12 Simple Gifts for Mom You Can Make at Home

She’s a short-order chef of the finest design, a boo-boo kisser and a singing, dancing source of entertainment. She’s the go-to in an emergency—M.I.A. Barbie shoes and Thomas trains are most definitely an emergency, BTW—and she’s got enough love to spread to everyone at home. Yup, it’s Mom….or, supermom to you. This year for Mother’s Day, let the kids assemble DIY gifts that are easy for little fingers. Scroll down to find a project worthy of your favorite gal.

Mint Mojito Bath Salts
Give her a bucket o’ bath salts in a crisp, refreshing scent. The mint Mojito recipe from Hello Natural is a 2-step mix—no apothecary experience needed! We suggest also handing Mom a freshly muddled mint refresher of the drinkable type for sipping while getting sudsy in the bath. Get everything you need by checking in with Hello Natural.

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 Photo: Stephanie Gerber via Hello Natural

Washi Tape Bottles
What’s Mother’s Day without a bouquet of the finest blooms? Kids can feel as if they had a hand in the design by including one of these creative Washi tape bottles. Have your little designer pick out colorful rolls of tape—washi comes in so many cool patterns—salvage a few glass bottles and get sticking! For more on this perfect addition to the standard bunch of flowers, find your way over to Studio Sjoesjoe.

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Photo: Anneik Gelissen 

Garden Gift Basket
Green thumbs will love this collection of thoughtful garden gifts as much as kids and Dads will love the easy assembling. Biggest challenge here is finding a big enough basket to hold all the new treasures—we are totally diggin’ the planter box Manda of The Merry Thought decided on using, instead. For a complete list of items or ideas on what to include, scoot on over to The Merry Thought.

Photo: Manda via The Merry Thought

Kitchen Tablet Holder
Has your foodie mama been coveting the tablet holder she saw at the fancy culinary shop recently? Well consider taking an afternoon to make a look-alike. Grab an old cutting board, other wood items we know you have somewhere in the house (or can procure very easily!) and include a dash of glue. Not only could this guarantee killer family meals for ages but it also looks so, so cool. Jane, a self-proclaimed junk-collecter and DIYer, can show you how it’s done. Pop on over to Mamie Jane’s for the tutorial.

Photo: Jane Edwards via Mamie Jane’s

Mommy Survival Kit
Mallory and Savannah of Classy Clutter know what mamas need. Headache reducer, check. Sugar rush, check. Energy booster, check! This adorable Mommy Survival Kit covers all the bases when it comes to to the last-minute, I-just-need-a-quick-fix, moments. The mason jar presentation is fantastically charming and we love the printable label provided for easy decor. From more ideas on what to stash, find your way to Classy Clutter.

Photo: Mallory&Savannah via Classy Clutter

Lemon Soap
She’ll love the scent of this citrusy-sweet lemon soap concocted by Crystal over at A Pumpkin and a Princess. Your little project managers will dig the fact that it’s almost too simple not to make a bar, or ten. To get the low-down on zesting tips and where to get the ingredients, hop on over to A Pumpkin and a Princess.

Photo: Crystal Owens via A Pumpkin and a Princess

Popsicle Stick Frames
Pictures of her favorite little folk are par for the course on Mother’s Day. Make it even better with easy-to-master popsicle stick frames. The ladies of Eighteen 25 offer up a super simple afternoon project, with (again!) washi tape and lots of love. Want to know how to round out those sticky corners or why adding magnets is a must? Click over to Eighteen 25 for the how-to.

Photo: Jen Sedillo via Eighteen 25

Clay Charm Bracelet
A charming way to say “I Love You,” kids can make their mark on a clay bracelet that’s just enough trendy and tons of sweet. Be sure to pick the lucky recipient’s favorite color for the wrap bracelet, you already know which initials are her fave. Find out what other materials you’ll need to gather before beginning over at Hello Natural.

Photo: Stephanie Gerber via Hello Natural

Tea Bag Tags
Get proper for Mother’s day with easy-to-make tea bags. Even if your gal is a coffee drinker, she won’t say no to a cuppa tea if it comes packaged with love. The charm is in the tags, designed by Lia Griffith, who knows all things adorable. She’s offered up a free printable and instructions on how to make this sweet gift. All of the fancy of a high tea mixed with all of the charm of being DIY; head over to Lia Griffith for the tutorial.

photo: Lia Griffith via Lia Griffith 

No-Sew Rice Heating Pad
Even Supermom gets aches and pains, sometimes. Which is why giving her this totally creative, made-at-home, no-sew, rice heating pad is just awesome. Using stuff you probably have sitting in the thrift store donation box, along with a few other essential items, the kids can show mom it’s okay to sit back and relax (until it’s time to start dinner or look for the missing puzzle piece, of course!). Find out what you’ll need for this quickie gift over at Unsophisticated Cook.

Photo: Tara Kuczykowski via Unsophisticated Cook

Infused Olive Oils
When her friends beg her to tell them where she got these infused olive oils, how cool is it that she can say “Oh these? My kids made them for Mother’s Day!” They look amazing and taste even better. With flavors like rosemary, garlic, and lemon, we bet she’ll want to get in the kitchen and try out her new ingredients. Amazing gift for Mom and awesome family dinners— that’s a win-win for everyone at home. Find out just how easy it is to complete this project and grab the recipe by heading over to Just Putzing.

Photo: via Just Putzing

Knit Produce Bags
Making this gift does require basic sewing, (better make a call to nana!) but we know the rest of this DIY is worth the effort. Not only do you have the material in your closet but think of the gift you’ll give Mom by sending her off alone to the farmer’s market with her new bag in hand. Creative genius Delia offers up the tutorial over at Delia Creates.

Photo: Delia Randall via Delia Creates

 What will you be making for Mother’s Day this year? Share with us in the Comments!

—Gabby Cullen


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