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!

By Alison Caporimo
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Courtesy Kelly of Studio DIY

Gracious Garland

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.

Courtesy Jeanne Chan of Shop Sweet Things

Dotted Jewelry Dish

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!

Courtesy Brit+Co

Watercolor Pillows

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.

Courtesy Marieken Hoefnagel of Your Invisible Crown

Patterned Plates

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.

Courtesy Brit+Co

Shower Scrub

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.

Photo via A Beautiful Mess

Handmade Candles

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.