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.
When last Mother's Day rolled around, I thought my mother would enjoy reading my own remembrances. I took a decorative glass jar with a lid and made a "Jar of Childhood Memories" for her to read. I typed all kinds of moments remembered from my childhood. Each one began with "I remember".
Example: I remember you driving me to music lessons every Saturday. Once I started, the memories just flowed. I typed them all up, double-spaced, and cut them into single memories.
I filled my memory jar, tied a pretty bow around it and put it in the mail to my mom who lives 400 miles away. She later told me that my memory jar was so much more personal than a card. The whole family had fun reading and remembering each and every one. She said it had taken her back down memory lane, which she hadn't traveled in years.
By vguy from Earle, AR
By Jane 2
Does anyone have a new or different idea for a Sunday School class mother's day project? Inexpensive and either Christian based or could be made so. Thank you.
Jane from Ontario, Canada
May 1, 2010
We like the idea of flowers on Mother's Day but didn't want to buy real ones. I found wooden roses of any color on Ebay and they look like the real thing. We wrapped a few in tissue paper, tied a little note with a poem around it and let the children hand them out during service. It was a big hit because it was something they could keep. I think they were less than $30 for about 200.
Choose colors to match your decor and make beautiful switch plates for every room in your house. Make extra ones for special gifts.
Crafting Time: 15 - 30 minutes
By Marie from West Dundee, IL
These vases were made from empty drinkable yogurt containers. Any size container works well. The flowers are made from tissue paper and coffee filters.
By luv2craft from Normalville, PA
No better gift can a child give than that of a handmade gift. What Mother doesn't love the handiwork of their little ones? Here's a darling simple craft children can make for their mothers on Mother's Day.
Approximate Time: 20 minutes
Take off if washing hands or showering.
May use an acrylic sealer if you want to waterproof it.
May cover with pretty srtips of fabric also.
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
May 10, 2008
Thank you all so much. I will give some of these a try. God bless you all.
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.
Approximate Time: 20 minutes
This is a little Mother's Day Gift tip that is really very easy to do and it doesn't involve spending money that's already tight. Take a pretty envelope and fill it with IOUs for everything from hair-brushing to back rubs; foot soaks (as someone else mentioned) and foot rubs to facials or any other service you can think of that would be enjoyed by Mom or Grandmother. Tell her that the IOUs can be spent anytime she wants to.
My Mom loved having her feet rubbed and the grandchildren were happy to do that for her while she told them a story. You know what your own mother would enjoy and you can ask your children for ideas. You might be surprised at how well they observe what we like, Little things being done by the people she loves most in the world is what's important.
Happy Mother's Day to Everyone,
Source: This is something we've often used in our family. I've been on the receiving end of a few envelopes myself and I spent every one of those IOUs too. It was such a thoughtful little gift that really wasn't so little in the long run. Nice memories.
Editor's Note: This idea was submitted too late to be posted by Mother's Day but it is a great idea for many people and events.
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
April 20, 2012
Figure out what she likes & go from there. Example: If she likes Tea make a basket for her with assorted teas, a nice cup or cup & saucer, tea cookies, or cakes, a tea book, teabag holders,& a bookmark. Or basket of lotion, cologne or body spray, shampoo & conditioner, shower gel, salt or sugar scrubs, loofah, hair wrap, pumice stone or stone on a stick, gloves & socks, rich foot cream & foot scrub & foot soap. You can make a teacup candle or a teacup or teapot Topiary. These are simple to make. Go to Favecrafts.com They have everything! Good luck! Happy Mother's Day.
Here's a great craft for Mother's Day. I made these for the mothers in our church.
First water down the Elmer's glue in a small container. With your paintbrush "paint" the watered down glue inside the communion cup. Put the ripped up tissue paper on the inside of the cup. Then paint more glue over the tissue paper. This takes about a day to dry.
Then draw the white part of your flower on construction paper or printer paper. I made 10 flowers on each sheet and copied them on my printer to save time. Cut these out.
Cut 1 green pipe cleaner in half. (1 full size pipe cleaner makes 2 flowers) Now you can glue everything together. With your hot glue gun, glue the communion cup onto the center of the white flower. Then glue the "stem" on the back of the flower.
The vase is pretty simple. Just hot glue the ribbon around the middle and make a bow out of a separate piece of ribbon and glue that on the vase.
It's a good idea to put some little rocks in the bottom of your vase so it doesn't tip over easily.
By luv2craft from Normalville, PA
Here's are some cute flowers that kids can make for their mothers and grandmothers.
Here's an inexpensive gift for Mother's Day that any kid can make for their mom.
By Jody 1
Any good ideas for a Mother's Day gift which is homemade?
By Jody from Evansville, IN
May 13, 2010
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.
The cookies were simple sugar cookies cut out in flower shapes and a couple of hearts with my kids names on them. Everyone has a sugar cookie recipe but if you are baking impaired, you could just go to the supermarket and buy cookie dough. Flower shaped cookie cutters can be bought at the dollar store. You could also cover the plate with her favorite store bought cookies.
My kids decorated the cookies with colored sugars and decorator gel for their names. We make our own colored sugars which is pretty simple and they can be stored. It is as simple as sugar and food coloring. Some of the companies that make food coloring have even made neon colors and combine these with the normal colors you can make some really pretty shades of sugar. Find some small jars or plastic bags and but some sugar in and then some food coloring and stir or squish in the bag until well mixed. Now here is my mom's favorite Sugar Cookie recipe:
Editor's Note: Here is a link to Debra's article with recipes for flavored sugars.
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.
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.
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. I took pre-cut foil sheets, set the container in the middle, and gathered the foil up around the container. I also made floral ribbons for each little pot and kids stuck them in.
To go back a few steps, I took the containers and used my soldering iron to make about 10 holes in the bottom of each container for draining, set them on a tray in the windows in my Sunday School class to have the best growing factor four days before I wrapped the pots for their gift home, I did not water them since I wanted to avoid any mishaps.
I taught 4 year-olds for 16 years, took a break when my youngest graduated HS and then came back on board 7 years later when my youngest granddaughter's 3 yr old class needed a semester teacher. Brought back many hands on teaching lessons of God's world.
By T and T Grandma from Benson MN
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?)
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.
This is a little bit harder craft for older kids to make for Mother's Day. It's inexpensive but very pretty.
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. Then I sponged another color over the top. After that, I painted one of each of their hands and had them press in the middle of the board.
We then took scrapbook stickers of flowers and butterflies (Grammy's favorite) and stuck then randomly around the board. We wrote along the bottom on the front.
"To Grammy here are our hands of love. Happy Mother's day."
Then we sprayed it with a glossy or matte sealer and put a picture hanger in the middle on the back. My mother loved hers so much she cried. I also have gotten lots of orders from friends. All items needed can be found at a crafts store.
Have fun, the kids love to help with this.
By Debbie from Berwick, ME
Silk flowers can be bought at Walmart for 88 cents a bunch or at the Dollar store for, you guessed it, $1.00. Look for roses in her favorite color, daisies, lilies and carnations, and don't forget to get some leaves or ferns to fill in around the flowers. You will also need:
When you get it to where you want it, wrap all the stems with the rubber band. Spread it out because next you will be covering this with floral tape. Floral tape is sticky but it needs to be pulled to release the sticky. So lay the tape at the top and pulling as you go wrap the floral tape around the stems. You can do this twice and as thick as you want. But, believe me, if you are having children do this, they will get it pretty thick themselves. Now help them tie a simple "tying your shoes" type bow around it. Make it more fluffy by using several thicknesses of ribbon.
Hope your Mom loves it. It can be stuck in a vase or handed to her as is. Flowers that live forever and will be there to remind her the next time you break a window that she is your favorite Mom.
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. You can even put a magnet on the back to hang on the refrigerator. This will remind mom how much she means to you.
By Tammy from Fort Mccoy, FL