10 DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas That Will Make Mom Smile

by Mark Jacobovits
10 DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas That Will Make Mom Smile

Mother's Day is a special occasion to celebrate and appreciate the love, care, and sacrifices our moms make for us. This year, why not surprise her with a unique and personalized gift that shows how much you care?

Here are 10 DIY Mother's Day gift ideas that will make your mom smile, including some adorable baby clothing gifts for new moms or moms-to-be.

1. Canvas Prints

Canvas Prints - Mother's Day Gift Ideas
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Create a stunning canvas print featuring a memorable family photo or a beautiful quote that your mom will treasure for years to come. This thoughtful gift will surely brighten up her living space and remind her of the special bond you share.

The canvas print should feature a vibrant family photo with you, your mom, and other family members. This will show her how much you care about the bond between you and the rest of your family.

2. Outdoor Throw Pillows

Outdoor Throw Pillow

If your mom loves spending time outdoors, consider making her some stylish and comfortable outdoor throw pillows.

Choose fabrics in her favorite colors or patterns, and she'll be excited to use them during her next backyard gathering or patio relaxation session.

You can also add outdoor lanterns, wind chimes, and other garden accessories for a cozy outdoor ambiance.

3. Photo Coasters

Photo Coasters
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Preserve precious memories by turning your favorite photos into custom photo coasters. This practical yet sentimental gift will protect your mom's furniture while reminding her of the happy moments you've shared together.

These coasters can be made from ceramic, stone, or cork, and can be customized with a favorite photo and message. They make a great addition to any home and are sure to bring a smile to your mom's face every time she looks at them.

4. Baby Clothing Gifts

Baby Clothing Gifts

For new moms or moms-to-be, consider creating adorable and personalized baby clothing items. You can design cute onesies, bibs, or hats with sweet messages or images that will make both mom and baby smile.

You can also look into creating custom blankets or swaddle wraps with unique patterns or designs that will make the baby stand out in the crowd.

Finally, consider making personalized milestone cards or photo frames to capture and commemorate all the special moments in a baby’s life.

5. Bubble Candles

Bubble Candles - Mother's Day Gift Ideas
Photo by Zcandlestudio.com


Add a touch of whimsy to your mom's home decor with colorful bubble candles. Made from silicone molds, these playful candles can give any room a modern and fun look.

Follow an easy tutorial online and customize the colors to match your mom's taste. Place them on a mantle or side table, or in the kitchen to make your mom smile.

6. Ribbon and Chain Wrap Bracelet

Ribbon and Chain Wrap Bracelet Photo by Flamingotoes.com

Craft a fashionable and unique bracelet for your mom using a gold chain, vintage-style ribbon, and pearls. This charming accessory will add a touch of elegance to her wardrobe and serve as a constant reminder of your love.

Materials Needed:

  • Gold Chain

  • Vintage-Style Ribbon

  • Pearls


  1. Cut a length of ribbon approximately 5 inches long and tie one end of the ribbon to the gold chain.

  2. Thread several pearls onto the other end of the ribbon.

  3. Wrap the ribbon around the gold chain, creating a loop with the pearls at the center.

  4. Secure the ribbon by knotting it on the back side of the gold chain.

  5. Tie a second piece of ribbon around the pearls to create a bow shape.

  6. Trim off any excess ribbon and secure the ends with hot glue.

  7. Attach a clasp to either end of the gold chain to complete your bracelet.

7. Lip Scrub

Lip Scrub - Mother' Day Gift Ideas
Photo by Karolina Grabowska

Treat your mom to some pampering with a homemade lip scrub. Made from natural ingredients like sugar, coconut oil, and essential oils, this thoughtful gift will help keep her lips soft and smooth.


  1. Start by combining 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of coconut oil in a bowl.

  2. Next, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil and mix everything together.

  3. Use a spoon to scoop the scrub onto her lips for gentle exfoliation.

  4. Then rinse off with warm water. Your mom will love how soft and hydrated her lips feel after this luxurious treatment!

8. Handkerchief Wreath

Handkerchief Wreath - Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Photo by Thecraftpatchblog.com

If your mom has a collection of handkerchiefs, create a one-of-a-kind wreath by tying an assortment of colorful designs around a wire wreath form. This beautiful display can be hung on her front door or bedroom wall as a unique piece of art.

Add a pretty bow to the top of the wreath for a decorative touch. For extra sentimentality, have your mom sew a special handkerchief into the middle of the wreath with her initials or a special message.

9. Polymer Clay Necklace

Polymer Clay Necklace - Mother's Day Gift Ideas

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Fashion a stylish and personalized polymer clay necklace for your mom. Choose colors and shapes that reflect her personality, and she'll be thrilled to wear this handmade piece of jewelry.


  1. Start by conditioning a block of white polymer clay.

  2. Roll out the clay and use a cookie cutter to cut out a heart-shaped pendant.

  3. Place it on a baking sheet and bake in the oven at the temperature and time recommended by your clay's instructions.

  4. Let cool before handling.

  5. Use a rolling pin to roll out sheets of several colors of polymer clay: pink, yellow, blue, and green.

  6. Cut shapes such as stars, circles, and flowers from each color and layer them onto the heart-shaped pendant.

  7. Make sure to press down firmly so that the pieces adhere to the clay.

  8. Bake the pendant again according to the instructions on the package.

  9. Once cooled, brush on a thin layer of clear acrylic sealer to the pendant for added protection.

  10. Attach a jump ring to the top of the pendant, and then attach a long chain to the jump ring.

Your mom will love this personalized polymer clay necklace. Its bright colors and cheerful shapes will show her just how much you care.

10. Pom-Pom Heart Box


Pom-Pom Heart Box - Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Craft a heart-shaped box made of paper using a Cricut machine and fill it with your mom's favorite treats or small gifts. This sweet gesture will show her how much you care and make her Mother's Day extra special.


  • Cardstock

  • Cricut machine

  • Cricut Design Space

  • Cricut tools (cutting mats, scoring stylus, etc.)


  1. Design.

  2. Resize the heart box to your desired size.

  3. Cut the cardstock using your Cricut machine and the corresponding tools.

  4. Score along the indicated lines with the scoring stylus.

  5. Fold along the scored lines to assemble the heart box.

  6. Fill the box with your mom's favorite treats or small gifts.

  7. Enjoy giving your special homemade gift to your mom on Mother's Day!


These 10 DIY Mother's Day gift ideas are sure to make your mom smile and feel appreciated. Remember, the most important part of any gift is the love and thought behind it. So, take the time to create something unique and heartfelt for your mom this Mother's Day, and she'll cherish it forever.

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