45 DIY Mother's Day Crafts That Make the Very Best Gifts for Mom

Make Mom's day with gemstone soaps, floral bath bombs, and more homemade presents.

The Best DIY Mother's Day Gifts
A Pumpkin & A Princess / A Beautiful Mess

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 to heed her advice and avoid a store-bought gift this year, head to your craft closet to make one of these thrifty (yet thoughtful) DIY gifts. Bonus points: If food is the way to her heart, consider pairing your gift with an incredible Mother's Day brunch or even a picture-worthy dessert ... following a delicious dinner, of course. Anything made with love is a win in her eyes. You know it's true.

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Flower Trinket Box - DIY Mother's Day Gifts
Little Red Window
Flower Trinket Box

Not only is it the perfect accent to her vanity, but she can store all of her treasured jewels in this pretty in pink box.

RELATED: 55 Best Mother’s Day Gifts That Are as Unique as She Is

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Geometric Surprise - DIY Mother's Day Gifts
Kristi Murphy
Geometric Mother's Day Surprise

All you need is an array of colored card stock to make this sentimental gift. Brainstorm all the reason why you love Mom — her award-winning apple crumble, for example. — and hide them in geometric boxes. Cue the tears.

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Flower Bouquets - DIY Mother's Day Gifts
Club Crafted
Wrapping Paper Bouquet

Turn your garden's flowers into a bouquet fit for a queen by wrapping them in patterned paper.

RELATED: The Best Flower Bouquets to Send Mom This Mother's Day (That You Can Order Online)

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Fingerprint Butterfly Mug - DIY Mother's Day Gifts
The Best Ideas for Kids
Fingerprint Butterfly Mugs

Melt Mom — or Grandma's — heart with a mug decorated with her little one's fingerprints. That means you can even get your kids involved in this craft.

RELATED: 15 Mother’s Day Mugs That Are Better Than the Ones That Say “World’s Best Mom”

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New Mom Survival Kit - DIY Mother's Day Gifts
Ashley Brooke Nicholas
New Mom Survival Kit

If it's a first Mother's Day (or even, if she's a mom-to-be), fill a box with everything she needs to unwind, recharge, and well, stay sane.

RELATED: 15+ Mother's Day Gift Baskets for Every Type of Mom

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Floral Door Hanger - DIY Mother's Day Gifts
Diary of a Debutante
Floral Monogram Door Hanger

Whether she uses this floral beauty to dress up her door, wall, or shelf, it'll make her smile every time she looks at it. Trust.

RELATED: 35+ Thoughtful and Unique Mother's Day Gifts for Your Wife

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Floral Bath Bombs - DIY Mother's Day Gifts
Club Crafted
Floral Bath Bombs

Sure, bath bombs that smell like roses are divine. But rose-infused bath bombs that look like fresh blooms are even better.

RELATED: 25 Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts All Under $50

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Egg Carton Flowers - DIY Mother's Day Gifts
The Best Ideas for Kids
Egg Carton Flowers

Regardless of how classic or cliché they may be, flowers are a must on Mother's Day. For an arrangement that will last way beyond May, turn egg cartons into makeshift blooms.

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Bath Tea - DIY Mother's Day Gifts
A Pumpkin & A Princess
Bath Tea

For Mom, a night of self-care consists of a bubble bath followed by a cup of hot tea. Give her the best of both worlds with this bath tea — for bathing, not drinking — made with epsom salt, lavender, chamomile, calendula, roses, and cornflowers.

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

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

RELATED: 25+ Best Family Vacation Destinations That Will Actually Make Everyone Happy

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Mother's Day Homemade Gifts Crafts - Homemade Hand Holding Heart Card
The House That Lars Built
Hand Holding Heart Card

You'd be surprised: A good homemade card with a sweet note might just be the gift that mom will treasure for years to come.

RELATED: Here's What to Write in a Mother's Day Card to Best Describe Your Love for Mom

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Honestly WTF
Gemstone Soaps

Impress your mother-in-law by making these creative soaps. 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.

RELATED: 20 Thoughtful Gifts for Your Mother-in-Law That Make a Great Impression

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Mother's Day Homemade Gifts Crafts - Fabric-Covered Pots
Printed Pots

If you gifted bulbs last year, add the perfect container this time around. Floral prints on the bottom only add to the natural beauty up top.

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

Ease her worries with these lavender scented bath bombs. She will never know imagine that these delicious bath bombs are actually a recycled K-Cup craft.

RELATED: 20 Thoughtful Gifts for New Moms to Celebrate Her First Mother's Day

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

You could get her yet another mug or you could make this pretty, rustic-inspired mug organizer to hold all of the gifts you've given her throughout the years.

RELATED: The Best Travel Mugs That Will Keep Your Coffee Hot (Or Cold!)

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

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.

RELATED: 30 Super-Smart Tips for Your Most Organized Closet Ever

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

Top tip: Adding a cute Mother's Day quote as the gift tag would make this dish extra special.

RELATED: 20 Mother's Day Quotes That Help Express Just How Much You Love Mom

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

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 - Drawing Art Print
Kid's Drawing Art Print

Maybe you and the little one can team up together to make something for grandma. Take your child's best work of art and place it delicately in a pretty frame.

RELATED: 15 Mother's Day Picture Frames Any Mom Would Cherish

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

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

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.

RELATED: 25 Fun and Creative Activities to Do on Mother's Day

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Pretty Chocolate Bark - Valentines Day Desserts
Katie Friedman
White Chocolate Bark

Edible flowers and glitter, white chocolate pearls and pastel-dyed white chocolate all make an appearance in this gorgeous bark.

Get the recipe for Mother's Day Chocolate Bark »

RELATED: 30 So-Sweet Mother's Day Desserts That Double as Gifts

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

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 Gilded Agate Coasters
Making Lemonade
Gilded Agate Coasters

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

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

RELATED: 20 Adorable Mother's Day Decorations for the Best Brunch Ever

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

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 - Tassel Necklace
Homemade Banana
Tassel Necklace

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 Flower Tea Bags
The Kipi Blog
Floral Tea Bags

Bake her a cake, then gift her best-selling teas, and dress them up with these simple floral attachments — we recommend choosing Mom's favorite faux flowers for longevity.

RELATED: 20 Mother's Day Cakes That'll Wow Mom on Her Special Day

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

Her favorite Starbucks order, now in candle form.

RELATED: 25 Mother's Day Gift Ideas From Sons That She'll Actually Love

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

If you don't want to spend money on a cute notebook, wrap a plain notebook with origami paper to create a treasured journal.

RELATED: 15 of the Cutest Notebooks Ever

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