22 DIY Decor Ideas for Mother's Day

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Mr. Printables 

While your mom deserves the best each and every day, Mother's Day gives both grown and little kids an excuse to really celebrate the lady of honor. The following projects can help personalize your holiday, and up the wow factor while you're at it.

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    Fresh Flower Banner

    Happy Mother's Day sign against an ivy wall.
    Studio DIY

    Glue blooming roses, peonies, and other full florals to a cardboard banner to welcome Mom to her party. Studio DIY's tutorial includes a template for the banner shape, as well as a great tip for transferring a cute font to the cardboard.

    Fresh Flower Banner from Studio DIY

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    Pancake Topper

    Pancake topper banner that says Happy Mother's Day
    Studio DIY

    Surprise your mom with breakfast in bed this May, and don't forget the details. Included here are templates for a sweet cake topper, a bouquet wrap, and coordinating card.

    Pancake Topper from Studio DIY

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    DIY Wooden Plaque

    Mother's Day card that reads Word to Your Mother.
    Lovely Indeed

    A notch up from a greeting card, these adorable plaques are totally customizable for your mama. Use patterned scrapbook paper, spray adhesive, and sticker letters to create your messages with polish.

    DIY Wooden Plaque from Lovely Indeed

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    Gilded Flowers

    Pink and red flowers with glitter
    A Kailo Chic Life

    Gold leaf heightens a ho-hum bouquet to a stunning centerpiece. You'll need a delicate touch for this live flower craft—but a little adhesive and a swipe of gold on the edges of rose petals makes for one chic arrangement.

    Gilded Flowers from A Kailo Chic Life

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    DIY Balloon Arch

    Balloon arch with red and pink balloons above a sie table with food and champagne.
    A Beautiful Mess

    Decorate for your Mother's Day brunch with a festive balloon arch. This piece really transforms a space and can be created in a myriad of color schemes. An at-home or rented helium tank helps this one come together quickly and easily.

    DIY Balloon Arch from A Beautiful Mess

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    Mini Garland

    Mother's Day garland that reads Love You Mom on a stick on waffles.
    Homey Oh My

    The small scale of this message garland makes it quite whimsical. Use a hole punch and letter stickers to achieve a polished, professional-looking product, and then pop your garland into a stack of waffles or a pretty potted plant.

    Mini Garland from Homey Oh My

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    Hanging Flower Installation

    Hanging flowers in yellow, pink, and red
    Sugar & Cloth

    Drop bright blooms from wire to create the illusion of a floating garden. This project would be stunning hung above a dining room table or as a piece of interactive art in the entryway of your home.

    Hanging Flower Installation from Sugar & Cloth

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    DIY Vinyl Tablecloth

    Place setting in coral with gold silverware and the word Mom above it.
    A Kailo Chic Life

    Decorate a simple tablecloth with adhesive vinyl. Play around with different shapes and colors to match your flatware, and try a few different designs for other special occasions while you're at it.

    DIY Vinyl Tablecloth from A Kailo Chic Life

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    Floral Chandelier

    White lamp with green leaves and pink flowers hanging from the ceiling.
    Sugar & Cloth

    Add flowers to your Mother's Day decor in an unexpected way by draping a gorgeous garland over your chandelier. Pro tip: Use green floral wire to construct your garland first, then style it artfully around your light fixture.

    Floral Chandelier from Sugar & Cloth

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    Butterfly Bouquet

    Bouquet in a blue vase with paper butterflies
    Design Improvised

    Butterflies burst from baby's breath in this sweet centerpiece. Use stickers for a super quick and easy craft, or design your own bugs on cardstock for a custom look.

    Butterfly Bouquet from Design Improvised

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    DIY Paper Party Snack Cups

    Paper garland in pink and blue with paper party bags and white cake.
    Tell Love and Party

    Portion out snacks with the help of cute Mother's Day paper cones. Guests can grab a cup and munch easily, and you'll enjoy hand patterning these to harmonize with the rest of your party-ready decor.

    DIY Paper Party Snack Cups from Tell Love and Party

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    Tropical Floral Wreath

    Flower wreath with red, pink, and white flowers.
    A Kailo Chic Life

    Palm leaves are the perfect underpinning for a bright and happy wreath that welcomes guests. This wreath looks great covered completely in flowers or with just a handful of selected blooms. Hang on the front door for the most dramatic effect.

    Tropical Floral Wreath from A Kailo Chic Life

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    MOM Garland

    Mother's Day garland that reads MOM in pink
    Design Improvised

    Surprise your mom with a greeting garland strung up in the entryway. Layer doilies, stencils on letters, and add faux flowers for a polished finish.

    MOM Garland from Design Improvised

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    Drink Stirrers

    Smoothie with drink stirrer and a strawberry sign with Berry Best Mom
    Tell Love and Party

    Pun it up with these delightful handcrafted drink stirrers. Pop one into a smoothie (or cocktail) to round out your Mother's Day brunch.

    Drink Stirrers from Tell Love and Party

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    Fresh Flower Honeycomb

    Paper and flowers
    Studio DIY

    Paper honeycombs get a makeover with the addition of lively blooms. Add a sprig of greens or baby's breath to finish off this DIY decoration.

    Fresh Flower Honeycomb from Studio DIY

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    DIY Cupcake Stand

    Quiche and parfaits on a homemade three-tier stand.
    Design Improvised

    Freshen up a basic pastry stand with a coat or two of colorful paint. Get creative with stickers, washi tape, or glitter to take your serving tray to the next level.

    DIY Cupcake Stand from Design Improvised

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    Flower-Themed Brunch

    Colorful flowers adorning a wall with flowers on a table and yellow teapot.
    Studio DIY

    Go for a full-on theme this Mother's Day. Add faux flowers to your dishes, flatware, tablecloth, and even dining chairs a la Studio DIY. A flower-filled tablescape sets the stage for lovely and memorable photos.

    Flower-Themed Brunch from Studio DIY

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    Graphic Cake Topper

    Cake topper with flowers and a sign that reads No. 1 Mom
    Oh Happy Day

    Personalize dessert with these lovely impressionist cake toppers. You don't have to be an amazing artist to make these work—just print, snip, tape, and pop into a baked treat.

    Graphic Cake Topper from Oh Happy Day

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    Flower Crown Station

    Floral Crown Creation table with bouquets on a white table.
    Tell Love and Party

    Set a make-your-own flower crown area so that mom can celebrate like the royalty she is. Guests can individualize their own crowns with silk flowers and greenery, then don them for fun photo ops.

    Flower Crown Station from Tell Love and Party

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    Printable Mother's Day Art

    Mother's Day sign taped to a brick wall.
    A Joyful Riot

    Hang a few special pieces of art around your space this Mother's Day. This printable is free, and looks adorable stuck to a wall with a bit of washi tape or framed and stood on a side table.

    Printable Mother's Day Art from A Joyful Riot

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    DIY Typography Crown

    MOM crown with a Happy Mother's Day sign hanging down.
    Mr. Printables

    Mom will feel like a queen when you gift her this clever crown. Print a few in varying colors so you can honor all the moms attending your celebration. As a bonus, set an embellishment station with rhinestones and glitter so guests can add a bit of bling to their crowns.

    DIY Typography Crown from Mr. Printables

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    Metallic Paper Gardenia

    Paper flowers in a vase with Scrabble letters.
    Lia Griffith

    Layers of paper come together almost magically to make these beautiful flowers. Add one to a gift-wrapped package to add that extra oomph, or get ambitious and attempt a whole bouquet for an arrangement that will never wilt.

    Metallic Paper Gardenia from Lia Griffith