40 Homemade Gifts for Mom

Make something special for mom this Mother’s Day that she’ll treasure forever!  Here are 40 lovely and thoughtful things to make for Mother’s Day including activitieseasy craftsfree printablesflowers and presents kids to make.

Create a new Mother’s Day tradition or do a simple activitiy with your kids with these awesome crafts! Use these pictured instructions to make gifts, activitieseasy craftsfree printablesflowerspresents kids to make, and printable Mother’s Day cards

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Mother’s Day Gifts

1.  Makeup Bag Pattern ~ This little cosmetic bag is quick and easy to make, plus it is a fun way to use up some of your extra fabric craps.  Great for party favors or bridesmaids gifts, especially if you stuff them with some little make-up yummies.

2.  Sharpie Flower Pot ~ Upcycle an old pot with paint and sharpie pen.  Kids can draw pictures or you can write a heartfelt sentiment.

3.  10 Minute Dish Towel Apron ~ If you can sew a straight line then you can make this 10 Minute Dish Towel Apron.  All you need is a dish towel, ribbon and other trim.  You can dress it up or down by the amount of trim you add.

4.  Paper Chocolate Tulip Bouquet ~ Eventhough this bouquet is not fresh flowers it might not lost that long once the chocolate has been removed!  {wink}

5.  Kate Spade Key Fob  ~ Here’s a frugal and useful homemade gift for mom or grandma on Mother’s Day. 

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Photography Gift Ideas for Mom

6.  DIY Instagram Coasters & Custom Box ~ These photos coasters are any easy, fun and affordable gift.  Great for grandparents who are always looking for a new way to show off photos of the grandkids.

7.  Photo Lavender Sachets ~ A set of these Photo Lavender Sachets is the perfect gift for any lady who appreciates the good things in life!

8.  Patchwork Photo Pillow Tutorial ~ A unique and beautiful way to display photos year round!  Use coordinating patterened fabric and fusible photo fabric.

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Hand Print Craft and Gift Ideas

9.  Love U Hand Prints ~ Use your child’s hand prints to make this adorable Love U art.  There are three “love u print” color options to choose from.  Simply stamp your child’s hands around the “love u” to form the heart.

10.  Gifts From The Heart {handprint} ~ So, I decided to create something that would involve the kids and thus be a great grandparent gift.  I call them, “WOOD You Be mine Wall Art”.

11.  Handprint Cupcake Card ~ A child’s hand is disguised as a cupcake for the sweetest mom!

12.  First Mother’s Day Present {1st Mother’s Day} ~ This gift is precious and will totally show mom how loved she is on her 1st Mother’s Day! You’ll need some flour sack towels and some paint for baby’s footprint. Then print off the beautifully designed tag included in this post and you have a memorable gift to give the new mom!

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Bath and Body Homemade Gifts

13.  Sugar Scrub Cubes in a Jar ~ These homemade sugar scrub cubes will naturally exfoliate your skin. Use this recipe and tutorial to create a batch of your own. Perfect to place in a jar with a cute label and give to a friend!

14.  DIY Sleep Mask ~ Sleep looking a little bit more chic thanks to this lovely eye mask! Use this tutorial, some fun fabric and your sewing machine to easily whip up one or a few of these soft eye masks! Make a couple extra to have on hand to give as a thoughtful gift!

15.  Spa Kit {free printable labels} ~ Handmade bath salts, lip balm, body butter, make up remover and body scrub packaged in beautifully labeled jars that are easy and quick to make and gift.

16.  Spa in a Jar ~ A wonderful pampering gift in a jar perfect for a date night, Valentine’s Day gift, or new mother. It really is perfect for any woman. It’s filled with body scrub, facial mask, lotion, nail polish, nail polish remove and emery boards.

17.  DIY Roll-On Perfume ~ Create a unique scent with essential oils.  Some of the favorite blends to make are energizing, calming, floral and de-stress.

18.  Coconut Sugar Scrub ~ Only 2 ingredients needed to make this amazing sugar scrub, coconut oil and granulated sugar.  Mom’s skin will be smooth and silky.

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How To Make Jewelry

19.  DIY Button Earrings ~ Even if you are not a sewer, have you even just walked through the button section at your local craft store? There are a lot of really cute buttons out there! This tutorial walks you through the steps to take those stylish buttons and turning them into earrings! Super simple!

20.  DIY Hammered Heart Necklace ~ What a simple yet fabulous silver hammered heart necklace! You will be able to create your own using jewelry wire and this easy to follow tutorial.  It’s the perfect way to decorate your neck! {wink}

21.  DIY Mom Necklace ~ This wooden MOM necklace is gorgeous and thanks to this tutorial easy to make yourself! Super stylish and will be an easy and inexpensive project!

22.  Miniature Photo Pendant {tutorial} –~ Aren’’t these personalized photo pendants adorable?!  They are so simple to make too!  Only minimal supplies are needed.  {Hooray}  Add a family photo or a photo of your children.   They are guaranteed to be worn with great pride!  

23.  DIY Clay Charm Bracelet ~ Make mom custom initial stamped charm bracelets from clay and stamps.  Layer them to make a statement.  You could even make an initial charm for each child, similar to a mother’s ring.

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Presents For Kids To Make

24.  Mother’s Day Stitched Notebook ~ Children’s artwork is stitched on a notebook.

25.  Garden Stone Cookies for Mom ~ Decorative cookies that look like stepping stones.

26.  How To Make String Flowers ~ A fun activity for kids that takes a few household items like glue and string to make fun spring flowers for Mother’s Day.

27.  Kid Made Mother’s Day Book {free printable} ~ Let mom know just how much you love her with this free printable book. 

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Printable Coupons

28. Mother’s Day Coupons {free printable} ~ Every mom could use a set of these! Using the fill in the blank coupons any age will be able to find a way to help out mom. Super cute in design, it is a perfect gift!

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Mothers Day Printables

29.  Breakfast in Bed Printables {Mother’s Day Breakfast} ~ Is breakfast in bed a tradition in your home? If not, it should be! {wink} This post features beautifully designed breakfast in bed labels! A lovely way to make sure mom knows how appreciated she is!

30.  Printable Mother’s Day Card ~ “Mom, you are the best!”.  This beautiful watercolor Mother’s Day card is simply stated and so easy for gift giving since you only have to download and print it.

31. Printable Candle Lid ~ This printable candle lid is the cherry on top for a homemade candle. If you’re not into making candles it makes a great topper for any gift in a jar. {wink}

32.  Mother’s Day Questionnaire ~ Find out just how much you really know about mom and grandma with these free questionnaire printables. 

33.  DIY Mother’s Day Nail Polish Card ~ Attach a bottle of nail polish to this adorable printable card that reads, “Mom you always polish up so nicely”.

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Personalized Homemade Gifts

34.  DIY Photo Magnets ~ Make your own DIY Photo Magnets with mounting board, glue and paint in just minutes! A super cute and easy project for anyone!

35.  Monogram Ring Dish ~  Jewelry is too pretty to hide away in a box.  Learn how to create a beautiful ring dish to display your favorite gems.

36.  DIY Mother’s Day Mug ~ Customize a mug for mom using ceramic markers.  

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Mothers Day Flowers

37.  Blooming Mother’s Day Monogram {Mother’s Day Flowers} ~ This might just be the most stylish Mother’s Day flower arrangement I’ve ever seen! Perfect to help decorate for Mom’s big day! Learn how to create one yourself with this fabulous tutorial!

38.  Coffee Filter Corsage {Things to Make} ~ Give mom a beautiful corsage to wear for Mother’s Day that you have created.  Using coffee filters and art supplies you can create a one of a kind treasure that Mom will enjoy showing off.

39.  How to Make a French Hand-tied Bouquet {flowers} ~ Since I was young, I’ve loved making hand-tied bouquets as gifts for friends.  The French love tightly packed bouquets with lots of greenery and created the spiral stem technique. The cute little water pack, makes for easy transportation. This is my version for Mother’s Day. Enjoy!

40.  DIY Fresh Flower Banner ~ Instead of a bouquet of fresh flowers you can arrange them on a banner for mom!  It’s unique and gorgeous.  Use the free templates to make your own.

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