20 Unique DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show your mom how much you love her. I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite Mother’s Day DIY gifts for you to show it’s not how much you spend, but what you put into a gift that will have your mom smiling. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

20 Unique DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

1. DIY Mason Jar Succulent Pots

These beautiful pots are fun to make and sure to brighten your mom’s day. 

2. How To Make a Mother’s Day Flower Arrangement in a Cup

How to Make a Mother's Day Flower Arrangement in a Cup

With a coffee cup and silk flowers, you can put together this fun Mother’s day flower arrangement in a cup for your mom or grandmother.

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3. Button Bouquet

Mom’s love flowers but what about a button bouquet? Add these adorable button flowers to a potted plant or bouquet and you have a fantastic handmade touch in a short amount of time. Use your mom’s favorite colors and the free printable tag for a perfect touch!

4. Lavender Chamomile Tea Soap

It’s as easy as melting, adding in a scent and pouring, to make this beautiful soap for Mother’s Day.

5. I Would Choose You As A Friend

Simply use the free printable to adhere to a stained board and you are on your way to a fun project that let’s your mom know just how you feel.

6. Pounded Flower Tote Bag

Get rid of your stress while you pound flowers to make this beautiful tote bag.

7. DIY Photo Planter

With just a few supplies and photos, you can make this custom photo planter highlighting some of your mom’s favorite memories.

8. DIY Tile Coasters

These DIY tile coasters are pretty yet practical. Use photos of the grandkids or gather photos from long ago that are sitting in a box in the attic and show them off.

9. Homemade Vanilla


Perfect for the mom who loves to bake, homemade vanilla is easy to make and makes a thoughtful gift.

10. Mason Jar String Art

Feeling crafty? String art has grown in popularity the last few years and this fun project only requires a handful of supplies.

11. Homemade Whipped Body Butter

After the Winter many have had, your skin can be left dry. This homemade whipped body butter is the perfect cure and a gift your mom is sure to love.

12. Create Your Own Seed Packets

If you have a garden, collecting the seeds from your plants and gifting them to others is a wonderful way to share your love of gardening. Here’s a beautiful way to create your own seed packets.

13. Home is Where Mom is

What a fun way to let mom know she is in your heart! Make this fun sign she can hang on her wall or door.

14. Moisture Rich Milk & Honey Bath

Give your mom the ingredients for a soothing bath with these Moisture Rich Milk & Honey Bath Melts.

15. DIY Hoop Tassel Earrings

Tassels are all the rage right now and you can make these DIY Hoop Tassel Earrings without being a jewelry-making expert.

16. How to Make a Thrift Store Teacup Candle

Turn a thrift store find into a beautiful teacup candle gift.

17. Mother’s Day Vase DIY

Mom’s love seeing pictures of their loved one’s. Combine that with a flower vase and you have a winner!

18. DIY Necklace Organizer

If your mom has a lot of jewelry to keep organized, this DIY Necklace Organizer could be just what she needs.

19. Garden Markers

If your mom has a garden, these garden markers are the perfect gift and can be made for only a few dollars.

20. Message in a Bottle Necklace

Do you have a favorite memory with your mom? Or maybe a favorite saying? Put it in this pretty message in a bottle for your mom for Mother’s Day.

and as a bonus…

21. Custom Mother’s Day Memory Jar

20 Memorable DIY Mother's Day Ideas

Reflect on the many moments you and your mom have shared with memory jar ideas and printables for mom this Mother’s Day. Click over to her blog to print and customize your printables with special, noteworthy memories. Then cut and place into a DIY jar or box.

And there you have my list of 20 Unique DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas! Which one is your favorite?

Happy Mother’s Day,



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  1. Tammy Burns on April 16, 2018 at 9:22 am

    I love all of these ideas and appreciate all the work going into this

  2. Margareth on April 4, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Hey Julie, I really love your list 😀 My favorite is definitely these earrings although all the other stuff are also really interesting

  3. Wood Cutouts on January 28, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    Wonderful information!

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