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21 Unique DIY Mother’s Day Gifts She Will Love

Get organised with a handmade gift for mum with thoughtful ideas for DIY Mother’s Day gifts she will love. Give her something unique and made with love! These handmade Mother’s Day gifts suit different skill levels, even if you are short on time! And what mum doesn’t love something you’ve made just for her.

Handmade gifts are thoughtful and often budget-friendly. Best of all, they make the most unique Mother’s Day gift ideas, since there will be no other exactly like it!

As much as mum loved all those paintings you made for her back in kindy, I’m sure she will love these DIY gift ideas for mums even more!

If you’re looking for a gift for nan, make sure you also check out these grandparent gift ideas too!

Got no time for DIY? There are some ideas for you near the bottom too!

Diy mothers day gift ideas


So here are some great ideas for DIY Mother’s Day gifts to get you inspired and creating:

1. Wooden Mother’s Day Serving Tray

Unique diy mother's day gifts from adults

Make Mother’s Day breakfast extra special with a handmade serving tray. Personalise it with a quote or image for a sentimental and functional gift mum can use any time of the year.

Now you just need to plan what’s on the menu for Mother’s Day breakfast or brunch!

This makes a great Mother’s Day gift from the husband too, so dad can help the kids with making breakfast in bed to start a special Mother’s Day tradition.

2. Mother’s Day Handprint Art

Create a one-of-a-kind wall part for mum that she will cherish forever – with your child’s handprint.

This is a sentimental keepsake gift that captures a moment in time with those tiny handprints that don’t stay small for long! This is a beautiful idea for toddlers and kids to create their own gift for mum.

You print out the template, paint your child’s hand with some washable paint and apply to the page. Allow it to dry, add it to a frame and you’ve got a unique wall art for them to cherish forever!

You can find these unique designs in my online store:

If you want to create wall art gifts for all the mums and grandmothers in your life, you can also grab my huge Mother’s Day handprint art bundle with 16 different designs. Many are perfect for any occasion, not just Mother’s Day!

3. Yarn Bouquet

Unique diy mother's day gifts from adults

If you have a mother or grandmother in your life who loves knitting, this is a super fun and really easy idea to put together. Not a traditional flower bouquet that will wilt in a few days, but something practical that she is sure to love.

You can make a rainbow yarn bouquet like one or use a couple of different coordinating colours instead to help her plan her next knitting projects.

 4. DIY Magnets

Diy photo magnets mothers day gift

These cute magnets would make a great gift using photos of family memories that mum will cherish each time she opens the fridge.

Use reprints of mum’s favourite photos and people for this functional decoration gift idea.

5. DIY Garden Gifts For Mum

Unique diy mother's day gift ideas

If you are looking for a simple project that the outdoor loving mother will love, these gardening gifts are a perfect option and practically fool proof. Paint a simple design on a planter basket and some garden markers.

Package it up with some seeds and soil, plus a cute watering can, and you’ve got yourself the perfect DIY gardening gift basket for Mother’s Day.

6. Pom Pom Rug

Pom pom rug in pink and white

Make mum a soft and colourful handmade pom pom rug with this easy tutorial. Choose her favourite colours and get to work.

You might want to get some extra helpers involved because making pom poms can be tiring business, and kids love to help!

7. Mason Jar Picture Frame Vase

Upcycled mason jar photo frame mothers day

This is super cute as well as functional, using simple materials you may already have at home too. This upcycled mason jar photo frame will look great on mum’s bedside table or in the kitchen with fresh flowers each day.

Or go for some artificial flowers in coordinating colours for an evergreen burst of colour.

READ NEXT: Kitchen gifts for people who love to cook

8. French Style Transfer Bowls

Diy french transfer bowls tutorial

These are a beautiful idea for custom bowls. You could do the same effect with other tableware or decor too by transferring images of your choice or font like these French inspired transfer bowls.

9. Bamboo Coasters

Unique mothers day gift ideas

These bamboo coasters would make a great funky homeware gift for mum. Best of all, they are an upcycled project, using bamboo placemats, so if you have some already that are not getting the love they deserve, don’t throw them out. Make these functional and stylish coasters instead.

10. Personalised Grandchild Birth Date Wooden Sign

Grandchild birth date sign

This beautiful personalised birthdate sign is a perfect handmade gift for Grandma for Mother’s Day or make one for mum instead with her children’s birth dates on it. It will also help with remembering birthdays as the family grows bigger too!

11. Watercolour Mugs

Diy watercolour painted mugs

Why not make mum her very own one of a kind DIY watercolour mug. Very funky and she will love having her morning tea or coffee from her handmade mug, knowing there is no other like it anywhere.

12. Jewellery Organiser Board

Diy jewellery organiser board

Give mum a pretty and functional spot to organise her favourite jewellery so they are on display and minus the tangles.

This jewellery organiser board would also make a great option for teenagers or younger girls if you are thinking about gift ideas for other members of the family.

13. Mail Organiser

Handmade mail organiser for wall

Make your mother something pretty to keep all her messy mail and important bills neat and tidy.  Choose fabrics in colours to suit your mum’s decor for her very own mail organiser for the wall.

You may even be able to think of other uses for it as a great home organisation project.

14. Lavender Vanilla Lip Scrub

Lavender vanilla lip scrub

Remind your mother to pamper herself with a homemade beauty scrub for her lips. This lavender vanilla lip scrub will give mum smooth and hydrated lips ready to put on her favourite lipstick or just because.

Homemade beauty products make great inexpensive gifts for Mother’s day or other events.

15. Photo Book

Mother's day photo book

A gift that keeps giving is a photo book compiled using all your own photos. This can be as fancy or simple as you like, using pre-set templates or designing your own unique layouts.

This one was made with digital Project Life and Photoshop, however, you can create a similar version for free using the app and print your photo book.

16. Marbled Nail Polish Mugs

Unique diy mother's day gift ideas

A similar idea to the watercolour mugs above, this is a great use for old nail polish and a way to make unique Mother’s Day gifts mum can use at home.

Or do the same effect on small pot plants for some cute indoor plants she can display around the home. Find the nail polish mug tutorial.

17. Pallet Picture Frame

Mother's day gifts handmade

Do some upcycling with some wood pallets and create a beautiful photo frame mum will love with this pallet picture frame tutorial.

You can make a bigger version to fit a photo of each child or make a grandmother version for all the grandchildren.

18. Personalised Acrylic Bookmarks

3 personalised acrylic bookmarks resting inside an open book.

If you have a Cricut or similar vinyl cutting machine, you can create beautiful acrylic bookmarks like these, personalised any way you like. I made these bookmarks with my Cricut Joy and this is a beginner-friendly project if you’re just getting started.

19. Alcohol Ink Tiles

Unique diy gifts for mother's day

For a one of a kind creative gift idea, these alcohol ink tiles are a project you can make with younger or older kids or as an adult. Seal your design and make bright heat pad tiles or coasters for mum to use around the house.

20. Natural Blueberry Sugar Scrub

Unique diy gifts for mother's day

Create a day spa at home for your mother by gifting her a handmade natural sugar scrub with blueberries. Her skin will feel amazing and the scent will be good enough to eat!

21. Acrylic Keyrings

Cute pesonalised keychains made using cricut joy and vinyl.

For another cute Cricut beginner project that can be personalised for any occasion, make mum a personalised acrylic keyring. These ones I made for teacher gifts and Disney cruise gifts.

DIY Mother’s Day gifts not only save you cash (usually), but they are also fabulous for adding a personal touch to your gift giving, knowing you went to a whole lot more effort than a newsagent purchased card and instant scratch-it (yes hubby, if you are reading this, your mum deserves more).


But if you are short of time, or looking for last minute Mother’s Day gifts that don’t require any creativity, here’s some ideas for you!

These gifts are perfect if you’ve left it too late to guarantee shipping or if you would rather not go searching in a shopping centre for the ideal gift for mum.

Don’t forget about Dad! Find loads of cool and easy DIY Father’s Day gift ideas you can make for dad (or maybe something mum would love too) and fun Father’s Day activity ideas.

Find even more DIY gift ideas here:

For those of you who are mothers, what would you most love to receive this Mother’s Day? Leave a comment below. I would love to hear it! And share this post to Pinterest for later! Be sure to follow me on Facebook or YouTube  for more gift ideas like these!

Shubham Rana

Wednesday 17th of March 2021

Mother being a special person in every person's life, these Mother's Day gifts will not only bring happiness to her but will also bring smile on her face. For all what she does and for her hardwork in maintaining family, its a great thoughtful way to thank her on Mother's Day occasion.

Thanks for sharing this amazing gifting post.

Erika @ Ever-changing Life of a Mum

Sunday 26th of April 2015

Loving that jewellery organiser board. Some great ideas here!


Monday 27th of April 2015

Plenty of stuff mum's will love. Just need to get some dad's to help the kids ;)

Toni @ Finding Myself Young

Sunday 26th of April 2015

I love the magnets, I've done them for mum before and have a few on my fridge. I should get some more done too because I haven't had any made since she was 6 months old.


Monday 27th of April 2015

Time for a photo update definitely! I know my mum's favourite thing is always to get photos of the grandkids for special occasions. My mum would love the magnets too.

Eva @ The Multitasking Mummy

Saturday 25th of April 2015

As a Mum who loves her wine, I think the wine and glass holder is perfect!


Sunday 26th of April 2015

I agree. I love that idea. So useful...even though I rarely share my wine haha


Monday 20th of April 2015

I do not know which is my fav because they are all so beautiful! I am sure any mom would enjoy one os these DIY gifts! Thanks for linking up with us at Home Matters linky party. Hope you visit us again and feel free to invite a friend:)


Monday 20th of April 2015

Anything handmade with love would make most mothers feel pretty special :)