Mother’s Day Crafts: Show Your Love With Handmade Gifts

Mother’s Day is a special holiday that celebrates all the wonderful moms in our lives. And what better way to show your love than with a homemade gift? Whether you’re looking for something quick and simple or something more complex, we’ve got plenty of ideas (and instructions) below.

Mother’s day DIY gift giving projects || Handmade gifts
Key Takeaways
– Handmade gifts are a great way to show appreciation and love on special occasions like Mother’s Day.
– There are many creative handmade gift ideas to choose from, such as DIY cards, personalized items, home decor items, and crafts.
– Creating homemade gifts can be a relaxing and therapeutic experience, and they carry greater emotional significance.
– Homemade gifts can be made without any prior experience or special tools and materials.
– If you don’t have time to make a homemade gift, consider buying a unique gift from a local artisan or crafter.

A Homemade Flower Pot And Flower To Celebrate Spring

Making your own flower pot is easy, but what to do with it? Here’s an idea: paint the outside and decorate with ribbon! 

Once you’ve got your pot, you’ll want to make some flowers. These flowers can be made from paper or fabric—whichever you prefer! You’ll also need a few other materials (listed below).

  • Flower Pot (or similar)
  • Paint (if desired)
  • Ribbon/String/Yarn (if desired)

Now that you have all of those things, here’s how to put them together:

Fold the paper into a circle shape and cut out two pieces that are exactly the same size. Make sure that both circles are flat on top and bottom, so they don’t stick up when placed in a vase later on! If using fabric instead of paper for this step then cut out two identical pieces of said material instead

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Colorful Marbled Bookmarks

What you need:

A variety of colors and shapes. The marbling effect is created by pouring different colors of ink on top of each other. You can use any kind of paper, but I recommend using cardstock because it’s thicker than regular paper and will hold up better when you want to use your bookmark to mark your place in a book (or anything else).

A paintbrush with a wide head, like an artist’s brush or a flat one like this one from Amazon. It doesn’t have to be fancy just make sure it has soft bristles that won’t damage the surface of your bookmark when you’re brushing the paint onto it.

Washable markers or acrylic paints (you’ll need about three colors for this project), some water in a cup for mixing colors…and plenty more cups filled with plain water so your brushes don’t get too stained from all this fun painting!

A Jar Full Of Colorful, Chocolate-Covered Spoons For Easy Hot Chocolate

A jar full of colorful, chocolate-covered spoons for easy hot chocolate.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A jar with a lid (canning jars work great)
  • Chocolate-covered spoons
  • A ribbon or bow to put on the outside of the jar
  • A card with a special message from you to your mom! Let her know how much she means to you by telling her all about it in your card. You can even draw pictures if that would make it more fun for both of you! If it’s not too windy outside, try adding some Chocolate-Covered Strawberries For Extra Flavor And Sweetness!

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Pretty Flower Pot With Baked Clay Flowers

You’ve probably seen these baked clay flower pots around Pinterest, Etsy and Instagram. They’re a popular craft that is simple to make and can be used for so many things!

You will need:

  • Baked clay flower pot (you can find them on Amazon)
  • Small petals and leaves of your choice, I used this set from Amazon
  • Mod Podge glossy sealer (you can find it at Michael’s)
Baking ClaySculpey III1 package
Flower PotTerracotta Pots1 pot
Acrylic Paint SetArteza1 set
Paint BrushesRoyal & Langnickel1 set
Clear Acrylic Sealer SprayKrylon1 can

This table provides a list of materials required to make a pretty flower pot with baked clay flowers. The materials include Sculpey III baking clay, a Terracotta pot for the base, and an Arteza acrylic paint set to add color. Royal & Langnickel paintbrushes will be needed to apply the acrylic paint.

A Krylon Clear Acrylic Sealer Spray should also be included to protect the painted pot and ensure the colors last longer.

Cute Mom Mug With Candy Inside

This gift is sure to please any mom, whether she prefers coffee or tea. Fill a mug with candy of her favorite flavor and slip it into a bag before tying on a ribbon! She’ll love being reminded of how much you care about her, every time she takes a sip.

Beautiful Aroma Lamp

Aroma lamps are great gifts for mothers on Mother’s Day, but they can also help you to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home. To make an aroma lamp, you’ll need:

  • A vase or jar with a wide mouth
  • A small amount of water (just enough to cover the bottom)
  • A few drops of essential oil (optional)

To add scent to your lamp, simply add the essential oils directly into the water. You can also place them in little cotton balls or cloths that have been soaked in oil and place those inside your vase or jar. 

If you don’t have any essential oils on hand, you can use scented candles instead! Make sure that if this is going to be given as a gift that it comes with instructions on how much water should go into it so that there isn’t any confusion when opening up their present later on down the road!

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Sew A Colorful Pillow For Your Mom

With a little bit of fabric, some thread, and a sewing machine, you can make your own colorful pillow for your mom.

The first thing you will need to do is gather all of the materials that you will need. You can use an old pillowcase as a template for cutting out pieces of fabric in different colors and patterns. Then simply sew the pieces together to make a patchwork pillow! 

If you want something more personalized than just plain sewing in coordinating fabrics and colors, add buttons or ribbons to decorate it with even more flair! When finished crafting this beautiful handmade gift idea, it’s time to give mom her very own gift made by her children (or grandchild). 

These handmade gifts are sure to show how much they care about their loved ones’ special day!

A Gift Bag Decorated With Old Recycled Fabrics

If you’re looking for a gift that’s both beautiful and practical, try using old fabrics to decorate gift bags. You can use them for Mother’s Day or any other occasion!

There are several ways to do this:

  • Use old fabrics to decorate gift boxes with a vintage look.
  • Use old fabrics to decorate a new (or used) box with one of the following designs:
  • A patchwork pattern in different colors
  • A flower petal pattern

Try making several different ones at once so you have plenty of options when it comes time to buy your own Mother’s Day gifts later on down the road.

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An Elegant Ladies’ Bag From Jeans

A pair of old jeans make a great canvas for a fashionable bag. Cut off the bottom of one leg, then use your sewing machine to stitch a rectangle that is large enough to fit around the opening you’ve created. 

For added reinforcement, sew two or three lines across its width at an angle near the top edge.

Attach handles using hot glue or fabric glue (use what you have on hand). This can be as simple as folding over one long edge and sewing it into place by hand, or using something more elaborate if you’re comfortable with that kind of thing. Decorate with paint, stickers and glitter!

JeansLevi’s1 pair
Thread and NeedleDMC1 set
Lining FabricMichael Miller1 yard
RivetsPrym4 pieces
Leather for StrapsVeg-tan leather1 yard

This table outlines the primary materials required to create a fashionable ladies’ bag from a pair of jeans. The table shows the brand of each product and the appropriate quantities required.

The leather for the bag straps should be premium quality veg-tan leather, while lining fabric must be durable, designed and appropriately match the jeans. Furthermore, the Prym Rivets should be sturdy, and DMC thread and needle will be needed for sewing purposes.

A Beautiful Smell Bottle In A Vintage Look

Use a decorative bottle. This can be any old glass jar, but it’s best if the lid is not attached so you can easily add the sandalwood or patchouli oil.

Fill your bottle with a base of sandalwood or patchouli oil. You can choose either one of these oils to make your mother feel loved, relaxed, and happy—or both! Sandalwood oil is also known for its calming effects on the mind and body.

Add essential oils to create your own custom scent combinations by mixing different ones into the sandalwood or patchouli base that you have chosen.

Make sure to add in at least 6 drops total across all of your scents before sealing up your lovely creation with its new lid! 

If you’re looking for some inspiration on what scents might go well together here are some popular examples: Sandalwood + orange blossom + jasmine = spa-like relaxation; lavender + geranium + rosemary = uplifting floral blend; chamomile + bergamot + neroli = calming floral blend.

Add dried flowers or herbs such as rose petals (either alone or mixed with other flowers), dried lavender buds (again either alone or mixed with other herbs), sage leaves—any number of things will work here depending on what type of look/feel you want for this gift item.

Finally tie off with a ribbon around both lids so that nothing spills out when storing away in closets etcetera!

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Delicious And Festive Cake Pops

Cake pops are a fun way to show your love. They’re easy to make, too! Just grab some ingredients and follow these simple steps:

Bake the cake—use any flavor you like. The cake should be cool before you start assembling the pops.

Shape the ganache into balls using two spoons or a melon baller. Insert wooden sticks into each ball before dipping them in melted chocolate. You can also use a piping bag for this step if it’s easier for you (just don’t forget to keep an eye on how much ganache is left inside).

Dip each ball in melted white chocolate until covered completely, then gently tap off any excess chocolate against a tray lined with parchment paper or waxed paper until just about dry.

Let sit until hardened before adding toppings or decorations (if desired).


As you can see, the ideas are endless and the only limit is your imagination! Whether it’s a Mother’s Day gift or just an excuse to spoil your mom, make sure that she knows how much you love her with these creative DIY gifts.

Further Reading

Here are some additional resources for more ideas and inspiration on creating handmade gifts for Mother’s Day:

Shutterfly – Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
Explore Shutterfly’s curated list of homemade gift ideas that will add a personal touch to your Mother’s Day gifts.

Good Housekeeping – 60+ Best DIY Mother’s Day Gifts That Anyone Can Make
Good Housekeeping provides over 60 tips on making homemade gifts, including crafts and DIY cards, to show your mom how much you care.

Country Living – 41 Best Mother’s Day Crafts To Make This Year
Country Living offers a list of over 40 craft ideas to make at home that are sure to make Mother’s Day extra special.


What is the significance of homemade gifts for Mother’s Day?

Homemade gifts for Mother’s Day carry a greater emotional meaning. Unlike store-bought gifts, these gifts demonstrate care, effort, and thoughtfulness, which shows how much the gift giver appreciates his or her mom.

What are some ideas for homemade gifts for Mother’s Day?

There is no shortage of great ideas for homemade gifts for Mother’s Day. Some ideas include DIY cards, personalized gifts, home decor items, and handmade crafts or baked goods.

What are the benefits of making homemade gifts?

Making homemade gifts can be a therapeutic and relaxing experience. It is a great way to exercise creativity, spare time in a productive way, and express sentiments that are not easy to put into words.

What if I have no experience in crafting?

No experience in crafting? No problem! Look for easy and simple crafts that require few materials and follow a step-by-step tutorial. You can start by doing something easy before graduating to harder and more time-consuming activities.

What if I don’t have the time to make a homemade gift?

If you don’t have time to put together a homemade gift, consider buying a gift that comes from a local artisan or crafter. These gifts may not be homemade but support a local community, can be just as unique, and allow you to share the love.