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40+ Easy Handmade DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

Since my own mother passed away in 2013, Mother's Day has lost a lot of its luster. It just isn't the same. But the fact remains that there are other mothers in my life – my mother's mother and my mother-in-law – who deserve recognition on this special day. And then there are my own kids who love to pamper me and give me homemade gifts on Mother's Day.

Even though it doesn't feel like a great day to me, it is still important to many others.

Whatever your particular challenges, I bet you do something for Mother's Day, too.

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While it is true that we could pop on to Amazon and pick out a sweet Mother's Day gift and have it shipped, there is something special and amazing about homemade gifts that Amazon just can't match. I prefer gifts made by my two sweet girls, and I know my mother-in-law and grandmother do, too.

So do yourself and your mother a favor this year, and DIY a special gift for her, and let your kids help.

Because those mistake-filled gifts from the hands of babes will be treasured long after the pretty things from Amazon are forgotten.

40 Easy Handmade DIY Mother's Day Gifts

- – I think every mom needs these affirmations cards. While the digital file may not be an impressive gift, imagine if you printed them out on cardstock and laminated them for her. You could present her with 40 life-giving, Biblical messages that are guaranteed to lift her up and help her to see the good in her days and her life.

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What you'll need: , , with , pretty ribbon to tie the cards together

- – Are these gorgeous or what?!?! I love these so much, I made a bunch for myself and some for my girls. They are lightweight because they're just thread and seed beads, and you can choose whatever colors or pattern you like.

What you'll need: ( is great because it contains 35 different colors – lots of similar hues for an ombre look and contrasting colors for a rainbow!), scrap of cardboard, , pencil, in a matching or complementary color, , , , ,

- – We made these several years ago, while my own mom was still alive, and they were huge hits. Everyone loved them. They're made from pony beads, so there are dozens of possibilities in terms of colors and transparency. Make sure you get some metal pans and dishes from the thrift store though because the melted beads will ruin whatever you put them in. I have a separate stash of stuff that we use only for melting beads in the grill.

What you'll need: , a variety of metal trays or pans , , ,

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- – I love plants, so this herb terrarium was a perfect craft for me. I kept it going for almost a year, and then I forgot to water it. And then you can guess what happened. Anyway, mom will love to have some kitchen-ready herbs all potted and ready for snipping, so a terrarium is a great option for Mother's Day!

What you'll need: , { OR , , and }, or , plants like and , and

- – Chocolate oranges are amazing, are they not? If your mom is as into them as we are, she will adore this sugar hand scrub. It's perfect for those days when you've been gardening – it gets all the dirt out from under your fingernails and leaves your hands feeling smooth and silky and smelling so very good you consider taking a nibble.

What you'll need: Cocoa powder, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla extract, olive oil, ,

- – These could not be easier, and they smell and look so nice that your mom will want one for every drawer and closet in her house. I made these with my 10 and 11 year old Girl Scouts a couple of weeks ago, and they loved them. They wanted to make more and more to give as gifts. Seriously, you can make a dozen of them in about five minutes.

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What you'll need: , , , 1/3 cup measuring cup, ,

- – My mother-in-law loves lavender, and we try to always make or buy something for her that contains it. For a number of years, we simply gave her a bottle of Young Living lavender oil, but I think something handmade is so much nicer. We made lavender sachets this year using . It's not very pretty; the color of the buds is kind of a grayish lavender, but it smells very strong and beautiful. It would also be great for the hand soap recipe I linked here.

What you'll need: , , white sugar, , , or

- – This pretty candle smells great and will make any lavender lover squeal with glee! Burning candles are soothing and pretty and make any room feel cozier. Your mom will love these candles, and she might love them even more if you put them in pretty thrift store tea cups instead of mason jars. Just a thought.

What you'll need: , double boiler and use it as the inside layer with a regular pot. The point is that the wax will leave a residue on the inside of the inside piece, and you won't want to use it for food after melting wax in it.), , ,

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- – I love agate, so I am truly enamored with these coasters, and I think your mom will be, too! Basically, you get agate slices and then you use to paint the edges. Easy peasy! I think these would be gorgeous hot glued onto the top of a or even on the sides of a box to make a planter.

What you'll need: agate slices from or , and then some of the results are already painted and wouldn't be DIY – but that might be okay with you because you could still package them up in a pretty way.), , paint brush

- – I love love love succulents! They are super easy to grow and thrive on neglect. They like to be watered only every couple of weeks or even once a month, which makes them a great houseplant. The only caveat is that they need a lot of light, but that means you can throw them out on the patio all summer long! Anyway, this easy project involves planting a bunch of pretty succulents in a colander and sticking in a printable Happy Mother's Day sign . It couldn't be simpler.

What you'll need: Succulents , where you can get all kinds of fancy varieties for not much money. Just make sure you're getting actual plants and not seeds. Succulents can take years to grow from seeds.), ,

PS. I think the succulents in the photo above are echeveria, moonstone, and maybe pachysedum. The echeveria is my favorite because it forms strong rosettes and comes in many different colors. But really, there are literally , so just pick out what you like.

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- – This is perhaps my most favorite item on this whole list. I just absolutely adore the quote on the canvas, and I would dearly love to have it hanging in my home. In fact, when I'm finished with this blog post, I may just print it out and get started on the project.

What you'll need: , color photocopy of printable from the post , scissors, , , with , soft rag

- – Every mother loves pictures of her children and grandchildren. Combine that love with a big initial, and you have a winning combination. I would love one of these letters to put in my office.

- – I didn't think I'd ever wear a popsicle stick bracelet, but this one is gorgeous and would not be difficult to make.

What you'll need: , , , , pot to boil water, a large mouth jar

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- – I think this is gorgeous, and I probably wouldn't use it for recipes. I'd put it on my desk to hold a photo or maybe some kid art. It takes a little woodworking, and wouldn't be as quick as some of the items on the list, but Mom would thoroughly enjoy it for years to come.

What you'll need: , , wood spool, , , , , , , , , , , a scrap of scrapbook paper

- – I love this so much. Joe has my kids fill out questionnaires every year, and I keep them in a binder in my bedroom. This isn't so much a gift as a card though, so add it to whatever else you're going to do.

What you'll need: printer, , or

- – If you make this for Mom, it has to come with breakfast in bed. Naturally.

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- – Allie is dying to make her own perfume, and she has been ever since picking someone's flowers on our walk the other day. Anyway, I think perfume handmade by little poppets would be any mother's new favorite.

What you'll need: , vodka, essential oils, lots of flower petals, distilled water

- – It's pansy season where I live, and pansies are edible, so I can see us making a whole bunch of these. You can also use roses, violets, geraniums, and a bunch of others. There's a link in the post to a list of edible flowers.

What you'll need: fresh flowers , ,

- – These are so pretty and could be used for so many different things. Wouldn't one be lovely on the sink in your bathroom, to put her rings in when she washes her hands? Or on her bedside table?

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- – These are super cool, and they are 100% homemade. The tutorial talks about buying the creator's pre-made kit, but it's no longer available and you can easily get the supplies on Amazon.

What you'll need: , , , soap molds or or do as the original creator did and use a and then shave it down into shape with a sharp knife)

- DIY heart canvas tote bag – This pretty tote is super simple to make using only paint and a pencil eraser. Even little kids would be able to do it, making it perfect for Mother's Day.

- DIY garden markers – These pretty garden markers are big enough to see without bending over and so easy to make. You'll probably want to make some for yourself while you're at it!

What you'll need: , , scrap paper, , ,

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- Scarf camera strap – If your mom is anything like me, she always has her camera close at hand. This beautiful camera strap is made from an inexpensive and pretty scarf, making it lightweight and easy on the neck. If you can't follow along with the video above, .

What you'll need: , , , , , , and

- DIY jewelry organizer – If there's one thing most moms have, it's jewelry. Or is that just me? I don't think so. I have most of my jewelry shut up tight in a jewelry armoire, but I would rather if the things I wear frequently were out on display, making it easy to find the right piece. This pretty DIY jewelry organizer is easy to put together with simple materials, and your mom will love it.

What you'll need: , ( is sturdy and comes in lots of different colors), , , , , ,

- An arm knit blanket – When I was heavy, I didn't get cold. Now that I'm not so heavy, I get cold all the time! Every mom I know likes to sit under a blanket, because we just get chilly really quickly. So these chunky arm knit blankets would be great for tweens or teens to make for their moms. If this video doesn't work out for you, try a different one. There are about five thousand arm knit blanket videos on YouTube.

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What you'll need: About 140 yards or 7-8 pounds of super chunky yarn. This yarn can be hard to find and very expensive, but it makes amazingly beautiful and soft blankets. Look for it on . I haven't found this style of yarn at my local craft store, and it's ridiculously expensive on Amazon.

- – I would love this, too! I think the combination of pretty flowers and bird bath up where cats can't reach it is perfect, and I would be so happy to have one of these towers in my backyard.

What you'll need: one 8″ terra cotta pot, five 6″ terra cotta pots, 62″ piece of rebar, , a shallow bowl or glass lampshade, , , , plants

- – These are amazing! So amazing in fact that the creator of the tutorial was taking custom orders for a while, but no longer. It doesn't look hard to make given the availability of collage software like Canva and some iOS apps. (I personally would use , but I have a lot of experience with that.)

What you'll need: , , printer, scissors, or

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- – Any mom who's been on her feet all day will love this relaxing foot soak, dissolved into a tub of hot water – and the 20 minutes of relaxation that goes along with it. Be prepared to give her a foot massage when she's done soaking.

What you'll need: , , , essential oils or , or basin , , ,

- – This pretty bracelet is a little chunky which makes it so cool and interesting. I personally don't love the pattern they made with their beads, but that would be super easy to change. Perhaps best of all, the closure on this bracelet is a simple button, so there's no need for hardware or beading pliers.

- Stamped clay bowls – I think these are so pretty, and air dry clay makes them super easy to stamp and make. No baking, no mess, just stamp, leave alone, and you're done!

What you'll need: , , , , a knife, , , to make the edges prettier

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- – These cute all in one jars could go along with the foot soak above. Basically, you put the soak in the bottom of the decorated jar to anchor everything, and then you load it up with all the tools that she'll need to pamper herself. I think these are great!

What you'll need: , , , , , , ,

- – Tangled cords are a common problem, especially if she keeps her earbuds in her purse like I do. These cute cord keepers are super easy to make and only take a few minutes but will solve a huge problem for her!

- – I've never used Rit dye before, so I don't know how this would go, but the tutorial makes it seem super simple and easy. I think it would be a great project for a dad who doesn't feel confident about crafting. I'm a bit of a tote bag hoarder, so I know I would love and use the finished bag. I bet your mom would, too!

What you'll need: , , a big bucket, some sort of rigging to hold the bag in place while it soaks in the dye

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- – You probably already know I crochet, and I have half skeins of yarn all over the place, leftovers from blankets or other projects that got to be too big. Those would be perfect for this pretty bracelet. If you don't already have yarn, you can usually get a small skein at the craft store for under $5. Just go in, look around, and choose the one you think your mom will like best.

What you'll need: or , yarn, , , ,

- – We've covered the photo thing already, right? Moms love photos of their babies and grandbabies. So, if she uses coasters at all, these would be a great addition to her living room.

What you'll need: , , printed photos, , , ,

- – I love vases, mostly because they hold flowers which I really, really love. Your mother will adore these pretty vases which come out looking and feeling like they're solid ceramic and not actually a plain vase with fabric lace Mod Podged on the outside. She will be very impressed by your mad skills here.

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- – These little planters are super cute, and all you need to make them is a can of spray paint and some newspaper or scrap paper and painters tape. See above for my advice on buying succulents.

What you'll need: (I really like the stripe around .), gold spray paint, , newspaper, ,

- – I have a thing for bracelets. I wear at least 5 all the time. So I love these pretty, easy to make bracelets, and I think any other youngish hip mom would love them, too. They're chunky and soft and easy to wear. While you're crafting, you might want to make a couple of yourself!

What you'll need: an old cotton t-shirt , , , with

- – This is the neatest idea. I am not in the habit of taking baths , but if I was, I would definitely want one of these gorgeous trays to hold my drink, my Kindle, or whatever else I wanted. If you get your wood at a large hardware store, they will most likely cut it for you, and then all that's left is to paint or stain it and add the hardware. Easy peasy.

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What you'll need: 1×10 board cut to the width of the tub, , , ,

- – I have a ring a lot like this, but it is now about four sizes too big. I can't even wear it on my thumb anymore. I would love to have another one that actually fits, and I bet your mom would love one, too, especially if she's a stylish or flashy dresser.

- – I have a preferred brand of lipstick and lip gloss, so this one is actually not for me, BUT I know a lot of moms who are completely and totally addicted to lip products. If you have one of those, she will undoubtedly love these yummy looking and yummy tasting lip glosses and balms.

What you'll need: There are a couple of different recipes in the original post with a list of ingredients as long as my arm. So… go over there and check those out.

- – This is perhaps the least nice-looking of all the gifts on my list, but I saved it for last because I think it will be the most appreciated. The creator wrote 365 different reasons that she loves her mom, each on its own slip of paper, and stuffed them all in this big jar. I think it would be so much nicer if you painted the jar as in one of the other tutorials above, but even without paint, it would be a treasured gift for any mom.

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So that's that. 40+ gifts that I think any mother would love to receive this year for Mother's Day . You can't go wrong with any of these gifts. So tell me,

Are you going to give homemade Mother's Day gifts this year?

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40+ Easy Handmade DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

Since my own mother passed away in 2013, Mother's Day has lost a lot of its luster. It just isn't the same. But the fact remains that there are other mothers in my life – my mother's mother and my mother-in-law – who deserve recognition on this special day. And then there are my own kids who love to pamper me and give me homemade gifts on Mother's Day.

Even though it doesn't feel like a great day to me, it is still important to many others.

Whatever your particular challenges, I bet you do something for Mother's Day, too.

While it is true that we could pop on to Amazon and pick out a sweet Mother's Day gift and have it shipped, there is something special and amazing about homemade gifts that Amazon just can't match. I prefer gifts made by my two sweet girls, and I know my mother-in-law and grandmother do, too.

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So do yourself and your mother a favor this year, and DIY a special gift for her, and let your kids help.

Because those mistake-filled gifts from the hands of babes will be treasured long after the pretty things from Amazon are forgotten.

40 Easy Handmade DIY Mother's Day Gifts

- – I think every mom needs these affirmations cards. While the digital file may not be an impressive gift, imagine if you printed them out on cardstock and laminated them for her. You could present her with 40 life-giving, Biblical messages that are guaranteed to lift her up and help her to see the good in her days and her life.

What you'll need: , , with , pretty ribbon to tie the cards together

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- – Are these gorgeous or what?!?! I love these so much, I made a bunch for myself and some for my girls. They are lightweight because they're just thread and seed beads, and you can choose whatever colors or pattern you like.

What you'll need: ( is great because it contains 35 different colors – lots of similar hues for an ombre look and contrasting colors for a rainbow!), scrap of cardboard, , pencil, in a matching or complementary color, , , , ,

- – We made these several years ago, while my own mom was still alive, and they were huge hits. Everyone loved them. They're made from pony beads, so there are dozens of possibilities in terms of colors and transparency. Make sure you get some metal pans and dishes from the thrift store though because the melted beads will ruin whatever you put them in. I have a separate stash of stuff that we use only for melting beads in the grill.

What you'll need: , a variety of metal trays or pans , , ,

- – I love plants, so this herb terrarium was a perfect craft for me. I kept it going for almost a year, and then I forgot to water it. And then you can guess what happened. Anyway, mom will love to have some kitchen-ready herbs all potted and ready for snipping, so a terrarium is a great option for Mother's Day!

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What you'll need: , { OR , , and }, or , plants like and , and

- – Chocolate oranges are amazing, are they not? If your mom is as into them as we are, she will adore this sugar hand scrub. It's perfect for those days when you've been gardening – it gets all the dirt out from under your fingernails and leaves your hands feeling smooth and silky and smelling so very good you consider taking a nibble.

What you'll need: Cocoa powder, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla extract, olive oil, ,

- – These could not be easier, and they smell and look so nice that your mom will want one for every drawer and closet in her house. I made these with my 10 and 11 year old Girl Scouts a couple of weeks ago, and they loved them. They wanted to make more and more to give as gifts. Seriously, you can make a dozen of them in about five minutes.

What you'll need: , , , 1/3 cup measuring cup, ,

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- – My mother-in-law loves lavender, and we try to always make or buy something for her that contains it. For a number of years, we simply gave her a bottle of Young Living lavender oil, but I think something handmade is so much nicer. We made lavender sachets this year using . It's not very pretty; the color of the buds is kind of a grayish lavender, but it smells very strong and beautiful. It would also be great for the hand soap recipe I linked here.

What you'll need: , , white sugar, , , or

- – This pretty candle smells great and will make any lavender lover squeal with glee! Burning candles are soothing and pretty and make any room feel cozier. Your mom will love these candles, and she might love them even more if you put them in pretty thrift store tea cups instead of mason jars. Just a thought.

What you'll need: , double boiler and use it as the inside layer with a regular pot. The point is that the wax will leave a residue on the inside of the inside piece, and you won't want to use it for food after melting wax in it.), , ,

- – I love agate, so I am truly enamored with these coasters, and I think your mom will be, too! Basically, you get agate slices and then you use to paint the edges. Easy peasy! I think these would be gorgeous hot glued onto the top of a or even on the sides of a box to make a planter.

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What you'll need: agate slices from or , and then some of the results are already painted and wouldn't be DIY – but that might be okay with you because you could still package them up in a pretty way.), , paint brush

- – I love love love succulents! They are super easy to grow and thrive on neglect. They like to be watered only every couple of weeks or even once a month, which makes them a great houseplant. The only caveat is that they need a lot of light, but that means you can throw them out on the patio all summer long! Anyway, this easy project involves planting a bunch of pretty succulents in a colander and sticking in a printable Happy Mother's Day sign . It couldn't be simpler.

What you'll need: Succulents , where you can get all kinds of fancy varieties for not much money. Just make sure you're getting actual plants and not seeds. Succulents can take years to grow from seeds.), ,

PS. I think the succulents in the photo above are echeveria, moonstone, and maybe pachysedum. The echeveria is my favorite because it forms strong rosettes and comes in many different colors. But really, there are literally , so just pick out what you like.

- – This is perhaps my most favorite item on this whole list. I just absolutely adore the quote on the canvas, and I would dearly love to have it hanging in my home. In fact, when I'm finished with this blog post, I may just print it out and get started on the project.

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What you'll need: , color photocopy of printable from the post , scissors, , , with , soft rag

- – Every mother loves pictures of her children and grandchildren. Combine that love with a big initial, and you have a winning combination. I would love one of these letters to put in my office.

- – I didn't think I'd ever wear a popsicle stick bracelet, but this one is gorgeous and would not be difficult to make.

What you'll need: , , , , pot to boil water, a large mouth jar

- – I think this is gorgeous, and I probably wouldn't use it for recipes. I'd put it on my desk to hold a photo or maybe some kid art. It takes a little woodworking, and wouldn't be as quick as some of the items on the list, but Mom would thoroughly enjoy it for years to come.

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What you'll need: , , wood spool, , , , , , , , , , , a scrap of scrapbook paper

- – I love this so much. Joe has my kids fill out questionnaires every year, and I keep them in a binder in my bedroom. This isn't so much a gift as a card though, so add it to whatever else you're going to do.

What you'll need: printer, , or

- – If you make this for Mom, it has to come with breakfast in bed. Naturally.

- – Allie is dying to make her own perfume, and she has been ever since picking someone's flowers on our walk the other day. Anyway, I think perfume handmade by little poppets would be any mother's new favorite.

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What you'll need: , vodka, essential oils, lots of flower petals, distilled water

- – It's pansy season where I live, and pansies are edible, so I can see us making a whole bunch of these. You can also use roses, violets, geraniums, and a bunch of others. There's a link in the post to a list of edible flowers.

What you'll need: fresh flowers , ,

- – These are so pretty and could be used for so many different things. Wouldn't one be lovely on the sink in your bathroom, to put her rings in when she washes her hands? Or on her bedside table?

- – These are super cool, and they are 100% homemade. The tutorial talks about buying the creator's pre-made kit, but it's no longer available and you can easily get the supplies on Amazon.

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What you'll need: , , , soap molds or or do as the original creator did and use a and then shave it down into shape with a sharp knife)

- DIY heart canvas tote bag – This pretty tote is super simple to make using only paint and a pencil eraser. Even little kids would be able to do it, making it perfect for Mother's Day.

- DIY garden markers – These pretty garden markers are big enough to see without bending over and so easy to make. You'll probably want to make some for yourself while you're at it!

What you'll need: , , scrap paper, , ,

- Scarf camera strap – If your mom is anything like me, she always has her camera close at hand. This beautiful camera strap is made from an inexpensive and pretty scarf, making it lightweight and easy on the neck. If you can't follow along with the video above, .

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What you'll need: , , , , , , and

- DIY jewelry organizer – If there's one thing most moms have, it's jewelry. Or is that just me? I don't think so. I have most of my jewelry shut up tight in a jewelry armoire, but I would rather if the things I wear frequently were out on display, making it easy to find the right piece. This pretty DIY jewelry organizer is easy to put together with simple materials, and your mom will love it.

What you'll need: , ( is sturdy and comes in lots of different colors), , , , , ,

- An arm knit blanket – When I was heavy, I didn't get cold. Now that I'm not so heavy, I get cold all the time! Every mom I know likes to sit under a blanket, because we just get chilly really quickly. So these chunky arm knit blankets would be great for tweens or teens to make for their moms. If this video doesn't work out for you, try a different one. There are about five thousand arm knit blanket videos on YouTube.

What you'll need: About 140 yards or 7-8 pounds of super chunky yarn. This yarn can be hard to find and very expensive, but it makes amazingly beautiful and soft blankets. Look for it on . I haven't found this style of yarn at my local craft store, and it's ridiculously expensive on Amazon.

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- – I would love this, too! I think the combination of pretty flowers and bird bath up where cats can't reach it is perfect, and I would be so happy to have one of these towers in my backyard.

What you'll need: one 8″ terra cotta pot, five 6″ terra cotta pots, 62″ piece of rebar, , a shallow bowl or glass lampshade, , , , plants

- – These are amazing! So amazing in fact that the creator of the tutorial was taking custom orders for a while, but no longer. It doesn't look hard to make given the availability of collage software like Canva and some iOS apps. (I personally would use , but I have a lot of experience with that.)

What you'll need: , , printer, scissors, or

- – Any mom who's been on her feet all day will love this relaxing foot soak, dissolved into a tub of hot water – and the 20 minutes of relaxation that goes along with it. Be prepared to give her a foot massage when she's done soaking.

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What you'll need: , , , essential oils or , or basin , , ,

- – This pretty bracelet is a little chunky which makes it so cool and interesting. I personally don't love the pattern they made with their beads, but that would be super easy to change. Perhaps best of all, the closure on this bracelet is a simple button, so there's no need for hardware or beading pliers.

- Stamped clay bowls – I think these are so pretty, and air dry clay makes them super easy to stamp and make. No baking, no mess, just stamp, leave alone, and you're done!

What you'll need: , , , , a knife, , , to make the edges prettier

- – These cute all in one jars could go along with the foot soak above. Basically, you put the soak in the bottom of the decorated jar to anchor everything, and then you load it up with all the tools that she'll need to pamper herself. I think these are great!

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What you'll need: , , , , , , ,

- – Tangled cords are a common problem, especially if she keeps her earbuds in her purse like I do. These cute cord keepers are super easy to make and only take a few minutes but will solve a huge problem for her!

- – I've never used Rit dye before, so I don't know how this would go, but the tutorial makes it seem super simple and easy. I think it would be a great project for a dad who doesn't feel confident about crafting. I'm a bit of a tote bag hoarder, so I know I would love and use the finished bag. I bet your mom would, too!

What you'll need: , , a big bucket, some sort of rigging to hold the bag in place while it soaks in the dye

- – You probably already know I crochet, and I have half skeins of yarn all over the place, leftovers from blankets or other projects that got to be too big. Those would be perfect for this pretty bracelet. If you don't already have yarn, you can usually get a small skein at the craft store for under $5. Just go in, look around, and choose the one you think your mom will like best.

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What you'll need: or , yarn, , , ,

- – We've covered the photo thing already, right? Moms love photos of their babies and grandbabies. So, if she uses coasters at all, these would be a great addition to her living room.

What you'll need: , , printed photos, , , ,

- – I love vases, mostly because they hold flowers which I really, really love. Your mother will adore these pretty vases which come out looking and feeling like they're solid ceramic and not actually a plain vase with fabric lace Mod Podged on the outside. She will be very impressed by your mad skills here.

- – These little planters are super cute, and all you need to make them is a can of spray paint and some newspaper or scrap paper and painters tape. See above for my advice on buying succulents.

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What you'll need: (I really like the stripe around .), gold spray paint, , newspaper, ,

- – I have a thing for bracelets. I wear at least 5 all the time. So I love these pretty, easy to make bracelets, and I think any other youngish hip mom would love them, too. They're chunky and soft and easy to wear. While you're crafting, you might want to make a couple of yourself!

What you'll need: an old cotton t-shirt , , , with

- – This is the neatest idea. I am not in the habit of taking baths , but if I was, I would definitely want one of these gorgeous trays to hold my drink, my Kindle, or whatever else I wanted. If you get your wood at a large hardware store, they will most likely cut it for you, and then all that's left is to paint or stain it and add the hardware. Easy peasy.

What you'll need: 1×10 board cut to the width of the tub, , , ,

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- – I have a ring a lot like this, but it is now about four sizes too big. I can't even wear it on my thumb anymore. I would love to have another one that actually fits, and I bet your mom would love one, too, especially if she's a stylish or flashy dresser.

- – I have a preferred brand of lipstick and lip gloss, so this one is actually not for me, BUT I know a lot of moms who are completely and totally addicted to lip products. If you have one of those, she will undoubtedly love these yummy looking and yummy tasting lip glosses and balms.

What you'll need: There are a couple of different recipes in the original post with a list of ingredients as long as my arm. So… go over there and check those out.

- – This is perhaps the least nice-looking of all the gifts on my list, but I saved it for last because I think it will be the most appreciated. The creator wrote 365 different reasons that she loves her mom, each on its own slip of paper, and stuffed them all in this big jar. I think it would be so much nicer if you painted the jar as in one of the other tutorials above, but even without paint, it would be a treasured gift for any mom.

So that's that. 40+ gifts that I think any mother would love to receive this year for Mother's Day . You can't go wrong with any of these gifts. So tell me,

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Are you going to give homemade Mother's Day gifts this year?

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40+ Easy Handmade DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

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Since my own mother passed away in 2013, Mother's Day has lost a lot of its luster. It just isn't the same. But the fact remains that there are other mothers in my life – my mother's mother and my mother-in-law – who deserve recognition on this special day. And then there are my own kids who love to pamper me and give me homemade gifts on Mother's Day.

Even though it doesn't feel like a great day to me, it is still important to many others.

Whatever your particular challenges, I bet you do something for Mother's Day, too.

While it is true that we could pop on to Amazon and pick out a sweet Mother's Day gift and have it shipped, there is something special and amazing about homemade gifts that Amazon just can't match. I prefer gifts made by my two sweet girls, and I know my mother-in-law and grandmother do, too.

So do yourself and your mother a favor this year, and DIY a special gift for her, and let your kids help.

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Because those mistake-filled gifts from the hands of babes will be treasured long after the pretty things from Amazon are forgotten.

40 Easy Handmade DIY Mother's Day Gifts

- – I think every mom needs these affirmations cards. While the digital file may not be an impressive gift, imagine if you printed them out on cardstock and laminated them for her. You could present her with 40 life-giving, Biblical messages that are guaranteed to lift her up and help her to see the good in her days and her life.

What you'll need: , , with , pretty ribbon to tie the cards together

- – Are these gorgeous or what?!?! I love these so much, I made a bunch for myself and some for my girls. They are lightweight because they're just thread and seed beads, and you can choose whatever colors or pattern you like.

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What you'll need: ( is great because it contains 35 different colors – lots of similar hues for an ombre look and contrasting colors for a rainbow!), scrap of cardboard, , pencil, in a matching or complementary color, , , , ,

- – We made these several years ago, while my own mom was still alive, and they were huge hits. Everyone loved them. They're made from pony beads, so there are dozens of possibilities in terms of colors and transparency. Make sure you get some metal pans and dishes from the thrift store though because the melted beads will ruin whatever you put them in. I have a separate stash of stuff that we use only for melting beads in the grill.

What you'll need: , a variety of metal trays or pans , , ,

- – I love plants, so this herb terrarium was a perfect craft for me. I kept it going for almost a year, and then I forgot to water it. And then you can guess what happened. Anyway, mom will love to have some kitchen-ready herbs all potted and ready for snipping, so a terrarium is a great option for Mother's Day!

What you'll need: , { OR , , and }, or , plants like and , and

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- – Chocolate oranges are amazing, are they not? If your mom is as into them as we are, she will adore this sugar hand scrub. It's perfect for those days when you've been gardening – it gets all the dirt out from under your fingernails and leaves your hands feeling smooth and silky and smelling so very good you consider taking a nibble.

What you'll need: Cocoa powder, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla extract, olive oil, ,

- – These could not be easier, and they smell and look so nice that your mom will want one for every drawer and closet in her house. I made these with my 10 and 11 year old Girl Scouts a couple of weeks ago, and they loved them. They wanted to make more and more to give as gifts. Seriously, you can make a dozen of them in about five minutes.

What you'll need: , , , 1/3 cup measuring cup, ,

- – My mother-in-law loves lavender, and we try to always make or buy something for her that contains it. For a number of years, we simply gave her a bottle of Young Living lavender oil, but I think something handmade is so much nicer. We made lavender sachets this year using . It's not very pretty; the color of the buds is kind of a grayish lavender, but it smells very strong and beautiful. It would also be great for the hand soap recipe I linked here.

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What you'll need: , , white sugar, , , or

- – This pretty candle smells great and will make any lavender lover squeal with glee! Burning candles are soothing and pretty and make any room feel cozier. Your mom will love these candles, and she might love them even more if you put them in pretty thrift store tea cups instead of mason jars. Just a thought.

What you'll need: , double boiler and use it as the inside layer with a regular pot. The point is that the wax will leave a residue on the inside of the inside piece, and you won't want to use it for food after melting wax in it.), , ,

- – I love agate, so I am truly enamored with these coasters, and I think your mom will be, too! Basically, you get agate slices and then you use to paint the edges. Easy peasy! I think these would be gorgeous hot glued onto the top of a or even on the sides of a box to make a planter.

What you'll need: agate slices from or , and then some of the results are already painted and wouldn't be DIY – but that might be okay with you because you could still package them up in a pretty way.), , paint brush

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- – I love love love succulents! They are super easy to grow and thrive on neglect. They like to be watered only every couple of weeks or even once a month, which makes them a great houseplant. The only caveat is that they need a lot of light, but that means you can throw them out on the patio all summer long! Anyway, this easy project involves planting a bunch of pretty succulents in a colander and sticking in a printable Happy Mother's Day sign . It couldn't be simpler.

What you'll need: Succulents , where you can get all kinds of fancy varieties for not much money. Just make sure you're getting actual plants and not seeds. Succulents can take years to grow from seeds.), ,

PS. I think the succulents in the photo above are echeveria, moonstone, and maybe pachysedum. The echeveria is my favorite because it forms strong rosettes and comes in many different colors. But really, there are literally , so just pick out what you like.

- – This is perhaps my most favorite item on this whole list. I just absolutely adore the quote on the canvas, and I would dearly love to have it hanging in my home. In fact, when I'm finished with this blog post, I may just print it out and get started on the project.

What you'll need: , color photocopy of printable from the post , scissors, , , with , soft rag

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