Let's Explore offers up some excellent ideas for homemade Mother's Day cards, including these bright and colorful cards that she made with her daughter.
Simply using washable tempera paint and Q-Tips, this printmaking craft project is great for children of all ages as it only requires painting and pressing the card onto each print. Be sure to check out the full post for a complete walkthrough. Nothing beats a homemade card!
Garden Mama shares a neat tutorial on how her children made this beautiful flower vase out of tree branches -- so clever and so simple! You might be wondering how it's even possible to make a vase out of tree branches, but what you can't see is that there's a recycled glass container hidden on the inside.
To get started on your own DIY vase, simply have your child gather up their chosen branches and twigs, have Dad help with some hot glue gun action and finish off your au natural Mother's Day vase with some beautiful spring flowers from your local market or picked fresh from the backyard. Overall, a super easy project that's sure to please Mom on her special day!
Mother's Day Bling
We love these felt flower Mother's Day rings featured on the
Giver's Log so much that we've also included them in our article, " 20 Inexpensive Goody Bag Ideas"! But really, it doesn't get much better than these sweet rings when thinking about a unique idea for Mom this year.
Made using felt, fabric, buttons, and pipe cleaners, these cute flower rings give you the opportunity to upcycle any leftover fabric and felt scraps that you might have lying around the craft table, all while providing a fantastic new spring accessory for Mom!
Mother's Day Bookmarks
Make and Takes' Marie explains how her husband made this adorable bookmark for her as a gift one year, and how she in turn made them for the grandmothers in her family. One side of the bookmark features the word "mother" in various languages and the other features an instant photo booth photo strip with fun family photos.
These bookmarks make for an inexpensive and easy project that Dad can do with the kids! Overall, if you've got a Mom at home that loves diving into a good book, this gift is an excellent pick that will last for many years to come.
Coming Up Roses
Who knew that you could make rose petal jelly?!
Creative Kismet has an excellent recipe for making this gorgeous jelly with mint and this is certainly one recipe that we'll be trying out this year for Mother's Day.
Though Mom Regina explains that making this recipe can take a little time, she also admits that it's fairly easy. And the greatest part about this homemade jelly, is that you can eat it throughout the year! Be sure to check out Regina's post for the full recipe and ingredient list.
Mother's Day Pampering
Got a Mama that loves to take a nice hot bath after a long day of hard work? Consider transforming this Mother's Day into an impromptu home spa day, beginning with this great recipe for moisturizing bath salts from
Lost Button Studio!
Easy to make at home with only a handful of ingredients, this bath salt recipe can be made in bulk and given out to all of the lovely ladies in your family. And if you're looking for more in homemade body and beauty recipes, consider checking out this
ReadyMade recipe for homemade natural body moisturizer.
Garden Mama Love
That Artist Woman offers up this excellent idea for giving painted pots as a Mother's Day present. And we'll be the first to admit -- we absolutely love receiving painted pots for gifts! Plus, this is an easy project for smaller children as it only requires painting and planting.
Though That Artist Woman's Gail recommends painting on peat pots, we'd also recommend considering ceramic pots for this project so they can be used in years to come. Plants and pretty flowers for Mother's Day are never a bad idea -- especially for the ladies in your life that can't get enough spring blooms!
A Heartfelt Mother's Day Gift
Besides the fact that
Muffin Tin Mom offers plenty of incredible muffin tin meal ideas, Mom Michelle also features a great craft section, including this clay heart necklace that she made with her kids.
Homemade with polymer clay or any kind of clay that is all right for baking, this necklace heart is a great project for younger children as they can mold the clay as much as they like before shaping it with a cookie cutter. Check out the great included pictorial for the full scoop on making a Mother's Day clay heart necklace.
This Cupcake's the Bomb!
Literally. We love this idea for making a homemade cupcake bath bomb featured on
Little Birdie Secrets! But don't let this cupcake's delicious look deceive you -- it is, in fact, not a real cupcake to be eaten.
However, the frosting is the real deal. (Though we wouldn't recommend eating it off of the bath bomb!) Regardless, this is a super cool idea for a Mother's Day gift and we have no doubt that your little one will love watching the cupcake fizz during bath time fun! That is... if the cupcake's not gone after Mama's much deserved bath.
May Day Love
Based off of the well-known flower cone gifts that are given out in honor of May Day,
Imagine Childhood offers up their own take on these cones, as a Mother's Day gift.
Using butcher paper and ribbon, these neat cones can hang from a hook or a door knob while carrying plant starts for the garden, a cute card for Mom, and any other treasures that you've thrown in for her on her special day. Imagine Childhood explains that her family wrote messages in small envelopes to include along with seedlings. See the full pictorial for more tips and tricks!
Mother's Day Gems
We are super excited about this homemade mosaic plant pot highlighted on
Busy Hands::Busy Minds -- and what a sweet idea for Mother's Day!
If your Mom has a green thumb and absolutely loves tending to her plants (like us!), she'll certainly appreciate a new homemade plant pot -- especially one that is bedazzled with gems. While Dad works the hot glue gun, your child will love adding each glass gem to the plant pot. Also consider adding multiple colors of gems or fun patterns. The creative options are truly endless!
DIY Beautiful Bouquet
Creative Jewish Mom features an awesome tutorial on how to make these gorgeous "Mexican style" crepe paper flowers. And though these could be made for various special occasions by using different colors, we think they'd be equally great for a Mother's Day gift this year!
An easy project for young children, these recyclable blooms are simply made using colorful crepe paper, flower wire stems, and scissors. Check out the full tutorial for wise tips and tricks on making these pom pom-esque blossoms -- you won't be disappointed!
Plum Pudding shares this neat idea for making a hanging family photo display and this couldn't be a more perfect gift idea for this year's Mother's Day.
Mom Megan explains that she made this hanging photo compilation by using only a handful of materials: computer-printed photos, cardstock, laminating sheets, ribbon and tin can lids.
And though kids can definitely help with a lot of this project, Dad will need to use a power drill to make the holes through each lid so ribbons will fit for hanging. This is one cute project that will surely make for a long-lasting, memorable gift!