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Are you the do-it-yourself type who loves to give gifts from the heart? Nothing says I love and appreciate you more than a gift made with your own two hands. We’ve all gone the gift card and flower route for gift-giving on Mother’s Day, but the truth is there’s nothing more meaningful to a mom than a special gift from your heart. Last year, my daughter made the sweetest faux flower pot out of fingerprint flower buds. Sure, her daddy added something store-bought to the mix, but the truth is I can’t even remember what it was. That fingerprint flower pot, though, I’ll treasure forever.
Certainly, as we become adults, we can step up our crafting game, but the truth remains that DIY gifts are the most thoughtful and appreciated. With Mother’s Day fast approaching, you may already be on the prowl for great DIY crafts either as an activity to celebrate Mother’s Day or to give to the special moms in your life. Lucky for you, we’ve assembled a list of Mother’s Day craft ideas for adults. Take a look at 15 of our favorite Mother’s Day crafts for adults.
1. Mother’s Day DIY Succulent Pots
Get the tutorial from Lolly Jane.
These distressed succulent pots are a fun and simple craft idea to do by yourself or as a group. The supply list is simple and can be easily fulfilled at your neighborhood craft or hardware store. The paint colors and tags can be personalized to suit each participant’s or recipient’s style. Best of all, these are the gifts or favors that keep on giving. So long as they are provided the minimal care they require, they’ll last for years to come.
2. Sweet Mother’s Day Cookie Bouquet
Get the tutorial from Woman’s Day.
We all know how easy it is to simply bring mom flowers on Mother’s Day. But why not make that bouquet a little more special by crafting this whimsical tussie-mussie of edible flowers and sweet creatures. The flowers and bugs are made from a delectable sugar cookie recipe using the cookie cutters of your choice, then decoratively piped with delicious homemade frosting. Finally, assemble these beauties into a gorgeous bouquet that mom will swoon over. This DIY Mother’s Day craft is an excellent choice if, like me, you love to bake.
3. Drop the DIY Bath Bombs on Mom
Get the tutorial from Sincerely Jean.
Do you have a mama who loves her me-time? There’s no better gift to give a mom than the gift of free time. If you have a mother who loves self-care and soak time in the tub, this craft has your name all over it. With a few store-bought ingredients, a bath bomb mold, and the essential oil scent of your choice, you’ll easily whip up your mom’s favorite bath product. Wrap it in pretty tissue and add a tag with a sweet note, and these bath bombs will be a hit.
4. DIY Fabric Decoupage Jewelry Dishes for Mother’s Day
Get the tutorial from The Crafted Life.
These darling jewelry dishes are beautiful and fun to make. The supply list on this craft is short; with just a few easy-to-find supplies you’ll be turning out jewelry dishes by the dozen (or less if you don’t need so many). A nice way to commemorate a loved one is by using different and playful colors. If not, you can use your mom’s favorite color in a different shade. Either way, these precious jewelry dishes will be well-loved by mom.
5. Crafty Floral Temporary Tattoo Mugs
Get the tutorial from Sarah Hearts.
These mugs are easy to make and entirely customizable. We love the idea of floral temporary tattoos for Mother’s Day, but if your mom is a bit quirkier, feel free to branch out. Essentially, any temporary tattoo will work for these mugs. Simply apply the tattoo to the mug, just like you would a child’s hand. Seal the tattoo with brushed-on mod-podge and let it dry. In no time, you have a perfect Mother’s Day gift for a java-drinking mama. You might even add some chocolates and a bow to give it a little something extra.
6. Personalized Monogram Clay Keychains
Get the tutorial from Homey Oh My.
These keychains are DIY to the umpteenth degree. If you enjoy crafting from scratch, you’ll love making these. The supply list on these is a bit longer than some of the above ideas, but by planning ahead you’ll have no trouble acquiring everything you need. We love the from-scratch aspect of these keychains, but also really love the personalization of the monogram. A monogram is so sophisticated. This is a fun craft to do with a group to celebrate Mother’s Day, but it also makes a great DIY gift for mom.
7. DIY Gemstone Soaps to WOW Your Mom
Get the tutorial from HonestlyWTF.
Looking for Mother’s Day crafts for adults to make this year? These gemstone soaps are so beautiful and artsy that they’ll look like you spent lots of money at a specialty shop to buy them. This gemstone soap craft comes in a DIY maker kit with all of the ingredients and molds necessary to make these soaps, but you’ll have to gather a few common household items for carving them. Each kit yields two gemstones and to say the finished product is gorgeous is an understatement. You’ll want to keep them for yourself.
8. DIY Scented Candle Gifts for Mom
Get the tutorial from Fall For DIY.
Candles are another one of those common gifts that mom receives in droves at the holidays. But by taking that common gift idea a step further and handmaking your mom’s new candle, you’ve just turned a common gift into a spectacular one. If you’ve never made candles before, give it a shot. The pride you’ll feel after hand-crafting a candle is almost as immeasurable as the joy your mom will feel upon receiving them.
9. DIY Mother’s Day Paper Gift Box
Get the tutorial from Sarah Renae Clark.
This hand-crafted paper gift box is a great vehicle in which to deliver your Mother’s Day gift. Whether you plan to purchase your mom’s gift or craft it, this sweet box makes for a showstopping presentation. With the printable template, some simple folds, and a few colorful markers, your Mother’s Day gift will have the added touch of customization that mom will just adore.
10. Mason Jar Crafts for Mother’s Day
Get the tutorial from Mason Jar Crafts Love.
These upcycled Mason Jars are a sweet way to add a touch of boho-chic to your Mother’s Day gift. With a few handy supplies like paint, sandpaper, brushes, and sealant you will easily take your mom’s gift from okay to outrageous. Once your custom Mason Jars are dry, simply add a sweet tag and a bouquet of fresh flowers, and mom will be wowed.
11. Easy to Make Beautiful Pressed Flower Bookmarks
Get the tutorial from Aberle Home.
Pressed flower bookmarks are not only beautiful but are a fun way to get outside and smell the proverbial roses. With a few, easily accessible supplies you’ll have gorgeous handmade bookmarks that mom will adore. These are a fun craft to do with a group too; get outside, pick some colorful flowers and leaves, easily press them, and arrange and mod podge them in the desired pattern. They are enjoyable to make and result in a beautiful and useful bookmark that mom will adore.
12. Memorable Rainbow Photo Collage for Mom
Get the tutorial from Alexa Zurcher.
This rainbow collage is a great project if you’re not the craftiest. Simply gather photos with an array of predominant color palettes, and arrange them in the frame of your choosing. I can’t count how many times my mom has asked for “nice” pictures of my family and I’ve repeatedly obliged her with a framed photo of my children posed against the perfect backdrop. This rainbow collage is a twist on that idea that requires a bit more thought and a lot more color! The finished product is sure to please!
13. DIY Marbled Terra Cotta Pots
Get the tutorial from HGTV.
These marbelized terra cotta flower pots are a super cool way to add a personal touch to that potted plant you’ll be gifting this Mother’s Day. Marble is all the rage these days, but good luck finding marble flower pots. With a couple of store-bought supplies along with a few common household items, you’ll have a beautifully crafted, totally custom, and thoughtfully designed gift for mom this Mother’s Day.
14. Easy and Delicious Macarons Desserts
Get the tutorial from Food Duchess.
Who doesn’t love a tasty confection? These gorgeous and delicious macarons will have mom begging for the recipe. This recipe is delectable as is but can be easily modified to incorporate different flavor profiles and color palettes. Just remember, baking is a precise art, so be sure to measure and weigh ingredients as indicated for the perfect end-product. Forge the store-bought confections this Mother’s Day and make mom a batch of these delightful macarons.
15. Treat Yourself Mother’s Day Card
Get the tutorial from Studio DIY.
These “Treat Yourself” cards at the epitome of thoughtfulness. Not only will the special moms in your life adore the sentiment, but the cards are adorable too. These cards are easy to prepare and can be customized to suggest your mom treat herself to whatever you think she’d love. As-is, the cards suggest mom treat herself to a spa day, sweet treats, and a mani/pedi. Mom will surely love these suggestions, but if you have better ideas more suited to your mom’s personality, go wild!