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20+ DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Mother’s Day is in just a few weeks, so it’s time to think of the perfect gift for the mom in your life! Although store bought gifts can be thoughtful, handmade Mother’s Day gifts are always a good choice. I have gathered up 20+ of my favorite DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas that will show mom, grandma, or another mom figure how much you care!

Handmade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day gifts don’t have to be expensive – some of my favorite gifts from my husband and kids have been cards or gifts that they have made themselves! There’s something so special about my family taking the time to make a thoughtful, handmade Mother’s Day gift for me.

I have found some amazing, heartfelt gifts that the mom in your life will love! You don’t have to be an experienced crafter for a lot of the gifts on this list, but there are some gift ideas that include SVG files for electronic cutting machines. Any one of the following machines will definitely help with DIY personalized gifts.

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Grab your supplies, and get ready to make a one of a kind gift for Mother’s Day!

20+ best mother's day diy gift ideas with cricut tote in background with flowers

DIY Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

All of these project tutorials, posts, and associated files can be found by clicking on the link below each picture. Be sure to visit all of the blogs and follow their instructions for downloads, if required.

I just made this cute plant marker with my laser machine, and you can grab the free SVG to make your own! Customize it with the kids’ or grandkids’ birth month flowers – yes, I’ll share the file link for the flowers, too!

hand holding plant marker for mother's day made with laser cutter
Mother’s Day Plant Marker with Birth Month Flowers
Does your mom love flowers? Design and make a laser DIY Plant Marker with Birth Month Flowers that you can put in a flower pot, plant, or other Mother’s Day gift! It’s a easy and thoughtful little gift that mom will love.

Learn how to transform your child’s hand writing into a cute keychain!

DIY Laser Cut Wood Keychain with I Love You in Toddler Handwriting Made with Glowforge
DIY Laser Cut Wood Keychain from Handwriting
Learn How to Make a Laser Cut Wood Keychain with a Laser Cutter! You can use a piece of handwriting from a toddler or loved one to create a personalized gift that everyone will love!

Yes, Mama definitely needs coffee! Make her a mug with your Cricut machine or sublimation printer.

Mama Needs Coffee Mug with Free Mama SVG
Mama Needs Coffee Mother’s Day Mug & Free SVG File
Just in time for Mother’s Day, download 15 FREE Funny Mom SVG files to make DIY Shirts, Mugs, Cards, and more crafts with your Cricut. This Mama Needs Coffee, so download a Mama SVG FREE, and get the links to the rest of the SVG files in this Totally Free SVG Blog Hop!

Even if you don’t have a crafting machine you can make Mom a snowglobe tumbler. Grab a Starbucks cup at your local store and add floating glitter and sparkles!

diy snow globe tumblers
DIY Snow Globe Tumbler
Did you know that you can add glitter to a plain Starbucks tumbler to make a snow globe tumbler? Learn How to Make a Snow Globe Tumbler with an easy step by step tutorial for drill and no drill methods!

Peonies are my favorite flower, and I added this design to a tote bag with the help of my Cricut machine and HTV. What mom wouldn’t love this tote bag to take to soccer games, the library, or grocery shopping?

DIY Flower Canvas Tote with Peony Bouquet SVG File in Black HTV Iron On Vinyl and Pink Flowers and Sunglasses
Peony Bouquet DIY Tote Bag with Free SVG File
Download a FREE Hand Drawn Flower SVG File – a Peony Bouquet just in time for Mother’s Day! You can use the Free Flower SVG and make a DIY mug, shirt, tote, makeup bag and more!

Get the kids involved and make some easy DIY clay earrings like rainbows, oranges, or simple studs.

Make Polymer Clay Earrings
Polymer Clay Earrings are a really fun and easy craft to make! Clay Earrings are so popular and trendy that mom can wear them with anything!

If you have the foil tool for your Cricut machine, you can make these super light and fun earrings.

DIY Leather Earrings with Foil by Pineapple Paper Co.
DIY Leather Earrings with Foil
Make your own easy DIY Leather Earrings with your Cricut Machine and the Foil Transfer Kit. Faux leather earrings are so lightweight mom won't even know she's wearing them.

DIY candles are a perfect gift – and you know I love these pineapples from Heidi at Happiness is Homemade.

Easy DIY Pineapple Candles – Happiness is Homemade
These Easy DIY Pineapple Candles are SO simple to make, and they smell amazing! Makes a great DIY Mother's Day gift idea!

You’ll never guess how easy these pony bead earrings are to make!

DIY Candy Button Dot Earrings – Happiness is Homemade
These DIY candy button dot earrings only cost FIFTEEN CENTS per pair to make! Awesome gift idea! Under $1 for SIX pairs!

I love tassel earrings for the summer and this tutorial from Cheryl at That’s What Che Said is perfect!

DIY Tassel Earrings – That’s What Che Said
Learn How to Make DIY Tassel Earrings using simple jewelry supplies and embroidery thread!

Printables are the easiest gift ever. Make a coupon book and let the kids color it!

Free Printable Mother’s Day Coupons – Happiness is Homemade
Bring a smile to your mom’s face with these cute Free Printable Mother’s Day Coupons! Personalize your Mother’s Day coupons, assemble into a coupon book, and give to Mom!

If you want a sentimental gift for mom, look no further than these thumbprint necklaces.

Heart Thumbprint Charm Necklace - That's What Che Said
Heart Thumbprint Charm Necklace – That’s What Che Said
Oven bake clay, cute thumbprints, a heart cookie cutter and you are set to make this one of a kind keepsake thumbprint heart necklaces!

Make a super quick frame insert with your Cricut and frame a picture of mom and the kids!

Mother’s Day Frame Insert – That’s What Che Said
Turn a simple frame into a personalized Mothers’ Day Gift with this easy frame insert! Whip this up in minutes and add your favorite photo and gift it to the favorite mom in your life!

You know I love palm leaves, and this DIY Ring Tray from A Beautiful Mess is my new favorite DIY. It’s adorable!

Palm Leaf Ring Dish DIY – A Beautiful Mess
An easy clay ring dish with one of my favorite shapes – a palm leaf!

Here’s another fun gift that mom will treasure forever! This handprint tray from Angie at The Country Chic Cottage is perfect for preschool kids or younger.

Hand Print Tray Toddler Gift for Mom – The Country Chic Cottage
Get the little ones involved and make this toddler gift for mom. Adding their hand prints to a tray is a fun way to get messy with paint and have a gorgeous gift at the end!

If your mom likes plants like I do, have the kids help make a DIY Planter and add a few plants.

DIY Tiered Planter with a Simple Paint Technique – The Country Chic Cottage
Make a DIY tiered planter in minutes! Add in a few new plants for mom, and you have an instant gift for Mother's Day!

Even little kids can help make this fun cactus “garden” for mom out of painted rocks!

DIY Cactus Rocks – Project Nursery
Cacti are all the rage, and Christy Bergerson from Itsy Belle Studio shares how she made the most adorable painted cactus rocks with her daughter.

These printable sheets that are “All About My Mom” are some of my favorite memories from my kids in preschool. Download and print your own version at home from Hey Let’s Make Stuff.

Free “All About My Mom” Printable for Mother’s Day – Hey Let’s Make Stuff
This free Mother’s Day printable is a fun way to show mom some love! Print out the All About My Mom printable and have your little one(s) fill it in. It’s an easy way to surprise and delight any mom!

I adore this fun bracelet from Persia Lou! It started as a simple coloring page!

DIY Mother’s Day Bracelets using Coloring Pages – Persia Lou
Turn your coloring masterpiece into a piece of wearable art! These DIY Mother’s Day Bracelets are so much fun to make and are the perfect gift for Mom.

Make a DIY card for mom or grandma with this cute flower pot tutorial.

Mother’s Day Flower Pot Craft – I Heart Crafty Things
If you’re looking for a gorgeous Mother’s Day gift for kids to make this year, this Mother’s Day flower pot craft can’t be topped.

Here’s another adorable flower idea – this one is a bouquet with photos from The Kingston Home.

Mother’s Day Gifts from Kids: Paper Flower Bouquet – The Kingston Home
This paper flower bouquet is a fun project you can do together that would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift from the kids. So grab your Cricut and let’s get started!

Make a DIY Mother’s Day Mug without a Cricut or other cutting machine with this tutorial for nail polish dip mugs!

DIY Marbled Nail Polish Mugs – Strength and Sunshine
Easy DIY marbled nail polish mugs make the perfect homemade gift! A simple craft done in a few minutes that looks like it took hours of work!

You can’t go wrong with gorgeous paper cut cards from Lia Griffith. Mom will definitely display this card!

Papercut Card for Mom – Lia Griffith
These printable and papercut Mother’s Day Cards are a great canvas for your words of appreciation for the most important woman in your life – your mother.

Make a cute pop up card and sub out the flower paper for art work that your kid’s made.

Mother’s Day Heart Pop-Up Card – Doodle Craft Blog
Mother’s Day Heart Pop-Up Card DIY with Cricut Maker

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Hi, y’all! I’m Charynn, the owner and designer of Pineapple Paper Co. I’m a mom of four kids (two girls and two boys) living in Pittsburgh. I love hand lettering, anything southern, cocktails, and of course, pineapples! I am excited to share my SVG files, printables, and craft projects with you! The pineapple is a symbol of hospitality, and I welcome y’all to my little corner of the internet. Read more…

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