When it comes to making mom smile on Mother’s Day, I find that it is best done with something that you really put thought into. For the boys’ grandmothers (including my mom) that means a homemade gift that I made myself, or my boys created. Plus, the best part is, how excited my kids and she gets when they open it together. Looking around for some new inspiration from other creative bloggers, I collected over twenty homemade gift ideas for mother’s day that I know moms, grandmothers and aunts will delight in. Check them out and let me know what you think!
Photo Homemade Gifts Ideas for Mother’s Day
A We Love You Frame by Crafts by Amanda where each child has their picture taken with a different word. Or maybe you’d like the wooden Photo Cubes or her Photo Chain Magnet made with school photos better.
Lovely Photo Pendant Necklaces by Ginger Snap Crafts, which are similar to my Team Pendants necklaces. So easy to make, and something your mom will be proud to wear.
I love the beads on this version of the Photo Charm Necklace by Happy Hour Projects. In fact, I think I might have to make it for myself– and it only takes 15 minutes!
Mason Jars are so practical. But who knew that they could be both a vase and a frame. What I love most about this Mason Jar Picture Frame Vase from Home Stories A to Z is the color of the jar! Just my color of mulberry!
Handprints and the Like Homemade Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day
One of my favorite ideas for my children’s grandmothers are gifts that are focused on their sweet little hands and feet, fingerprints, and I love silhouettes.
Did you know that you can make your own silhouettes? I think I might have done this in elementary school, but Hello Glow has an excellent tutorial on how to craft Child Silhouettes for various projects.
This Child’s Hand Dish by My Poppet Makes is a special one for me because the Big One made one for me in Kindergarten, and it’s great for holding rings and jewelry.
What grandmother wouldn’t love this idea from Glued to my Crafts (Shared on A Night Owl Blog) for a Handprint Canvas to hang on her wall?
Homemade Gift Ideas for the Garden
Use vinyl and a plastic water can to create this touching and personalized Mother’s Day Watering Can planter following the tutorial found on Simplistically Living.
You could use the colorful kitchen wares that you can find at your local store to create this sweet Colander Garden by Lil Luna.
Or maybe you’d rather use some scrap wood to make a succulent planter like I did for my mom two years ago.
Wooden spoons are so inexpensive, and with some bright and cheerful paint, you can turn them in to Garden Markers like Playground Park Bench did.
Home Decor Homemade Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day
Don’t go to Pottery Barn, instead you can make these Birch Candles by following the tutorial over A Night Owl Blog.
This canvas that becomes a floral arrangement of Egg Carton Art by Mod Podge Rocks is something that you and your kiddos can make together. I know that my kids love to help me with my “projects!”
Like the handprint dish, moms would love to use this beautiful Monogrammed Tray by A Night Owl Blog. It’s my favorite color, but the design would work in any palette.
As you may know, I adore felt so this floral felt bouquet by Happiness is Homemade is one that I would love making as well as receiving. And Crafts by Amanda has another Bouquet Of Felt Flowers that’s an everlasting vase of red roses.
While these sweet Tin Cans by Our Best Bites are designed to hold tasty goodies, they would also be great for desk organization, and a wonderful reminder of love and appreciation.
Jewelry and Accessory Homemade Gifts for Mother’s Day
Turn the adult coloring book range into jewelry using this amazing tutorial by Persia Lou to create a Coloring Page Bracelet.
I can’t believe that this darling clutch was made by Craftaholics Anonymous using a placemat. Wouldn’t mom look stylish with this cute accessory?
I know that I would love go to get this Kate Spade Inspired Key Fob that was created by Flamingo Toes for Lil’ Luna.
This polymer clay thumbprint necklace by Hello Creative Family is simple, personal and beautiful! Which in my opinion, makes it an absolutely perfect Mother’s Day gift.
Since compiling this list, I have found so many more ideas, but that is for another post! However, I’d love to hear what you are making for mother’s day. What are the best gifts to receive and to give?
Tell me about your favorite Homemade Gifts for Mother’s Day!