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.
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.
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.
Turn your garden's flowers into a bouquet fit for a queen by wrapping them in patterned paper.
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.
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.
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.
Sure, bath bombs that smell like roses are divine. But rose-infused bath bombs that look like fresh blooms are even better.
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.
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.
Treat Mom to this sweet-smelling citrus and passion fruit spa treatment. She'll instantly feel like she's on a mini tropical vacation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top tip: Adding a cute Mother's Day quote as the gift tag would make this dish extra special.
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!)
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.
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.
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.
Edible flowers and glitter, white chocolate pearls and pastel-dyed white chocolate all make an appearance in this gorgeous bark.
She's always bringing out the family camera to snap capture special moments, so why not give her a stylish accessory for it?
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.
Can't decide between flowers or homemade goodies? These sweet lemonade cupcakes are the best of both worlds.
Use sliced citrus (or carved potatoes) coated in paint to amp up plain kitchen cloths.
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.
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.
Her favorite Starbucks order, now in candle form.
If you don't want to spend money on a cute notebook, wrap a plain notebook with origami paper to create a treasured journal.
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