DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

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I am a BIG fan of homemade Mother’s Day gifts around here. As a mother, a DIY Mother’s Day gift that one of my loved ones spent time handmaking for me means more than even the most expensive thing on my wishlist. I hope that doesn’t sound too cheesy, because it’s true!

DIY Mother’s Day gifts are an ADDED bonus if you’re on a tight budget or have run out of time to order the right gift. Somewhere between the two is usually where I find myself. So today, I’ve rounded up 15 budget-friendly, homemade, and easy homemade Mother’s Day gift ideas for folks like me 😉 I focused on not only finding great last-minute and affordable gifts, but finding truly BEAUTIFUL and practical gifts that mom will love!


DIY Antique Cutting Board

A DIY antique cutting board! I mean, how dreamy. A display piece or a practical piece, you couldn’t go wrong with this one. I recommend pairing it with a favorite treat or baked good!

Essential Oil Room Spray

Easy and beautiful! A great gift if you need multiples. These would make great gifts for any of the moms in your life. Friends, grandparents, etc.

Pressed Flowers (from the kids or grandkids!)

Pressed flowers. I mean – the sweetness! This will make any mom’s day. All I can say is that as a mom, if my children collected flowers with me in mind and made this, it would be a statement piece in my home!

Handmade Lemon Lavender Candle

Who doesn’t love a yummy scented candle? Why not try your hand at making one for the moms in your life? These printable tags from Boxwood Avenue make it a truly beautiful gift, and she gives step-by-step instruction.

Handmade Goat’s Milk Citrus Soap

I am a sucker for handmade soap. How LOVELY is this citrus soap from Hello Wonderful? AND it’s an awesome gift idea if you need multiples. Tie them up in ribbon and voila!

DIY Grocery Store Bouquet

I love this idea for giving flowers to multiple moms on a budget! Mikyla Creates shows you how to take grocery store bouquets and make something truly stunning.

Inexpensive DIY Gallery Wall (Using Dollar Tree Frames)

Our Dollar Tree gallery wall is still one of my favorite projects! This is an incredibly easy and AFFORDABLE way to give photos as a gift. I recently gave my mom a gallery wall for Christmas and it brought her to tears. You couldn’t go wrong with this one!

DIY Framed Silhouette Art

I always thought that creating silhouette art would be much harder, but Sara D makes it look easy! How sweet to give the gift of a child/grandchild’s silhouette. This is on my agenda for Mother’s Day this year!

Vanilla Sugar Scrub

I have a friend that handmakes sugar scrub and has given it to friends and family as gifts for years. It is always one of my very favorite gifts to receive, every single year. I like to keep one in the shower and one by our bathroom sink. A DIY Mother’s Day gift you couldn’t go wrong with!

DIY Cookbook Stand

For the mom that loves to cook, or even just loves to display her cookbooks, this DIY cookbook is a GREAT idea. And it’s made all the more special that a loved one made it.

Homemade Tub Teas

For the mom that loves baths, how perfect are these homemade tub teas? They are beautiful and practical, and a great idea if you need multiples!

Preserved Handwritten Recipe

I love this simplistic and beautiful way to display a family recipe from the Blesser House. I recently took my Grandmother’s chicken and dumplings recipe and created something similar for my parents. They LOVE it and have it proudly displayed in their home. A gorgeous and sentimental gift that Mom will treasure.

Homemade Honey Mint Lip Balm

I don’t know about you, but I am a lip balm-using fool! I make a straight line for the homemade lip balm table at craft shows. I love that it’s natural and handmade – and if it’s made by YOU, Mom is sure to love it.

Natural Face Moisturizer

Natural face moisturizer. Sign my dry skin up! An easy, nourishing, and practical gift. A moisturizer is also a great gift for when you need multiples.

DIY Minimalist Soap Dish

And last but not least, a homemade soap dish! Pair this with the delicious citrus soap we talked about earlier and you’ve got a beautiful and practical gift, COMPLETELY handmade by you!

I hope this list of DIY Mother’s Day Gifts helps you to find the perfect gift for your mom this year!

Happy crafting 🙂

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