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48 DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas That Aren't At All Tacky

48 DIY Mother's Day gift ideas that are totally not tacky, and look like you got the at a store!

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and you know what's better than a mom? Nothing! If you want to show your momma you care for her in a special and unique way, then handmade is the way to go. We've rounded up 48 doable Mother's Day ideas you could craft for your mom, or for the other mothers in your life. Maybe you're a mom too, and you want to treat yourself - go wild. It's your day. Mom will love the care and thought put into her homemade gifts, and not only that, but all these DIY Mother's Day gifts are totally not-tacky. She might even think you picked her gift up at a store!            

What do you do to celebrate Mother's Day? Let us know in the comments!

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HOMEMADE JEWELRY

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Wooden earrings

Source: The Merrythought

1. These simple wood hoop earrings totally look store bought! 

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Fringed earrings

Source: A Pair and a Spare 

2. Does mom prefer more color? These fun fringed earrings should do the trick.

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Raw stone earrings

Source: Alice and Lois

3. These raw stone earrings make thoughtfully simple last minute DIY Mother's Day gifts.

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Hand-shaped necklace

Source: Paper and Stitch 

4. You gotta hand it to 'em, moms are the best.

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Cone ring holder

Source: Almost Makes Perfect 

5. If you told me you bought one of these cone ring holders at the store, I'd believe you. And so will mom. 

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Tassel necklace

Source: Made in a Day

6. Nothing says "I'm a fun mom" quite like tassels!

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Cactus ring holder

Source: Lovely Indeed 

7. You'd have to be a prick to not appreciate getting this cactus ring holder as a gift!

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Wood ring display

Source: The Merrythought

8. Does she love organization? Gift her a wooden ring display. It's unique and helpful.

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Lip balm necklace

Source: A Beautiful Mess

9. Get ready, mom! It's a lip balm locket! Have you ever seen a cooler combination?

 


HANDMADE BODY CARE

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Jasmine and aloe body spray

Source: Hello Glow

10. Mix up some jasmine and aloe perfume body spray to keep mom feeling refreshed. You know it's gotta smell amazing.

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Coconut lip scrub

Source: The Free Spirited 

11. This recipe for coconut lip scrub makes yummy and easy DIY Mother's Day gifts (plus you can just make double and save some for yourself!).

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Epsom salt bath soak

Source: Boxwood Avenue

12. Gift a mini spa experience with a pampering grapefruit and thyme epsom salt bath soak. Ahh - relaxation.

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Soap rocks

Source: DIY in PDX

13. You know what this DIY Mother's Day gift says?: "Mom - you rock."

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Clay face mask

Source: The Free Spirited 

14. Pamper her with a jar of this indulgent clay face mask
 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Bath salts

Source: Homey Oh My 

15. The great thing about giving grapefruit and rosemary bath salts as gifts for Mother's Day is that you can make it in bulk and gift it to all the special moms in your life. Every mom needs a little me-time in their lives. 

 


DIY HOUSEWARES

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Agate coasters

Source: Style Me Pretty

16. Gorgeously gilded coasters made from precious stone? Don't mine-d if we do.

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Marbled clock

Source: The Lovely Drawer 

17. A little Dali mixed with minimalism, this marbled standing clock is so unique! Any mom would be pleased to be gifted this.

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Cutting board

Source: Always Rooney

18. Make your momma a classic, heartfelt wood cutting board. Mom will love the thought and time put in.

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Minimal coasters

Source: Francois et Moi

19. Let your mom know what a positive influence she is on your life by making her these plus-sign minimal coasters.

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Hudson Bay blanket

Source: Apartment Therapy

20. Nifty with the knitting needles? Try this Hudson Bay blanket - the pattern is for a baby blanket, but could easily be a comfy throw.

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Beeswax candles

Source: Oh Happy Day

21. Is your mom the bees knees? Try giving your mom some handmade beeswax candles
 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Clay bowls

Source: She Wears Many Hats

22. Homemade Mother's Day gifts don't have to be complicated - try your hand at a set of minimal clay bowls

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Ring Dish

Source: Alyssa and Carla 

23. If you're short on time, this floral ring dish can be crafted in just a few minutes with the help of temporary tattoos - making it totally personalized and last-minute-friendly.

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Terrazzo coasters

Source: Burkatron

24. Terrazzo is making a major comeback. Your mom's a trendy lady - gift her these terrazzo serving trays.

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Concrete candles

Source: Curbly

25. She's the light of your life, and she deserves some hand-poured concrete candles.

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Rose petal tray

Source: Say Yes 

26. It's one of the more time-intensive Mother's Day crafts, but how sweet is this rose petal tray

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Dishwasher-safe mug

Source: Curbly 

27. For the caffeine queens, a hand-painted mug makes a perky present. 

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Hand-painted IKEA bowls

Source: Fellow Fellow

28. Or try a similar treatment on IKEA bowls.

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Amethyst bookends

Source: Curbly

29. For the bookworm-mamas, hook her up with some glam amethyst bookends.

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Watercolor throw blanket

Source: Sugar and Cloth

30. Not satisfied yet with any of these other Mother's Day ideas? How about this gorgeous, one-of-a-kind watercolor throw?

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Sharpie coasters

Source: Curbly 

31. Gift your mother some DIY watercolor coasters so she knows, yes, you heard her all those times she told you to get your drink off the coffee table.

 


PLANTS & POTS

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Happy-faced planters

Source: Oh Happy Day

32. Gift a happy little face planter! Seriously, how adorable are these??

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Balsa wood planter

Source: Fall for DIY

33. Know a minimal mama? This balsa wood planter would make a sweet DIY Mother's Day gift.

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Crystal planter

Source: Jojotastic

34. Shoo, negative energy! Gift some good vibes with a simple crystal planter. When you're giving your mom this present, don't forget to include some air plant care instructions!

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Concrete planters

Source: Paper and Stitch

35. With a little concrete and a lot of succulents, you have a gift for every mom on the block! 

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Concrete and bronze planters

Source: We Love Handmade 

36. Can't get enough of concrete? These planters are mixed with copper (FYI, this tutorial is in German, but the images make it easy to follow along!). 

 


HAND-CRAFTED ACCESSORIES

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Canvas bag

Source: A Pair and a Spare

37. Your mother will be so impressed you made this canvas bag! Seriously, how is this not store-bought?

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Denim clutch

Source: Paper and Stitch

38. For those 80s mommies, a bleached denim clutch makes a great DIY Mother's Day gift!

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Luggage tags

Source: Almost Makes Perfect 

39. Does mom have a touch of wanderlust? Get personal with this stamped leather luggage tag tutorial.

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Clay keychains

Source: Sugar & Cloth

40. A perfectly personalized DIY Mother's Day gift for mom's special day.

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Half apron

Source: Curbly

41. Mom's cooking is simply the best, there's no argument against that! Compliment her culinary skills with a handmade half apron (this one can be sewn in just half an hour!).

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Hostess apron

Source: Style Me Pretty

42. Does a half apron feel like half the love? Go for a full-blown hostess apron!

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Wash bag

Source: My Poppet

43. Flex your sewing skills and make a batch of wash bags for all your mom-friends.  

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Marbled coin purse

Source: The Homesteady

44. If you've ever wanted to learn how to marble fabric, this is a great excuse to give it a try! 

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Marbled phone case

Source: The Merrythought

45. Or maybe you want to make a marbled phone case instead?

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Tropical zippered pouch

Source: Lia Griffith

46. Printable templates bring this tropical pouch to life - anybody would be happy to receive this DIY Mother's Day gift.

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Everyday bag

Source: We Can Make Anything

47. Create an everyday shoulder bag for your not-so-everyday mother.

 

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Market bags

Source: Purl Soho

48. These market totes fold right up, making them cute and space-saving. 

 


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