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?”
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! Some of these homemade gifts are also great mother’s day crafts to make with kids!
Beautiful DIY Pop up card for Mother’s Day and Birthday
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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
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 with mom’s favorite colors. Tutorial and free printable designs here!
Beautiful flower collage wall art: easy DIY gift for Mom
No artistic skills are required to make this wall art. Just a large thrift store frame! 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
Looking for a meaningful homemade Mother’s Day gifts 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
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
Here’s a great example that even someone with no money can make a great gift for mom and grandma. These painted rock herb 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!
This delightful family portrait pebble art is hot 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
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
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
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
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.
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
Homemade soap DIY Mother’s Day gifts
Give mom a spa experience right at home! Who doesn’t love some luscious bars of soap with relaxing scents of herbs like lavender, camomile, lemon, etc ? 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
Find a mason jar, 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.
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!
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
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
Take a plain canvas and personalize it with unique designs or quotes for mom. Tutorial here!
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
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! You can also make one of a kind kitchen tea towels using the same technique!
Delicious homemade gifts for mom
Of course we can’t complete this DIY gift list without some delicious recipes! Does mom like Thai food? She will love this homemade flavor bomb Thai peanut sauce in a mason jar or this amazing Pok Pok cookbook!
Is mom a chocolate lover? Make this hot cocao mix for her to enjoy all year!