5 Mother's Day Crafts You Can Make With Your Mom
Instead of giving Mom a homemade gift, craft together for a Mother's Day you'll both enjoy.
Make her day special — and get in some quality time with Mom while you're at it — by spending the day crafting together. Whether your mom is an avid gardener or traveler, we have a craft for that.
For the Fashionista
Get a few generations involved with this wood bracelet craft! Have your kids finger paint a design for Grandma, or create your own intricate design.
Make It: Hand-Painted Wooden Bracelets
For the Gardener
Inexpensive terra-cotta pots get a playful makeover with chalkboard paint; fill with everything from blooming bulbs to chunky succulents. Or use for budding seedlings — a chalk-scrawled note will help you remember which seeds you sowed.
A perfect springtime craft, show your appreciation for Mom's green thumb by painting terra cotta pots with chalkboard paint. Get the kids involved, and have your kids draw pictures for Grandma using chalk.
Make It: Chalkboard Pots
For the Artsy Mom
Take Mom's love for antiquing and transform one of her secondhand finds, like a doily, into a stunning dream catcher.
Make It: Doily Dream Catcher
For the Traveler
Showcase her love of traveling with intricate string art that's in the shape of a world map.
Make It: Large-Scale World Map String
For the Wine Connoisseur
Spruce up Mom's favorite glass of wine by helping her concoct a spherical popsicle filled with brandy, grilled fruit, orange juice and mint. Sipping on this will be the perfect way to end her special day.
Make It: Grilled Peach and Brandy Popsicle
Hand-Painted Wooden Bracelets
Special "Mom" Banner
Moms everywhere will love being presented with this handmade paper banner. Little ones' handwritten messages on the back will make this a keepsake to cherish. Get the step-by-step instructions here>>
Kids' Artwork Candleholder
Personalize simple glass hurricanes with kids' artwork as a sweet handmade gift for Mother's Day. This easy project can be made by children of all ages. Get the step-by-step instructions>>
The kids will have a great time making these one-of-a-kind keepsake frames that Mom will love, especially when a favorite photo is included. Get the step-by-step instructions>>
Chic Macrame Planter
Macrame is back in a big way. To bring this craft out of the 70's and into the 21st century, a neon and metallic color palette was used. It's the perfect size for a small vase or planter, but it would be a great way to show off succulents or air plants, too. Get the step-by-step instructions >>
Colorful Dipped Utensils
Give Mom something practical, beautiful and handmade this Mother's Day by dressing up wooden utensils with a splash of her favorite hue. Trendy dip dye looks even fresher when you paint each one with gradually lighter paint, creating an ombre effect. Get the step-by-step instructions>>
Chalkboard Flower Pots
Inexpensive terra-cotta pots get a playful makeover with chalkboard paint; fill with her favorite blooming bulbs for a cheery pop of spring color. Get the step-by-step-instructions>>
Fingerprint-Decorated Table Runner
This darling, colorful table runner is so easy to create. Kids can personalize a plain white table runner with colorful fingerprints. Get the step-by-step instructions>>
Painted Glass Vases
Dress the table with these easy-to-make confetti-dotted vases. All you need is a small glass vase, opaque glass paint and a tooth pick to create your design. Get the step-by-step instructions>>
Framed Child's Silhouette
A framed silhouette is a classic keepsake that Mom will cherish for years to come. A digital camera, computer and printer make this centuries-old craft a snap. Get the step-by-step instructions>>
Easy-to-Craft Handmade Jewelry Box
Turn inexpensive fence-post caps from the home improvement store into a pretty jewelry or gift box. By itself, the box makes a sweet Mother's Day gift; fill it with sweet treats or a small trinket for a handmade gift she won't soon forget. Get the step-by-step instructions>>
Painted Market Basket
Send Mom to the farmers' market in style this season with a vibrant basket painted with a trendy pattern. This craft would look equally at home storing blankets, pillows and magazines beside the sofa. Get the step-by-step instructions>>
Victorian-Inspired Jewelry Box
This DIY jewelry box was inspired by Victorian garden grottos. Plastic insects and seashells affixed to a paper suitcase and spray painted gold are a fun nod to the Victorian obsession with collecting and displaying natural specimens. Mom will love the metallic hue and the storage space for her own collection. Get the step-by-step instructions>>
Wine Crate Jewelry Organizer
Don't trash those empty crates of vino: Give them a brand-new purpose by turning them into jewelry display boxes that will showcase Mom's stunning collection and keep it organized, too. Get the step-by-step instructions>>
Low-Sew Felt Bowls
Scared of the sewing machine? That's okay! You can still make these adorable hand-sewn felt bowls with just a couple stitches. They're perfect for organizing Mom's craft supplies or sweetly packaging up one of her gifts. Get the step-by-step instructions >>
Chalkboard Kitchen Canisters
Natural, Glossy Lip Balm
Whip up this wonderfully nourishing — and delightfully glossy — lip balm this Mother's Day. Give the gift alongside a spa or cosmetics gift card. It also makes a great gift for the grandmas in your life. Get the step-by-step instructions>>
Pom-Pom Banner and Decorative Letters
Colorful pom-poms and 3D cardboard letters combine to form a festive party banner or fun bookshelf decor Mom will cherish for years to come. Spell out "Mom," "Love" or another fitting phrase to make it extra special. Get the step-by-step instructions >>
Easy-Sew Outdoor Pillow
Stitching up an outdoor pillow to brighten up a porch or deck is a great project for a sewing novice. Select materials that are made to withstand bright sun and moisture to keep Mom's custom pillows looking great year after year. Get the step-by-step instructions>>