: 8x12 canvas ($14, ), wire nails ($3, ), string ($5, )
Can't decide between flowers or homemade goodies? These sweet lemonade cupcakes are the best of both worlds.
What you'll need: small metal bucket ($7, )
These gorgeous flower-cut strawberries look almost too lovely to eat.
What you'll need: skewers ($4, )
Help your mom wrangle her travel musts with a zippered bag — just pick a fabric that matches her personality.
What you'll need: weighted upholstery fabric ($10, ), zipper ($8, )
Don't throw that tin away! Pretty it up with a watercolor label and gorgeous plant that doesn't need a lot of attention.
What you'll need: tin, printable, small succulent ($18 for 4, )
With the help of bright-hued craft paint, dollar store jars go from plain to fancy. And the elevated photo frame adds a sentimental touch.
What you'll need: glass bottles ($15 for 12, ), acrylic paint ($18 for 18, )
With a big boost of color, these coffee filter flowers make the perfect long-lasting bouquet.
What you'll need: coffee filters ($2, ), tissue paper ($6, )
Use her favorite color to give Mom a personalized bag that'll hold all of her daily essentials.
What you'll need: cotton tote ($10, ), Rit liquid dye ($3, )
Repurpose nicked or one-off china as vintage votives that'll add charm to any room.
What you'll need: vintage-inspired teacups ($34 for 4, ), candle wicks ($5, ), candle wax ($15 for 5 pounds, )