15 Cute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas She’ll Love

Mother’s Day is coming up quickly and will be here before we know it. I can’t speak for your mom, but I do know that most mothers love reciving handmade gifts more than anything. Don’t you think that a handmade Mother’s Day DIY project would be a perfect gift for her this year? Moms love the personal touches that come with handmade gifts. Today on the blog we are sharing 15 cute Mother’s Day DIY gift ideas that you can make for your mom. You may get overwhelmed with cute mother’s day DIY projects, but that is okay. You can make her one of your favorites; we have tried to make these projects quick and easy to create!
Mother's Day DIY gift ideas

My personal favorite Mother’s Day gift idea is #11; this DIY Gold Foil Polka Dot shirt from DIY Candy is a very trendy gift idea that any mother would love to receive. You will not believe how easy it is to give a DIY gold foil look to all of your DIY projects.


  1. Decoupaged DIY Pot from A Little Craft In Your Day
  2. Easy DIY Magnets from Sundaesins
  3. Canning Jar Pin Cushion or Treasure Jar from FaveCrafts
  4. Edible Coupons for Mothers Day from A Little Craft In Your Day
  5. DIY Poured Mason Jar Candle from Something Turquoise
  6. Easy DIY Hand Dotted Tumblers from Pop Sugar
  7. Retro Muffin Tin Frame from FaveCrafts
  8. Bath Bombs for Mothers Day from Play dough to Plato
  9. Fun Glitter Succulent Pot from The Pretty Bee
  10. How to Knit Grandma’s Slippers from FaveCrafts
  11. DIY Gold Foil Polka Dot Shirt from DIY Candy
  12. Easy Photo Wall from My Printly
  13. DIY Flower Pillow for Mothers Day from A Little Craft In Your Day
  14. DIY Fabric Phone Charging Station from Positively Splendid
  15. DIY Marquee Letters from Evan and Katelyn
  16. Trendy Do it Yourself Laptop Case from Life Ann Style
  17. Easy DIY Jewelry Dish with clay from The Crafting Chicks

Which one is your favorite? Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know which is your favorite! With all these DIY ideas you’re going to outdo all of your siblings and make your mom feel beyond special.

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Plan the Perfect Mother’s Day Brunch

If you have taken you mother out to eat for Mother’s Day in the past, you know it can be a huge hassle to make reservations for a restaurant. Beat the crowd by throwing mom a Mother’s Day brunch that she’ll never forget, complete with DIY party decorations. Browse our homemade Mother’s Day ideas for special decorations. Another way to brighten her day is to invite her to a Mother’s Day brunch. Over at AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com, we have plenty of brunch recipes for the occasion. She’ll be thrilled by your thoughtfulness.

The Perfect Brunch



 Brunch Decor Ideas

Paper Tulips Centerpiece While food may be your priority when it comes to brunch, all crafters know a party is made perfect with handmade decor. Add a few feminine touches to your brunch table. DIY paper flowers and centerpieces scream “Mother’s Day” without costing too much.


  1. Mother’s Day Tea Party Decorations
  2. Queen Bee Paper Crafts for Mom
  3. Cupcake Liner Centerpiece Tutorial
  4. Two Dollar Rose Votives
  5. Paper Tulips Centerpiece
  6. Mom’s Favorite Memories Flower Pot


Brunch Recipe Ideas

Airheads Topped Mother's Day Cake You can’t throw a party without food! But don’t panic! We have a great selection of brunch recipe ideas to choose from. Find yummy tarts and appetizers that you can follow-up with Mother’s Day cakes your guests will be certain to love.

  1. Mouth-Watering Watermelon Salsa
  2. Airheads Topped Mother’s Day Cake
  3. Mother’s Day Hostess Cupcakes
  4. Spinach Tart Brunch Recipe
  5. Vegetable Party Bites
  6. Mother’s Day Mini Tart Recipe




What’s your idea of the perfect Mother’s Day [break] brunch?

Saturday Special: Kids’ Mother’s Day Craft Mania

Mother’s Day is tomorrow, which means that if you haven’t made something to show your mom how much you appreciate her, you’re running a bit behind. Never fear, AllFreeKidsCrafts is here to save the day (and your relationship with your mom). Make this personalized card for Mom, Grandma, or the special lady in your life to let her know how much you love her. For more Mother’s Day crafts kids can make and last-minute ideas to save your butt, click here.

Kids’ Crafts for Mother’s Day

Give a Hand for MomBring tears to your mama’s eyes when you present her with this heartfelt card that looks just like her. Give a Hand for MomWrite a sweet note on the inside and watch her heart melt right then and there. This is the perfect kids’ craft for Mother’s Day to do last minute because it’s easy and inexpensive. You should have all of the materials on hand, and if you don’t, improvise! Use a marker instead of paint, construction paper instead of card stock. As long as you put love and effort into your kids’ craft for Mother’s Day, you’re sure to get a reaction worth crafting for.

This kids’ craft for Mother’s Day should only take you about 30 minutes to an hour to make, so don’t worry about the fact that the special Sunday celebration is in 24 hours. You could make 24 of these cards before then! You’re totally in the clear.

Give a Hand for Mom

Other Kids’ Crafts for Mother’s Day:

Painted Pot Wind Chime
Homemade Perfume
Melted Heart Crayon Shavings Card
Soda Can Flowers

Do you craft ahead of time or wait until the last minute?

Show Stopping Mother’s Day Cards

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and I’m sure some of you are at a loss as to how to show mom your appreciation. Believe it or not, most of the time what mom really loves is the sentiment of the whole gift. Homemade Mother’s Day cards offer the perfect opportunity to express what you can’t always say. Sure the gift is nice, but the card is the real gem of Mother’s Day. Give your mom a show stopping card this year by making one yourself.  These creative Mother’s Day card ideas will give your message to mom some style.

Must-See Mother’s Day Card Ideas

"Inked" Mother's Day CardWe’ll start off fairly simple for you. This “Inked” Mother’s Day Card retains the classic structure of a greeting card in its shape. What differs in this DIY card is the tattoo-inspired sewn front piece. This card is great because it can be funny and sentimental. The tattooed front can recall mom’s wilder, often unspoken youth, “Does it look like your tattoo, mom?” you can jokingly (or seriously) ask. She’ll get a good laugh out of seeing “mom” classically stitched on the front of this card. When she opens it up, she’ll tear up at your sweet words of appreciation. In one way or another, we all have “Mom” tattooed on our hearts, so why not express it?


Green Embellished Mother's Day CardYou can flip the fold of that conventional card and make this Green Embellished Mother’s Day Card. Like any other card, this Mother’s Day card opens up to reveal your meaningful message. Unlike any other card though, the cover is supremely special. The most interesting aspect of this DIY card is the front. From this tutorial you can learn how to gussy up regular cardstock with fabric and pom-poms. It’s loud, gaudy and fabulous; it’s the perfect way to express your abounding feelings for mummsie.


3D Greeting CardsThese 3D Greeting Cards not only look amazing, they’re also super fun to make. Forget giving this project to the kids, make this yourself – to give to mom, of course. Your mom will love these pop-up cards from Creme de la Craft. Get goofy in your design. You can make pop-ups of inside jokes between you and mom or special memories. This is one card that comes to life!


Momma Bird Loves Baby Bird CardI’m in love with this Momma Bird Loves Baby Card. It’s a simple yet perfect depiction of a mother-child relationship. Despite being well over my toddler years, I’m constantly assured by my mom that I’m still, in fact, a baby. I think she’ll love this sturdy paper craft, as will most mothers. By following the links to this greeting card tutorial, you can access the printables to make these adorable momma and baby birds.


All revved up for Mother’s Day now? Get more crafty ideas for the woman of the hour from this FREE eBook, Mother’s Day Crafts: 9 Gift Ideas and Crafts for Mother’s Day. You’ll learn how to make gifts and decorations for the special day. Honor thy mother by downloading this eBook today!

What are you making mom for Mother’s Day?

Honor Thy Mother with Free Kids’ Mother’s Day Crafts eBook

14 Mother's Day Craft Ideas for Kids: Homemade Mother's Day Gift IdeasNo matter how much she bugs you, picks at the details, rolls her eyes, prohibits TV privileges, and embarrasses you in front of your friends, you know that no one loves you more than the woman who raised you. Whether it be Mom, Grandma, Auntie, Mister Mom, or someone else, the second Sunday in May is the perfect opportunity to remember all of the kisses, hugs, allowed TV time, piles of clean laundry, compliments, and more, courtesy of her. Some complain that Mother’s Day has become too commercialized, but I say that as long as you stick with homemade Mother’s Day gift ideas, this 24-hour honoring period is exactly what it should be. Yes, you should thank your mother every other day of the year, but life also gets in the way making it impossible to serve her breakfast every morning. A day designated for this sounds right to me.

Make the holiday even more special by making Mom a gift that will keep a smile on her face permanently. AllFreeKidsCrafts, as always, is here to take care of the brainstorming, leaving only the crafting for your little hands. For your convenience, here are 14 Mother’s Day Craft Ideas for Kids: Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas that will knock Mom’s socks off. These cards and presents mean worlds more than a store-bought card, and you’ll see that in Mom’s eyes.

Mother’s Day Cards to Make

14 Mother's Day Craft Ideas for Kids: Homemade Mother's Day Gift IdeasHallmark can rhyme like a whiz and fain love for you, but nothing means more than written words from your heart. After you’ve crafted a card that will melt Mom’s heart (like the Melted Heart Crayon Card), write a sweet, little note to tell her what she means to you. This free eBook has a few wonderful ideas for how to design the card that will make Mom smile. Flip through the pages and get inspired.


Easy Kids’ Crafts for Mother’s Day

14 Mother's Day Craft Ideas for Kids: Homemade Mother's Day Gift IdeasSince this free eBook is for the kiddos, there are some adorable crafts in here that are easy as pie. That doesn’t mean they’re any less heartfelt or eye catching, though. Mom will cry tears of joy when she sees that you made her a bracelet to represent the loves in her life. Make wooden beads look like your siblings and you and watch Mom fall in love all over again.

To make Mom’s Day perfect, pick out your favorite crafts from 14 Mother’s Day Craft Ideas for Kids: Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas, and get crafting. This free eBook is sure to have something for every kind of mom, from sentimental to the jokester. Since Mom makes you smile every day, return the favor with stellar kids’ Mother’s Day crafts.

Are you a fan of Mother’s Day or do you think it has become “just another Hallmark holiday?”

Mother’s Day Queen Bee Tea Party Saturday

Queen Bee Paper Crafts for Mother's DayQueen Bee Paper Crafts for Mother's DayYou read correctly; Mother’s Day Tea. As in, Mother’s Day is closer than you think (it always is). This year, don’t go over tons of do-it-yourself projects trying to figure out which you haven’t made for mom yet. What she’ll really love is spending quality time with loved ones like you. AllFreeHolidayCrafts has got you covered as far as throwing a tea party for the woman who started it all: mom. She deserves this Queen Bee Mother’s Day Tea and will appreciate it more than you know. This doesn’t mean you can’t make numerous Mother’s Day Gifts for her; be our guest as far as crafting goes. These instructions on how to throw a tea party for mom are just another way to say, “I love  you; thanks for putting up with me.”

Paper Crafting a Tea Party

Queen Bee Paper Crafts for Mother's Day

Queen Bee Paper Crafts for Mother's DayYou’ll be as busy as a bee when you make all of the paper crafts from these Queen Bee Paper Crafts for Mother’s Day. These instructions walk you through every step to hosting a lovely tea party for mom. Every craft, from card holders to hanging decor, is bee-autiful. You’ll feel like you’re in a buzzing bee colony by the time all of your homemade muffin cups and honeycomb cut-outs are made. The only difference is you won’t be terrified or stung – we hope.

Queen Bee Paper Crafts for Mother's DayOne of the most charming aspects of these Mother’s Day paper crafts is that each one is merely a detail in the collective tea party but is vital to its success. Take the drinking straw embellishment, for example. This is simply a teeny-tiny paper bee on a straw. Despite its small size it adds tons to the overall effect of the party. Making paper bees and honeycombs is incredibly fun, and having them strung about the table and walls only adds to the enchantment of this Mother’s Day tea party. Even if you’re not a regular crafter, these paper crafts are described so well in the instructions that you’ll be able to whip them up easily.

Queen Bee Paper Crafts for Mother's DayThis entire tea party package is irresistible. The final set-up may look complicated, but putting this tea party together is very doable. Whether you’re throwing this tea party for your mom, mother-in-law, grandmother or mother-figure in your life, she’ll love it. Take some time out of your day and have fun crafting these beautiful decorations in honor of mom.Queen Bee Paper Crafts for Mother's Day

We hope we’ve put a bee in your bonnet as far as Mother’s Day crafts go. If you’re looking for more ways to celebrate the mama bear in your life, visit our site.

 Queen Bee Paper Crafts for Mother's Day

Why does mom deserve to be Queen Bee with this tea party?

This Week on Cool2Craft TV – Mother’s Day Crafts

Cool2Craft TV - Mother's Day

This week, the Cool2Craft community is celebrating Mother’s Day! Watch your favorite crafters create super cool projects. Join EcoHeidi Borchers, Tiffany Windsor, Candace Jedrowicz, Savannah Starr and Linda Peterson for this week’s online episode.

EcoHeidi Borchers is creating Embossed Craft Foam Flowers, Candace Jedrowicz is making a Hex Explosion Photo Box, Tiffany Windsor is making Mini Floral Canvases, Savannah Starr is crafting a Mother’s Day Collage Tray and Linda Peterson is making a Chicken Wire Gift Basket.

It’s easy to watch the Cool2Craft TV Channel right from your computer. Monday April 30, 2012 at 9 am Pacific/ 10 am Mountain/ 11 am Central/ noon Eastern. Watch craft demos and join in the live chat at showtime at Cool2Craft.com. See you Monday!


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New Pattern Monday: Pretty Little Things

The countdown to Mother’s Day begins! In just under a week you can surprise your mom with fun handmade gifts that will just melt her heart. If you haven’t started making anything yet, here are a few new crafts at FaveCrafts that you might consider.

Fun Puffy Flowers

Funky Salt and Pepper Shakers

Mother’s Day Postcard Printables

Rustic Pillow for Mom

For more Mother’s Day craft ideas, check out these 101 Mother’s Day Crafts and make her something she’ll love.