by Christina DiFerdinando
Nothing says thoughtful giving like a homemade gift, especially on Mother’s Day. Anyone can buy a card and a fresh bouquet, so get a little crafty this year with these DIY Mother’s Day gifts made just for her.
10 Gift Ideas for Mom
Handmade photo album
Materials: Scrapbook paper, adhesive, photos, embellishments
Instructions: Cut the scrapbook paper to size, add the photos, and use the adhesive to stick everything together. Add embellishments such as stickers, ribbons, or washi tape for extra decoration. Personalize the album by including handwritten notes and captions for each photo.
Materials: Plain white mug, porcelain paint, brush
Instructions: Paint a design or message onto the mug using a brush and porcelain paint. Allow the paint to dry, then bake the mug in the oven according to the paint instructions. Add a personal touch by painting a design or message that your mom will love.
DIY sugar scrub
Materials: Sugar, oil, essential oils, jar
Instructions: Mix the ingredients together and package the scrub in a decorative jar. Personalize the scrub by choosing scents and oils that your mom loves and adding a special label or tag.
Hand-painted tote bag
Materials: Plain canvas tote bag, fabric paint, paintbrushes
Instructions: Use the fabric paint to paint a design or message onto the tote bag using paintbrushes. Allow the paint to dry completely before using. Personalize the tote bag by choosing a design or message that your mom will love and adding her favorite colors.
Materials: Mason jar, paper, pen, ribbon, or twine
Instructions: Write down favorite memories or moments on small pieces of paper and place them in the jar. Tie a ribbon or twine around the jar for decoration. Personalize the memory jar by choosing memories that are special to your mom and adding her favorite colors or decorative elements.
Materials: Cardstock, patterned paper, scissors, ribbon, or twine
Instructions: Cut the cardstock and patterned paper to size, then layer them and tie a ribbon or twine at the top. Personalize the bookmark by choosing patterns and colors that your mom loves and adding a special quote or message.
DIY herb garden kit
Materials: Pots, potting soil, herb seeds, gardening gloves, decorative rocks or labels
Instructions: Fill the pots with potting soil, plant the herb seeds, and add decorative rocks or labels. Personalize the herb garden kit by choosing herbs that your mom loves and adding a special label or message.
Handmade candles in teacups
Materials: Teacups, wax, wicks, essential oils
Instructions: Melt the wax, add essential oils, and pour the mixture into teacups with wicks. Personalize the candles by choosing scents that your mom loves and adding decorative elements such as dried flowers or herbs.
Personalized recipe book
Materials: Notebook, scrapbook paper, glue, pen
Instructions: Cut the scrapbook paper to size and glue it onto the notebook cover. Write down your mom’s favorite recipes or family recipes inside the notebook. Personalize the recipe book by adding photos, notes, or special quotes.
Hand-painted plant pot
Materials: Terra cotta pot, acrylic paint, paintbrushes
Instructions: Paint a design or message onto the pot using acrylic paint and paintbrushes. Allow the paint to dry, then fill the pot with soil and plant your mom’s favorite flowers or herbs. Personalize the pot by choosing a design or message that your mom will love and adding her favorite colors.