25 Best DIY Mother’s Day Gifts (& for Birthday Too!)

25 best DIY Mother’s Day gifts & for mom’s birthday too! Beautiful useful home garden decor, easy crafts, plus free gift ideas kids can make!

Recently we shared 53 fabulous gifts under $50 for mom you can get on Amazon. Since DIY is our passion, and handmade gifts are so meaningful, let’s talk about “What can I make my mom for Mother’s Day?”

25 best DIY Mother’s Day gifts & for mom's birthday too! Beautiful useful home garden decor, easy crafts, plus free gift ideas kids can make!

Maybe you need a beautiful and easy DIY gift idea you can make at the last minute, or you are very handy and crafty so you want to make the best homemade gift for mom. 

We are really excited to share 21 creative and meaningful DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas with you. They are great for every skill level, some are almost free and easy to make with kids, and mom will love your creative DIY gifts! 

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Beautiful DIY Pop up card for Mother’s Day and Birthday 

Beautiful DIY Pop up card for Mother’s Day and Birthday

Here’s the tutorial and free templates to make a Mother’s Day card with beautiful pop up flower, which is also a great idea for mom’s birthday. See how easy it is in video below!

Anthropology oyster shell style trinket dish: beautiful DIY Mother’s Day gifts 

Anthropology oyster shell style trinket dish: beautiful DIY Mother’s Day gifts

Get some oyster shells here or from a local restaurant, and make these gorgeous trinket dishes or ring dishes that look like hand painted ceramic. Tutorial and free printable designs here!

Beautiful flower collage wall art: easy DIY gift for Mom 

Beautiful flower collage wall art: easy DIY gift for Mom

 No artistic skills are required to make this wall art. Just follow this tutorial, download our free printable flower designs here, and cut and glue them into a huge colorful bouquet for mom!

Easy DIY photo collage heart for Mom

Easy DIY photo collage heart for Mom

Looking for a meaningful DIY Mother’s Day gift idea? Gather your favorite sweet memories with mom, and make her a photo collage art. Tutorial here

Make a painting on canvas for mom, even if you can’t paint

Make a painting on canvas for mom, even if you can’t paint

Even if you have never painted before, you can surprise mom with an impressive 16″x20″ large painting on canvas! The secret is … this easy paint by numbers kit. 🙂

Easy & useful DIY painted rock gifts for mom

Easy & useful DIY painted rock gifts for mom

Here’s a great example that even someone with no money can make a great gift for mom. These painted rock garden markers are also perfect gifts for kids to make for Mother’s Day. Check out this collection of 15 amazing DIY rock painting & craft ideas for all the wonderful gifts you can make with rocks!

DIY painted rock family portrait for Mother's day gifts

This delightful family portrait pebble art is glued on this attractive wood slice! Wouldn’t it be fun as a gift from grand children for grandmother as well? Here are 15 amazing rock painting & craft ideas!

Build a raised garden planter for mom who loves gardening 

Build a raised garden planter for mom who loves gardening

This is a favorite DIY Mother’s Day gift idea among our handy friends! You can find the tutorials for 28 raised planters including these 2 here. 

DIY Pottery Barn inspired cubby shelf

DIY Pottery Barn inspired cubby shelf

Make this easy and stylish wall shelf for Mom’s treasure collections. Tutorial and free plan here.

Vintage farmhouse DIY Mother’s Day gifts: pallet wood crates 

Vintage farmhouse DIY Mother’s Day gifts: pallet wood crates

If mom loves vintage farmhouse decor, she will love these easy DIY pallet wood crates which are beautiful and so useful! 

Make art and decor on wood for mom

Make art and decor on wood for mom

It is really easy to transfer art or photos onto wood. Check out this tutorial on how to make unique wood art for mom! Video tutorial below:

Another way to make art on wood is to decoupage printed images using Mod Podge or craft glue.

 vintage farmhouse seed packet art on wood

Here’s the tutorial and free printable images to make these vintage farmhouse French seed packet art on wood!

Wood burning spoons and art: unique DIY Mother’s Day gifts

Wood burning spoons and art: unique DIY Mother’s Day gifts

Transform simple wooden utensils easily with a simple wood burning tool. Mom will love these one-of-a-kind wooden utensils in her kitchen! Tutorial here.

Wood burning art DIY Mother’s Day gifts

Another way to use the wood burning tool to make beautiful DIY Mother’s Day gifts on a rustic wood slice like this. Tutorial here.

Homemade soap DIY Mother’s Day gifts

Homemade soap DIY Mother’s Day gifts

Who doesn’t love some luscious bars of soap? You can make soap from scratch by following this tutorial, or make super easy melt and pour soap using a simple soap mold and kits such as DIY goat milk soap kit and DIY Shea butter soap kit. 

Indoor garden gift ideas for mom who loves plants

make mom a living terrarium for Mother’s Day or her birthday

Find a large glass bowl or cookie jar, and make mom a living terrarium for Mother’s Day or her birthday. Here’s the tutorial for easy DIY terrarium.

Indoor garden gift ideas for mom who loves plants and succulent

Plant this beautiful set of gold geometric terrariums with succulent, moss, air plants, or other decorative objects. You can create mini fairy gardens for mom too!

 propagation station indoor plant gift for mom

Set up a propagation station like this with easy care plant clippings. Find out here which plants are great to grow in water!

Make a flower wreath for mom’s birthday or Mother’s Day

Make a flower wreath for mom's birthday or Mother’s Day

Can you believe this lovely flower wreath is made from a dry cleaners hanger? Tutorial here and video below.

DIY Natural beeswax wraps for mom’s kitchen

DIY Natural beeswax wraps for mom's kitchen

This is a great gift idea for mom who loves natural and green living. These DIY beeswax wraps reduce our use of plastic wrap, and they are fun to make with pretty fabrics!

Transform a canvas tote: personalized DIY Mother’s Day gift idea

Transform a canvas tote: personalized DIY Mother’s Day gift idea

Take a plain canvas and personalize it with unique designs or quotes for mom. Tutorial here!

Handmade slippers DIY Mother’s Day gifts

Handmade slippers DIY Mother’s Day gifts

Cozy slippers are some of the most practical and thoughtful gifts to make for mom. Tutorial here on how to turn an old sweater into unique slippers and DIY felt slippers video tutorial below.

Make a gorgeous hand painted scarf for mom

Make a gorgeous hand painted scarf for mom

Mom will be so happy every time she puts on a scarf you made just for her! Even beginners can make this artistic and stylish hand painted brushstroke scarf easily. All you need is plain white fabric or scarf, and some fabric paints!

No time to DIY? Check out these 53 fabulous gifts under $50 for mom you can get on Amazon!

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