Graduation season is upon us!
Trying to decide what to give a recent high school or college graduate this year? Finding a gift can be hard. Homemade graduation gifts have a special meaning by showing your love. We have rounded up some of our favorite craft projects that make nice graduation gifts.
With these DIY graduation gifts 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.
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.
Hanging 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.
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
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!
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.
It'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.
This 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.
Snuggle 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.
These placemats are super quick and easy to make with our free tutorial. Find some fun fabrics and make a set for Mom.
One 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.
Throw pillows make homes feel warm and cozy. And mom will love this pillow because it is reversible - fabric on one side and a beautiful shell yarn crochet on the other. The pillow is great for beginners and advanced crocheters alike. To get the free pattern by Stitch in Progress, just click the Crochet and Fabric pillow link above.
Does 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.
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!
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.
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.
Make a simple and fun key ring for mom for Mother's Day. Our easy tutorial will show you how.
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.
This Log Tea Light Candleholder makes a fun decoration for both inside and outside.
Do 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.
A 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.
Does 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 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.
Kids 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.
Crochet is a fun way to make a handmade Mother's Day gift. This vintage crochet trivet by Stitch in Progress is a remembrance of years past but will work in a modern kitchen by using some of today's yarns and colors.
Tote 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.
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
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
Kids 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.