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mother's day gift ideas

There’s no better way to show your love and appreciation for your mother than with a homemade gift from the heart. These thoughtful DIY Mother’s Day gifts are easy to make and easy on the wallet!

Materials and Supplies You May Need:

  • Mod Podge with Foam Brush
  • Tacky or Super Glue
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks ($3 – Walmart)
  • Spray Paint ($1-$5 at Walmart, depending on color and type)
  • Acrylic Paint ($0.50 each at Walmart)
  • Scissors
  • Craft Knife
  • Tape (e.g. double sided or painter’s tape)
  • Paint Brush ($0.50 – Walmart)
  • Basic Sewing Supplies (needle, thread, pins, sewing machine, etc)

DIY Bath & Beauty Mother’s Day Gifts

bath-bonbons-lavender-coconut-oil-diy-craftsLavender and Coconut Oil Bath BonBons

Lavender Lemon Soap

Lavender Milk Bath

K-Cup DIY Bath Bombs

5 Minute DIY Lip Balm

Moisture Rich Milk and Honey Bath Melts

Stress Relieving Foot Soak

lotion-barRose Lotion Bar
coconut oil + shea butter + beeswax + rose oil

5 Minute Raspberry Sugar Scrub

DIY Bath Bombs

All-Natural DIY Sugar Lip Scrub with Honey

DIY Oatmeal Milk Bath 

Vanilla Bath Salts

10-Minute DIY Milk & Honey Soap


DIY Photo Mother’s Day Gifts

Ceramic Coasters
ceramic tiles + photos + clear acrylic spray + small felt circles

Photo Planters
mini trash can  + clear adhesive backed vinyl + 8 x 10 photo + potting soil + plants

glowing-family-luminaries-from-our-best-bitesGlowing Photo Luminaries
photos + candle holder (Dollar Tree) + double sided tape

Mother’s Day Photo Board
wood board + stain + printable + nails + mini clips + super glue

Mother’s Day Photo Candle
white pillar candles + white tissue paper + printer paper + wax paper

Picture Frame Luminaries
5 x 7 frames + vellum + printed photos + square mirror + LED Candles

Monogram Photo Letter
wooden letter + spray paint + photo + mod podge

upcylcled-mason-jar-lid-magnets-02Mason Jar Lid Magnets
mason jar lids + photos to trace & cut + magnets

DIY Popsicle Stick Photo Bracelet
super jumbo craft sticks + small photos

Mother’s Day Photocube
4-inch wooden cube + mod podge photo transfer medium + matte finish mod podge + square photocopies

Photo Vases
empty tin cans + photos + adhesive

magnetInstagram Magnets
oak veneer plywood + printed photos  + stain + sealer + white paint + strong round magnets


 DIY Candle Mother’s Day Gifts

candle-heartChalk Paint Heart Candle Holder
chalk paint + tape + candle holder + candle + natural raffia
Money Saving Tip: You can get the candle holder, candle and natural raffia at Dollar Tree

DIY Lavender Mason Jar Candles
soy wax + soy wicks + fragrance

Vintage Teacup Candles
vintage tea cups (thrift stores -$1) +  candle wax flakes + wood kabob sticks


DIY  Plants, Flowers & Vases for Mother’s Day Gifts

painted-tin-canPainted Tin Cans
chalk paint + tin can + washi tapes + free printable

Lace Vases
vases (Dollar Tree) + lace  + mod podge + white spray paint

Paper Bag Flowers
paper bag + circle brush + acrylic white paint +washi tape + flowers

Mother’s Day Flowerpot 
chalk or acrylic paints + chalk pen + terra cotta pot + flowers

Flower Bottle Vases
soda bottles + scrap paper + twine + flowers

Mother’s Day Photo Vase
quart size mason jar + picture + spray paint + sticker  + flowers + ribbon

No Sew Felt Flowers
various colored felt + twigs + buttons

Blooming Monogram
fake flowers + white spray paint + paper mache letter

Watercolor Planters
terra cotta pot + white acrylic paint + nail polish + bonding primer

gifts-for-friendsLetter Coffee Cup
plain mug + contact paper/vinyl + spray paint + spray clear acrylic

Kate Spade Rose Bowl
bowl vase + gold paint pen

Gold Succulent Vases
glasses + succulents + painter’s tape + gold spray paint.

Gilded Vases
gold leaf kit + mason jars + tealight candles or flowers

diy_garden_markers1DIY Garden Markers
oven bake-able polymer clay  + rubber letter stamps

Spring Chalkboard Pots
terra cotta pots + spray primer + chalkboard spray paint + chalk + potting soil + flowers

Succulent Tea Cups
tea cups + succulents + potting soil + river rocks
You can get everything but the succulents at Dollar Tree.

Tea Garden in a Box
mint, rose geranium or lavender + wooden wine crate

Mother’s Day Planter Gift
succulent  + metal tin + river rocks  + potting soil + double-stick tape
You can get the rocks and soil at Dollar Tree

Mother’s Day Vase
watering can + spray paint + stencils + acrylic paint

Succulent Colander Gift
colander + soil + succulents + tags + straw


DIY Coffee and Kitchen Mother’s Day Gifts

coffeecupGold Dipped Coffee Mug
plain white mug or mugs + tape +  gold spray paint + clear sealer for ceramic
You can get plain coffee mugs at Goodwill for less than a $1

mug-heartHeart Coffee Cup
mug + Sharpie oil based paint pen + contact paper + Krylon Crystal Clear

marbled-mugsMarbled Mugs
mugs + nail polish  + toothpicks + container
Money Saving Tip: You can get mugs at Goodwill for less than a dollar

Mother’s Day Mug
white ceramic mug (Dollar Tree) +ceramic/glass paint marker

mini-pallet-coasters-craft-diyWashi Tape Mini Wood Pallet Coaster
craft sticks + square balsa wood rod + pliers with wire cutting blade + washi tape


DIY Jewelry, Makeup and Accessories Mother’s Day Gifts

diy-copper-vanity-bowlsCopper Vanity Bowls
white ceramic bowls + metallic spray paint + tape

jewleryJewelry Tray
dishes, plates, bowls or mini trays + tape + gold spray paint

Marbled Clay Ring Dish 
various colored oven bake clays + gold liquid gilding

Photograph Jewelry
Miniature self-adhesive frames + metal pendants + jewelry glue + jump rings

Easy Leather Cord Keeper
-leather or faux leather + crop-a-dile + fabric glue + button stud with screwback

Hand Painted Wooden Bracelets
wooden bracelets + craft paint + washi  tape

DIY Pearl Pins
bobby pins +  thin wire + pearls

Dolly Canvas Bag
canvas bag+ fabric paint + paper doily + Krylon Paper Finishes Adhesive Spray

Easy-to-Sew Lined Tote Bag
cotton fabric + eavy fusible interfacing + canvas strap + sewing machine

ombre-toteOmbre Tote
white tote bag + Rit dye

completed-yarn-wrapYarn Wrapped Bracelet
chain link + 2 jump rings + 1 lobster clasp + yarn

Mom Necklace
wood letters + teal spray paint + gold acrylic paint + painter’s tape + spray glaze + chain

Beaded Bracelet
thick cord + thread + button + beads + needle

Jewelry Tower
cup + bowl + saucer + 2 candlesticks + white spray paint

Stamped Clay Bowl
air dry clay + stamps + ink pad + small bowls + sandpaper.


DIY Gift Basket and Jar Ideas for Mother’s Day

Manicure or Pedicure in a Jar
metallic spray paint + sticker + painter’s tape + mason jar + nail care items (Dollar Tree)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix In A Jar

Mommy Survival Kit
wet ones + sanitizer + listerine strips + chapstick + chocolate + mason jar
These items can be found at Dollar Tree

Mom’s Emergency Stash
various mini candy bars + plastic organizer + ribbon
You can get these items at Dollar Tree

Homemade Cookie Butter Kits

Garden Gift Bucket
bucket  + gloves + shovel/gardening tools + seed packets + skewers + ribbon


Other Mother’s Day Gifts

Heart Shaped Sachets
fabric + needle and thread + potpourri

Fabric Scrap Key Chain
fabric scraps + medium weight iron on interfacing + Pellon Peltex one sided iron-on interfacing + ribbon + key ring + buttons + thread,

Stenciled Tea Towel
stencil + acrylic paints + fabric painting medium + tea towels

Comforting Eye Mask
wool or wool blend felt +  embroidery floss + 1/2 cup rice

Serving Tray
thrift store mirror + placemat

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