44 DIY Mother's Day Crafts She'll Treasure Forever

Because the best gifts are handmade ones.

diy mother's day crafts

If you want to give her more than the usual Mother's Day flowers this year, try a handmade gift. Whether you're an expert crafter or just beginning, mom will treasure every gift on this list—because it's from the heart.

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mothers day crafts colander planter
Brian Woodcock
Colander Planters

If Mom is in the market for a new colander, do something special with her old one! Strainers can turn into adorable planters to hang outside her home.

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mothers day crafts wine stoppers
Crafts Unleashed
Decorative Wine Corks

Make wine bottles look even better with these simple DIY cork decorations. She'll be even more excited to break out a glass of wine after a long day.

Get the tutorial at .

What you'll need: decorative knobs ($19, )

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mothers day crafts painted mason jar
Mason Jar Crafts
Painted Mason Jar Vases

Decorate the house for Mother's Day with painted Mason jar vases and fill them with fresh flowers. Her home will look—and smell—wonderful.

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What you'll need: mason jars ($18, )

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mothers day crafts coffee nook
Courtesy of Funky Junk Interiors
Coffee Station

Make Mom's mornings even better. A cute coffee sign made of reclaimed wood, attached hooks, and simple mugs will make this nook her favorite spot in the kitchen.

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What you'll need: hooks ($12, ); mugs ($15, )

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mothers day crafts rope basket
Courtesy of Lydi Out Loud
DIY Rope Throw Basket

A stylish rope basket is perfect for any living room. Blogger Lydi uses metallic gold and red, but you can use any color to match mom's decor.

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What you'll need: round laundry basket ($20, ); sisal rope ($15 ); hot glue gun ($5, )

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David Hillegas
Simple Centepiece

This is the perfect centerpiece for a breakfast in bed tray! Insert the stems of flowers (here, ranunculus) into the tubes of assorted spools. For longer-lasting blooms, add floral foam, which you can dampen with a straw. Arrange these adorable flower-spools on your table or around your home for a simple, charming detail.

What you'll need: set of essential spools of thread, ($11, ); floral foam ($6, )

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Dear Paradise
Mason Jar String Art

Just try and tell us you've seen a craft cuter than this! Turn a wood slice into a "mason jar vase" with some nails, string, and faux flowers.

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What you'll need: wood slice ($14, )

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Alyssa & Carla
DIY Drink Hats

Though originally dreamed up for the Kentucky Derby, we're betting these tiny little drink toppers made from small would also make an adorable Mother's Day gift.

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What you'll need: straw doll hats, ($9, ); sparkling juice or soda ($18 )

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Courtesy of Shanty 2 Chic
Glass Vase Centerpiece

Place recycled glass soda bottles in a pine or whitewood frame and fill with fresh Mother's Day flowers for a breathtaking centerpiece she'll love.

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What you'll need: $45, Glass soda bottles, . Fresh flowers, .

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Alison Gootee/Studio D
A Cheap and Chic Pouch

Stitch together a handful of zippers to form one seriously cool case.

Step 1: Place seven 7-inch-long zippers facedown on your work surface, positioned horizontally with the long sides touching. Each zipper pull should be on the opposite end of the one before.

Step 2: With right sides facing, pin together the top edge of the bottom zipper and the bottom edge of the zipper above it. Working up, repeat this step until all the zippers are pinned together to form a rectangle. Using matching thread and removing the pins as you go, machine-stitch the zippers together, leaving a ⅛-inch seam allowance. Then, snip away any excess thread and iron the seams flat. Open the center zipper one inch.

Step 3: Cut a 6"W x 8"L rectangle of coordinating fabric. Position the zipper rectangle on the fabric, right sides facing. Pin all four edges, then sew, leaving a ¼-inch seam allowance. Trim away the zipper tape ends and any excess fabric. Finally, fully open the zipper from Step Two, turn the bag right side out, and iron the seams flat.

What you'll need: 7-inch sewing zippers ($8, )

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Courtesy of Polkadot Chair
Mason Jar Sewing Kits

There are quite a few Mason jar crafts out there that would make fantastic Mother's Day gifts, but we especially love this delightful project featuring a genius pin cushion lid.

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What you'll need: $9, Mason jars, .

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Courtesy of House by Hoff
Painted Tin Can

Have 10 minutes to spare? Transform tin cans into an elegant container for potted roses. Decorate the tin with washi tapes and for an extra special touch Mom will love.

What you'll need: (tin cans, $4 ); Washi tape, ($15, )

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DIY Candy
DIY Marbled Mugs

Start Mom's morning off right with a beautiful, one-of-a-kind mug for her morning brew. Believe it or not, this pretty craft costs less than $5 to make. Blogger Amy found the mugs at a thrift store, and used her own nail polish to create the marbled effect.

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Washi Tape Crafts
DIY Mini Pallet Coasters

Who knew wood pallets could be downsized into adorable coasters? That's exactly what this blogger did, and the results are nothing short of amazing. A set of four makes the perfect gift for Mom.

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My Frugal Adventures
Homemade Lavender Milk Bath

Treat her to the rest and relaxation she deserves with this DIY luxurious milk cleanser. The powdered milk moisturized skin while the lavender gives off the most calming scent, creating the ultimate bath experience.substitutes.

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Courtesy of Homemade for Friends
Floral Herbal Tea

You haven't had tea until you've homemade floral tea. Made from edible flowers, each cup smells and tastes amazing. In this version, roses, chamomile, lavender and mint leaves combine to make a luxurious tea experience Mom will love instantly.

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Design Improvised
DIY Wine Cork Vases

If you're like us, you have a growing wine cork collection that basically just sits there. Put it to good use by making mom a beautiful vase. Grab a vase at the dollar store and this craft will cost you next to nothing. (Pair this gift with an actual bottle of wine for extra brownie points.)

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Courtesy of Dreaming in DIY
Distressed Barn Wood Art

Every country mom will cherish this rustic and reclaimed "family" sign. Use accents colors mom loves for some added punch.

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Godzgear Blog
Egg Carton Rose Lamp Shade

We know what you're thinking—how can this gorgeous lamp shade come from egg cartons? As hard as it is to believe, egg cartons did produce this stunning decor, and doing it yourself isn't as hard as you would think.

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Courtesy of Crafts By Amanda
String Art

Who doesn't love showing off some hometown pride? Blogger Amanda has a super-easy tutorial for turning string and nails into a statement piece.

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A Pumpkin and Princess
DIY Rose Milk Bath Bombs

Moms don't get nearly as much pampering as they deserve. Make it easier with a spa gift basket, including these skin-soothing, sweet-smelling bath bombs.

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Courtesy of Homemade by Jill
Family Tree Serving Tray

How cute is this idea: Mod Podge a copy of your family tree onto a serving tray for a gift that mom will cherish.

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Courtesy of Polkadot Chair
Fold-Over Clutch

This fold-over clutch made with soft lambskin leather can be used as an evening purse, or as a small travel pouch to hold jewelry.

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Courtesy of Lil' Luna
Recipe Holder

Attach a patterned clothespin to an elevated wooden frame to make a recipe holder that'll keep mom's favorite recipe cards out of the splatter zone.

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Courtesy of the Teacher Mama
Initial Frame

Embellish Mod Podged pages from mom's favorite book with a hand-painted monogram and frame for a gorgeous and inexpensive gift.

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Courtesy of Lulu*s
Blooming Monogram

Hot-glue faux flowers inside a hollow papier-mâché letter for a personalized gift that'll keep blooming year round.

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Courtesy of Shanty 2 Chic
Sentimental Photo Holder

Show mom what she means to you by clipping some of your favorite snapshots to a stained pine board and pinning on a handwritten note or a heart-warming .

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Alexandra Grablewski
A Clever Homemade Trivet

Whip up a Scandinavian-style table protector from–get this–wooden clothespins and floral wire. Oslo-born crafter Paul Lowe shares his easy how-to in ($30; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Simply disassemble 40 clothespins, lay them flat side down, and drill a hole in each, about ½ inch from the tapered end. Thread the pins onto the wire with the double-notched sides facing right, as shown. Then, pull the wire into a circle and twist the ends to secure. You'll be done before the kettle boils.

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U-CreateCrafts.com
Watering Can Vase

Transform a watering can into a rustic vase by adding a coat of spray paint in your mom's favorite color and adorning it with a personalized message in vinyl letters.

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