Best Mother’s Day Gifts & Ideas to DIY

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I seriously got the best Mother’s Day gift EVER this year! So I wanted to share mom brag about my son’s gift to me. Plus share a few DIY ideas for the best Mother’s Day gifts you can make for your mom this Mother’s Day.

Best Mother's Day Gifts & Ideas to DIY for Your Mom. Wow your mom this Mother's Day with this collection of the best Mother's Day gifts. Make mom something special this year by hand with this collection of 18 DIY Mother's day gift ideas.

I got my Mother’s day gift early this year. Words cannot even explain how amazing it is! My son, Cody, graduated valedictorian from my alma mater, Roanoke College, this past Saturday. He’s the first on our side of the family to be headed to grad school.

The best Mother's Day gift ever! My son graduated college.

Cody will be working on a research grant when he starts his major in clinical health and research in the fall at UNC Charlotte. His end goal is to be able to help those in need so they can lead happy and fulfilling lives. I feel so blessed to have a son who cares so much about others and the world around him that he wants to make it his life’s work.

While you may not be in a stage in your life that you can wow your mom with your achievements, I can help you out with a collection of 18 handmade gifts that she’ll totally love. Keep reading to explore the best Mother’s Day gifts & ideas that you can DIY for your Mom this May – even if it’s last minute.

Best Mother’s Day Gifts & Ideas to DIY

Best Mother's Day Gifts & Ideas to DIY. Wow your mom this Mother's Day with this collection of the best Mother's Day gifts. Make mom something special this year by hand with these DIY bath and beauty gift ideas.

Blueberry Thyme Bath Salts Recipe

If you’re looking for an easy Mother’s day gift to make last minute, then try this simple homemade bath salts recipe! It’s formulated with Epsom salt and magnesium flakes to ease your mom’s sore muscles and reduce stress. Plus it smells amazing! Get the recipe.

Rose Essential Oil Bath Bomb Recipe

Another of the best Mother’s Day gifts you can DIY, these fragrant rose essential oil bath bombs make a lovely DIY Mother’s Day gift. Made with natural rose essential oil and fragrant roasted cocoa butter, these bath bombs ar the perfect bath time treat to help Mom unwind and relieve stress. Get the recipe.

Easy DIY Succulent Soaps

These adorable succulent soaps from Everything Pretty are guaranteed to delight your mom this Mother’s Day! Perfect for homemade gifts, these DIY melt and pour soaps look like little potted succulents ready for a sunny windowsill. Learn to make them.

Essential Oil Rose Bath Truffles Recipe for the best Mother's Day gifts. Help Mom take a time out for self care with these skin softening DIY rose bath truffles from Country Hill Cottage. Made with six natural ingredients, these beautiful bath treats infuse bath water with nourishing oils and butters to moisturize Mom's beautifully maturing skin!

Essential Oil Rose Bath Truffles Recipe

Help Mom take a time out for self care with these skin softening DIY rose bath truffles from Country Hill Cottage. Made with six natural ingredients, these beautiful bath treats infuse bath water with nourishing oils and butters to moisturize Mom’s beautifully maturing skin! Get the recipe.

Natural Magnesium Body Butter Recipe

My mom is embarking into her seventies. Unfortunately that means her arthritis is getting worse. If your mom also suffers from common aches and pains, then she’ll appreciate this natural magnesium body butter as much as my mother does! Made with natural ingredients like roasted cocoa butter and essential oils, this body butter recipe also contains magnesium flakes to ease sore muscle and joint pain. Learn how to make it.

Pineapple Hidden Color Bath Bomb Recipe

If your mom is on trend with the latest hidden color bath bombs, then she’ll love to receive these pineapple shaped bath fizzies. Formulated to stay together even in high humidity, these hidden color bath bombs will turn your mom’s bath into a rainbow of colors! See the tutorial.

Related: Explore more beautiful DIY Mother’s day gift ideas here.

DIY Crochet Coffee Sleeve for Mother's Day. If your mom's like me then she loves that morning cup of coffee or tea! This crochet coffee cup sleeve from Skip to My Lou is so beautiful. Your mom will use it everyday for that early cup of java. Making it one of the best Mother's Day gifts you can DIY last minute.

DIY Crochet Coffee Sleeve

If your mom’s like me then she loves that morning cup of coffee or tea! This crochet coffee cup sleeve from Skip to My Lou is so beautiful. Your mom will use it everyday for that early cup of java. Making it one of the best Mother’s Day gifts you can DIY last minute. Learn how now.

DIY Seashell Wine Charms

What could be more perfect for moms who love wine and entertaining than wine charms? These super cute DIY seashell wine charms from Crafts By Amanda are super simple to make, but look amazing! Plus it’s a great use for those seashells you still have stashed from last summer. See the tutorial now.

DIY Mother’s Day Suncatcher Gift

This suncatcher craft project idea from Darice is super easy to make. It’s also small enough that it can be mailed to your long distance mom if needed. Each bead on this Mother’s Day suncatcher reflects a different child in her life. Learn how to make this memorable best Mother’s Day gift for your mom’s kitchen window. It’s a lovely reminder that you’ll always be in her heart. Learn to make it now.

DIY Solid Rose Lotion Bars for Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts! Lotion bars a great way to care for your mom's maturing skin. Formulated without beeswax, these vegan friendly solid lotion bars are made with natural, non-toxic plant based ingredients. Get the recipe and helpful tips for creating your own homemade lotion bars for gifts at A Life Adjacent.

DIY Solid Rose Lotion Bars

Lotion bars a great way to care for your mom’s maturing skin. Formulated without beeswax, these vegan friendly solid lotion bars are made with natural plant based ingredients for healthy skin care. Get the recipe and helpful tips for creating your own homemade lotion bars for gifts at A Life Adjacent. Get the recipe.

DIY Handwritten Recipe Tea Towel

A handwritten recipe tea towel is the best Mother’s Day gift idea for moms who love to bake! Learn how to transfer a handwritten recipe card from your mom’s recipe collection onto a tea towel with this tutorial from Lyndale Drive. Learn how now.

Hand Poured Citronella Candles DIY

With summer on the way, your mom will surely appreciate these beautiful hand poured citronella candles from Country Hill Cottage. Made using soy wax and citronella essential oils, these patio stable candles make the perfect gift for any mom who loves enjoying time outdoors. There are even printable labels to make this Mother’s day gift even better. Make them now!

Related: Make mom a DIY needle felted wine bag with this tutorial.

Hand Painted Rose Mason Jars for the best Mother's Day gifts to DIY. You can't beat these lovely hand painted rose mason jars as another of the best Mother's Day gifts & ideas to DIY. Not only are these mason jars beautiful, they also have a number of uses. Mom will love using these decorative jars as vases or to store kitchen staples! Discover the tutorial for making hand painted roses at It All Started with Paint.

Hand Painted Rose Mason Jars

You can’t beat these lovely hand painted rose mason jars as another of the best Mother’s Day gifts & ideas to DIY. Not only are these mason jars beautiful, they also have a number of uses. Mom will love using these decorative jars as vases or to store kitchen staples! Discover the tutorial for making hand painted roses at It All Started with Paint. See the tutorial.

Foaming Salt Scrub Recipe

This homemade foaming salt scrub recipe is a great way to exfoliate, cleanse and moisturize skin in one simple step. A reader favorite recipe, this DIY foaming salt scrub has been reproduced numerous times over the years both to sell and give as homemade gifts. Another win as one of the best Mother’s Day gifts to DIY this spring. Get the recipe.

Natural Essential Oil Perfume Recipes

Essential oils are big right now and for good reason. They wonderful for crafting natural skin care products as well as for use in aromatherapy. In addition, essential oils are also perfect for creating natural gift worthy perfume. Learn how to make five essential oil rollerball bottle perfume recipes that mom will love. Get the recipes now.

DIY Terrazzo Triangle Trinket Box for Mother's Day. If you're lucky enough to have a 3D printer, then this trinket box is a must for a DIY gift for Mom. Gift it with a handmade brooch or a novelty enamel pin to customize it even further. Then decorate the outside with temporary tattoos. Don't have a 3D printer? Try an upcycled cardboard box version instead!

DIY Terrazzo Triangle Trinket Box

If you’re lucky enough to have a 3D printer, then this trinket box is a must for a DIY gift for Mom. Gift it with a handmade felt brooch or a novelty enamel pin to customize it even further. Then decorate the outside with temporary tattoos. Don’t have a 3D printer? Try an upcycled cardboard box version instead! Get the pattern to make yours.

Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub Recipe

Need even more Mother’s Day gift ideas? This cucumber mint sugar scrub recipe is another homemade gift idea that tops the list. Made with ingredients that skin loves like cucumber seed oil and aloe, this homemade body scrub has a refreshing cucumber mint fragrance your mom will love! Get the recipe.

DIY Twig Pendant

This DIY pendant is the best Mother’s day gift idea for jewelry lovers. A DIY reproduction of the wildly popular Door 44 twig pendant, this tutorial from Door 44 Studios walks you through the steps to make your own as a handmade gift for mom. Learn how now.

Do you have ideas for the best DIY Mother’s Day gifts? I’d love to hear your DIY ideas for homemade Mother’s Day gifts! So be sure to share your ideas for the best Mother’s Day gifts in the comments. You can also explore more DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas on my Pinterest board here. Or browse for handmade gifts you can buy for Mother’s Day on Etsy here.

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DIY Air Fresheners with Essential Oils – Unicorn Style!

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We don’t need a guy to remind us how awesome we are just because it’s Valentine’s Day. However, sometimes it’s nice getting that extra bit of reassurance from our friends. Remind your BFFs how magical they are with these wax unicorn DIY air fresheners for Galentine’s Day. Scented with natural essential oils, these unicorn air fresheners are perfect for musty closets or to use as drawer sachets. Or hang them in a sunny kitchen window.

DIY Air Fresheners with Essential Oils - Unicorn Style! Remind your BFFs how magical they are with these unicorn air fresheners for Galentine's Day. Scented with natural essential oils, these unicorn wax air fresheners are perfect for musty closets or to use as drawer sachets. Or hang them in a sunny kitchen window. These DIY air fresheners are super easy to make. They're also the perfect reminder that we DO sparkle every single day! #airfresheners #unicorns #essentialoils #diy

These DIY air fresheners are super easy to make. They’re also the perfect reminder that, yes, we DO sparkle every single day! (Even if we don’t always realize it.)

Do you believe in (YOUR) magic?

I was the lucky girl who got an awesome unicorn mold for Christmas from my boyfriend. While my first thought was to make unicorn soap, I’m excited that my first project for this mold was actually for Galentine’s Day gifts. Of course, actually completing this project didn’t go off without a hitch. The one day I’m ready to put this project to paper (or wax in this case) I realized that I wasn’t able to dig my beeswax out of storage.

We are currently living in a shoebox, as I like to call it. Therefore, most of my craft supplies are stacked in crates. These crates are pretty heavy. They are also stacked in pairs of two on top of our kitchen cabinets. Because of their height and weight, my stash of beeswax was completely unattainable. And my boyfriend, of course, was at work. So I did what every crafty girl does. I improvised.

I still had a bit of white cosmetic beeswax leftover from last month’s Simply Earth box within easy reach. So I used the rest of that beeswax for this project. I also grabbed the only other workable ingredient I had within reach – stearic acid.

DIY Air Fresheners with Essential Oils - Unicorn Style! Remind your BFFs how magical they are with these unicorn air fresheners for Galentine's Day. Scented with natural essential oils, these unicorn wax air fresheners are perfect for musty closets or to use as drawer sachets. Or hang them in a sunny kitchen window. These DIY air fresheners are super easy to make. They're also the perfect reminder that we DO sparkle every single day! #airfresheners #unicorns #diy

Similar to a wax, stearic acid is a solid saturated fatty acid obtained from either animals or vegetable fats. This waxy substance is a common ingredient in soaps, cosmetics and detergents. In my case, I keep vegetable-based stearic acid on hand to use as an emulsifying agent for lotions, creams and deodorants. Luckily, it also worked well as an ingredient for my wax-based DIY air fresheners.

While you can create my DIY air fresheners with simply essential oils and beeswax, the stearic acid does raise the melting the point slightly. This in turn allows you to use a bit more in the way of essentials oils to scent your DIY air fresheners if you’re so inclined.

DIY Air Fresheners with Essential Oils - Unicorn Style! Remind your BFFs how magical they are with these unicorn air fresheners for Galentine's Day. Scented with natural essential oils, these unicorn wax air fresheners are perfect for musty closets or to use as drawer sachets. Or hang them in a sunny kitchen window. These DIY air fresheners are super easy to make. They're also the perfect reminder that we DO sparkle every single day! #airfresheners #unicorns #diy

Waxes and their melting points.

Beeswax has a melting point of around 144°F. While stearic acid melts at about 150°F. However, if you prefer to make vegan DIY air fresheners, you can substitute the beeswax in this recipe for candelilla wax, which melts at around 154°F. Just keep in mind that candelilla wax is yellow. Therefore its natural color will have an impact on your finished DIY air fresheners.

Alternately carnauba wax, which is also yellow, has a melting point of 180°F, and can be used in place of the beeswax. Just keep in mind that the pour and cleanup may be a bit trickier due to its higher melting point.

Get your glitter on.

Of course, you can’t have unicorn air fresheners without some sparkle and glitter! I used a purple mica to tint my DIY air fresheners. I also included both electric blue and chunky bubblegum eco-friendly glitter to give these wax unicorn air fresheners some bling. A bit of star ribbon that I scored from the Target Dollar Spot over Christmas then gave my DIY unicorn air fresheners that extra bit of magic.

DIY Air Fresheners with Essential Oils - Unicorn Style! Remind your BFFs how magical they are with these unicorn air fresheners for Galentine's Day. Scented with natural essential oils, these unicorn wax air fresheners are perfect for musty closets or to use as drawer sachets. Or hang them in a sunny kitchen window. These DIY air fresheners are super easy to make. They're also the perfect reminder that we DO sparkle every single day! #airfresheners #unicorns #diy

Wax Unicorn DIY Air Fresheners

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Supplies & Materials:

Rainbows & Unicorns Silicone Unicorn Mold
.75 oz. white cosmetic beeswax
.75 oz. stearic acid
.35 oz. essential oil, of choice
mica powder, to suit
eco-friendly glitter, to suit
ribbon, of choice
chopsticks

DIY Air Fresheners with Essential Oils - Unicorn Style! Remind your BFFs how magical they are with these unicorn air fresheners for Galentine's Day. Scented with natural essential oils, these unicorn wax air fresheners are perfect for musty closets or to use as drawer sachets. Or hang them in a sunny kitchen window. These DIY air fresheners are super easy to make. They're also the perfect reminder that we DO sparkle every single day! #airfresheners #unicorns #diy

Tips & Tricks:

  • Keep in mind that the color of your DIY air fresheners will appear darker when the wax is melted. Once the wax air fresheners solidify, the white color of the wax will lighten the final color.
  • The mica and glitter you use for this project will sink somewhat toward the bottom of the mold. This means that the front and back of your wax unicorn air fresheners may be different shades. In my case, the front of my unicorn air fresheners were purple, while the backs were a more subdued pink.
  • Because most of the glitter will sink to the bottom of the mold, you may want to sprinkle a bit of glitter onto your DIY air fresheners once you’ve poured them into the mold. This will give the backside of your wax air fresheners that extra bling they won’t have otherwise.
  • You can use your favorite essential oil or essential oil blend for your DIY air fresheners. I recommend cedarwood essential oil for closets. Or try lavender essential oil for the unicorn drawer sachets. Want to hang your unicorn wax air fresheners in your kitchen? Try a bright, fresh fragrance like lemongrass! Alternately, you can also use your favorite fragrance oil.
  • Depending on what you have on hand, you can use all beeswax, all stearic acid or all some other wax. Mixing wax with stearic acid isn’t the only way to make these.

Instructions:

Weigh out the beeswax and stearic acid using a digital scale. Combine in a double boiler and heat over medium-low heat until melted. Once melted, weigh out the essential oil and stir into the melted wax. Remove from heat, then stir in your choice of mica and glitter.

DIY Air Fresheners with Essential Oils - Unicorn Style! Remind your BFFs how magical they are with these unicorn air fresheners for Galentine's Day. Scented with natural essential oils, these unicorn wax air fresheners are perfect for musty closets or to use as drawer sachets. Or hang them in a sunny kitchen window. These DIY air fresheners are super easy to make. They're also the perfect reminder that we DO sparkle every single day! #airfresheners #unicorns #diy

Evenly pour the melted wax into two cavities of the unicorn mold. Wait about 30-60 seconds. Then position a chopstick in the wax of the first wax air freshener toward the top of the unicorn’s head. Hold the chopstick in place, pushing the chopstick toward the bottom of the mold. Do this for about 15 – 30 seconds or until the chopstick stays in place of its own fruition. Then repeat this process with a second chopstick for the other wax unicorn air freshener.

Once the wax has solidified and starts to pull away from the edge of the mold cavities, remove the air fresheners from the mold.

DIY Air Fresheners with Essential Oils - Unicorn Style! Remind your BFFs how magical they are with these unicorn air fresheners for Galentine's Day. Scented with natural essential oils, these unicorn wax air fresheners are perfect for musty closets or to use as drawer sachets. Or hang them in a sunny kitchen window. These DIY air fresheners are super easy to make. They're also the perfect reminder that we DO sparkle every single day! #airfresheners #unicorns #diy

Push the chopsticks forward through the front of the unicorn air fresheners, if needed, so the hole goes completely through from front to back.

DIY Air Fresheners with Essential Oils - Unicorn Style! Remind your BFFs how magical they are with these unicorn air fresheners for Galentine's Day. Scented with natural essential oils, these unicorn wax air fresheners are perfect for musty closets or to use as drawer sachets. Or hang them in a sunny kitchen window. These DIY air fresheners are super easy to make. They're also the perfect reminder that we DO sparkle every single day! #airfresheners #unicorns #diy

Then remove the chopsticks.

DIY Air Fresheners with Essential Oils - Unicorn Style! Remind your BFFs how magical they are with these unicorn air fresheners for Galentine's Day. Scented with natural essential oils, these unicorn wax air fresheners are perfect for musty closets or to use as drawer sachets. Or hang them in a sunny kitchen window. These DIY air fresheners are super easy to make. They're also the perfect reminder that we DO sparkle every single day! #airfresheners #unicorns #diy

Now thread ribbon through the holes of your DIY air fresheners. You can use a chopstick to help push the ribbon through the hole.

DIY Air Fresheners with Essential Oils - Unicorn Style! Remind your BFFs how magical they are with these unicorn air fresheners for Galentine's Day. Scented with natural essential oils, these unicorn wax air fresheners are perfect for musty closets or to use as drawer sachets. Or hang them in a sunny kitchen window. These DIY air fresheners are super easy to make. They're also the perfect reminder that we DO sparkle every single day! #airfresheners #unicorns #diy

Your wax unicorn DIY air fresheners are now ready to scent your home or to gift to your BFF for Galentine’s Day!

More Galentine’s Day Gift Ideas

If you’re looking for more Galentine’s Day gift ideas, be sure to check out these other home inspired scent ideas that your friends will love!

DIY Vanilla Rose Reed Diffusers for you BFF this Valentine's Day. These DIY diffusers with essential oils are the perfect way to fragrance a room and they make adorable gifts. The indulgent scents of rose and vanilla create a romantic and relaxed atmosphere and will lift your mood. The best part is that DIY diffusers are only made with natural ingredients and you have full control over what goes into them.

DIY Vanilla & Rose Reed Diffusers

These DIY vanilla rose diffusers with essential oils from Country Hill Cottage are the perfect way to fragrance a room and they make adorable gifts for your BFF. The indulgent scents of rose and vanilla create a romantic and relaxed atmosphere and will lift your mood. The best part is that DIY diffusers are only made with natural ingredients and you have full control over what goes into them. So you can feel good about this unique DIY Galentine’s Day gifts. Learn to make them here.

DIY Soy Wax Dipped Roses. These soy wax dipped roses from Everything Pretty make a great Galentine's Day gift for your gal pal that's allergic to the real deal.  These are popular around Valentine’s Day, but they can be displayed at any time. Dipped in naturally scented soy wax, these faux flower roses have a natural fragrance that lightly scents any room.

DIY Soy Wax Dipped Roses

These soy wax dipped roses from Everything Pretty make a great Galentine’s Day gift for your gal pal that’s allergic to the real deal. These are popular around Valentine’s Day, but they can be displayed at any time. Dipped in naturally scented soy wax, these faux flower roses have a natural fragrance that lightly scents any room. Learn to make them here.

Chocolate & Roses DIY Room Spray. Your BFF will go gaga over this natural DIY room spray from A Life Adjacent for Galentine's Day! (And don't forget to make extra for yourself!) This chocolate and roses room spray captures the romantic scent of roses and chocolate - without any artificial scents. Your entire home will be filled with the delicious, fragrant aroma of dark chocolate and fresh roses.

Chocolate & Roses DIY Room Spray

Your BFF will go gaga over this natural DIY room spray from A Life Adjacent for Galentine’s Day! (And don’t forget to make extra for yourself!) This chocolate and roses room spray captures the romantic scent of roses and chocolate – without any artificial scents. Your entire home will be filled with the delicious, fragrant aroma of dark chocolate and fresh roses. Learn to make it here.

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Hand Painted Ceramic Vases for a One of a Kind Mother’s Day Gift

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These hand painted ceramic vases are incredibly easy to decorate. Simply paint, cure and bake and you have a unique, one of a kind Mother’s Day gift she’ll always treasure!

Learn how to craft these hand painted ceramic vases for a one of a kind Mother's Day gift! These hand painted ceramic vases are incredibly easy to decorate. Simply paint, cure and bake and you have a unique handmade Mother's Day gift she'll always treasure!

My friend and roommate, Bambi, had several days off last week. Our weather was unseasonably hot for spring last week with highs in the 90s and a pollen count through the roof. So rather than spending time outdoors, we decided to tackle a craft project indoors.

Learn how to craft these hand painted ceramic vases for a one of a kind Mother's Day gift! These hand painted ceramic vases are incredibly easy to decorate. Simply paint, cure and bake and you have a unique handmade Mother's Day gift she'll always treasure!

I still had ceramic craft vases that I bought from the Handmade Modern Collection at Target last year that were still in storage. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we decided to dig these vases out of storage and paint them with ceramic paints. These hand painted ceramic vases make great succulent planters. However, they are also perfect for storing extra craft supplies on your desk.

Decorate this ceramic geometric hanging succulent wall vase with ceramic paints for custom, one of a kind modern home decor and wall accent. These also make great DIY gift ideas! Simply decorate your ceramic geo planter as desired, then gift with a potted or faux succulent.

I’m also pretty crazy about this ceramic geometric hanging succulent wall vase that can be painted as well.

Learn how to craft these hand painted ceramic vases for a one of a kind Mother's Day gift! These hand painted ceramic vases are incredibly easy to decorate. Simply paint, cure and bake and you have a unique handmade Mother's Day gift she'll always treasure!

DIY Hand Painted Ceramic Vases

We painted our vases using Liquitex Glossies, a ceramic paint that bake onto the ceramic, which Bambi still had in craft stash. Unfortunately, this particular paint was discontinued in 2016. A suitable substitute for this type of paint would be the Porcelaine 150 Ceramic Paints.

Learn how to craft these hand painted ceramic vases for a one of a kind Mother's Day gift! These hand painted ceramic vases are incredibly easy to decorate. Simply paint, cure and bake and you have a unique handmade Mother's Day gift she'll always treasure!

Getting started is easy. Once you have your ceramic vase and decide on a design, all you need are the paints and brushes to get started! We used paper plates for paint palettes as I misplaced mine somewhere during the last move. Pint glasses were also filled with water for rinsing off our brushes between colors.

Learn how to craft these hand painted ceramic vases for a one of a kind Mother's Day gift! These hand painted ceramic vases are incredibly easy to decorate. Simply paint, cure and bake and you have a unique handmade Mother's Day gift she'll always treasure!

How you design your hand painted ceramic vases is really up to you. There’s no right or wrong way. I painted my vase with layered blocks of overlapping colors.

Learn how to craft these hand painted ceramic vases for a one of a kind Mother's Day gift! These hand painted ceramic vases are incredibly easy to decorate. Simply paint, cure and bake and you have a unique handmade Mother's Day gift she'll always treasure!


Learn how to craft these hand painted ceramic vases for a one of a kind Mother's Day gift! These hand painted ceramic vases are incredibly easy to decorate. Simply paint, cure and bake and you have a unique handmade Mother's Day gift she'll always treasure!

While Bambi chose to paint lined shapes and large blocks of color for her hand painted ceramic vases. (She painted two vases!) Once we completed the designs on our hand painted ceramic vases, we set the vases aside to cure for 24 hours.

Learn how to craft these hand painted ceramic vases for a one of a kind Mother's Day gift! These hand painted ceramic vases are incredibly easy to decorate. Simply paint, cure and bake and you have a unique handmade Mother's Day gift she'll always treasure!

We then baked our hand painted ceramic vases according to the paint manufacturer’s instructions. Once cool, we removed the ceramic vases from the oven.

Learn how to craft these hand painted ceramic vases for a one of a kind Mother's Day gift! These hand painted ceramic vases are incredibly easy to decorate. Simply paint, cure and bake and you have a unique handmade Mother's Day gift she'll always treasure!

I chose to use a gold calligraphy paint pen to add gold accents to my vase.

Learn how to craft these hand painted ceramic vases for a one of a kind Mother's Day gift! These hand painted ceramic vases are incredibly easy to decorate. Simply paint, cure and bake and you have a unique handmade Mother's Day gift she'll always treasure!

Learn how to craft these hand painted ceramic vases for a one of a kind Mother's Day gift! These hand painted ceramic vases are incredibly easy to decorate. Simply paint, cure and bake and you have a unique handmade Mother's Day gift she'll always treasure!

Learn how to craft these hand painted ceramic vases for a one of a kind Mother's Day gift! These hand painted ceramic vases are incredibly easy to decorate. Simply paint, cure and bake and you have a unique handmade Mother's Day gift she'll always treasure!

And there you have it! It’s really that easy to craft your own hand painted ceramic vases! Whether you give your vases as handmade Mother’s Day gifts or decide to keep them for yourself, you now have a unique and functional vessel that’s perfect for your home!

More to Make and Gift for Mother’s Day

DIY Needle Felted Wine Bag for Mother's Day! You don't have to take a course in needle felting for beginners to create your own needle felted projects. It's actually a lot easier to get started than you might think. Keep reading to learn how you can started in needle felting with this easy DIY needle felted wine bag that's perfect for Mother's Day!

If you enjoyed this creative Mother’s Day craft project, then you may also enjoy making these easy DIY needle felted wine bags for Mom this Mother’s Day. Or try one of these other beautiful DIY Mother’s Day gifts.

Gift this Rifle Paper Co. Fabric Zipper Pouch in black botanical cotton linen fabric from Apple White Handmade for Mother's Day. This handmade Vanilla Escape Organic Skin Care Set from Dab & Dabble makes a lovely gift for Mother's Day! This spring facial care gift set is filled with organic skin care sure to pamper and revive all skin types!

Can’t squeeze in the time to make your own handmade Mother’s Day gift? Shop from this collection of lovely handmade Mother’s Day gifts on Etsy instead. I’m particularly partial to this floral zipper pouch from Apple White Handmade as well as this Vanilla Escape Organic Skin Care Set from Dab & Dabble. (Both pictured above.)

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Best DIY Mother’s Day Gifts That Anyone Can Make

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Remind Mom how grateful you are to have her in your life with this beautiful collection of fifteen of the best DIY Mother’s Day gifts that anyone can make!

Best DIY Mother's Day Gifts! If you're looking for the best DIY Mother's Day gifts to make and gift this year, look no further! Remind Mom how grateful you are to have her in your life with this beautiful collection of fifteen of the best DIY Mother's Day gifts that anyone can make!

Best DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

Best DIY Mother's Day Gifts That Mom Will Love! This cute mini DIY Mother’s Day wreath from Lia Griffith is a great way to brighten Mom's mood on her special day. Adorned with mini paper apple blossoms,  his sweet floral paper wreath is the perfect way to surprise Mom in the morning or after work - simply hang it in a place she'll spot it easily.

This cute mini DIY Mother’s Day wreath from Lia Griffith is a great way to brighten Mom’s mood on her special day. Adorned with mini paper apple blossoms,  his sweet floral paper wreath is the perfect way to surprise Mom in the morning or after work – simply hang it in a place she’ll spot it easily. Learn to make it here. (Or shop for premade paper flowers.)

Best DIY Mother's Day Gifts That Mom Will Love! Craft these DIY felt flower bookmarks with this tutorial from Cutesy Crafts for Mother's Day and gift them with a journal or book written by your mom's favorite author!

Craft these DIY felt flower bookmarks with this tutorial from Cutesy Crafts for Mother’s Day and gift them with a journal or book written by your mom’s favorite author! Learn to make them here. (Or shop for premade felt flowers.)

Best DIY Mother's Day Gifts! Mom will love the addition of these easy DIY odor neutralizing candles in her home! These beautifully scented soy and beeswax candles neutralize odors in the air while giving off a fresh fragrance as they burn for one of the best DIY Mother's Day gifts ever.

Mom will love the addition of these easy DIY odor neutralizing candles in her home! These beautifully scented soy and beeswax candles neutralize odors in the air while giving off a fresh fragrance as they burn for one of the best DIY Mother’s Day gifts ever. Learn to make them here. (Get started by shopping for easy all-inclusive candlemaking kits.)

Best DIY Mother's Day Gifts That Mom Will Love! Mom will love a fresh pair of sunglasses for summer to help protect her eyes. But more than that she'll go ga-ga over her Mother's Day gift when you pair her sunglasses with a happy daisy glasses pouch that you've crocheted yourself!

Mom will love a fresh pair of sunglasses for summer to help protect her eyes. But more than that she’ll go ga-ga over her Mother’s Day gift when you pair her sunglasses with a happy daisy glasses pouch that you’ve crocheted yourself! Get the free pattern at Persia Lou here. (Start shopping for crochet hooks now! Or you may also enjoy Annie’s Hook & Needle Kit Club for knitter and crocheters.)

Best Mother's Day Gifts to Make Right Now! This DIY clay petal planter from A Beautiful Mess is definitely another one of the best DIY Mother's Day gifts you can craft for Mom! Inspired by a petal cake, this clay petal planter is made using a rainbow of polymer clay colors and a concrete or ceramic planter.

This DIY clay petal planter from A Beautiful Mess is definitely another one of the best DIY Mother’s Day gifts you can craft for Mom! Inspired by a petal cake, this clay petal planter is made using a rainbow of polymer clay colors and a concrete or ceramic planter. Learn to make it here. (Then shop for live succulents to fill it with!)

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Best DIY Mother's Day Gifts! These lovely rose flower petal soaps from Hello Glow are both beautiful and fragrant! Simply dry fresh rose petals and pair them with a nourishing melt and pour goat milk soap base for a quick and easy Mother's Day gift!

These lovely rose flower petal soaps from Hello Glow are both beautiful and fragrant! Simply dry fresh rose petals and pair them with a nourishing melt and pour goat milk soap base for a quick and easy Mother’s Day gift! Learn to make them here. (Save time by purchasing already dried botanicals!)

Best DIY Mother's Day Gifts That Mom Will Love! This scented dry oil body spray makes a wonderful DIY Mother's Day gift! Made using natural "dry" oils, this luxurious body oil nourishes skin without leaving it greasy. Plus this project also comes with free printable labels for gifting!

This scented dry oil body spray makes a wonderful DIY Mother’s Day gift! Made using natural “dry” oils, this luxurious body oil nourishes skin without leaving it greasy. Plus this project also comes with free printable labels for gifting! Learn how to make it now. (Shop for skin safe fragrance oils or organic essential oils for this DIY now!)

Best DIY Mother's Day Gifts That Anyone Can Make! This DIY for Yuzu & Bergamot Lotion Bars comes from the creative department of Consumer Crafts and is perfect for transitioning Mom's dry winter skin into spring.

This DIY for Yuzu & Bergamot Lotion Bars comes from the creative department of Consumer Crafts and is perfect for transitioning Mom’s dry winter skin into spring. Learn to make them here. (Or purchase premade push up lotion bars to save time.)

These easy DIY stenciled tea towels from Handmade Charlotte are sure to become one of Mom's favorite kitchen accessories and definitely one of her best DIY Mother's Day gifts! Handmade using plain tea towels, stencils and fabric paint, everyone in the family can join in on crafting this delightful surprise for Mom this Mother's Day!

These easy DIY stenciled tea towels from Handmade Charlotte are sure to become one of Mom’s favorite kitchen accessories and definitely one of her best DIY Mother’s Day gifts! Handmade using plain tea towels, stencils and fabric paint, everyone in the family can join in on crafting this delightful surprise for Mom this Mother’s Day! Learn how to make them here. (Shop for fabric paints, stencils and tea towels now.)

One of the best DIY Mother's Day gifts, this creative DIY pallet picture frame from 5 Minutes for Mom is sure to make Mom's day extra special! This DIY Mother's Day pallet picture frame can be customized for any number of children and is a great way to showcase those special moments spent together!

Another one of the best DIY Mother’s Day gifts, this creative DIY pallet picture frame from 5 Minutes for Mom is sure to make Mom’s day extra special! This DIY Mother’s Day pallet picture frame can be customized for any number of children and is a great way to showcase those special moments spent together! Learn to make it here.

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Best DIY Mother's Day Gifts! This DIY string art gift for Mother's Day from Lily Ardor is another lovely way to show off your memories! Easily personalize this string art sign with your favorite photos for a unique photo display that Mom will cherish for years to come.

This DIY string art gift for Mother’s Day from Lily Ardor is another lovely way to show off your memories! Easily personalize this string art sign with your favorite photos for a unique photo display that Mom will cherish for years to come. Learn to make it now. (Or shop for all-in-one string art kits.)

Anyone can make this modern DIY decorative modern colander! Created using the paint pouring technique, PMQ for Two walks you through the steps of making your own decorative serving pieces using DecoArt pouring medium and paints. Once you've created your masterpiece, pair your gift with hand printed tea towels and recipe cards for the best DIY Mother's Day gifts.

Anyone can make this modern DIY decorative modern colander! Created using the paint pouring technique, PMQ for Two walks you through the steps of making your own decorative serving pieces using pouring medium and acrylic paints. Once you’ve created your masterpiece, pair your gift with hand printed tea towels and recipe cards for the best DIY Mother’s Day gifts. Read the tutorial now. (Then shop for white colanders to use for this project.)

Best DIY Mother's Day Gifts! Made from clothesline rope from the hardware store, this pretty DIY rope planter is the perfect craft project for those of you who love weilding a glue gun! Then simply add a plant or some of your mom's favorite things to the basket for gifting. Learn to make it now at Alice and Lois.

Made from clothesline rope from the hardware store, this pretty DIY rope planter is the perfect craft project for those of you who love weilding a glue gun! Then simply add a plant or some of your mom’s favorite things to the basket for gifting. Learn to make it now at Alice and Lois.

Best DIY Mother's Day Gifts That Anyone Can Make! These DIY essential oil diffuser bracelets make a beautiful Mother's Day gift. Both fashionable and functional, these bracelets from Crazy Inspired Life only take about 20 minutes to make. Pair a set with mom's favorite organic essential oils for a gift she'll cherish for years to come.

These DIY essential oil diffuser bracelets make a beautiful Mother’s Day gift. Both fashionable and functional, these bracelets from Crazy Inspired Life only take about 20 minutes to make. Pair a set with mom’s favorite organic essential oils for a gift she’ll cherish for years to come. Read the tutorial to get started now. (Or shop for jewelry beads and supplies.)

Best DIY Mother's Day Gifts That Anyone Can Make! Remind Mom how thankful you are to have her in your life with these Mother's Day inspired embroidery patterns. These simple patterns require just three stitches and the tutorials from Radian Home Studio also include a step-by-step photos to get you started.

Remind Mom how thankful you are to have her in your life with these Mother’s Day inspired embroidery patterns. These simple patterns require just three stitches and the tutorials from Radian Home Studio also include a step-by-step photos to get you started. Grab these Mother’s Day embroidery patterns here. (Or buy an all inclusive DIY embroidery kit.)

Don’t Have Time to DIY? Shop These Handmade Gifts Instead!

Don’t have time to make one of these best DIY Mother’s Day gifts this year? Don’t sweat it. I’ve rounded up a great collection of handmade Mother’s Day gifts, like this Mother’s Day gift basket from Little Flower Soap Co., that she’s sure to love. Check out the collection here.

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DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts for Romantics

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Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or simply Galentine’s Day, this beautiful collection of 18 DIY Valentine’s Day gifts is sure to delight!

DIY Valentine's Day Gifts for the Romantic! If Valentine's Day reminds you of romance, hearts and roses then you must make one of these gorgeous 18 DIY Valentine's Day gifts! Each of these Valentine's Day gift ideas are thoughtfully made so your Valentine will not only be pleased with the quality of your gift, but is sure to get the warm and fuzzies too! #valentines #valentinesdaygift #diy #love #romance #crafts #hearts #roses

If Valentine’s Day reminds you of romance, hearts and roses then you must make one of these gorgeous DIY Valentine’s Day gifts! Each of these Valentine’s Day gift ideas are thoughtfully made so your Valentine will not only be pleased with the quality of your gift, but is sure to get the warm and fuzzies too!

DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

DIY Valentine's Day Gifts! Learn how to craft this beautiful wooden, personalized DIY bathtub tray via The First Cut blog to give as DIY Valentine's Day gift or DIY Galentine's Day gift this year! #valentines #valentinesdaygift #diy #gifts #giftideas #crafts

DIY Personalized Bathtub Tray via The First Cut

This beautiful, wooden DIY bathtub tray can be personalized with your favorite phrase to remind your Valentine how much you love her! Find the tutorial here.

DIY Valentine's Day Gifts! This natural luxe rose body balm recipe only requires 3 simple ingredients to make! Crafted using tea seed oil, rose wax and shea butter, this rose body balm recipe is all natural and makes a lovely DIY Valentine's Day gift! #valentinesdaygift #valentines #diy #roses #bodybutter #skincare #beauty #giftsforher

Natural Rose Body Balm Recipe via Soap Deli News

Crafted using tea seed oil, rose wax and shea butter, this luxurious rose body balm is completely natural and requires just three simple ingredients to make! There are even free printable labels making this body balm perfect for your DIY Valentine’s Day gifts! Discover the recipe and free printable labels here.

Are you extra sweet on someone this Valentine's Day? This easy heart shaped red velvet fudge recipe via Cravings of a Lunatic makes great DIY Valentine's Day gifts for all of your Galentine's! #galentines #galentinesday #valentines #valentinesdaygift #fudge #hearts

Red Velvet Fudge Recipe via Cravings of a Lunatic

Are you extra sweet on someone this Valentine’s Day? This easy heart shaped red velvet fudge recipe makes great DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for all of your Galentine’s! Get the recipe here.

These Conversation Heart Petit Fours via Brite & Bubbly make delicious, edible DIY Valentine's Day gifts for your sweetheart or Galentine! #galentinesday #valentines #valentinesdaygift #conversationhearts #hearts #petitfours #diy

Conversation Heart Petit Fours via Brite & Bubbly

These conversation heart petit fours make delicious, edible DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for your sweetheart or Galentine! Learn how to make them here.

DIY Valentine's Day Gifts! These gorgeous DIY rose bath salts via Everything Pretty are the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your bath and beauty loving Valentine! #valentines #valentinesdaygift #bathsalts #rose #diy #beauty #skincare #gifts

Rose Bath Salts Recipe via Everything Pretty

These gorgeous DIY rose bath salts are the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your bath and beauty loving Valentine! Learn to make them now!

These DIY Rosebud Bath Melts via Amy Green are crafted with natural skin nourishing ingredients like cocoa and shea butters and coconut oil. The addition of dried mini-rose buds give them an extra feeling of love and romance make them perfect to give as DIY Valentine's Day gifts. #valentinesdaygift #diy #bathmelts #roses #skincare

DIY Rose Bath Melts via Amy Green

These DIY rosebud bath melts are crafted with natural skin nourishing ingredients like cocoa and shea butters and coconut oil. The addition of dried mini-rose buds give them an extra feeling of love and romance make them perfect to give as DIY Valentine’s Day gifts. Grab the recipe here.

This DIY lip scrub and lip balm duo via Country Hill Cottage make fabulous DIY Valentine's Day gifts for her! #valentinesdaygift #giftsforher #lipscrub #lipbalm #skincare #beauty

DIY Valentine’s Day Lip Duo via Country Hill Cottage

This DIY lip scrub and lip balm duo make fabulous DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for her! Plus there are free printable labels for your completed products. Get the recipes to make these natural beauty products here.

This DIY Love Notes Valentine's Wreath via Tauni + Co is the perfect alternative to Valentine's Day cards. Not only will this beauty avoid the recycling bin, but it makes a beautiful home decor piece that your Valentine or Galentine can enjoy into spring and summer! #valentines #galentines #valentinesdaygift #diy #wreath #love

Love Notes DIY Valentine’s Wreath via Tauni + Co

This DIY Love Notes Valentine’s Wreath is the perfect alternative to Valentine’s Day cards. Not only will this beauty avoid the recycling bin, but it makes a beautiful home decor piece that your Valentine or Galentine can enjoy into spring and summer! Find the tutorial here.

These DIY conversation heart soaps are so easy to make and make lovely homemade Valentine's Day gifts! Made from a melt and pour soap base, these conversation heart soaps can be made in an afternoon and ready to gift the same day. Simply package them in a plastic jar, wrap each soap individually or gift them inside candy treat bags.

DIY Conversation Heart Soaps via Soap Deli News

These DIY conversation heart soaps are not only a snap to make, but they’re also perfect for gifting! Easily craft these DIY Valentine’s Day gifts in multiples for classmates or coworkers using a melt and pour soap base, then gift them inside candy treat bags! Find the tutorial here.

These DIY Valentine's Day Treat Jars via Make + Tell are perfect for gifting Valentine's Day treats and candy! #valentines #valentinesdaygift #treats #favors #ombre #candy #treats #diy #crafts

 DIY Ombre Heart Jars via Make + Tell

These DIY Valentine’s Day treat jars are not only pretty, they’re also perfect for gifting Valentine’s Day treats and candy! Learn more here.

Craft these natural DIY rose milk bath bombs via The Nerdy Farm Wife as DIY Valentine's Day gifts! These beautiful heart-shaped bath bombs are naturally colored with rose clay and scented with a relaxing blend of essential oils, while creamy cocoa butter and milk powder are added for their extra skin-loving benefits. #valentinesdaygift #bathbombs #diy

DIY Rose Milk Bath Bombs via The Nerdy Farm Wife

Craft these natural DIY rose milk bath bombs as DIY Valentine’s Day gifts! These beautiful heart-shaped bath bombs are naturally colored with rose clay and scented with a relaxing blend of essential oils, while creamy cocoa butter and milk powder are added for their extra skin-loving benefits. Find the recipe here.

Craft these DIY solid lotion bar hearts via The Nourished Life to give to your Valentine (or Galentine!) this Valentine's Day! Made using a simple combination of natural ingredients, solid lotion bars are a wonderful and mess free way to protect and nourish your dry skin. #valentines #galentines #valentinesdaygift #skincare #diy #solidlotion

DIY Solid Lotion Bar Hearts via The Nourished Life

Craft these DIY solid lotion bar hearts to give to your Valentine (or Galentine!) this Valentine’s Day! Made using a simple combination of natural ingredients, solid lotion bars are a wonderful and mess free way to protect and nourish your dry skin. Discover this DIY here.

The pattern for this beautiful DIY heart hanging basket via Apple Green Cottage makes practical DIY Valentine's Day gifts! Not only is this sturdy canvas hanging basket useful but it's also a lovely home decor piece.

DIY Hanging Basket via Apple Green Cottage

The pattern for this beautiful DIY heart hanging basket makes practical DIY Valentine’s Day gifts! Not only is this sturdy canvas hanging basket useful but it’s also a lovely home decor piece. Get the free pattern here.

DIY Valentine's Day Gifts! These DIY matcha green tea butter bars are made with skin nourishing tea seed oil and matcha green tea. Perfect to gift for DIY Valentine's Day gifts, these solid lotion bars absorb quickly and won't leave skin feeling greasy.

DIY Matcha Green Tea Butter Bars via Soap Deli News

These DIY matcha green tea butter bars are made with skin nourishing tea seed oil and matcha green tea. Perfect to gift for DIY Valentine’s Day gifts, these solid lotion bars absorb quickly and won’t leave skin feeling greasy. Learn how to make them here.

These DIY herbal massage melts via The Nerdy Farm Wife make delightful DIY Valentine's Day gifts for your active Valentine, that enjoys hard work, but needs a little extra pampering at the end of the day.

DIY Herbal Massage Melts via The Nerdy Farm Wife

These DIY herbal massage melts for pain relief make delightful DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for your active Valentine. They are perfect for anyone who needs a little extra pampering at the end of the day. Learn to make them here.

These heart shaped DIY Earl Grey Macarons with Mouth-watering Lemon Swiss Buttercream via Indulge with Mimi are the perfect alternative to the traditional Valentine's Day box of chocolates! Get the recipe and heart shaped template now at Indulge with Mimi.

DIY Heart Shaped Earl Grey Macarons via Indulge with Mimi

These heart shaped DIY Earl Grey Macarons with Mouth-watering Lemon Swiss Buttercream are the perfect alternative to the traditional Valentine’s Day box of chocolates! Get the recipe and heart shaped template now.

Learn how to make your own crystal geode soap eggs with hearts for stunning DIY Valentine's Day gifts!

Geode Soap Tutorial with Hearts via Soap Deli News

Create truly unique DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for your sweetheart with this geode soap tutorial! Inside each soap geode you’ll find a glass-like heart nestled inside. Check out this love inspired soapmaking tutorial here.

This rose body butter recipe if perfect for DIY Valentine's Day gifts! Made with only natural ingredients, this vegan moisturizer nourishes skin without leaving it feeling greasy. #diy #valentinesdaygift #bodybutter #roses #giftsforher

Natural Rose Body Butter Recipe via Soap Deli News 

This rose body butter recipe if perfect for DIY Valentine’s Day gifts! Made with only natural ingredients, this vegan moisturizer nourishes skin without leaving it feeling greasy. Learn to make it now.

DIY Valentine's Day Gifts! If Valentine's Day reminds you of romance, hearts and roses then you must make one of these gorgeous DIY Valentine's Day gifts! Each of these Valentine's Day gift ideas are thoughtfully made so your Valentine will not only be pleased with the gift, but get the warm and fuzzies too!

Want even more great DIY Valentine’s day gift ideas? You may also enjoy my other DIY Valentine’s Day gifts you can make and gift. Or find more fantastic DIY gift ideas on my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts Pinterest board here.

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