Handmade Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.  –Lin Yutang

Mother’s day is THIS WEEKEND! What a great chance we have to show our appreciation for those wonderful women in our lives!

Here are some of our favorite gifts for showing both love and appreciation to those we love the most! At least one of these is bound to catch her heart and make her smile…

Handmade Mother's Day Gift Ideas

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The $3.12 Classic Window Box

Handmade Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Alison rocks it with her power tools as she teaches you how to make this beautiful window box. Don’t be scared, it’s really simple…but wait, this might be a great way to get the husband involved…hint, hint… 😉

The 30 Minute Button Necklace

Handmade Mother's Day Gift Ideas

This is a perfect way to customize the perfect gift for your mother, find her favorite colored buttons and string them together in less than 30 minutes. She’ll think of you every time she wears it! (This is a great one for the kids to do too!)

The Admiration Subway Board

Handmade Mother's Day Gift Ideas

What a beautiful way to share positive words that express your sincere thoughts about that special woman in your life.

The Love-Note Jar of Sunshine

Handmade Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Bobbi shows you how to make a jar full of treats and love notes to lift someones spirits both inside and out!

The Green Thank You Bundle

Handmade Mother's Day Gift Ideas

What’s better than a bunch of thank you notes mixed in a bunch of green bills? Yeah…I don’t know either. 😉

The “Forever Lasting” Seeded Paper Flowers

Handmade Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Why not make her beautiful flowers that will last forever than buy the ones that will soon fade away?

The Magnetic Paint Photo Board

Handmade Mother's Day Gift Ideas

This sweet magnetic board can double as a photo frame or a reminders board. Add a photo you know they will love to the board, tie a ribbon around it, and you have an instant meaningful gift that they can change up over time.

The Sweet Treats Jar

Handmade Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Add your mother’s name, a little vinyl to a glass jar and you have an one-of-a-kind, personalized gift!

The Gorgeous, Secret, Book Box

Handmade Mother's Day Gift Ideas

This book box would be so fun to personalize with color, photos, and meaningful trinkets inside for that special lady! Definitely a keepsake for the years to come…

The Stackable “My Favorite Things”

Handmade Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Put some of those old 2×4’s to use and create this adorable 2×4 family craft!

The Edible Strawberry Bouquet

Handmade Mother's Day Gift Ideas

All you need is some chocolate, strawberries, sticks, a vase, and some love… 😉

The Visual Memory Journal

Handmade Mother's Day Gift Ideas

This might take a little more planning than the others, but what a gift! Fill it with stories, memories, and love notes for that special someone!

The Therapeutic Corn Pack 

Handmade Mother's Day Gift Ideas

This is one of our Top Posts! They are not only beautiful, but very useful and simple to make!

The Fabric Covered Cork Board Frame

Handmade Mother's Day Gift Ideas

This project is also simple and yet beautiful and useful! {Wouldn’t it be fun to attach a surprise like an ultrasound to a gift like this? What a fun announcement it would make!}

The Knotted Fabric Headband

Handmade Mother's Day Gift Ideas

It only takes a generic headband, half of a zipper, and some fabric tied in knots! It’s that easy and super fun to wear!

For more Mother’s Day Ideas…check out our Pinterest Boards!

Last but not least,

Thank you for making HowDoesShe what it is today! It is all because of your wonderful ideas, inspirations, kind words, and deeds that make it to special and fun! Hope you have a wonderful week…stay tuned for some other awesome, last-minute Mother’s Day Ideas!

Handmade Mother's Day Gift Ideas

    1. May 9th, 2012 at 9:51 am
      Brandi says:
      Aww. I love these ideas!!!

    2. May 9th, 2012 at 4:01 pm
      Daisy Raybould says:
      Hi Caley

      Thanks for sharing these wonderful ideas. They're great! I'm trying to work out which one I'd like most.

      I put together a post like this myself a few days ago sharing some homemade beauty gift ideas for Mother's Day. If you are interested you can see it at:



      P.S. Now following you on Pinterest.
    3. May 10th, 2012 at 6:22 am
      Julie says:
      Awesome, awesome ideas! Thank you so much for sharing!! : )
    4. May 10th, 2012 at 1:46 pm
      Emily says:
      My daughter made me a website, which was pretty neat. It was on isTheBestMomEver.com and you can make a personal website and write some really nice things for your mom! She said it doesn't take very long, too.
    5. May 13th, 2012 at 9:05 pm
      Jamie Calston says:
      Most mom's are suckers for homemade gifts that are meaningful to them personally, or so I've observed
    6. May 15th, 2012 at 10:29 am
      Ellen says:
      I love these ideas! Anything handmade and customized always makes the best gift. Thank you for the ideas!
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    8. December 20th, 2013 at 5:09 am
      Torsten says:
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    9. April 26th, 2014 at 1:04 am
      katline says:
      Helpful tip! If you're looking for a good Mother's Day Gift this year, Amazon is the place to go. Got this %55 discount: http://amzn.to/1pvtvZN - I'm so excited that I just had to share with someone.
    10. April 26th, 2014 at 1:06 am
      katline says:
      Amazon is going crazy with the discounts for Mother's Day. If you don't have a promo code, you can use this one: http://amzn.to/1pvtvZN - Think I'm going to buy my mom something extra with the savings.
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