With Mother’s Day fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to show your Mom just how much you care. That’s why I am sharing handmade gift ideas as well as a few gift items you can buy for her that are sure to make her day.
I have made quite a few decorative items here on the blog that would make great gifts that I think a mom will love, especially if you make any of them using her favorite colors and style.
I have rounded up a few of these gift ideas, along with a few gift ideas that you can buy if you don’t have the time to make anything.
I also enjoy wrapping up the gift in pretty and stylish ways to give it present presence! So don’t miss the wrapping ideas at the end of the post.
Note on the chef’s coat. Make mom feel like a 5-Star Chef with a Chef’s Coat. Have it personalized with a monogram with her initials, name, or nickname. You can find a local embroider in your area by doing an online search for “embroider or monogram shop near me.”
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas to Make
When my mom was alive, she always wanted simple Mother’s Day gifts – things that we made as children or when we were older, an item that would hold a special meaning for her.
Handcrafted gifts that were gift wrapped with love were much better than anything store bought in her mind. I also enjoyed when my daughter’s would make me something that they were so proud to give me. Those gifts are the keepers – the ones I could never part with.
A Photo Frame Made With Clothespins
If you have a flat frame or piece of plywood, cover it with the wood sections of spring-style wood clothespins and paint the frame any color you want. Make It: DIY Clothespin Photo Frame
A Colorful Birdhouse
Don’t stop at just using paint to create a colorful birdhouse, use fabric and buttons to create a one-of-a-kind birdhouse that not only your mom will like, but so will the birds. Make It: Decorate a Craft Store Wooden Birdhouse
A Bouquet of Paper Flowers
When you can’t get real flowers to give to your mom, you can make them any color you like using tissue paper. They are so easy to make and last forever. When placed in a vase of water they look real. Make It: DIY Paper Flowers
Cover a Clay Flower Pot With Fabric
Floral fabric and Mod Podge makes a basic clay pot into something special. Fill with your mom’s favorite plant or flower. Make It: Covering Flower Pots
No Fabric? Try covering a plain pot with ripped or cut scraps of decorative paper.
Make Over Thrift Store Finds With Paint
When you can’t spend much on a gift, thrift store and garage sale finds can be found at a bargain. When you find a useful and intact item, buy it and transform and customize it for your mom with leftover paint or chalk paint like I did with this desk organizer and tea bag organizing box.
Make a Chic Tray for a Bar or Vanity
Craft stores are filled with new items that can be repurposed into something other than their indented use – like this acrylic box photo frame.
When you remove the cardboard insert and turn a clear acrylic box frame upside down, you get a modern looking tray. Line it with stylish gift wrap or wallpaper and your mom will be squealing with delight. If a bar tray is not her style, make it into a vanity or serving tray.
Barbie Shoe Bracelet
I didn’t make this bracelet for my mom, but my sister. I used Barbie shoes to make it and even made a gift bag purse to give it to her in true Barbie style. Make It: Barbie Shoe Bracelet and Clutch Purse Gift Bag
More Creative Gifts to Make for Your Mom
For more gift ideas to make to give to your mom, consider one of these ideas.
Mother’s Day Gift Wrapping Ideas
From gift bags to sparkly embellishments, I love to wrap a gift so the receiver says- Ooohhh…la…la!!! before they have even opened the gift.
Whether you make or buy your mother a gift this year, here are a few ideas to inspire you to wrap your gift to mom in style.