30+ Mother's Day Craft Ideas

Mother's Day will soon be here! 

Trying to decide what to give for Mother's Day this year? Finding a Mother's Day gift can be hard.   Homemade gifts have a special meaning by showing your love.  We have rounded up some of our favorite Mother's Day craft projects.

With these DIY  Mother's Day awesome crafts, adults and kids can make a thoughtful keepsake for Mom.  If you think there is not enough time to make something, think again.  Some of these handmade gift ideas only take a few minutes, some take less than an hour or an evening.30+ Mother's Day DIY Craft Ideas - facebook

Get the kids involved in making fun Mother's Day crafts such as a bookmark, painted mug, pouch, handprint craft, or keyring.  Mom will love craft projects she can use around the home including a pillow, a magnetic dish, or a hanging towel. For a gardener mom, how about making a dish garden ornament, hand-painted rocks, or a painted wine bottle for watering plants.  And every mom can use a tote bag to carry all her day-to-day things.

If you need Mother's Day gift ideas, browse all the Mother's Day crafts and projects below for the perfect handmade gift for mom and be sure to click on the project link for detailed instructions. Handmade gifts are something she will treasure for years.


1. Hanging Kitchen Towel

Hanging Towels with Snaps - Finished Set 3Hanging kitchen towels are an all-time favorite handmade gift in our family.  For this towel, you need some Kam Snaps and any store-bought towel.  Mom will love that the kitchen towels no longer fall on the floor and want to add snaps to them all!

Another hanging towel is a Potholder Dish Towel.  This an easy and quick gift to make. You only need a store-bought towel and potholder, a button, and basic sewing skills.

2. Garden Dish Flower

Garden Dish Flower This fun, whimsical garden dish flower art will be a welcome addition to Mom's garden. This is an easy craft made out of recycled dishes!  

3. Button Boats filled with favorite candies, soaps, or other treats

Lazy Girl Designs Button Boats - On Counter

These button boats sew up quickly and are an easy sewing project.  Fill them with Mom's favorite treats, soaps, or candies for a fabulous gift!

4. Button Bookmark

Button Bookmark A unique button can be made into a bookmark for Mom. Kids will have fun searching through the button box to make this simple, quick gift.  However, adult supervision is recommended to prevent little hands from getting burnt when using the hot glue gun.

5. Reusable Grocery Bag

Reusable shopping bag pattern Two BagsIt's easy to make a durable, reusable grocery bag as a gift for Mom.  Our reusable shopping bag pattern is easy to sew, environmentally friendly, and will last for many, many years.  It's handy for trips to the grocery store, farmers market, department store, library and you can even stuff it with things for the park or beach. 

6. Heart Pillow

Heart PillowThis cute heart pillow may look complicated and take longer to make but it is not.  The pillow is made with loop yarn and can be whipped up quickly.  It is a type of knitting with no knitting needles, all you need are your hands.  

7. Fleece Blanket

Tied Fleece BlanketSnuggle up with Mom under a cozy fleece blanket!  A no-sew fleece blanket is a quick gift idea for kids to make for Mom.  It's so easy since you only need to cut strips around the outside of the fleece and tie them together.  Learn more by watching our video tutorial and reading our photo tutorial with step-by-step instructions.

8. Quilted Reversible Placemats

These placemats are super quick and easy to make with our free tutorial.  Find some fun fabrics and make a set for Mom.

9. Duct Tape Coin Purse

Duct Tape Coin PurseOne of the simplest duct tape crafts is a duct tape coin pouch/purse. Kids can make this super easy duct tape project in about an hour. Start by choosing duct tape in mom's favorite color or pattern.  Then follow the coin purse instructions.  In addition to coins, this duct tape coin purse can be used to hold keys, flash drives, jewelry, contact lens case, small cosmetics, business cards, credit cards, cough drops, and candy.

10. Lombardy Pillow

Lombardy PillowThrow pillows make homes feel warm and cozy.  And Mom will love this stylish pillow as a beautiful accent for any room.  The pillow is great for beginners and advanced crocheters alike.  To get the free pattern by Christaco Design, just click the Lombardy pillow link above.

11. Spool Knitted Flower Bookmark

Spool Knitted Flower BookmarkDoes your mother like to read books?  Kids can make a cute flower bookmark with a spool knitting cord.  Click the link above to see how to make this project.

12. Simple Pot HolderSimple Pot Holder

Dress up mom's kitchen with new potholders.  With all their use, potholders get dirty and stained and need to be replaced.  In about an hour, you can sew simple potholders using fabric panels and some scrap fabric. Watch our video and read our photo tutorial!

13.  Crocheted Rose Frame

Crocheted Rose Frame

Show your love with this DIY crocheted rose frame.   Trends come and go but pictures are forever.  Learn how to crochet simple roses and attach them to a frame.  Once you finish the frame, insert a picture of a special moment or loved one.  

14. Machine Embroidered Tote Bag

Machine Embroidered Tote Bag

Do you machine embroider?  A fun and creative way to celebrate mom on Mother's Day is to embroider a tote bag for her.    Personalize it with her name, monogram or a hobby design.  By using an already-made tote, the project can be completed in an evening.

15. "Love You" Keyring

Love You Keyring

Make a simple and fun key ring for mom for Mother's Day.  Our easy tutorial will show you how.  

16. Patchwork Key Ring

Patchwork Key Ring

A patchwork keyring is a lovely, thoughtful gift for any mom but especially a quilting mom.  This quick, easy project can also be made into a zipper pull for mom's handbag or backpack.

17. Log Tea Light Candle Holder

This Log Tea Light Candleholder makes a fun decoration for both inside and outside.  

18. Magnetic Dish

Magnetic Pin DishDo you need a really quick gift idea for Mother's Day?  A magnetic dish can be the solution.  This dish works great in the bedroom, office, sewing room, and workshop to hold bobby pins, earrings, safety pins, paper clips, sewing pins, etc. It is a SUPER QUICK project.

19. Zipper Pouch

Zipper PouchA zipper pouch is a fabulous gift idea for Mother's Day. Every mom can use zipper pouches and bags to hold makeup, personal items, pens and pencils, note tablets, cellphones, and other items in her handbag, backpack, or car. They stitch up quickly.

20. Garden Apron

Garden Apron Tutorial - Finished Apron on ModelDoes your Mom love to garden? Why not make her a garden apron.  This gardening apron pattern has two rows of roomy multi-sized pockets that keep small gardening hand tools, seed packets, a pencil and even a cell phone at your fingertips.  It's easy to make.  

21. Sachet Bag

Sachet BagSachet bags are another quick, handmade gift idea for Mother's Day.  They can be placed in drawers or closets to give her clothes, socks, shoes, and lingerie a pleasant fragrance. She can freshen up the air in her car by placing a few sachets under the seats. Sachet bags can be completed in less than a half-hour.

22. Painted Mug

Painted MugKids can decorate store brought mugs for Mom.  Give them paint markers and let their artistic skills soar by creating a personalized drinking mug. This craft is super EASY and INEXPENSIVE and KID FRIENDLY. 

23. Succulent Teacup Planter

Succulent Teacup PlanterAn adorable DIY succulent teacup planter like this makes the perfect little handmade gift for Mother's Day.  This easy, affordable little succulent teacup planter project by takes just minutes to put together.  It’ll take you longer to find the cups and saucers than it will to do this entire DIY. 

24. Simple Tote Bag

Simple Tote BagTote bags are always needed for one thing or another.  Tote bags can be used as shopping bags,  book bags, toy travel bags,  laptop carriers, gift bags, craft storage bags, and lots more.  With fun decorative fabric, this year sew a tote bag for your mom.

25. T-Shirt Tote

T-Shirt Tote

Another tote bag idea is to make a T-shirt tote.  Just purchase a t-shirt with an interesting logo or repurpose an old t-shirt into a tote.  This project is SUPER easy, SUPER quick. 

26. Free Mother's Day Coloring Pages

Free Mother's Day Coloring Pages

Kids of all ages can color some fun coloring pages!  Click for a great selection of coloring pages for Mother's Day.

27. I Love Mom Bag

I Love Mom BagKids can make Mom feel special by making her this bag that can be used to hold makeup, hair stuff,  electronics cords/batteries, and first aid kit.  With a few basic on-hand craft supplies and purchasing the pouch and self-stick letters at a dollar store, the bag can be made quickly.


More Amazing Craft Ideas:

28. Kids can make a sweet Heart Finger Print Tree for Mom.

29. For a Mom with a green thumb, these Painted Rock Garden Markers are a nice addition to her garden.

30. A Painted Wine Bottle for watering indoor plants is a fun and easy-to-make gift idea.

31. Every toddler can make amazing Flower Drop Ornaments with clear ornaments, beads, and flowers.  SUPER SIMPLE!

32. Handprint Crafts are a classic Mother's Day gift. The free printable page makes this one handprint craft especially quick and simple.  It could be decorated in other ways besides handprints.

33. This  MOMogram Dishtowel is a beautiful crochet textured dishtowel with embroidery embellishments and the word MOM. The perfect Mother's Day gift!

34. A pretty rose bouquet of Crochet Flowers that will never wilt and last for years will keep mom smiling every time she sees them.

35. With Free Printable Cards, there is no excuse not to give mom a card for Mother's Day.

36. With Mother’s Day being a spring holiday, gifting her a Seed Packet Spring Garden Wreath is a way to add some brightness to her home.

37. This DIY Heart Mug Rug for Mom to enjoy a beverage and snack is simple in its design, quick and easy to put together for Mother's Day.

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