For Mom: 43 DIY Mother’s Day Gifts That Don’t Suck

43 DIY Mother's Day gift ideas that she'll actually want! Click through for all 43 do-it-yourself project ideas. #mothersday #diygift #diy #giftidea

Do you remember the days when Mother’s Day meant a (relatively ugly) hand painted mug with the words “World’s Best Mom” wrapped around it or a little hand print turned flower card on a piece of colorful construction paper? I do! And as bad as those gifts might have been when we were kids, the sweet sentiment was there – here Mom, I made this for you. And that’s something I’d love to bring back this year…only not so ugly.

So, to step up those handmade gifts, and give Mom something she’ll actually want, I put together a list of 43 DIY Mother’s Day gifts that totally don’t suck! Whether you’re looking for a trendy set of earrings, a new beach tote, or a simple card and DIY  bouquet to gift, I’ve got lots of thoughtful DIY ideas that don’t skimp on style. Click through to see them all!

Love this idea from Sugar & Cloth. Perfect gift idea for Mother's Day! Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas like this! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

1. Serve up a floral arrangement in these color-glazed stacked vases from Sugar and Cloth.

Show Mom your sewing (and saving) skills by transforming a dress into a cute top! Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

2. Make her a trendy new top out of an old dress – she’ll be so impressed by your ability to both sew and save! Mom-win, for sure.

How about this DIY bathtub caddy to help Mom enjoy her Mother's Day? Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

3. This DIY bathtub caddy from The Merrythought is the perfect way to give your mom a reason to take a little time for herself, because we all know she deserves it!

A DIY floral hat for mom for Mother's Day? Sounds good to me! Click through to see all 43 DIY ideas for mom. #mothersday #diygifts #giftsformom

4. Is Mom a hat lady? Snag her a cool one and dress it up with fresh flowers, like this DIY flower hat for summer.

DIY rose petal bath salts are a great gift to make this Mother's Day! Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

5. Who couldn’t use a little stay-at-home spa day every once in a while. Make these DIY rose petal bath salts and place them in a cute jar for the occasion.

These DIY raffia sandals would make the perfect gift! Click through to see all 43 DIY ideas for mom. #mothersday #diygifts #giftsformom

6. Holy moly! If you’re mom is chic AF, you’re definitely going to want to make her a pair of the raffia pom pom sandals from Honestly WTF. And make a pair for me too, if you don’t mind.

These DIY gem stone earrings are calling to be DIYed for Mother's Day! Click through to see all 43 DIY ideas for mom. #mothersday #diygifts #giftsformom

7. Can’t go wrong with this gorgeous raw stone earring set from Alice and Lois.

A statment necklace would be a great gift idea for young moms, etc. You could even make the hand the silhouette of your own child. Click through to see all 43 DIY ideas for mom. #mothersday #diygifts #giftsformom

8. If your mom can pull of a DIY statement necklace like this one, I definitely want to meet her! And if a hand design is a bit much, you can always change the shape but keep the technique the same.

DIY plaster planters! Click through to see all 43 DIY ideas for mom. #mothersday #diygifts #giftsformom

9. For the plant-loving mom, there’s this pastel set of DIY mini planters for succulents and cacti.

These DIY sewn leather pouches make a great gift. Click through to see all 43 DIY ideas for mom. #mothersday #diygifts #giftsformom

10. Love the idea of making these DIY sewn leather pouches as a Mother’s Day gift, since they’re super functional and also super cute. You can even paint or dye them for a more custom look.

How cute are these DIY scrunches? Click through to see all 43 DIY ideas for mom. #mothersday #diygifts #giftsformom

11. For all the long haired moms at there, these fabric DIY scrunches from Hey Wanderer would be a good match.

These dip-dyed woven dishes are a great gift idea for Mom. Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

12. These DIY dip-dyed woven baskets are the perfect Mother’s Day gift, and so easy to make.

Give your mother some cool DIY side-striped Mom Jeans this Mother's Day! Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

13. Give her the gift of Mom Jeans, but the kind that will keep her feeling hip and trendy, like these DIY side-stripe pants.

Try making this fold-over clutch to impress your Mom this Mother's Day. Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

14. Instead of splurging on an expensive new handbag, why not make her a custom fold-over clutch in her favorite colors or patterns?

Give the gift of a simply but beautifully wrapped bouquet this Mother's Day. Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

15. Or keep things traditional with a simple wrapped bouquet that’ll will (hopefully) make her day.

Try your hand at homemade soy candles for the perfect Mother's Day gift. Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

16. Candles are always on my list for DIY gifts. Handmade soy candles? Even better!

For Moms who love to cook, take a look at these DIY potholders - no tools required! Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

17. If your mom likes to spend her time in the kitchen, why not stitch up some DIY finger-crochet pot holders. No tools and very little time required.

Mini bouquets for Mother's Day! Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

18. For a more understated option, pick up some spring flowers and create colorful mini bouquets.

Can't go wrong with DIY bath products. Click through to see all 43 DIY ideas for mom. #mothersday #diygifts #giftsformom

19. Another spa idea….these aromatherapy shower steamer tablets sound like they’d be amazing! The DIY is over on Hello Glow.

Customize your giftwrap for Mother's Day with this simple tutorial. Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

20. Why not give the gift of some sweet treats with fun and affordable gift wrap ideas.

Skip the lines at the store and go for an original, printable Mother's Day card from Almost Makes Perfect. Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

21. Skip the card section at Target and go for a handmade card like this printable Mother’s Day card from Almost Makes Perfect.

For the Mom who loves chic interiors: DIY door tassels from Sugar & Cloth. Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

22. If your mom is into home decor, Sugar and Cloth has the perfect DIY door handle tassel project.

DIY bath salts idea! Click through to see all 43 DIY ideas for mom. #mothersday #diygifts #giftsformom

23. Herbal bath salts for the win, from Hello Glow.

Make your mom a new set of hip cocktail napkins this Mother's Day. Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

24. Stitch up some DIY fabric cocktail napkins to help up her hostess game.

Check out this 5-minute wall art hack this Mother's Day. For more ideas, head over to my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

25. Make her a one-of-a-kind piece of art in under 5 minutes with this easy wall-hanging hack.

Here's a quick and easy IKEA hack gift idea for Mother's Day: DIY jewelry organizer. Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

26. This IKEA hack jewelry dish is a super easy and affordable gift idea.

Because one card isn't enough for Mother's Day. Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

27. When one card isn’t nearly enough there’s this Mother’s Day Message Mail DIY idea!

Get Mom beach weekend ready with this DIY rainnbow tote from The House That Lars Built. Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

28. Get her summer-ready with ta colorful rainbow tote from The House That Lars Built.

Give your Mother's Day bouquet a DIY colored-concrete vase. Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

29. Fill up a DIY concrete vase with her favorite blooms.

Because your mom can never have too many bags...Make her this super affrodable DIY Placemat Totebag. Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

30. Can she really have too many bags? Check out this budget-friendly DIY crossbody bag.

Create some custom stationary for Mother's Day. Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

31. Get creative with a set of DIY ombre stationary.

Keep your mom organized in style with these DIY fabric dishes from The House That Lars Built. Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

32. For the organized mom, how about a set of DIY catchall dishes from The House that Lars Built.

What do you think about this DIY copper hair piece for a Mother's Day gift? Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

33. Go for a DIY copper hair accessory to keep her mom hair looking super trendy.

Make some original art for Mother's Day with this simple DIY project. Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

34. Create some new artwork – no not the finger paint kind – with these super simple DIY art hack.

Give the gift of cool shoes this Mother's Day with an easy shoe makeover project. Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

35. If she’s a shoe lover, this project might be a great gift idea. Give a pair of shoes (new or old) a quick and fun makeover.

If you plan to give Mom a new peice of jewelry this Mother's Day, why not add in a DIY wooden organizer from A Bubbly Life. Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

36. Help keep Mom’s jewelry collection in order with a wooden jewelry organizer from A Bubbly Life. Go a step further and gift her a nice bracelet to go with it.

Here's a great Mother's Day gift idea: This rattan tea box project from Ctrl + Curate. Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

37. If your mom is a tea drinker like mine, you’ll love this DIY rattan tea box from Ctrl + Curate.

Paint some fun patterns on plates for an easy Mother's Day gift. Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

38. Here’s another fun set of hand painted plates perfect for more casual occasions.

Pastel cheeseboards project. Click through to see all 43 DIY ideas for mom. #mothersday #diygifts #giftsformom

39. The pretty plaster cheeseboards from Sugar and Cloth might catch her eye if she likes to entertain.

Hand-stamped DIY jewelry! Click through to see all 43 DIY ideas for mom. #mothersday #diygifts #giftsformom

40. Make your own hand-stamped jewelry DIY with inside jokes, nicknames, etc.

DIY statement tassels for purses, luggage, etc. Click through to see all 43 DIY ideas for mom. #mothersday #diygifts #giftsformom

41. If I could I would give these DIY statement tassels as gifts for every occasion. They can be used as luggage tags, purse accessories, door hangers, etc.

Give Mom some new tea towels for Mother's Day. You can make your own using Francois et Moi's tutorial. Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

42. These seersucker tea towels from Francois et Moi are a great gift idea too, and pretty easy to make.

Let her eat cake, and top it off with a fun Mother's Day cake topper. Check out my ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide: Gifts You Can DIY for more ideas! #mothersday #giftideas #diygifts

43. And last but not least, go for something simple, and make this Mother’s Day cake topper to jazz up her favorite cake.

Which gift ideas from the list are your faves? Are you planning to go the DIY route for Mother’s Day this year?

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10 comments | Click here to reply

These are all really good ideas!! Thanks for sharing.
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Courtney | May 4th, 2018 at 9:26 am

Thanks Courtney. Happy Friday!

Brittni | May 4th, 2018 at 9:45 am

My favourites are the baskets from #12 but I love your other suggestions, too!
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Rena | May 4th, 2018 at 9:52 am

I still love those dyed baskets too Rena. They’re an oldie but goodie. 🙂

Brittni | May 4th, 2018 at 10:29 am

Soooo many beautiful ideas, I cannot decide which one I like best! The spa gifts are definitely wonderful!
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Michelle | May 4th, 2018 at 10:59 am

Can’t go wrong with a spa related gift for mom, right Michelle?!

Brittni | May 4th, 2018 at 11:09 am

All of these DIY are so good! I love the tea box, the planters, the dyed baskets and I think I’m going to make the soy candles this weekend!
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Felicia | May 4th, 2018 at 11:17 am

Awesome Felicia. I’d love to know how the soy candles work out for you. They’re super easy to make!

Brittni | May 4th, 2018 at 11:21 am

Great ideas,I love all ideas
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The pink pineapple | May 4th, 2018 at 4:55 pm

love the ideas and FAB photography !

Iyan Ashfaq | May 6th, 2018 at 1:55 am
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