Making your own Mother’s Day gifts is a fun activity for the whole family -- and a way to make some pretty impressive gifts Mom will really love. Don’t worry, you don’t need a Ph.D. in crafting. These high-end-looking DIY Mother’s Day gifts are also fun and easy enough for anyone to make. Kids, too!
Make Your Own Reed Diffuser
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You can turn any pretty vase and Mom’s favorite essential oils into a reed diffuser that is customized exactly to her preferences. All you need are some really simple ingredients you can get online or in the craft store and a glass bottle or vase, and you can easily make a Mother’s Day gift that is better than any you will find in the store.
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Isn’t this pretty? Unless you tell her, Mom will never believe this is a DIY Mother’s Day gift. It looks like it came straight out of a trendy little boutique. This delicate macrame bracelet is made by making a series of square knots on either side of a brass bar -- something even little fingers can do. Choose the color of cord and metal that Mom will love the most, then make one for yourself, too! Get the tutorial.
Vibrant Clay Mug
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Even if you feel like Mom’s had her fill of Mother’s Day mugs over the years, we bet she doesn’t have one of these. This 3D mug is a homemade gift you make with a simple white mug and colorful polymer clay. These bright and cheery mugs are super adorable and would be fun to make with the kids. Just roll out the clay into your desired shapes, bake them onto the mug, pop them off, then glue them back on. Super simple and really cute! Get the tutorial.
Cherry Blossom Bath Bombs
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If Mom loves to soak her cares away during relaxing tub time, bath bombs are a thoughtful DIY gift idea. Just mix together a few simple ingredients, press them into a pretty flower mold, then paint them when dry. This bath bomb recipe is made with grapeseed oil, which is great for sensitive skin. Get the tutorial.
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It turns out you don’t have to be a master carpenter to make a stunning footed vanity tray. Really, there’s no sawing, hammering, or sanding involved. All you need to do to make this homemade gift is a little gluing, wood filling, and painting. The best part is, this is a customizable gift you can paint in any color to complement Mom’s decor. Get the tutorial.
Citrus Stamped Tea Towels
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Brighten up Mom’s kitchen with these sweet citrus stamped tea towels. This Mother’s Day DIY is fun and easy, and customizable to Mom’s tastes. Just choose your fruit and paint colors, then dip and stamp! Mom will love how cheery they are and that they were made with love. Get the tutorial.
Chocolate Heart Bark
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Chocolate-loving moms are sure to fall head over heels for this DIY chocolate bark. This homemade gift is one the kids will all want to help you make -- and sample. You can completely customize this homemade chocolate bark with all of her favorite candies and cookies and color it with dye and sprinkles in the hues that make her happy. Get the tutorial.
Mom will love anything you give to her, especially if it is from the heart. KindNotes is a thoughtful gift you create by choosing or writing personalized notes for Mom to read on Mother’s Day -- or anytime. Each KindNotes keepsake glass jar is filled with 31 notes in decorative envelopes. You can select messages from our library or write your own, such as favorite times spent together, inside jokes, and other memories of Mom. Shop the complete KindNotes collection of best-selling Mother’s Day gifts to find a gift that will warm her heart and brighten her Mother’s Day.