13 DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas (Including Crafts For Kids)

Spoil Mom this Mother's Day with a heartfelt, handmade gift! Whether she loves a touch of class, a pop of color, or something practical, this roundup of DIY Mother's Day gift ideas has the perfect craft project for you.

From classic teacup candles to unique camera-shaped photo albums, there's something for every mom and every skill level, including kid-friendly crafts.

Grab your craft supplies, and get ready to create a gift Mom will cherish!

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1. DIY Teacup Candles

First up, this tutorial by Dawn Neumeister shows how to make beautiful, homemade candles decorated with pressed flowers inside a teacup. It's a great gift idea for any occasion, but especially Mother's Day.

DIY teacup candle by Dawn Neumeister

6-Pack Glass Teacups & Saucers

First, you press flowers by placing them between the pages of a heavy book for a few days. Then, clean a teacup and arrange your pressed flowers on the outside, attaching them with Mod Podge.

The next day, you can place a wick in the center of the cup and secure it with a paintbrush and tape.

Melt wax chips in a double boiler and add fragrance if desired. Pour the melted wax into the teacup, leaving room for the flowers on top.

After the wax cools slightly, add a few more loose flower petals on top. Let the candle cure for a few hours, then trim the wick and enjoy your creation!

2. DIY Tea Box and Tea Tags

Speaking of tea, this craft idea from Irina shows how to make a cute tea box and tea tags with your kids.

DIY tea bag box and decorate tea tags by Irina

Decorate paper tags and attach them to store-bought tea bags. You can also make a decorative box from a large piece of paper following the traced outline of a tea box. It's a perfect gift for Mother's Day!

3. DIY Nail Polish Rack

For something more on the practical side, this DIY project from Missy Polen gives instructions on how to build a nail polish rack from scrap wood.

DIY nail polish rack by Missy Polen

Use 1"x8' boards and a piece of paneling to build shelves with a lip to prevent polishes from falling off. The shelves are secured with hot glue, screws, and nails. The perfect gift for a mom who loves to paint her nails!

4. Mother's Day Cards With Acrostic Poems

This next Mother's Day gift idea is from The Resourceful Mama, and it's a classic! The guide provides instructions for making two different Mother's Day cards featuring acrostic poems.

Mother's Day card featuring an acrostic poem by The Resourceful Mama

The first card uses paper flowers arranged in a heart shape and glued from the back, while the second card uses washi tape to create a grid with paper flowers glued on the intersections.

Both cards have a smaller piece of paper with a rounded poem attached inside.

5. Hand-Painted Cacti

This next super-cute Mother's Day gift idea is also a great craft for kids, though adults will enjoy making it too. The tutorial by Devin and Tara shows how to make adorable, low-maintenance mini cacti using river rocks.

Hand-painted cacti gift idea by Devin and Tara

120PCS Painting Rocks

Collect small, flat rocks from a riverbed or buy them from a dollar store or home improvement store. Paint the tops of the rocks green and add white details for a cactus look.

Place the painted rocks in pots filled with moss and tiny decorative rocks to hold them upright. These mini cacti are perfect as inexpensive, handmade gifts for teachers or moms.

6. DIY Poster Hanger

This next tutorial by Kera @hautehouselove shows how to make a wooden poster hanger using stainable wood strips, faux suede cord, and poster hanging strips.

DIY poster hanger by Kera @hautehouselove

After cutting and sanding the wood pieces, you can stain or paint them. Then, braid three pieces of suede cord together and staple them to one of the wood pieces.

Finally, assemble the hanger by attaching the poster to the wood strips using poster hanging strips, and secure the top and bottom with the remaining wood pieces.

7. DIY Pressed Flower Suncatcher

This tutorial from Lily Ardor gives instructions on how to make a DIY pressed flower suncatcher and also offers a faster method for drying flowers using a microwave and bricks wrapped in cotton fabric.

DIY pressed flower suncatcher by Lily Ardor

Unlike traditional drying methods that take weeks, this technique takes minutes and preserves the flower's color. The dried flowers can then be arranged in frames to create artwork for display or as suncatchers.

8. DIY Camera Box Photo Album

This tutorial by Giulia Talmacel provides instructions on how to create a camera-shaped gift box that unfolds into a photo album. The project requires various crafting tools and materials including cardstock, decorative paper, glue, and embellishments.

Camera-shaped gift box that unfolds into a photo album by Giulia Talmacel

The detailed steps guide you through creating the box, lid, lens, and assembling all the pieces. You can also decorate the box with buttons, butterflies, ribbons, and other elements to personalize it.

This handmade camera box with a photo album inside is a unique gift idea for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, birthdays, or any other occasion.

9. Resin Trinket Dish

This resin trinket dish tutorial by Hannah Somerville's Crafty Tutorials explains how to mix colored resin, pour it into molds, and shape it around bowls to create curved dishes.

Resin trinket dish by Hannah Somerville's Crafty Tutorials

After curing, the resin is decorated with gold or silver leaf applied to the edges.

You can watch the linked video for a more detailed visual guide, but this written guide offers instructions on mixing resin, coloring it, shaping the cured resin, and adding embellishments.

10. Faux Kintsugi Coasters

Hannah also has another great Mother's Day gift idea. This tutorial explains how to create faux Kintsugi coasters, which resemble the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold/silver.

Faux Kintsugi coasters by Hannah Somerville's Crafty Tutorials

There are 3 versions: flat-topped with painted cracks, shallow cracks with gold/silver leaf, and deep cracks filled with paint (shown in a separate video).

All methods involve applying a paste to create crack designs, pouring concrete over the molds, and embellishing the cracks with gold/silver leaf or paint.

11. DIY Aroma Stones

Next up is a beautiful home fragrance craft and gift idea. This tutorial by Everything Pretty shows how to make DIY aroma stones using flour, salt, essential oils, and water. You can add mica powder for color.

DIY aroma stones by Everything Pretty

Set of 6 Essentials oils by PURE AROMA

Simply mix the dry ingredients, add cooled water and essential oils, knead the dough until not sticky, press it into molds or shape by hand, and let them dry completely.

These aroma stones act as natural air fresheners for small spaces.

12. Tissue Paper Flowers

This tutorial by TwoKidsandaCoupon guides you through making easy tissue paper flowers in about 5 minutes. You'll need colored tissue paper, pipe cleaners, scissors, and a ruler.

Tissue paper flower by TwoKidsandaCoupon

60 Sheets Yellow Tissue Paper

Stack 5 sheets of tissue paper, fold them in 1-inch increments, and cut the stack in half. Twist a pipe cleaner around the middle of the folded tissue paper. Separate the layers carefully to create a flower shape.

You can display them in a vase or hang them with the pipe cleaners.

13. DIY Soy Wax Candles

For the final Mother's Day DIY on this list, The Everyday Farmhouse explains how to make homemade soy wax candles, which are a great and healthy alternative to store-bought paraffin wax candles.

Did you know that soy wax burns cleaner and for a longer time?

DIY soy wax candles by The Everyday Farmhouse

The Candlemaker's Store Natural Soy Wax, 10 lb. Bag

The process involves melting soy wax flakes, adding fragrance oil, pouring the wax into containers, and letting it cool. You can customize your candles with seasonal scents and labels.

More DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Have a DIY gift idea or craft to share? Leave it in the comment section below!

We hope this roundup has sparked some creative ideas for your Mother's Day gift. With so many options to choose from, you're sure to find a project that Mom will love and appreciate.

Happy crafting, and Happy Mother's Day!

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