30 DIY Mother’s Day Gifts Anyone Can Make

Let’s face it, there’s no one like Mom. So when Mother’s Day rolls around, it can be tough to find the perfect gift that’s as special as she is. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. We’ll break down some thoughtful Mother’s Day gift ideas that will make Mom feel oh-so-loved. So if you’re ready to get crafty with DIY Mother’s Day gifts, find the perfect gifts for Mom this year in our gallery below. Flexing your creative skills with Mother’s Day crafts allows you to truly customize your gifts, adding an extra dose of thoughtfulness as you design something that’s perfectly her.

Home Decor DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

Enhance her living space with one-of-a-kind home decor and wall art items designed just for her. Transform her treasured memories — her favorite vacation, family portraits, or wedding day photos — into pieces of wall art or custom home decor items like blankets, pillows, and even jigsaw puzzles.

Canvas Prints

Canvas prints for Mother's Day Give an unforgettable gift, like a stunning canvas print that she will treasure for years to come. Choose from portrait sessions or family vacation photos to design a custom canvas print that captures the beauty and essence of your family. Or choose to add favorite childhood memories to canvas wall art for homemade Mother’s Day gifts that pull at Mom’s heartstrings.

Outdoor Throw Pillows

Give her a little R&R with a cozy throw pillow perfect for the patio. Select a photo from an outdoor family excursion, like a day at the pool, walk on the trails, or a game of horseshoes. Mom will appreciate having these fun outdoor pillows for her spring, fall, and summer patio days.

Photo Coasters

Custom photo coasters Share memories that will bring a smile to Mom’s face. These customized photo coasters make for personalized Mother’s Day gifts that can be used in the dining room, living room, or den area. Pick a series of photos, like portraits of each family member making funny faces or photos from your family Christmas cards.

Photo Jigsaw Puzzles

Custom photo puzzle Give the whole family a fun activity by designing a custom puzzle with a photo that symbolizes love and laughter. Mom will enjoy putting it together this DIY Mother’s Day gift with you or the kids. After all, family time is one of the best gifts of all!

Outdoor Decor

garden stones with decoration and personalized message The best gift for moms with green thumbs? A heart- or oval-shaped garden stone to bring extra love to her outdoor world! When she’s planting or watering her flowers, she’ll think of you and smile, especially if you personalize the stone with a favorite quote or inspirational Mother’s day message

Custom Candles

Custom candle with the word love written on it placed on a cream tray featuring a mother and her child Make your Mother’s Day craft look and smell good! Select photos with a candle design that match Mom’s style and personality. Encourage her to light her custom candle while reading a book, writing in a journal, or sharing a glass of wine with a friend. This would be a great addition to a Mother’s Day gift basket filled with several small gifts for your mom.

Photo Tile Wall Art

photo tiles on wall Personalized photo tiles are a great way to decorate the walls of your mom’s home. These easy to install photo tiles are a style addition and will showcase your mom’s favorite memories for her to see everyday. Photo tiles are easy to rearrange and design which makes decorating even easier.

Fleece Photo Blankets

Three hanging fleece photo blankets featuring a mother grandmother and grandchildren In the living room or her bedroom, Mom can snuggle up with this personalized fleece photo blanket. Seeing the memories of laughing and loving together will warm her heart, body, and soul.

Picture Frames

custom picture frames Elegant glass picture frames, canvas tabletop prints, or tried-and-true personalized frames are the perfect way to showcase Mom’s favorite memories. Turn a classic gift into a DIY Mother’s Day gift that she’ll keep by her bedside or on her desk at work. These are also great last-minute gift ideas for when you’re running short on time.

DIY Mother’s Day Gifts for Busy Moms

Our moms have so much to do. When she’s on the go headed to school drop off, to work, to run errands, or spend time with loved ones — make her life easier with our practical DIY Mother’s Day gifts perfect for moms on the go.

Personalized Tote Bags

cotton tote bag on a bench Personalize a tote bag for all of her adventures and errands, like trips to the beach, library, and the grocery store. Add her favorite photo, her initial, or monogram to the tote bag to make the best Mother’s Day gift for your on the go mom.

Coffee Mugs

custom photo mugs Brighten up her mornings by placing favorite family memories on a personalized coffee or tea photo mug. She’ll especially appreciate this gift on the early mornings or busy days, because she’ll be reminded of your constant love.

Eco-Friendly Reusable Shopping Bag

custom reusable shopping bags hanging in home Moms can always use more reusable shopping bags — for work, grocery shopping and day trips into town. Bonus: these DIY Mother’s Day gifts save on plastic and paper waste, so they’re great for the environment.

Personalized Keychains

personalized keychain for mothers day with message saying mom boss with a name Make thoughtful homemade Mother’s Day gifts that she can use every day. Perfect for any forgetful or just busy mom, personalized keychains are great for keeping your mom’s keys together in one place. Create a personalized keychain that your mom will love this Mother’s Day with images of her favorite people or things. With different styles and shapes, these unique keychains will be a great way for your mom to see your bright and smiling faces everyday.

iPhone Case

custom iphone cases Bring some style and love to Mom’s phone with a decorative custom iPhone case. Personalize it by adding photos from your outings or adventures together, like that impromptu beach weekend or holidays spent at home. She’ll enjoy showing off photos of her beautiful family!

Travel Mugs

Coffee mugs and to-go cups. With personalized travel mugs, every morning when your mom sips her coffee or tea, she’ll think of you and the amazing homemade Mother’s Day gift you got her. Customize your travel mug with special images your mom will love to see, all the while keeping her drink hot.

DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Kitchen

For the mom that loves to cook or bake, we offer a range of personalized gifts she’ll appreciate. From custom stemless wine glasses to stylish kitchen linens, look no further than our collection of Mother’s Day gifts for the everyday chef.

Recipe Photo Book

Custom family recipe cookbook Gather some of your family’s favorite memories turn them into a custom cookbook. This is a fun Mother’s Day craft that will warm her heart. Include a step-by-step tutorial for her favorite dessert, her go-to home cooked meal, and something to make for her as a Mother’s Day brunch. This DIY project will live on as a keepsake that’s handed down for generations.

Stemless Wine Glasses

mother's day wine glasses Perfect for moms who loves a glass of wine, these personalized stemless wine glasses are fully customizable to include pictures, names, quotes and more on the outside of the wine glass. Each time she uses her personalized wine glass she will always be remind of the best Mother’s Day present she received from you.

Cutting Board

Monogrammed wooden cutting board on counter. The perfect gift for your mom to show your appreciation is a custom cutting board. Add her last name, monogram, or a sweet message to one of our engraved cutting boards to upgrade her kitchen and make it more her own. Consider adding on a custom apron she can use along with it.

Kitchen Linens

cloth napkin in a table setting We offer tea towels and cloth napkins that are thoughtful gifts for a mom or grandma who loves to cook or bake. For tea towels, choose designs that come in her favorite colors and add a fun quote or special message to make a easy DIY Mother’s Day gift for her. Our cloth napkins are available in thousands of unique designs, so you can find the a set that’s the perfect way to spruce up her kitchen space.

Decorative Personalized Trivet

Create decorative hotpads by designing personalized trivets your mom will love to use. Whether you’re gifting your mom, stepmom, grandma, or another mother figure — your recipient will appreciate these when she’s hosting guests or treating herself to a pot of tea. They’ll also add a fun touch of personality to her kitchen and dining room!

Custom Placemats

Give Mom a daily reminder of your love with a customizable placemat that can be used for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Make it extra special by choosing photos from a range of memories, like early childhood and the teenage years. She’ll love that this gift takes her back to all of those fun moments together.

Pot Holders

Monogrammed pot holder. The best Mother’s Day ideas are practical and thoughtful. Create a personalized pot holder to keep your mom’s hands safe from hot dishes and pans. Your mom will love that this Mother’s Day gift is both cute and useful in the kitchen.

Great Mother’s Day Gifts for Sentimental Moms

The best Mother’s Day gift ideas are ones that come from the heart. Make a DIY Mother’s Day gift for the special woman in your life that makes her smile every time she sees it. From personalized jewelry she can wear close to her heart to a photo album featuring her most cherished memories — you can’t go wrong with a sentimental gift. Don’t forget to give her a thoughtful Mother’s Day card to go along with her gift.

Photo Books

mother's day photo book Turn your Mother’s Day gift into a fun DIY project with custom photo books filled with snapshots of her favorite memories. Include photos of her childhood and life growing up, or design the pages with pictures of family portraits and vacation adventures for a homemade gift she’ll treasure forever.

Personalized Jewelry

custom bangle with charms A gift that’s always a hit? Jewelry! Create a custom bracelet with one or multiple charms that match Mom’s style. A keepsake necklace or heart-shaped locket that encloses a special photograph of the two of you is one of the best Mother’s Day gifts she’ll ever receive. She’ll appreciate the extra bling and thoughtfulness behind such a personalized gift. She can wear this every day or save it for special occasions, like her anniversary, birthday, or Mother’s Day.

Keepsake Boxes

Keepsake box Help your mom keep her jewelry organized and put together with a custom keepsake box. Personalized keepsake boxes are made with oak wood with a mahogany lacquered finish and are fully customizable to include a sentimental picture on the top of the keepsake box. This gift will make the perfect Mother’s Day gift for any mother or grandmother in your life.

Personal Journal

journal with photos of couple Perfect for a mom who loves to write and record memories, personalize a journal that she’ll keep close to her heart. She can write about her dreams, goals and childhood stories. Create a personalized journal with a special image on the cover for your mom this Mother’s Day so she will always remember this memorable gift.

Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts for Working Moms

Give your hardworking mom a practical Mother’s Day gift she can use while on the job. From office supplies to custom calendars, these are the perfect choices for your working mom or a coworker.

Photo Calendars

With an easel calendar, wall calendar, or desktop calendar, your mom can keep track of all the important dates—like birthdays, anniversaries and family time. Personalize it with photos of special moments and inside jokes to brighten each day of her year.


Whether she’s looking for recipes, connecting with friends, or working hard, this mousepad will remind Mom of your love and thoughtfulness. Design a mousepad that matches her office, desk area or home computer. Add a photo of the family pet or a fun quote to get her motivated.


Create custom notepads with creative design templates Write on! Moms absolutely adore having a go-to notepad for writing notes, cards and special memories. Make her life easier with this personalized notepad designed with a family portrait or photo from a trip, backyard adventure or holiday gathering. Check out our guide on creating custom notepads for inspiration.

Closing Thoughts on Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is the perfect day to show your mom or mother figure in your life how much you care and appreciate them. Creating a personalized Mother’s Day gift is a great way to show how much you love them for their special day.

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