Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts: 6 Unique and Easy Ideas

Make this Mother's Day memorable with a unique DIY gift that you can make with your own two hands. Let's get started!

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Gracious Garland

Courtesy Kelly of Studio DIY

Your mother will love this thoughtful project from Studio DIY. Write sweet notes to Mom (include some of your baby pictures to really make her nostalgic) and create a garland to string across the living room. Invite her to open them one at a time. Gorgeous. Have tissues handy.

Dotted Jewelry Dish

Courtesy Jeanne Chan of Shop Sweet Things

Do like Jeanna Chan over at Shop Sweet Things and make a pretty DIY project for under $5 to gift your mom. Align and apply black coding stickers (or larger circular stickers that you can find at any home goods store) to a small platter or plate. And you’re done!

Watercolor Pillows

Courtesy Brit+Co

Make your mom some throw pillows for a gift with this simple step-by-step from Brit + Co. With permanent markers in various colors, draw designs onto cotton pillows. Soak a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and trace along your design to create a bleeding effect.

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Patterned Plates

Courtesy Marieken Hoefnagel of Your Invisible Crown

Though there are a few examples of permanent marker plates out there, nothing compares to this modern, creative pattern from Always Wear Your Invisible Crown. Using a black permanent marker, draw simple shapes onto a porcelain plate, then pop into a 300ºF oven for about 15 minutes. Love you, Mom.

Shower Scrub

Courtesy Brit+Co

Got sea salt and olive oil? Then you’re ready to follow the Brit + Co. masterminds and create a homemade sugar scrub using kitchen staples. Better than Mother's Day at the spa.

Handmade Candles

Photo via A Beautiful Mess

Follow this fun how-to from A Beautiful Mess and make beeswax candles from scratch for Mother's Day. What you need: Beeswax, jars, candle wick, scissors, and masking tape.


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