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

Hand-Painted Bracelets for Mother's Day

Hand-Painted Bracelets for Mother's Day

From fingerprints to polka dots and stripes, these easy painted wooden bracelets are easy enough for kids to make but stylish enough for Mom to sport.

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.

For the Gardener

Chalkboard Pots

Chalkboard Pots

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.

Photo by: Marian Parsons

Marian Parsons

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

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Take Mom's love for antiquing and transform one of her secondhand finds, like a doily, into a stunning dream catcher.

For the Traveler

DIY Large Scale String Art World Map

DIY Large Scale String Art World Map

Whether you’re a world traveler or you just got your passport, no one can resist this gorgeous world map with its intricate string art, playful color and large scale design.

Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn, Flynnsideout.com

Brian Patrick Flynn, Flynnsideout.com

Showcase her love of traveling with intricate string art that's in the shape of a world map.

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.

DIY Gifts Mom Will Love

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Hand-Painted Wooden Bracelets

These stylish bracelets are so easy to create and will make any mom smile. From fingerprints to polka dots and stripes, the kids can get creative making these especially for her! Get the step-by-step instructions>>

Kids' Garden Stepping Stone

Shiny, sparkly finds instantly become artwork for Mom when turned into a found object stepping stone. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

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>>

Block-Printed Napkins

Turn basic household items into simple stamps, then create your own custom-stamped towels and napkins. Get the step-by-step instructions here>>

Herringbone Tray and Box

With a little paint and simple balsa wood tiles, you can make a beautiful, customizable tray or box to give Mom for Mother's Day. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

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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>>

Fingerprint-Embellished Frames

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>>

Easy-Sew Lined Tote Bag

A straightforward sewing project for tweens, teens or anyone new to sewing, this lined fabric tote bag is perfect for moms on the go. 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 >>

Printable Mother's Day Cards

Show her your care with one of these easy-to-make printable cards, then add ribbon embellishments to make it special. The inside is blank and ready for your heartfelt note.

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>>

Photo By: Kayla Kitts

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>>

Photo By: Marian Parsons

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>>

Decoupaged Photo and Quote Cans

Transform empty tin cans into personalized desk storage for Mom's office supplies. Glue on colorful images and favorite sayings to create a look she'll love. 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>>

Photo By: H. Camille Smith

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>>

Photo By: Kayla Kitts

Pressed-Flower Coasters

Skip the bouquet this Mother's Day — give your mom a set of pressed-flower coasters instead. Dry or buy the flowers of your choice, then set them between cut glass with a little glue. 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>>

Photo By: Photography by Ellen Silverman. ©Excerpted from Past & Present (STC Craft) by Amy Azzarito. Copyright 2013.

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 >>

Photo By: Crystal Martin © 2014, Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Chalkboard Kitchen Canisters

Glass canisters are practical, inexpensive and readily available, but can be a bit boring. Chalkboard paint and an easy-to-apply stenciled detail transform them into gift-worthy kitchen accessories. Get the step-by-step instructions>>

Photo By: Marian Parsons

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>>

Photo By: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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 >>

Photo By: Crystal Martin © 2014, Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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>>

Colorful Wind Chimes

Transform tiny terra-cotta pots into cheery music for Mom's garden. These chimes are constructed entirely by knotting and gluing — no drilling required! Get the step-by-step instructions>>

Doily Dream Catcher

Present Mom with a handmade dream catcher fashioned from an old doily. Get the step-by-step instructions>>

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