Are you looking for a DIY mother’s day gift for a mom in your life? It could be your mom, the mother of your children, a mom-figure, or a new momma that you want to help feel appreciated. Mom’s are amazing creatures and I know you want your gift to stand out this year. That’s why I spent some time coming up with ideas for DIY projects that are gift-worthy. Because I also know that gifts don’t need to be expensive to meaningful.
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5 DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Mom
I’ve tried to come up with some inexpensive and unique DIY mother’s day gift ideas that can be made by different age levels. I hope you are able to find something on this list that you can make for your mom-figure!
This is a decor idea I’ve done a few times and shared on here. It’s a fun and easy project that’s unique and inexpensive! I’ve done these stacked books for Christmas, housewarming, and for myself. You can easily customize them to show a sweet quote or list the names of her children/grandchildren. Stack as many as you need! They really are a great all-purpose gift idea. Your siblings will be in awe of your DIY skills when you present this gift to your Mom.
DIY String Art Sign
String art is a neat way to express a message. This is not something I have done, but there are lots of tutorials out there on Pinterest. Draw an outline of your art on a piece of wood, hammer in small nails, and wrap some coloured thread around the nails to create a string art image. You could choose to have it spell out MOM, or perhaps depict an animal. The best part is that no two signs will be identical.
DIY Basket of Favors
One of our love languages is Acts of Service so this one really speaks to me. What is something that you could do for your Mom?
One version could be putting together a cleaning basket with some household cleaner, scrub brush, rubber gloves, etc. Along with these items include a note letting her know that these items are for YOU to use. The gift is actually your time spent spring cleaning/ thoroughly cleaning her house when you are able to go over. These are chores like washing walls, washing windows, wiping down all the cabinets, and dusting light fixtures. She will always remember you taking the time to do this.
Now, current situations may not permit you to go do a cleaning act of service. You’ll likely have to think of some other way to show you care. Perhaps instead you could do the yard cleanup, plant flowers and fill bird feeders. Could her car use a good washing? Does she need groceries delivered? Brainstorm some ways you could safely help out.
DIY Jar Of Favourites
Think of a few of her favourite items. What’s your mom’s favourite snack? A favourite candle or essential oil scent? Her favourite movie? Favourite colour? How can you include some of her favourite items together into one jar or basket? Maybe you could include an I O U for a movie night and a small snack bag. Or perhaps you are able to toss in a bag of her favourite tea or roll up a t-shirt in her favourite colour. Be creative with your selection of favourites.
Why not pick up an inexpensive clay pot, and dress it up for her? Paint it, glue some pompoms on it, or glitter the crap out of it! Then add some soil liner, fill it with the appropriate soil, and plant a small flower or succulent! Be sure to use the right soil though for the plant you intend on planting. I repurposed a wood bowl into a succulent planter which meant I needed cactus soil for proper moisture management and drainage.
I hope you enjoyed these DIY Mother’s day gift ideas! Any of these would be awesome to receive as a Mom myself. Since our Mom’s will be reading this (Hi Mom!), I am not going to list what we are doing for them, but I can fill you in after the fact!
I hope you are able to spend some time with your mothers or maternal figures on this Mother’s Day. Even if it’s just a phone/video call to let them know you are thinking of them. They are always thinking of you.