7 Easy Mother’s Day Crafts She’ll Love
We love the idea of crafting a thoughtful, homemade gift. Learn how to make Mother's Day crafts that will impress all the moms in your life!
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Cupcake Liner Card
To make this adorable card, you just need to raid your baking supplies. Layer cupcake liners to look like flowers. For the smaller inner layers, fold cupcake liners into fourths and trim the outer edge to desired size. Then, use popsicle sticks, straws, pipe cleaners or scrapbook paper to create flower stems and leaves. Personalize the center of the flower with whatever you want. We like using pom poms, buttons or a photo of the kids. This one would be great to send to Grandma, too.
Canvas Tote for Mom
Mom will love using a cute tote for trips to the library or a picnic at the park. Start with any blank canvas tote. Cut a stencil shape, like a flower or hearts, out of card stock and lay it on the center of the bag. Create colorful dots around the inner and outer edges of the stencil by dipping the end of a pencil in various acrylic paints. Gently pull off the stencil and let dry. We love the idea of using this tote as a gift bag for other Mother’s Day gifts.
Paper Cone Wreath
This paper cone wreath looks complicated, but is actually simple to make. Start with three colors of bold card stock, cut into 4-inch squares. You’ll need 24 squares of the darkest shade, 21 of the medium shade and 18 of the lightest shade. Then choose two lighter pink card stock sheets. Cut those into 3-inch squares. You’ll need 36 light pink and 5 of the lightest pink. Roll all the squares into cones and secure with glue.
Next, cut out a 10-inch cardboard circle and trace an 8-inch circle on the cardboard with a pen. This will be your guide to placing the cones evenly. Now it’s time to glue, glue, glue! Start with the biggest and darkest cones, and work your way to the smallest. Glue each cone tip inside the 8-inch circle, then start the next layer gluing the tips in between the tips of the first layer. Repeat each layer until you’ve filled the wreath. These other DIY spring wreaths are fun to make, too.
Paper Plate Sun Craft
This bright and colorful craft will bring cheer to any mom on Mother’s Day, and is easy enough to do with little ones. Cut a paper plate in half and paint the back side yellow. Let dry, then use glue to attach paper triangles to the rim of the paper plate to create sun rays. For the rainbow, tape crepe paper streamers to the bottom of the sun. Find more kid-friendly crafts for spring.
Message Board for Mom
This homemade message board can be a place for Mom to display her favorite mementos. Start with a round wood board. Paint the board with two coats of satin latex paint (or any paint of your choice).
After the paint dries, get crafty. Use ribbon, twine and pushpins in an assortment of colors. Secure the ribbons and twine to the back of the board using a hot glue gun, and use a hammer to place the pushpins. Finish with two hooks on the back and a ribbon to hang. Now you can leave Mom a special note!
Raw Sugar Scrub
Help Mom pamper herself with this calming sugar scrub. You’ll need raw sugar, coconut oil, grapeseed oil and lavender essential oil (or any essential oil of your choice). Microwave 1/2 cup of coconut oil stirring every 30 seconds until it is liquefied. Then add 2-1/2 cups of raw sugar, 2 tablespoons of grapeseed oil and 20 to 30 drops of essential oil. Stir thoroughly and place into a glass jar with a lid.
Add a ribbon and a cute label to make it extra special for Mom. (Check out these other ideas for gifts in a jar that she might love, too.)
Every mom deserves flowers on Mother’s Day. Now you can make a custom vase to go with the bouquet. Attach pieces of masking tape around the bottom of a glass vase to mark the edge of your glitter design. Spread decoupage glue (like Modge Podge) on the area of the vase beneath the tape and immediately sprinkle glitter over the entire glued section. Let dry and remove the tape. Now all you need to do is add her favorite blooms! Psst: These pro flower-arranging tips won’t break the bank.