We’re already in the month of May, which means spring is here and it’s time to celebrate our mothers. May 14 is Mother’s Day, and there are a lot of different ways you can make the day special for the woman (or women) who raised you. The great thing about moms is that they will appreciate anything on Mother’s Day. Whether it’s a handmade necklace or a thoughtful card, they’ll understand that it all came from a loving place.
But why not make 2017 a special Mother’s Day for your mom? She did change your dirty diapers for a long time, anyway. Might as well reward her with something sentimental. There are all kinds of intriguing ideas for DIY Mother’s Day gifts out there, and you don’t have to be a crafts expert to make them a reality.
Here are nine creative DIY Mother’s Day gifts your mom will positively adore.
1Customized Flower Pot
Whether she has a small garden or just enjoys having pretty flowers in the house, you can make your mom a special plant pot that’s designed exactly to her liking. Paint it with her favorite colors or stick on her favorite picture of you when you were a baby. She’ll shed tears of joy within seconds of seeing it.
2Popsicle Stick Bracelets
Who says Mother’s Day gifts have to be expensive and gaudy? Nobody, that’s who. Making this cute little personalized bracelet for your mom will remind her of all the arts and crafts you used to bring home as a kid. Cue the waterworks.
3Lavender, Chocolate or Rose Lotion Bars
Anything spa-related is a fantastic Mother’s Day gift for your busy mom. These DIY lotion bars will give her all the feel-good and smell-good relaxation she could possibly need. Don’t forget to wrap them up nicely in a little bow, and she’ll be convinced you bought them from Lush or somewhere fancy.
This gorgeous chandelier is probably something your mom never expected to have in her home, and she’ll absolutely love how much effort you put into it. It’s the perfect addition to her dining room for spring, and it’s not nearly as hard to make as you might think.
5Heart Shaped Bath Bombs
You don’t need to spend an exorbitant amount of money on luxurious bathroom items when you have this instructional guide for homemade bath bombs. Make sure you have the heart-shaped silicone molds, so your mom will feel an extra layer of love when you give her the gift.
6Wooden Picture Puzzles
Choose her favorite picture of the family to be featured on this picture puzzle. It’s a lovely desk ornament she can use at the office or at home, and it’ll look especially gorgeous if you put it in a rustic wooden frame.
7Lavender Bath Salts
It only takes 5 ingredients to make, and these bath salts will finally give your mom a reason to shut out the world and soak herself in a luxurious bath for a while. She deserves it, right?!
8Floral and Herb Perfume
Not only do these homemade perfume bottles look beautiful, with the colorful flowers and herbs inside, but they’ll engulf your mom in a lovely scent that’ll make her feel totally spoiled. Besides, a natural perfume like this won’t cause irritation on the skin or in the eyes, so she can use it safely without any concern.
9“52 Things I Love About You”
This is a classic DIY gift that’s both creative and really affectionate. All you need is a deck of cards and a few other knickknacks. Count the 52 things you love most about your mom, and let her read all about them on Mother’s Day. There won’t be a dry eye in the house.