Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14th and here are 80 beautiful and thoughtful things to make for Mother’s Day including activities, easy crafts, free printables, flowers, presents kids to make, and printable Mother’s Day cards.

These are the best ideas for Mother’s Day that your Mom, Grandma, Meme, Gigi, Mimi, and Granny are going to love them!  These are full pictured tutorials on how to make each Mother’s Day homemade gift, recipe, craft, and fun activity.

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When is Mother’s Day?

Wondering when is Mother’s Day? The United States celebrates Mother’’s Day on the second Sunday in May. Are you ready for Mother’s Day 2017 in the US on Sunday, May 14th!

Mother's Day Gift

1.  Framed Silhouette Vignette {homemade mothers day} ~ If you are looking for a meaningful project that is sure to impress, but you find yourself short on time or funds (or both), this project is perfect for you. Once again, I found myself coming up with a new use for the silhouettes I created of each of my kiddos using my handy-dandy Photoshop silhouette technique.

Silhouette Cookies Recipe

2.  Silhouette Cookies Recipe ~ These beautiful silhouette cookies are personalized with the silhouettes of the ones that you love and with this simple tutorial you will be able to create a set of your own. These would be a fabulous cookie for a Mother’s Day brunch.

Mother's Day Gift

3.  Silhouette Chalkboard Tutorial ~ A great Mother’s Day gift, this silhouette chalkboard canvas is a fun and inexpensive way to give a personalized item for any home.  Fabulous in any office, bedroom or family room.

Handprint Dishtowels

4. Handprint Dishtowels ~ This gift is precious and will totally show mom how loved she is on Mother’s Day! You’ll need some flour sack towels and some paint for your child’s handprint.

Mother Day Activities

Mother's Day Activities

5.  Worlds Best Mom Diploma {mothers day coloring pages} ~ Print, color and fill in our new Coloring Diplomas – they make an original gift which is sure to go down well with the World’s Best Mom!

Mother's Day Activities

6.  Mommy’s Many Hats {Mothers Day Preschool} ~ Little ones will enjoy coloring the many hats of their mom and will feel extra special being able to present mom with this handmade gift.

Mother's Day Activitiy

7.  All About Mom Printable Activity ~ This cute printable is a perfect gift for kids to fill out for mom.  A fun activity that can be done with Dad or at school.

Mother's Day Activity

8.  Wheel of Affection Card {printable} ~ At a loss for words? This clever wheel-shaped card lets you tell Mom just how great you think she is. *Update: Blog link is no longer available.

Photography Gift Ideas for Mom

I You Mom! Family Picture {photography}

9.  I Heart You Mom! Family Picture {photography} ~ A creative way to capture your children for a fabulous and memorable picture (or card) for Mother’s Day for Grandma.

Photography Gift Ideas for Mom

10.  Photo Canvas Wall Art {DIY Decorating} ~ Canvas prints are beautiful but very pricey.  These DIY canvas prints were made using your favorite photo, a pre stretched canvas, and decoupage.  For a fraction of the price you can have the look and feel of a canvas print.  And these beautiful pieces are a great personalized gift for your loved ones.

Photo Gifts for Mom

11.  Photo Coasters Tutorial ~ 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. *Update: Blog link is no longer available, but here’s another tutorial to make photo coasters.

Photo Cube

12. Mother’s Day Photo Cube ~ Make Mom a photo cube using mod podge and photos.

Hand Print Craft and Gift Ideas

Grandparents Day

13.  Salt Dough Hand Prints ~ These salt dough hand prints are a wonderful keepsake gift!  It’s a great way to capture small hands and see the growth throughout the years.  They are so simple to make and I guarantee you already have all of the ingredients in your kitchen.  {wink}

Handprint Trees

14.  Handprint Tree Art ~ This beautiful art project for kids becomes even more sentimental with the use of their handprints.  A great project for the kids to work on together to present mom or grandma with one beautiful picture.

Handprint Gifts for Mom

15.  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”.

Child's Handprint Clay Jewelry Dish

16. Child’s Handprint Clay Jewelry Dish ~ Make mom a jewelry dish using your child’s handprint. She’ll cherish it forever.

Handprint Craft for Mom

17.  Mother’s Day Handprint Bird Card {Handprint Crafts for Kids} ~ Make mom and grandmothers smile this Mother’s Day with this cheerful handprint crafts for kids. Kid will love getting their hands painted for this easy craft which doubles as a keepsake for mom.

Handprint Gift for Mom

18.  Tulip Handprint Project {Mother’s Day Preschool} ~ This cute handprint tulip is simple to make and will brighten any Mom’s day.

Mother's day Hand print Butterfly

19.  Mother’s day Hand print Butterfly ~ A darling poem from your child or grandchild creating butterfly wings out of hand prints.

Bath and Body Homemade Gifts

Homemade Salt Scrub

20.  80 Bath Salt and Sugar Scrubs for Great Skin ~ Sugar, Salt, Facial, and body scrubs which is a perfect homemade gift for Mother’s Day.

Homemade Sugar Scrub

21.  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!

Sugar Scrub Cubes

22. Sugar Scrub Cubes ~ Made with all natural ingredients, your skin will be as smooth as silk once you use these amazing sugar scrub cubes.

Homemade Bath Salts

23.  Relaxing Bath Salts {free printable labels} ~ Handmade bath salts packaged in a beautifully labeled jars that are easy and quick to make and gift.

Homemade Body Scrub

24.  DIY Body Scrub ~ This is a scrumptious DIY body scrub using sugar. The tutorial includes really cute printable labels, add a ribbon and you have a beautiful gift for mom this Mother’s Day!

Handmade Tea Soap plus printable

25. Handmade Tea Soap ~  This handmade soap recipe uses tea, giving it a natural and relaxing aroma.  I adore the way they are packaged up to look like tea bags.  You can also print out the tea tags for free. *Update: Blog link is no longer available.

Homemade Bubble Bath

26.  Homemade Bubble Bath and Free Labels ~ feminine and chic DIY gift idea- relaxing homemade bubble bath with bubble bath recipe links, packaging ideas and free printable labels! *Update: Blog link is no longer available.

Homemade Bath & Body Gift

27.  DIY Spa Gift Basket ~ Get this how-to on putting together an ultimate spa gift basket.  Includes recipe bath scrub, how to make a lavender sachet, how to make a travel candle and more.

Simple Beauty Mask Tutorial

28.  Simple Beauty Mask Tutorial ~ This eye pillow, filled with lavender and flaxseed, is a Mother’s Day gift that actually takes something away: stress! *Update: Blog link is no longer available.

Homemade Lip Gloss

29.  Homemade Kiss Gloss ~ Pucker up for some yummy scented lip gloss!  Adding a few drops of essential oils and oil based candy flavoring makes some amazing flavors.  All of the ingredients needed are easy to find and inexpensive. *Update: Blog link is no longer available, but here are some other homemade lip gloss recipes you may like.

How To Make Jewelry

Mother's Day Gift

30.  Fingerprint Pendant Tutorial ~ How to make an heirloom mothers necklace or bracelet out of your child’s fingerprint out from clay and beads.

Photo Pendant Necklace
31.  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!

DIY Lace

32.  DIY Ombre Lace Jewelry ~ This looks like such a fun craft, and the results are uber-fab!  I think it would be a perfect tween party craft, or activity for a youth group or summer camp.  A few yards of lace would make several pieces of jewelry, which also makes this very cost effective.  And any teen (or woman {wink}) would love them!

Mother's Day Jewelry

33.  Love Pendant Necklace {Pendants} ~ Make your own stylish love pendant necklace with this fabulous tutorial! Using some supplies found at your local craft store you’ll be able to create statement piece of jewelry in an afternoon!  You could also spell the word MOM instead of love. {wink}

Fork Ring Jewelry
34.  Fork Ring Jewelry Tutorial ~ There are so many fun uses for this great tutorial.  You could use this as a craft activity for a class or youth group.  Or you could also make a sentimental gift for a new bride or parent having an anniversary using one of their wedding silverware. *Update: Blog link has been removed.

Junk Silverware

35.  Silverware Brooch ~ Instead of a flower brooch make mom a beautiful brooch from silverware and shirt buttons.

Jewelry Organization

36.  Jewelry Display Decor ~ A frame makes everything look better and more put together, add a few hooks and you have a beautiful display of your jewelry! With a diy mini shelf to add to the bottom of the frame for smaller jewelry pieces. Great because is dubs as a organizational solution and piece of wall decor!

Presents For Kids To Make

Liquid Soap with Kid's Artwork

37.  Liquid Soap with Kid’s Artwork {tutorial} ~ Check out this fun and easy gift idea, especially perfect for teacher or grandparents.  You can get this particular soap at your local Target, and follow the easy tutorial for adding your child’s own artwork for a fabulous custom gift. *Update: Blog link is no longer available.

Gifts Kids Can Make for Mom

38.  Free Printable ‘You and Me Book’ for Mothers Day ~This little book lets Mom know just why she is so special. Just download the template and let your kids do the rest. *Update: Blog link is no longer available.

Mothers Day Presents For Kids To Make

39.  Artwork Lunch Bags ~ Children love to give handmade gifts and this simple preschool craft make a perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or Grandparent’s Day. *Update: Blog link is no longer available.

40.  Mother’s Day Paper Tulips ~ Here is an easy craft for kids.  A bouquet of these cute tulips is a sweet gift for kids to make for Mother’s Day or they can make individual tulips as place cards for your Mother’s Day brunch

Printable Coupons

Printable Mother’s Day Coupons

41.  Printable Mother’s Day Coupons ~ Download these free printable Mother’s Day coupons to make a sweet homemade gift for your mom! The tutorial will show you how to make the coupons into a cute “matchbook” style booklet that your mom can keep in her purse.  {{wink}}

Mother's Day Coupon Book

42.  How to Make a Booklet of Mothers Day Coupons ~ Download these free printable mothers day coupons to make a sweet homemade gift for your mom! I’ll also show you how to make the coupons into a cute “matchbook” style booklet that your mom can keep in her purse.

Mother's Day Coupon Book

43.  Coupon Book Template {Printable Coupon Book} ~ This coupon template can be downloaded and customized to make the perfect gift for Mom this Mother’s Day. *Update: Blog link is no longer available.

Mother's Day Coupons

44.  Personalized Mother’s Day Gift Certificate ~ Help your husband come up with an easy homemade Mother’s Day gift that he can make with the kids.  For this project all he needs is a printer, paper, scissors and a pen.

Mothers Day Printables

Free Mother’s Day Printable

45.  Free Mother’s Day Printable ~ A gorgeous floral and polka dot print that reads, “Dear mom you’re amazing. The End.”

Mother's Day Printable

46.  All About Mom Questionnaire ~ Find out just how much you really know about mom with this free questionnaire printable.

 Mother's Day Printables

47.  Mother’s Day Printable Bookmarks ~ This beautiful printable bookmark will make a great addition to the book you bought Mom for Mother’s Day.

Best Mom In The World Printable

48. Best Mom In The World Printable ~ This printable Mother’s Day Poster certifies that the recipient is The Best Mom in the World.  You can print it out in four beautiful colors, so pick Mom’s favorite and make her feel special on Mother’s Day. *Update: Blog link is no longer available.

49.  Mother’s Day Free Printable ~ This beautiful printable quote, Home is Where Your Mom Is, is available in 5×7, 8×10, 11×14 or 16×20.

Mother's Day Printable

50.  Mother’s Day Favor Tags {printable} ~ These free printable Mother’s Day Favor Tags will work as little cards for gifts or toppers for cupcakes.  Each sheet has a dozen circle tags in three colors.

Mother's Day Printables

51.  Room Service Door Hanger Printable ~ A good Mother’s Day always starts with breakfast in bed.  Make the tradition even more fun this year by letting mom choose her breakfast with this Room Service Door Hanger.

Best Mom Ever {free printable}

52.  Best Mom Ever {free printable} ~ This printable Mother’s Day ribbon certifies that the recipient is The Best Mom Ever.  You can print it out in four beautiful colors, so pick Mom’s favorite and make her feel special on Mother’s Day.

Homemade Mothers Day Cards

Mother's Day Card

53.  Simple Mothers Day Card Ideas ~ Rebecca shows you how to make a base card with card stock and how to embellish it with buttons, doilies, twine and scrap patterned paper.

54.  Mother’s Day Newspaper Card {Kids Mothers Day Cards} ~ This printable Newspaper card is ready for your little one to personalize for a special gift to Mom.  Draw a picture and fill in some information about what makes your Mom special and this free printable becomes a special article about the World’s Best Mom.

Homemade Mothers Day Cards

55.  Free Mother’s Day Printable Cards ~ Beautiful cards in four fun colors.  Just print and write your own sentiment inside.

56.  ‘I Heart My New Mom’ Mother’s Day Card ~ Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate moms young and old. Our adorable chick mother’s day card is perfect for a new mom, or change the message and give it to any special mother.

Mothers Day Printable Card {free download}

57.  Mothers Day Printable Card {free download} ~ Here is a darling free Mother’s Day card with three bonus tags included in the download! The 3rd one is plain, so you can personalize it.

Mother's Day Printable Card

58.  Mother’s Day Card and Matching Coasters {Free Mothers Day Cards} ~ A 5×7 Printable “Happy Mother’s Day” greeting card ready for you to print on heavy cardstock and sign for your Mom or any other Mother in your life that you would like to make feel special.  Also available to download are free printable  ”I Heart Mom” coasters that you can use for Mother’s Day brunch.

Mother's Day Card

59.  Mother’s Day Card for Hubby ~ So do you have a honey that can use a little direction in honoring you this mother’s day? Download this free greeting card, then check off your wants needs. Because our significant others can’t read our minds. What? You didn’’t know? That’s okay. I forget all the time. *Update: Blog link is no longer available.

Homemade Balloon Card Template

60.  Homemade Balloon Card Template ~ A fun surprise card with printable notes, “Excuse me I need some Air”.  The beauty of this card is that you can use it for ANY occasion.

Mother's Day Card

61.  Subway Art Style Mother’s Day Card {Free Mother’s Day Cards} ~ A free printable Mother’s Day card in one of the most popular design trends of the year.

Mothers Day Recipes

Flower Cake Pop Bouquet Tutorial

62.  Flower Cake Pop Bouquet  ~ These beautiful flower cake pops would be a great gift for Mother’s day or a fabulous party favor for any garden party.  This tutorial will show you how to create both the cake pops and the fondant flowers from start to finish.

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63.  Button Cookie Bouquet ~ These cute pink, white, and red cookie bouquets are a fun treat to make for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day.  Your kid can help bake the cookies and create the arrangement to give to their teachers or mom.

Mothers Day Decorations

64.  Mother’s Day Free Printables Set – Host a Mother’s Day brunch or luncheon with these cheery and bright free printables!  Some of the printables include an invitation, cupcake toppers, banner, and a door sign.

Mother's Day Decorations

65.  Personalized Moms Heart Garland {free printable} ~ This beautiful garland is both a decoration and a present, listing all of the traits that you love about Mom to celebrate her on this special day.

Printable Mother’s Day Banner

66.  Printable Mother’s Day Banner ~ Surprise mom this year with a party in honor of “her”.  Use the free printable banner and floral bunches for cupcake toppers and place cards for gorgeous decor.

Mother's Day Decorations

67.  Mother’s Day Printable Garland ~ A simple mother’s day garland you can download for free and hang over your table during your Mother’s Day Brunch.

Mother's Day Decorations

68.  DIY Mother’s Day Party Printable Package ~ Here is the second half of our “Happy Mother’s Day” Party Printable Package. The Cupcake Wrap and Garland file PDF download is now available, you can also grab the Invitation and Gift Tag downloads posted last week.

Personalized Mother’s Day Napkin Wraps

69.  Personalized Mother’s Day Napkin Wraps ~ These personalized napkin bands do double duty as place cards for your Mother’s Day brunch.  With three styles available you can find the one that fits your party style.

Personalized Homemade Gifts

Free Cross Stitch Pattern

70.  Cross-Stitch Family Portrait ~ A fun and unique way to capture your family portrait!  Cross-stitch images of each family member using the free clip art templates.  It’s much easier than you think and so worth it!

71.  Shabby Chic Ruffled Apron Pattern  ~ What woman wouldn’t feel ultra feminine in this shabby chic ruffled apron?!  The combination of fabric patterns is fabulous.

72.  Tea Time Pretty Pockets Apron ~ Tea time is always a good time!  The combination of linen, the colorful tea pots and bow are amazing.  Download the free template to make your own.


73.  My Girlfriends Breakfast Club Apron ~ Isn’t this half apron absolutely adorable?!  The panels of different fabric and bright colors make this a perfect Spring apron.  The added flower gives it a punch of pizzazz.

Fabric Small Party Purse Pattern

74.  Fabric Small Party Purse Pattern ~ This little purse if a perfect gift for girl who loves to play dress-up or just wants to be like mom.  Fill it with lipgloss and sunglasses for a present she’s sure to love.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

75.  DIY Fabric Planner Cover ~ I had the hardest time finding a planner that I loved and then I found the perfect one at our local General Dollar store.  A $2 planner that was perfect needed a new cover.  The aqua plastic just would not do.

Christmas Gifts for Women

76.  Charming Bookmarks ~ Create these beautiful bookmarks from junk jewelry or mismatched jewelry and ribbon.  You could even use some family heirloom jewelry to attach to the ribbon.  Pair it with a book and you have a fabulous gifts.

Things to Make with Scarves

77.  How to Make a Scarf Camera Strap ~ Repurpose a scarf into a comfortable yet very chic camera strap.

Holder For Charging Cell Phone {Tutorial}

78.  Holder For Charging Cell Phone {Tutorial} ~ This is a perfect gift for someone who loves organizing.  Do you hate having stray cords or leaving you phone laying on the ground while it charges?  You can make this fantastic holder from a baby lotion bottle!  And it looks cute, to-boot!

Summer Scarf

79.  Ruffled Summer Scarf {Tutorial} ~ This scarf is so light-weight you hardly notice it’s there (but they’ll notice your darling ruffles).  It’s the perfect accessory for a spring outing to the Poppy Festival.

Homemade Gifts for Women

80.  Homemade Heating Packs with Lavender ~ This simple sewing project makes a useful get well gift, and you can customize it with your choice of aromatherapy for a little extra indulgence.  My preference is lavender, but you can also add mint, eucalyptus, or cloves.

Homemade Gifts for Women

81.  Slouchy Slippers {how-to} ~ Just because you don’t want cold toes doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your fashion sense.  Every girl needs fabulous shoes, even with her pajamas.

Mothers Day Flowers

Mother's Day Flowers

82.  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.

83.  Long Stemmed Fabric Flower Tutorial {diy} ~ You can have beautiful long stemmed roses year round!  I love how each rose is in a different coordinating fabric.

DIY Fabric Flower Cupcake Topper

84.  DIY Fabric Flower Cupcake Topper ~ Here’s a step-by-step pictured instructions on how to made these darling fabric flower cupcake toppers. These were made for a baby shower, but I think they’d be perfect for Mother’s Day decor as well.

Flower corsage for celebrating mom

85.  Flower corsage for celebrating mom ~ So to help mothers feel a little more pretty on the outside, I’ve created this lovely flower corsage, made out of satin ribbon.

Mothers Day Flowers

86.  Mothers Day Printable {free download} ~ Print it, cut it out and decorate up your mother’s day bouquets, centerpieces, or make it swing from the chandelier! I know ya’ll are crafty out there and will come up with a million creative ways to use this medallion.

Mother's Day Flowers

87.  How To Make Felt Flowers For A Mixed Bouquet {tutorial} ~ Fabric flowers are so simple to make, and felt, (even inexpensive acrylic craft felt like I’ve used here), it’s so easy to cut and holds it shape well, which makes you look good too!

Mother's Day Flowers

89.  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!

Crepe Paper Headband

90.  Crepe Paper Headband ~ Create a more realistic look for your petals using crepe paper for your headband! This tutorial shows you how to make several flowers that can be worn on your head or on your door as a wreath!

90 Mother's Day Crafts to Make

More Mother’s Day Activities:

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