Depending on your child’s age and the size of their allowance, there’s a good chance they won’t be going to the store to buy your Mother’s Day gift. Not that that’s a bad thing. After all, what mom doesn’t want to wake up to brunch in bed, a sweetly written card, and a Mother’s Day craft made by their little one.
These DIY Mother's Day crafts are pretty, handy, and most of them use supplies you already have hanging around the house — yarn, paper, a mason jar, even an old shirt. Try one of these ideas that are perfect for moms, grandmas, and all the motherly figures in someone’s life.
This sugar cookie recipe is easy to make and decorating it for Mom is so much fun.
Decorate the house with this sweet spring flower wreaths. You can buy all your materials for less at a dollar store.
Get the tutorial at Little Red Window.
Have the kiddos pick out the designs for what they want to include in Mom's gift box and it's as easy as that.
Get the tutorial at Kristi Murphy.
What a better way to remind Mom how much you love her than with a teacup she'll use every morning.
Get the tutorial at Mama Papa Bubba.
Nothing says "I love you, Mom" like a homemade "dancing" card.
Get the tutorial at The Soccer Mom.
This magnetic popsicle stick picture frame is so easy to make that kids can do it almost all by themselves.
Get the tutorial at 5 Minutes for Mom.
Let your child's imagination run while they prepare a portrait of Mom.
Get the tutorial at The Art Bar.
You can add a personalized message or a poem on the inside of this always-in-bloom flower pot craft.
Get the tutorial at I Heart Crafty Things.
Personalize a photo frame with this sweet insert for Mom's favorite pictures.
Get the tutorial at That's What Che Said.
These simple yet creative cards only require colorful yarn, thick card stock paper, and a threading needle to make.
Get the tutorial at Hello Wonderful.
After painting these adorable votive vases for mom, don't forget to add a sweet message on the tag.
Get the tutorial at I Heart Arts N Crafts.
This super cute card also acts as a suncatcher.
Get the tutorial at Learning and Exploring Through Play.
Mom will cherish this printable questionnaire that you can put inside a card.
Get the tutorial at Who Arted.
Mom will love some spruced-up wooden spoons that will make time in the kitchen so much more colorful (just make sure to use baby-safe shellac and non-toxic craft paint).
Get the tutorial at Little Bit Funky.
Make a vase for your Mother's Day brunch table! Fold tissue paper and affix to a bottle with double-sided tape. Wrap in twine.
Use school photos, vintage family photos, or images from trips you took together to cover these mini magnets.
Get the tutorial at Sundaesins.
Your mom will always think of you when she places her rings and other trinkets in these gorgeous marbled ring dishes.
Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess.
Fill these glass tubes with colorful bath salts that are easy to make from scratch.
Get the tutorial at DIY Inspired.
To make these sweet place cards for your, print an adorable old photo of you and mom, back it with card stock, and add a ribbon.
Use natural dyes from the flowers of your choice to press this pretty floral pattern onto a blank tote for mom.
Get the tutorial at DIY Candy.
Give your bookworm mom or grandma these super cute clips that can be used as bookmarks or to organize papers.
Get the tutorial at Tatertos and Jello.
Prep these in some pretty cupcake liners and you'll have a bath time treat that's almost too pretty to use.
Get the tutorial at Mom Foodie.
Give your mom the gift of year-round fresh flavor with this DIY garden she can keep growing all year.
Get the tutorial at Crafts Unleashed.
Fill it with candy, sweets, nail polish, or whatever—mom will love reusing this versatile monogramed Mason jar over and over again.
Get the tutorial at The Sweetest Occasion.
Make a set of charming candles for mom using a vintage teacup and just a few other supplies.
Get the tutorial at Hey Gorgeous Events.
Bond with your kids while sewing this versatile bag made from a colorful polo shirt. Mom can use it as a beach bag or grocery bag.
Get the tutorial at Fab You Bliss.
Mom will love showing off fresh blooms in this one-of-a-kind vase set.
Get the tutorial at Shanty 2 Chic.
Forget gift wrapping, all these pretty bars of soap need are a little twine and they're gift ready.
Get the tutorial at A Pumpkin & A Princess.
Any mom will treasure these delicate and dainty earrings that make the perfect accessory for weddings, date night, or brunch with girlfriends.
Get the tutorial at Lia Griffith.
Perfect as a last-minute gift, just grab some of mom's favorite chocolate or candy and you can craft this bouquet in no time.
Get the tutorial at Madigan Made.
What will mom love even more than a bouquet of flowers (that will most likely die within a week)? This dried flower chandelier that she can hang and enjoy all year long.
Get the tutorial at Honestly WTF.
Infuse mom's home with a fresh scent and a pop of color by gifting her this wreath crafted from dried oranges.
Get the tutorial at Twine and Table.
Mom will love rela with these scrub cubes that smell even better than her favorite brew.
Get the tutorial at A Pumpkin & A Princess.
Craft these ridiculously easy to make bowls with your mom's favorite ink color and she'll have a neat, new place to keep rings, jewelry, and other baubles.
Get the tutorial at Gathering Beauty.
Mom and her guests will never lose track of whose glass is whose again after you dip a few wine glasses in chalkboard paint. Let the paint dry and write away.
Get the tutorial at Just Short of Crazy.
Create the perfect place to display your mother's favorite photo by using Mod Podge to attach it to a vase. The combination of blossoming flowers and family photos will put a smile on any mother's face.
Get the tutorial at Catch My Party.
These seed bombs are a fun way for a garden-loving mama to celebrate the arrival of spring.
Get the tutorial at Dabbles and Babbles.
If your mother loves to cook, make her a personalized apron. Dip your —or your children's — feet and hands into different color paints and decorate a blank apron. This blogger turned the footprints into a butterfly and the handprints into flower buds.
Get the tutorial at Little Page Turners.
Every mom will love these colorful boxes, which come ready to customize (Square Top Wood Box Set, $6, papermart.com) for her dresser, bookshelves, or desk.
1. Lightly sand the wood boxes and lids. Prime the pieces with gesso (from $5.99; available at craft stores), then apply two coats of acrylic paint in your chosen colors, letting them dry completely between coats.
2. Return lids to the boxes. Measure and mark off a 1/4" border around each edge of the box with painter's tape. Paint the border of each side with two coats of acrylic paint, then remove tape while paint is still wet.
3. Once dry, remove lids from the boxes and apply a coat of spray lacquer (from $6.99; available at craft stores) to all of the pieces. Let dry completely, then repeat to add a second coat for high shine.
Brighten up Mom's day by adding a heartfelt message on the glass. Every time the candle glows the message will illuminate and remind Mom of your special bond.
Get the tutorial at Parental Perspective.
Create a marble effect on old terracotta pots with leftover nail polish.
• Terracotta pot
• Sponge paintbrush
• Waterborne Bonding Primer ($19.69; .com)
• White acrylic paint
• Plastic bucket or tub
• Nail polish
• Wood skewer
1. On a protected work surface, brush a coat of primer onto the exterior and the inner rim of a clean pot. Once dry, apply two or more coats of paint, letting the pot dry completely between coats.
2. Fill a bucket with enough room-temperature water to fully immerse the pot. Drizzle about ¼ of the bottle of nail polish over the water to create a film on the surface. Immediately use a skewer to swirl the polish before it gets too sticky, then dip the pot into the water bucket at an angle and rotate it, allowing the polish to adhere.
3. Pull the pot out of the bucket and let the water drip off. Then, place it upside down on your work surface to dry. Flip it over and fill with a leafy or flowering houseplant.
4. Weatherproof your pot with a coat of Thompson's Aerosol Water Seal ($7.99; truevalue.com) to protect it from the elements.
Get your hands dirty and use oven-bake clay to create adorable shapes and creatures. Then print out photos of the whole family and pop 'em in!
Get the tutorial at ClubChicaCircle.
Upcycling candles for Mom is probably going to be your best idea yet.
Get the tutorial at Lana Red Studio.
Does your mom appreciate a good succulent? Then she'll love these tiny succulents planted inside wine corks attached to fridge magnets. So cute.
Get the tutorial at Crafts by Amanda.
This flower pot is so easy to make, you only need the shape of your hand to start it off.
Get the tutorial at The Best Ideas for Kids.
Decorate mom's chair during dinner time with this carnation chair garland, bringing a bit of the outdoors in.
Get the tutorial at Proper.
Spruce up those fresh flowers by painting some gold unto them. Talk about gilding the lily (or any other type of flower!).
Get the tutorial at A Kailo Chic Life.
Handmade cards are probably the cutest gift you can get mom. Here, your heart opens into a beautiful flower.
Get the tutorial at Easy, Peasy and Fun.
Spring fun and tissue paper come together to make the cutest flower pot you can get for Mom.
Get the tutorial at From ABC's to ACT.
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