26 Unique DIY Mother’s Day Gifts
by Emily Gregor
Mother’s Day is almost here and finding the perfect gift has never been more important. Show your favorite lady how much you care with one of these 26 unique DIY Mother’s Day gifts.
DIY Spa Day
Make your mom something homemade for Mother’s Day–It only takes three ingredients to create this mint sugar scrub by Love Grows Wild and it smells amazing. To make it extra special add a bath bomb, like this one from Pearl Bath Bombs ($15, Pearl Bath Bombs), so she can pour herself a glass of wine and relax the night away.
Coffee and Cinnamon Soap
If your mom loves coffee, make her day with a homemade coffee and cinnamon soap bar. Use leftover coffee grounds and cinnamon to create this DIY treat your mom is sure to love. See the rest of the tutorial on She Makes Magic.
Mason Jar Succulents
A high-quality gift for a price your wallet will love? Sign us up! Make these adorable mason jar succulents with this easy tutorial from Lolly Jane. A coat of paint and a cute low-maintenance plant are all you need to create this adorable and thoughtful gift.
Stress Relieving Foot Soak
Your mom works hard, so make her relax this Mother’s Day with a homemade stress relieving foot soak from View From the Fridge. Three ingredients and a mason jar are all you need to make this gift. Brownie points if you attach one of these adorable labels.
Mother’s Day Coupons
A simple, yet meaningful gift, this unique coupon book by Skip to My Lou is perfect for the mom who does it all. Include coupons like “One Big Hug” or “Chore of Your Choice” to win big this Mother’s Day.
Printable Chalk Lettering
An easy DIY project, print out two of your favorite photos you have with your mom and one of these cute printables and make her a Mother’s Day gift she won’t forget. Check out the full tutorial on Shanty 2 Chic.
Show your mom you care with a custom photobook from Social Print Studio. Simply pick out your favorite photos and order them however you like for a gift she’s sure to love. ($25+, Social Print Studio)
52 Things I Love About You
This DIY project is one your mom will cherish forever. Simply grab a full set of playing cards, a decoupage medium, scissors, binder rings and a one-hole punch and you’re all set! See the full tutorial and more ideas on Visual Heart and get ready to wow your favorite lady.
A fun label, activated charcoal and a mason jar are all you need to create this cute, eco-friendly DIY terrarium this Mother’s Day. See the full tutorial on Wit & Whistle.
Stenciled Tea Towels
Create these stenciled tea towels for a gift your mom can use every day. All you need are plain tea towels, fabric paint and a fun stencil and you’ll have the perfect Mother’s Day gift in no time. See the full tutorial on No. 2 Pencil.
It may sound complicated to make your own candles, but this tutorial by Live Simply makes it easier than you think. Use your mom’s favorite scent and natural ingredients to create a homemade candle she’s sure to love.
Mason Jar DIY Herb Garden
In May, plants make gifting easy and this tutorial by Crafts Unleashed shows you how easy it can be to create a DIY herb garden your mom will love, especially if she spends a lot of her free time in the kitchen.
Food + Dishwasher Safe DIY Mug
If you have paint markers and an oven, you have all you need to make these homemade food and dishwasher safe mugs from A Beautiful Mess. Use paint markers to write your mom’s favorite quote on the side of a ceramic mug, pop it in the oven for 40 minutes to seal the design and she’ll think of you every day when she drinks her morning coffee.
Dip-Dyed Ombre Bag
By far one of the easiest craft projects in the land, this dip-dyed ombre bag is fabulous and it’s something your mom can use every day. See the full tutorial at Hi, Sugarplum.
Pop Up Greetings
Make her day with a personalized pop-up greeting card from One Dog Woof. Easy and adorable, she’ll love the extra time you spent making this one at home.
Download this easy template and create your own magnets using some of your favorite family photos for a Mother’s Day gift she’ll love. See the full tutorial on Sundaesins and get your craft on.
Show off your DIY skills this year with these cute custom picture frames by Bre Purposed. Colorblocking makes these frames look fresh and fun for Mother’s Day; Include a photo of the two of you for a gift she’ll never forget.
Pallet Coffee Cup Holder
If your mom needs a cup of coffee (or three) to get her started in the morning, help her corral her favorite mugs with this DIY pallet coffee cup holder by One Little Bird. It’s not as difficult as it looks, we promise.
DIY Teacup Planters
Stop by a garden and home store, pick up some of your mom’s favorite flowers and get ready to make this easy, cute craft. See the full tutorial on House of Hawthornes and get excited to finally have a use for your Grandmother’s vintage tea cups!
DIY Rose Petal Lip Balm
This Mother’s Day, make your mom a nourishing vanilla-rose lip balm. An all-natural formula it will keep her lips healthy all summer long, plus the scent is one she’s guaranteed to love. See the full tutorial on B Thoughtful.
Layered Lavendar Milk Bath
This gorgeous lavender blend makes for a lovely Mother’s Day gift. Not only will this concoction help your mom unwind after a busy day but she’ll love how thoughtful your gift is. See the full tutorial on The Natural Beauty Workshop and give your mom the gift of relaxation.
Wildflower Seed Bombs
Make your mom’s day by creating a handful of these creative and adorable wildflower seed bombs by One Lovely Day. Choose wildflower seeds that are native to your area for a truly eco-friendly gift.
DIY Marbled Mugs
Make your mom a set of these marbled mugs using ceramic mugs (you can find them at Goodwill if you want to make this project super affordable) and nail polish. See the full tutorial at DIY Candy and get ready to get your hands dirty!
DIY Mini Notebooks
Using cereal boxes, decorative paper and embroidery floss, you can create these dainty notebooks perfect for Mom to jot down her to-do lists on. See the full (and easy) tutorial on Creme de la Craft.
Make a bouquet all the more special by creating a set of hand painted vases for your mom. See the full tutorial on Rustic Wedding Chic and remember that they’ll look even better if they match the living room decor.
Homemade Cookie Butter
These delicious homemade cookie butters are sure to hit the spot, especially when you pick Mom’s favorite cookie! See the full tutorial on A Beautiful Mess and get ready to lick the bowl.