Best Mother’s Day Craft Ideas

If you want to make a gift for your mom (or your mother-in-law, stepmom, grandmother or other mother-figure) there’s no limit to what you could create. You just need a little time, a little creativity, and maybe some ideas to get you started. You probably have plenty of ideas of your own, but if you need a few more, that’s where this list comes in: it’s our running list of 10 best Mother’s Day craft ideas.

Of course, the term “best” is subjective. While we do think these ideas are the best, it’s important to note that we’re always dreaming up more ideas, so this list is sure to grow and expand with time.

1. DIY Mother’s Day Cards

Mother's Day Card You Can Make Using Free Instructions From
Mother’s Day Card You Can Make Using Free Instructions From Photo Used With Permission.

When you make your own Mother’s Day card, you can personalize it in many ways — ways that would be impossible to achieve with store-bought cards. You get complete control over every detail of the card — from how it looks to what it says to how big it is. You can use the very best colors and motifs for the recipient you have in mind, and arrange them in a way that you know she’ll find delightful.

There are bunches of different ways to make Mother’s Day cards. Pictured above is one of my favorites. You can click the picture of the card to go to free instructions at

2. A Heartfelt Scrapbook for Mother’s Day

This is the perfect gift for moms who keep saying “Don’t buy me anything for Mother’s Day!”

If mom is the sentimental type, who cherishes her family and her memories more than material things, you cannot go wrong with this gift. Your comeback will be easy: “But Mom, I didn’t buy this — I made it just for you!”

This is a gift you’ll be able to give for spending some time plus the cost of an album, some photo printing, and some paper, glue and embellishments.

Alternately, you could do the whole thing digitally, and give a photo book instead. Either way, this is a great gift idea that’s perfect for Mother’s Day.

Need help getting started? If so, see our scrapbooking section for lots of free ideas.

Of particular interest is our vacation scrapbooks section. Did you and mom ever take a special vacation together? If so, you could make mom a vacation scrapbook to remind her of your adventures.

Another idea: make her a scrapbook showcasing family photos.

Yet another idea: a scrapbook that’s all about why you love her and what makes her special to you.

3. A Beautiful Beaded Necklace

If your mom appreciates unique, one-of-a-kind handmade beaded jewelry, this necklace might catch her eye. You could make this for her using her favorite sorts of beads, stones and pendant.

4. Easy Beaded Bracelets

If you want to just make some quick, easy, pretty gifts that don’t cost much but look sophisticated and chic, this is the pattern for you. If your mom wears beaded bracelets, I’m betting she’ll love these!

5. A Gorgeous Crochet Lace Scarf

Choose any of these lacy scarves to crochet for mom.

6. A Gourmet Gift Basket

DIY Mother's Day Gift Basket -- Fill It With Gourmet Treats. A Free Crochet Pattern Is Available.
DIY Mother’s Day Gift Basket — Fill It With Gourmet Treats. A Free Crochet Pattern Is Available.

Whether mom loves coffees and teas, delicious chocolates, gourmet treats, or tasty organic fruits, a treat basket is a great gift she’s sure to appreciate. You can buy a basket and fill it full, but you could also make your own basket if you prefer. Pictured here is a basket you can crochet using a pattern that’s available for free on the Internet. You can get even more free basket patterns at

7. A Bath Basket With a Home-Spa Theme

Give Mom a Home Spa Gift for Mother's Day
Give Mom a Home Spa Gift for Mother’s Day

Like everyone else, moms have an ongoing need for soaps, lotions and / or fragrances. Could she ever have too many of these? Especially the handmade variety.

If you’re feeling really creative, you can make everything you put in the basket — and even the basket itself. If you’re pressed for time, you can make some things to put in the basket, and buy the rest.

Here are some ideas for things you can include in your gift basket:

8. A Contemporary Painting in Mom’s Favorite Colors

Does Mom love to decorate? Does she have ultra-modern taste in home d├ęcor? If so, a unique piece of contemporary art could win her heart this Mother’s Day.

9. DIY Beaded Napkin Rings

Here’s another gift idea for moms who love to decorate. Even the lady who has everything probably doesn’t have handmade beaded napkin rings.

10. A Pretty Cell Phone Holder

If Mom loves to stay connected via her cell phone or smartphone, a pretty cell phone cozy could be a lovely gift for her.