Homemade Mother's Day Gifts

Homemade Mother's Day gifts are always a hit. Whether it is the construction paper artwork of a small child or a handicraft made by an older one, moms love handmade gifts. This is a guide about homemade Mother's Day gifts.
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January 27, 2017 Flag

Mother's Day Heart  Cookies

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A sweet gift for mom on her special day is a plate of homemade cookies. The kids can help or make this gift themselves. This is a guide about making Mother's Day cookies.

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January 27, 2017 Flag

Egg Carton Flowers

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This craft is easy enough for older children to make themselves. These flowers are excellent gifts. This is a guide about making egg carton flowers.

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January 11, 2017 Flag

A jar of bath salts for Mother's Day.

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This is a guide about making Mother's Day bath salts. A container of Homemade bath salts is an easy project for an older child to make as a gift for their mom.

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May 8, 2013 Flag

Here is the perfect gift for family and friends, that you can whip up in a matter of minutes. This flower pin is easy to make and they turn out so very beautiful. Everyone will want one.

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 20

Supplies:

  • 20 small flowers about 3 inches in diameter made from cloth, felt, or sequins. (You can buy these online very cheaply.) ($3.00)
  • 20 small ribbon roses that fit the color of your flower ($.50)
  • 1 hot glue gun and glue
  • 20 3/4 inch pin backs ($.50)
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Steps:

  1. Gather supplies and open up the pins. Make sure the pin is sitting in the direction you want to put it on the flower with the open side down. Line up the flowers and the rose centers.
  2. Apply the rose centers with a touch of hot glue. Repeat until all are finished.
  3. Apply the pin backs with a touch of hot glue.
  4. Your craft is finished and ready to give to your friends and family.
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May 11, 2007 Flag

Recycled Daffodil Craft

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Here's a great craft for Mother's Day. I made these for the mothers in our church. Made from recycled materials.

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May 6, 2009 Flag

Mother's Day flower pot

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Mothers day gift made with flowers and pot. Take the foam and push into pot. I used a tin pot but you can use any kind you want. Glue item of your choosing on to one end of the dowel then push into foam any where you want.

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May 8, 2007 Flag

Decorated Mother's Day paper plate.

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This is a little bit harder craft for older kids to make for Mother's Day. It's inexpensive but very pretty.

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May 10, 2010 Flag

Take a pretty envelope and fill it with IOUs for everything from hair-brushing to back rubs; foot soaks and foot rubs to facials or any other service you can think of that would be enjoyed by Mom or Grandmother.

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June 16, 2013 Flag

Memory jar with decorative ribbon.

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This is a guide about making a memory jar. A thoughtful, memorable gift for a friend or family member is a memory jar.

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May 27, 2005 Flag

Photo of Poppies that says Happy Mothers Day.

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This is a Mother's Day e-card that I created. I took this picture of California poppies in our front yard (aren't they beautiful?) and used Photoshop to add the text.

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May 21, 2008 Flag

Aiden's Mother's Day Door Hanger

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This started out as a door hanger he could make for his mom. Grandma's Idea: The door hanger would look cute with all these little hand and foot prints all over it. Aiden's Idea: All it really needs is two hands and two feet (after all, isn't that what we have?)

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May 9, 2008 Flag

Bend one piece of construction paper in half. On one half draw in pencil a large triangle. Cut along the penciled lines to cut the triangle out.

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July 6, 2010 Flag

As a preschool Sunday School teacher, I had the children plant flowers to be good size by Mother's Day. To decorate our plastic margarine/butter/sour cream containers, I wanted to make them look like the floral shop plants.

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I know I love real flowers from my kids but it is always sad when they are gone and I have to throw them away. So here is a way that you can have a bouquet that lasts and can be used in a vase as a centerpiece for that Mother's Day table.

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April 26, 2006 Flag

For my mother last year I took a plain board (9x11 inches) and sanded it smooth. Then I let my children pick 3 different colored craft paints that matched. I primed the board and gave it a base coat of one of their color picks.

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May 8, 2013 Flag

Paper Clip Chain

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This is a guide about making a paper clip bracelet. Paper clips are a great item to use in kid crafting projects.

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May 7, 2008 Flag

Make a square frame using four popsicle sticks. Glue construction paper to the back of them. Have the child draw a picture of themselves or them and their mommy. Decorate it as you'd like using glitter, stickers, whatever you'd like.

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May 8, 2008 Flag

I have many rolls of various colored crepe paper streamers. I would like to have my Sunday School class (grades 1-4) make something for Mother's day out of them. Perhaps someone has instructions on how to make flowers out of them? Any other ideas?

Patty from Darrington, WA

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May 8, 20080 found this helpful

A windsock. Or you make it as a hanger.

Take a strip of the paper cut it about a foot long, take ribbon or pipe cleaner to make a hanger at the top and let the kids glue things on it - like stickers, flowers, fun foam shapes etc...

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May 9, 20080 found this helpful

Making flowers out of crepe paper is easy. You can get long floral wires 25 or 50 to a pack at Wal Mart for about 2 to 3 dollars. Take your paper and cut it to about 20 inches and fold like a fan and then take the wire and wrap it around the middle and twist tightly all the way to the end of the wire.

Then take the paper and cut at each fold, to make each piece the same with and start pulling the paper at the closet to the center of wire to create a flower. Crepe paper will stretch so make the ends that stick up curly by stretching the ends as you pull up.

Or create roses by folding two triangles over each other and then gather paper and pinch and pull while rolling and either use wire or tape to hold. Practice with a piece and see what you come up with. you could use a safety pin on the back and surround some netting to make a pin.

Good luck,as Sunday is close

Martha in TN

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November 30, 2009 Flag

I need some easy, fun crafts and things to do and give to my mother on Mother's Day. I am looking for things from the heart, hand made. I appreciate any or all of your help and will, of course, read every reply.

By Lena from Portland, ME

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December 2, 20090 found this helpful

I like to use a pack of birthday candles or any candles you have laying around the house and drip them down the sides of jars. After dripping different colors all over the outside of the jar, it dries to a hard waxy finish. It is good for pencil holders, and such. I love making them! Racer

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December 7, 20090 found this helpful

Some things I have made for my mom in the past, for Mothers day, birthday and Christmas. Scrapbook, I do all the work putting together all the pages and inserting them into a scrapbook but I don't add any pictures. She can then personalize it herself. I have bought wooden boxes and paper mache boxes from walmart and hobby lobby, painted, stamped, decopaged them. I have made her a box with a mini album inside completely made of paper, box and all. That was her favorite one.

I have put together a bunch of her favorite songs, downloaded them to a cd for her. She loves to do crafts but just doesn't have the patience to really get into it. So I make up little mini kits of a project or two for her to do. She has all the items right there and she loves doing that. I have made her scarves with the knifty knitter. She loves sending cards, so I have made her up a bunch of homemade cards, with envelopes and a pack of stamps. Hope this gives you a few ideas. If nothing on here appeals to you, type in easy crafts and you can find tons and tons of ideas. Good luck and I am sure your mom will love whatever you make her.

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May 6, 2010 Flag

Any good ideas for a Mother's Day gift which is homemade?

By Jody from Evansville, IN

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May 7, 20100 found this helpful

Anything and she will love it simply because you made it. Example: When I was MUCH younger on my Mother's birthday I would always buy her a birthday cake. Then one birthday I decided to make one myself. The reaction I got from her you would have thought it cost a million! She said it was the first time anyone had made her a birthday cake. The cards with notes I've gotten from my kids and grandchildren are the most precious to me. Last Mother's day my grown Daughter with children of her own sent (mailed me) me one artificial pink rose than when I pushed a button it played "You are my sunshine". I cried when I got it; I sang that song so many times rocking her to sleep as did my Mother to me. I later found out she got the rose at a thrift store. No matter; it's one of the best gifts she ever sent me.

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May 13, 20100 found this helpful

Do you dabble in art, or are you more advanced? Doesn't matter to a mom. I only discovered after my mom's death four years ago that she'd kept the truly ugly bust I'd sculpted my freshman year of high school.

If you're proficient at MS Word, for example, you could make a ook. Another TF user recently suggested creating and printing a joke book. If you're of a poetic bent and your mom loves poetry, that's an idea, too.

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