My mom wanted gardening tools and supplies for the last couple of years. And windchimes. But now she has enough of those and this year, I am trying to figure out what to get for her. Why not go handmade?

I rounded up a list of some great handmade Mother's Day craft ideas that you can create and give from the heart.

1. DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe

How to make your own sugar scrubs!

Another variation – brown sugar and honey scrub

2. Easy Recipe Card Book

Even though this blog post is Christmas themed, this recipe book tutorial can be used for any occasion, like Mother's Day! Make a recipe book from recipe cards – super fast and affordable!

12 Days Christmas 2010 - Day 2 Bind It All Cover natural light

3. Solid Perfume

How to make custom solid perfume

4. Subway Art Pillow

They did this on a pillowcase but this would be cool on a sofa pillow as well. Perhaps with all the names of the grandkids?

5. Washi Tape Bookmarks

If mom loves to read, these are a fun and easy craft for the kids to make and include inside of a new book!

6. A Bowl For Happy Goodies

Another one the kids can help make – bowls made from perler beads! I love the look of these and think they woudl be great for mom to keep her earrings or spare changes or little chotskys in!


7. Frosted Candle Holder with Epsom Salts

This is perfect for kids to make for mom and costs next to nothing to make!

8. Garden Rocks

Make the ladybug rocks in this post or paint them as markers for the vegetable garden, this craft is fun and practical. I am totally making this one for my mom!

9. Tabletop Blocks

This one is great for grandma! Add photos of family members or grandkids to sets of blocks that can be rearranged to make funny people. Great for a coffee table activity.

10. Custom Framed Silhouette

Not Just Paper and Paint shares how to turn a photograph into a silhouette art piece to give as a gift:

11. Succulent Planters with Mason Jars

The kids can totally get in on this one and mom will love that you're being green. You can also use vintage mason jars, baby food jars, or even tea cups to create these great succulent planters from


12. A Note for Mom – Free Printable has a great free printable that you can use to make a card or a scrapbook page for mom.

13. Handmade Flowers Kids Can Make for Mom

Check out these great handmade flower ideas from CraftFoxes.

14. Custom Photo Canvas

Turn any photo into a photo canvas for mom – she'll love it!

15. Meegan Makes Round up of Ideas

Meegan shares a great roundup of amazing Mother's Day gift ideas.


16. A Mega Round up by Crafts by Amanda

And if that wasn't enough, Crafts by Amanda shares a HUGE list of gift tutorials.

17. Lavendar Bubbling Bath Salts

What I love about these is that you know what is in them. I am all about going healthy and natural this year and when I have bought bath salts as gifts in the past, well, who KNOWS what is in the bottle! You can give these with confidence and love!

18. Suncatcher

Use beads to make a suncatcher for the kitchen window or for the car.

Are you making Mother's Day gifts this year? Please share in the comments!


Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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4 thoughts on “Handmade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

  1. Thanks so much for sharing my craft. Off to check out the others.

    Posted on May 7, 2014 at 1:24 pm
    1. Thank you for the awesome craft!!!! Have a wonderful day!

      Posted on May 7, 2014 at 5:57 pm
  2. Thanks so much for featuring my collection of Mothers day Gifts. I really appreciate it! You are awesome!

    Posted on May 7, 2014 at 11:55 pm