20 DIY Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

I've always been a fan of homemade gifts and thoughtful ones for my Mama for Mother's Day.

There was an essay contest once--my essay about her won for the city and was displayed in the Mall (#bigtime) and she even got a trophy!

I can also remember being a kid and washing a bowl to make her soup, only I didn't wash the soap out enough, so she had soapy soup.

Luckily, I've improved on my homemade skills since then! For those who want to pamper the moms (and those who serve that role), I've got a few ideas that are always quick and easy. These would be great for new moms! These are great way to get kids involved, too. Give 'em a try!

A cute twist on the regular bath bomb.

Pop in your purse for instant fragrance.

Is your mom a reader? Make her these and pair it with a new book or Kindle credit.

These are some of my fave decor items--I get complimented on them all the time.

Make these bath sachets and put in a basket with more spa day goodies.

You won't believe how easy this is to make.

If she's headed for beach, be sure to make this before she goes.

Two gifts in one--a cute candle with a hidden present inside!

Pair with a cute lipstick (and polish)

Sprinkle into the bath and let dissolve for instant relaxation.

Keep these on hand for when you're sick!

Kids love helping with this one!

Love these for travel!

Love these for travel, too! No mess!

Your skin will love this!

This smells SO good! No beach trip needed.

How gorgeous would this look on a vanity?

THE SOFTEST skin, ever. I love this on hands--gardeners are huge fans of this one.

Heat this up and breathe in before drifting to dreamland!

Make this and serve her breakfast in bed.

Bonus: If you got roses for Mother's Day, here are 6 ideas to reuse those roses. Plus more DIY ideas on that post.

Which of these would you like to give or receive?

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  1. All these are such great items to make for Mother's Day! I really want to make those diy coasters and bowls!

  2. Wow, Elle! You are a DIY queen! I think the ombre crayon candle is where I'd start so my kiddo could help out, too =) So cute.

  3. Love all of these but the marble dishes are my fave!


  4. so many cute ideas elle! the marble dishes are still my favorite! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  5. My mom would trade me for you as her daughter ;)

  6. I really love the solid perfume one, Elle!

  7. You always have the best DIYs. I really need to try to make the Marble-Inspired Bowls & Coasters. They look fab!

  8. My sister and I were just talking about what we are going to do for our mother this year. She is having a craft day with the kiddos and a few of their friends to make up gift baskets for their moms. I am going to have to send her this link to give her some more ideas!

  9. Such great ideas! You are so creative.

  10. Haha the not washing all the soap out of the bowl would totally be something that I would do! My mom would love those bath bombs!

  11. Wonderful post!
    Have a nice week!
    Gil Zetbase

  12. I don't think I've seen all of these! The eye pads sound like something I want to make for myself!

  13. These area all such cute gift ideas!

  14. I love homemade gifts, and all these are such great ideas!

  15. Aww, look at you with your essay! I bet it was awesome! :) And girl, these are all great gift ideas! :)

  16. I just can't believe all those things can be DIY. People are so talented. I want to make that macaron scrub!!


  17. You always have the most amazing DIYs! Still love that rose blush!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

  18. Soapy soup!! Awww. You are the sweetest! I miss my mama, wish I could give her a hug this weekend, but I guess I'll have to settle for a phone call... ;)

  19. You always make such gorgeous things! I love your lancome inspired blush!

  20. The soothing eye masks sound perfect to give our moms some relaxation and I'm a sucker for a good lip scrub. Mom's deserve some pampering for Mother's Day.

  21. I really want to make that tray. I need to go get the stuff and do it!

  22. Aw your soup story cracked me up lol. You have the best diys and any mother out there would love these! :)

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  24. Soapy soup - yuk! I would like to make the candle for sure! xx

    ♥ Carly Susanne ~ A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog


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