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8 DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas to Make in an Hour or Less

Nothing melts a mother’s heart like a gift that is handmade. DIY gifts don’t have to be complicated; these 10 DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas are easy to make and come together in an hour or less. Win-win!

Whether you’re crafting for your own mother or for another mom in your life, we have a range of project ideas, from kids to adults, that anyone can make.

1. Best. Mom. Ever. Card

Mother's Day Best Mom Ever Card

Make Mom a card that is front-of-the-fridge-worthy.

MAKER Tip: Three-dimensional elements, like paper flowers, take your handmade cards up a notch. Pop it in a shadow box for a sweet sentiment to hang on the wall.

2. Wood Burned Wall Décor

Mother's Day Wood-Burned Wall Decor

Turn your child’s family portrait into a lasting keepsake. Simply transfer their drawing onto a wooden cutting board using graphite paper and then trace over it with a Versa-Tool® wood burning kit.

3. Mom’s Notes Journal

DIY Mother's Day Gift

Personalize Mom’s never-ending to do list with this quick and easy journal project. Make it special by adding a handcrafted bookmark made of ribbon and photo charms featuring her favorite little kiddos.

4. Story Lockets™ Lanyard

Mother's Day Story Lockets Lanyard

Replace her plain lanyard with a beautiful DIY version. Story Lockets allow you to customize them with gems, charms, birthstones and discs with sentiments. Personalize one for your Mom using all of her children’s birthstones!

5. Gem Stone Soaps


These DIY gemstone soaps that are not only gorgeous, but useful too! Make them special for Mom by using her favorite colors & scents. These are as fun to make, as they are to give!

6. Polka Dot Mom Mug

Polka Dot Mom Mug

This isn’t your average Mother’s Day mug! Add alphabet stickers to a plain mug, paint polka dots over them, and then peel off the stickers to reveal your message. It’s the perfect vessel for Mom’s morning fuel.

7. Photo Flower Pot

Photo Flower Pot

Mom can watch her kids “grow” with these fun photo flowerpots. Plant her favorite flower or fresh herbs for a gift that is silly, but sweet.

8. Postcard Pillow Postcard Pillows

Send a love note to Mom using a plain white pillowcase and fabric paints. A stencil makes it easy to paint a foolproof pattern that she is sure to love.

How are you going to MAKE Mom’s Day special? Share your DIY Mother’s Day projects with us on Instagram using #MakeItWithMichaels.

Michaels Makers DIY Mother’s Day Challenge

Whether she passed on her creative passion to you or cheered you on through your own artistic endeavors, Moms will always hold a dear place in our hearts.

This year, we challenged our Michaels Makers to pay homage to motherhood with quick and easy DIY projects that you can make for your own Mom, or suggest as a subtle hint for a gift you’d like to receive yourself. Get inspired below:

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Michaels has tons of gift ideas and everything you need to MAKE Mom’s day. What are you making for your Mom? Share it with us on Instagram using #MakeItWithMichaels!

7 Mother’s Day Gifts for Cool Moms

Still haven’t gotten Mom anything for Mother’s Day? Don’t fret! You still have plenty of time for a gift… handmade at that! You know nothing melts mom’s heart like something that you made with your own two hands. We’ve all come a long way from making handprint flowers on construction paper, so I’ve rounded up 7 trendy Mother’s Day gifts for cool moms.

An Updated Twist on the Macaroni Necklace

You know that your mom wore that macaroni necklace with pride. This year, make her a necklace that she’ll really want to wear time and time again. Aunt Peaches made these watercolor wooden bead necklaces that are just gorgeous. She warns that “results will come out better if you can embrace unpredictability with kid-like, wild abandonment”.  Any DIY project with that disclaimer is sure to be a fun one! Aunt Peaches Watercolor Bead Necklaces Rubyellen from Cakies blog made a necklace from clay that is easy enough for young-uns to tackle, but would also be a great “grown-up” DIY. The finished product is unique and dainty. Cakies Clay Necklace

Bag Lady

Mothers always appreciate a good bag. They need them to hold all of those random odds and ends that she happens to have at just the right moment when you’re in need, right? Delia Creates made this crochet + leather tote that is perfectly color blocked and anything but basic. Visit her blog for the tutorial.Delia Creates Crochet + Leather Tote Kaelah from This Charming Life has the perfect Mother’s Day gift for the mom with a sense of humor. Make a DIY Self Care Kit to remind mom to #TREATYOSELF. Kaelah Bee - This Charming Life - TreatYoSelf Spa Bag

Adorn Her Walls

Mothers always appreciate a good framed photo, but this year why not make her something unique to add to her gallery wall? Lovely Indeed crafted simple wood plaques with clever little sayings. I love this idea for the ultra hip mom that uses the term “bae” on the regular. Lovely Indeed Mother's Day Plaques Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous shows you how to make a DIY Wood Pallet Sign that represents the locations of all her siblings.. a perfect gift for the mom that loves from afar. Craftaholics Anonymous DIY Pallet Wood Sign

Plant Seeds of Love

The Merrythought put together this beautiful DIY Herb Garden Starter Kit as a gift. Isn’t it lovely? Plus once the herbs start growing, mom will be able to use them in her cooking, so this really is the gift that keeps on giving! The Merrythought DIY Herb Garden Starter Kit For more Mother’s Day gifts and DIY inspiration visit our Mother’s Day Pinterest board and this year make your mom a cool mom.

Make Mom a Mug for Mother’s Day

Moms are often referred to as superheroes. Juggling all of the duties of motherhood certainly requires some super-human abilities! Since becoming a Mom, I’ve learned a little secret on how to get it all (let’s be honest, 75%) done: CAFFEINE. That’s right… Moms need coffee to help them survive the day! That’s why this project is just perfect for the Mom in your life. Bonus points because it’s really very easy to make!

Mother’s Day Mug

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

1. Wash Your Mugwash

First, you’ll want to wash and dry your mug to get rid of any dust or film that may have accumulated on it. This will help your paint adhere to the mug better. Make sure you dry your mug off really well!

2. Apply Your Stickersstickers

We’re just spelling out MOM  on this one, but you can spell out anything your little heart desires!  TIP: Before placing stickers onto the mug, place them on a piece of fabric and then pull off. This will prevent them from permanently sticking to the mug.

3. Spounce Your Paintpouncer

Using your spouncer, paint dots all over the stickered area to cover your mug. We used 3 different paint colors, but you can use as many as you’d like! Note: try to keep paint away from any area where the lips may touch.

4. Remove Your Stickersremove-stickers

You’ll want to pull off your alphabet stickers while the paint is still wet! Trust me on this one… if you wait until the paint dries, it’s not a pretty situation.

5. Cure Your Mug

This step is very important! To cure, place your mug in a cool oven. Turn the oven on to 350° and bake for 30 minutes. Turn the oven off and leave the mug in the oven. Once your oven returns to room temperature, remove the mug. The mug needs to heat up and cool off with the oven. For cleaning, hand washing is best.


This Mother’s Day mug is simple and you can make it in just one afternoon! I used this technique to make a Father’s Day mug last year but I substituted the spouncer for little hands… even better!

What are you making for Mom this year? Share your pictures with us on Instagram using #MadeWithMichaels!

Michaels Makers April Challenge: Mother’s Day

We bring you this very special challenge in honor of the women that have raised you, inspired you and instilled their creativity in you… Moms! Whether she passed on her creative passion to you or cheered you on through your own artistic endeavors, our Moms will always hold a dear place in our hearts.

In honor of Mother’s Day, we challenged our Michaels Makers to pay homage to motherhood. Check out all of their projects below. There are lots of creative ideas on how you can handcraft something special for your own mother this year! Or, if you see something you’d really like pin it as a subtle hint :)


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Handmade Mother’s Day Gifts from Around the Office

Nothing says “I Love You Mom” like something handmade.  No amount of flowers or sparkly jewelry will ever beat a hand-crafted gift in my book. There’s just something about tiny smudged hand prints that melt my heart. Our office is full of crafty people, but what’s even better is that creativity runs in their families! We gathered up just a few Mother’s Day gifts that were proudly displayed on office walls here at Michaels HQ. Get your tissues ready!

Custom Framed Footprints + PoemAllison

“A special gift from my nanny, on my second Mother’s Day, of my daughter’s foot prints along with a handwritten William Yates poem.” – Allison, Director of Social Media & Public Relations

Thumbprint CoasterDebbie

“My son, Zachary’s 1st Grade teacher helped her students create this in class.  Last year, I was so surprised to receive such a thoughtful gift that I will always cherish because it has not only his thumb print all around it but he is holding a sign that he personally wrote about why he loves me.” – Debbie, Manager of Education Programs

Mom String ArtToni

“Made by son #2, Anthony, when he was in 4th grade (9 years old)…he’s now 24. I continue to display it every Mother’s Day.  One of my favorites!” – Toni, Administrative Assistant

Framed Photo CollageJulian

“I made this photo collage for my wife 2 years ago after hosting a mini photoshoot with my children in order to show “Mommy” how much they love her. This has become a tradition now and she looks forward to a new collage every year.” – Julian, Digital Designer & Photographer

Handprint Family TreeRebekah

“My 3 kids (Jack, Luke, Kate) made this for Mother’s Day for my Mom (their grandma), last year.  You can’t beat a handprint craft for Mother’s Day!” – Rebekah, VP of Customer Education & Projects

And last, but not least, this one is mine:

Quilled Baby FeetJillian

This is my first year as a mama, so while I did not receive this as a Mother’s Day gift, sweet fellow author Jen made this keepsake for me upon my return from maternity leave.

Have you handcrafted any gifts for your Mother? Or perhaps had one made for you? We would LOVE to see them. Share on social media using #MadeWithMichaels!