23 Thoughtful Homemade Gifts for Mom on Mother's Day

Mother's day gifts and flowers
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Find the perfect DIY gift for mom this year with one of our favorite homemade Mother's Day gifts. From soaps and salt scrubs to flower arrangements, paper crafts, and wall hangings, this craft collection has it all. We've got ideas for both kids and adults to give, so everyone can shower their mom with some love this holiday.

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    Mother's Day Flower Bouquet Wrap

    Mother's day bouquet
    Stephanie White

    Give mom some sweetly-wrapped fresh blooms with this perfect Mother's Day bouquet paper wrap DIY. A wrapped bouquet takes little time and effort but always makes a beautiful gift. This idea is perfect for last-minute gift-givers (we won't tell!) or anyone who always gifts flowers on Mother's Day anyway.

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    DIY Gemstone Soaps

    Gemstone soap

    Savannah Wallace

    Treat your mom like the queen she is with these easy DIY gemstone soaps. The five-step process involves mixing colors and adding essential oils, setting the soaps into molds, and shaping each soap bar with a knife to create a gemstone shape. These lovely, unique soaps are easy to customize in any color or scent.

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    Easy Tassel Flowers Dandelion Bouquet

    Tasslet flowers in mason jar

    Bren Did

    These sweet DIY flowers won't fade after Mother's Day. They're easy for kids to make and a great way to brighten up any space. You just need yellow and green yarn, green pipe cleaners, fabric glue or a hot glue gun, scissors, and a serving fork (to make the tassels).

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    Mason Jar Votive Holders

    Mason jar candle holders

    I Heart Arts n Crafts

    Personalized votive holders make for an inexpensive, easy DIY gift. With a bit of adult supervision, kids can make these easily. Start by cutting a heart out of contact paper and placing it in your mason jar. Cover the mason jar with primer and start to paint the jar once it's dry. Remove the heart-shaped paper and leave a special note for mom on a gift tag. Lastly, insert a votive candle into the jar.

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    Lavender and Lemon Soap

    Lavendar lemon soap blocks tied together

    A Pumpkin and A Princess

    This sweet smelling soap is so good, your mom won't even know it's homemade. You'll need to melt the soap in a boiler, so this DIY project is better suited for adults than for kids. Use lavender essential oils with purple soap dye for added color and a teaspoon of poppy seeds for exfoliating.

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    Create-a-Memory Jar

    Inside of a memory jar


    Use this printable to create a "memory jar" to encourage regular connections with your mom. Jot down ideas of things to do or discuss that will create memories between the two of you, such as "head to the movies" or "cook dinner together." A memory jar works wonderfully for both kids and adult children.

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    Bumble Bee and Butterfly Hand Towel

    Butterfly and bee footprints on cooking towels

    Creative Green Living

    This cute craft is perfect for any mom who loves to cook. Footprints and handprints can be transformed into butterflies and bees with a little creativity. All you really need are dish towels and fabric paint. This project is a great way to include a baby in the Mother's Day activities by using their tiny footprints for the designs.

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    DIY Bath Salts

    Packaged homemade bath salts

    DIY Inspired

    Give mom the gift of relaxation this year with easy DIY bath salts in a range of colors and scents. Consider using essential oils that are meant to reduce anxiety such as lavender, mint, or rosemary. A few drops of food coloring will add color to the bath salts, and containers and creative packaging do wonders for a high-end, spa-like presentation.

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    Painted Terra Cotta Flower Pots

    Painted planting pots on shelf

    The Spruce / Caylin Harris

    Give some of mom's old planting pots a facelift or provide some new ones with a personal touch. Gather pots, craft paint, and your mom's favorite plant varieties for a thoughtful and practical gift she'll use long after Mother's Day is over. You can build about four custom versions for the cost of one decorative planter from a home goods store.

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    Love U Handprint Frame

    Girl holding heart hand print in pink frame

    Lil' Luna

    This craft is easy, cute, and will remind mom of her little one's love all year round. Children will enjoy making heart shapes with their hands framing the words "Love U!" A festive frame will make this craft ideal for displaying at home.

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    Cupcake Liner Flower Photos

    Cupcake liner flower photos in frame

    Paging Supermom

    This is a creative way to showcase extra school photos, and makes for a perfect Mother's Day gift. Use cupcake liners to frame a child's smiling face on top of a stem and leaves cut from green paper. Present it to mom in a card or in a frame.

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    Sugar Scrub Recipes

    Homemade raspberry and lemon sugar scrub in glass jars

    Reasons to Skip the Housework

    These sugar scrub recipes are good enough to eat! Turn mom's favorite scent into an exfoliating scrub that can be mixed in as little as five minutes. You can't go wrong with lemon sugar scrub or raspberry lemon sugar scrub made with ingredients that may already be in your kitchen.

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    Coupon Bouquet

    Coupon flower bouquet

    I Can Teach My Child

    This is the gift that keeps on giving—an easy and personal coupon bouquet. Offer to clean the kitchen or walk the dog and make your mom's month with her own coupons.

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    Mother's Day in a Jar

    Mom's favorites in a jar

    Hello Splended

    This super creative idea includes everything your mom could possibly want for her special day. Take everything she loves that will fit in a jar (think chocolates and other snacks, scented candles, makeup, soaps, etc.) and present it to mom in a jar with a chalkboard tag.

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    "Home Is Where The Mom Is" Popsicle Card

    Home is where the mom is popsicle card

    Crafty Morning

    This easy popsicle stick card is a super cute way for kids to tell their mom how they feel. This craft can be achieved with popsicle sticks, buttons, pink and yellow paper, glue, scissors, and a marker.

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    Wood Slice Family Handprint

    Wood slice family handprint

    Made to Be A Momma

    Get the whole family involved with this craft and remind mom how much you all care. Everyone gets to put their handprint on this project, from largest to smallest. The wood slice to display the prints looks great in rustic-style homes.

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    Painted Tin Can

    Painted tin can with ribbon and M emblem holding roses

    House by Hoff

    A painted tin can is an ideal multi-purpose gift; it's perfect for flowers, cooking supplies, spare change, and more. A Mother's Day bouquet of roses presented in a hand-painted tin can in her favorite color is a thoughtful gesture that can be put together in minutes.

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    Cute Paper Tulip Arrangement

    Paper tulips in pot
    Rita Sheehan

    Tulips are the ultimate spring flower! Give mom an adorable paper tulip arrangement for a bouquet that will last more than a week. Simply create origami tulip flowers and stems and put them in a vase you know she'll love.

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    DIY Coffee Cup Candles

    Candles in coffee cups

    Sweet Cayenne

    A coffee cup candle is an easy and sweet gift (especially for coffee lovers) that is functional even after all the wax has melted down. Lavender fragrance oil will help the candle smell as good as it looks. To save time, you can melt or shave down an already-made candle instead of making your own.

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    DIY Fizzy Scented Bath Bombs

    Cupcake wrapper-like bath bombs

    Playdough to Plato

    Bath bombs at trendy soap stores can be so expensive, why not make your own? This recipe is easy, customizable, and DIY-able. This is a great one to make with kids that also teaches them about science.

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    Butterfly Handprint Card

    Paper butterlfy mother's day card

    Frankly Speaking Too

    This butterfly handprint card is super cute and perfectly personal. Write a sweet note or poem to attach to the butterfly and make mom's day.

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    Spa in a Jar

    Mason jar full of spa items

    The Gunny Sack

    A spa right at home is a creative, cost-effective way to help mom relax on Mother's Day. Throw in some homemade soap and you've got a winning gift. If you really want to go all out, throw in some fuzzy slippers and a bathrobe to complete the spa day vibe.

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    Photo Vase

    Photo vase made out of a mason jar

    Catch My Party

    Remind mom of what really matters this Mother's Day with a cute photo vase, using only a mason jar and any photo of the kids. Choose a photograph that you know she loves!