Easy DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is almost here, and if you don’t have a gift yet, no worries—we’re sharing a roundup of easy DIY Mother’s Day gifts that you can whip up before the weekend!

This clay petal planter screams happy, and it’s incredibly easy to make. The hardest part is deciding which color of clay to use (team rainbow over here!).

Treat your mom to a relaxing bubble bath with these bubble bath bars! We recommend putting them inside something like this—they’re too pretty not to be displayed.

We love all things wicker and rattan, and this caned candle holder gives off all those vibes.

If your mom loves jewelry but needs a special place to store/display it, you could make her an acrylic earring holder. The bottom is made with marbled contact paper to keep things budget-friendly.

Those gold statement earrings are also a DIY—another great gift idea!

This homemade potpourri is easy to make and so much better than the store-bought kind.

This glitter letter keychain is so cute that you’ll want to make an extra one for yourself.

If mom likes the chunky glitter look, she will love these acrylic glitter coasters too.

Candles make great gifts for any occasion—especially Mother’s Day.

We have a few DIY options to choose from, like beeswax (they have a light honey scent), soy candles, and the adorable flower-shaped pillar candle pictured above.

Sweet dreams! Make mom a bedtime pillow mist that she’s sure to love.

We already shared a DIY for organizing earrings, but what about rings?

This palm leaf ring dish and marbled clay dishes are super easy to make and are cute enough to display on a bedside table. 🙂

A set of printable recipe cards make a thoughtful gift (especially if you write in some recipes). Put them inside a recipe tin and you’re all set!

The soothing crackle of a wood wick candle is hard to beat, and we even have a DIY version that you can make at home using an upcycled container.

These pineapple print oven mitts are equal parts adorable and functional.

Homemade bath salts infused with essential oils are perfect for a relaxing night at home.

If mom loves plants, make her a cute brass hanging planter. You don’t even have to shop for a real plants since faux plants work best in these.

In a time crunch? This wooden ball photo holder DIY is sleek and simple, and it only takes five minutes to make.

Speaking of relaxing nights at home, bath bombs are a must!

We have several DIYs on the blog like rainbow gold lustre bath bombs, green tea and lemon (made with real green tea) and our classic homemade bath bombs.

We’re partial to cake, but you can add any phrase to this no-sew kitchen towel.

Make mom a pair of simple dangle pearl earrings. So pretty!

Homemade soap is one of our favorite gifts to make. And if you make extra, you can keep a couple bars for yourself!

We have a bunch of soaps to choose from, like gemstone soap, grapefruit poppyseed soap bars, pumpkin spice (with printable labels!), and tie dye soap.

This pink sugar body polish is a “dupe” of a popular brand, and we can’t get enough! Make some for your mom and yourself.

If you’re looking for another way to “gift” photos, these photo glitter globes are so fun! You can pick the color (and how much) glitter you add, (but the more the merrier).

You could make her a set of terrazzo cheese knives (and then invite yourself over for cheese and wine, of course).

Another kitchen related gift? Beeswax food wraps. We love using using these reusable (and environmentally-friendly) wraps for leftovers.

You could buy a set of wool dryer balls (they’re so much better than dryer sheets) or you can make your own set and add a bottle of lavender or lemon essential oil to the gift bag.

Don’t forget a card! We created two free designs to choose from, and they can be printed at home. Or, you could make a unique pop-up card like Emma did here.

And, if the DIY route isn’t your thing, check out Elsie’s Mother’s Day gift ideas for her personalized jewelry picks, kitchen and dining gifts, coffee table books, and more!

Have a happy Mother’s Day! xo. The ABM Team

  • That little planter is everything – it screams happy, indeed! Add to my Saturday project list 🙂

  • These ideas are awesome, I cannot decide which one I like best! I guess the gemstone soap is a wonderful idea for my mother. Thanks for sharing this!

  • All these craft are so cute! I love diying gifts, it makes them so much more sentimental! Thanks for sharing, hope you are having a great day!!


  • These are so fun! I’m so horrible at buying gifts, maybe I’ll go down the DIY route this year instead! ❤️✨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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