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Homemade Mother’s Day gifts are the perfect way to show mom just how special she is. This list of Mother’s Day Gifts and DIY crafts for mom will brighten her day and make her feel extra loved this year.

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On a scale of 1 to 10, how easy is it to come up with gifts for mom? Honestly, I find it to be somewhere around a 5!

My mom isn’t picky, but she has everything she needs and wants. Does she want a travel coffee mug? Nope, she already has one.

What I have found over the years is that my mom (and now me as a mother as well) cares more about gifts that show we love her over the perfect store-bought, cliché Mother’s Day gift. 

My mom (and many moms – mine isn’t unique in this regard) finds more value in and has a greater appreciation for homemade Mother’s Day gifts.

Knowing what I know now, I don’t even bother wracking my brain to come up with some perfect store-bought Mother’s Day gift! Now we make gifts… and, she’s genuinely thrilled every time!

Mother’s Day is fast approaching so, sit down with the kids and create DIY Mother’s Day gifts together that will pull at her heartstrings.

Give her a gift that lets her know how incredibly special she is and that all that hard work and dedication doesn’t go unnoticed. 

What Should I Make For Mother’s Day?

So… You’re probably asking yourself: what should I make for mother’s day?

Moms generally say the same thing when they get asked what they want for Mother’s Day each year. “Don’t spend money on me!”

Well, this year, give her a handmade gift that is better than anything money can buy!

With that in mind, I have gathered a few ideas that I know the mom in your life will enjoy. They are special little homemade Mother’s Day gifts to show you (or your child) took the time to make mom something extra special this year. That is probably all she is hoping for – well, and maybe a little chocolate! Surprise her, I know she’ll be thrilled!

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Mother’s Day Gifts DIY Ideas To Make Her Day

If you need a little inspiration to find homemade Mother’s Day gifts she’ll love, look no further! This list of 11 unique ideas is sure to have something she didn’t know she needed.

DIY Heart Notebook | Easy Peasy and Fun 

Every inch of this little notebook is totally made with love. When a small child takes the time to make this for mom, it will become something she cherishes forever.

DIY Mother’s Day Vase | DIY Candy

I love how easy this DIY vase is to make! It’s so beautiful and comes with a free printable to attach, making this gift idea both meaningful and perfect when you’re short on time. If you have a mason jar or any other glass jar, grab some paint and make a one-of-a-kind gift for her that she can use over and over again.

DIY Candy - DIY Mother's Day Gift Vases

Mason Jar Succulent Set | Lovely Etc.

This is something that would look perfect in the kitchen sitting on the counter, in the bathroom, or even on the mantle. A perfect home decor piece for ANY home and the perfect low-maintenance Mother’s Day gift DIY for ANY mom.

A Delicious Brunch

Nope, I’m not talking about taking her out to an expensive brunch (which you totally CAN do if she loves doing that). I’m talking about making her an amazing brunch right at home and letting her eat it in bed if she wants to.

Mom works hard taking care of everyone else, right? Take care of her by spoiling her with her favorite homemade breakfast.

DIY Kid Art Candles | My Mini Adventurer

If mom loves candles, she’ll LOVE this idea! Transfer your child’s artwork to a plain white candle so Mom can see it all the time. Practical. Adorable. And affordable – the very best Mother’s Day gifts DIY projects!

Candy Bouquet | The Bewitchin’ Kitchen

If your momma has a sweet tooth, make her a candy bouquet like this one. It’s a simple craft to make and uses her favorite chocolates or candies. I know I wouldn’t complain about having my favorite goodies at my fingertips!

Yarn Covered Letters | Stylish Cravings 

Spelling out MOM with yarn on a picture frame is a really creative Mother’s Day gift DIY. This tutorial shows you how to make a beautiful decorative finish to any home office or bedroom.

Stylish Cravings - DIY Yarn Covered Letters

Mother’s Day DIY Sharpie Mug | The Taylor House

Create a one-of-a-kind sharpie mug with artwork for her to enjoy her favorite morning tea or coffee out of. Personalize it and decorate it any way you want to! She’ll love looking at the art while she enjoys her drink. I made some of these a few years back and they were easy to make. 

DIY Photo Coasters | The Country Cottage Chic

What a great idea! She can see pictures of the entire family every time she goes to put her cup down on a coaster. These are also great for when a guest comes over. She gets to show off that she’s one proud mom.

DIY Flower Pots | Mod Podge Rocks

These DIY flower pots are unique and incredible! Use your favorite pictures for this great homemade Mother’s Day gift, and add her favorite plant or flower so she can watch it bloom and grow all spring!

Mod Podge Rocks - Flower Pot with Photos

Rose Petal Sugar Scrub | Turning the Clock Back

Last but definitely not least, consider a DIY Mother’s Day gift that lets her pamper herself, like this rose petal sugar scrub. It will help her get rid of stress and relax, while also leaving her skin feeling silky and smooth. This is one gift I can’t recommend highly enough.

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Make the Perfect Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts

You can find hundreds of Mother’s Day gifts in the store that I’m sure Mom would like. But if you want to give her something she’ll REALLY love, make one of these Mother’s Day gifts DIY ideas. This list of unique and amazing homemade Mother’s Day gifts is sure to have (at least) one idea that will make her feel cherished. 

Remember – Mother’s Day truly isn’t about the gifts. It’s about letting her know why she means the world to you.

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