Our Favorite DIY Gifts for Mother’s Day

4/ 27/ 2022

Our Favorite DIY Gifts for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day 2022 is almost here, so it’s time to get planning! If you’re looking to explore your creativity with a do-it-yourself Mother’s day gift, we’ve got you covered with a variety of personalized ideas. 

Personalized Framed Picture or Photo Canvas 

While this idea may seem obvious, framed photos are a sentimental way to make memories last a lifetime. If you have a lot of family photos, framing a few of these pictures is an excellent way to gift for the special holiday. Additionally, if you know a mother who is passionate about photography, consider framing a few of their favorite photos of their own. And if you’d prefer to stray from the framed photo gift idea, there are many online services that print photos on note cards, canvases, and more.

Framed Photos on a Wall

Floral Arrangement 

Have a talent for floral arranging? An arrangement of flowers is an ideal gift for anyone who loves the outdoors. This gift is completely customizable, so you’re free to include colors and flowers specific to the recipient. Simply gather a variety of flowers, some filler stems, and some greens, and you’re all set. Whether you’d prefer to arrangement your stems in a vase or a container with floral foam, we recommend starting with the greens, adding your larger flowers, and finishing up with the smaller stems.

Floral Arrangement

Crochet Blanket 

If you’re an avid crocheter, a Mother’s Day crochet blanket is an excellent way to use your talent to create a meaningful gift! There are a variety of unique colors and patterns to experiment with, so you can customize the blanket to fit the preferences of the recipient. There are many patterns available on Etsy, which provide step-by-step instructions on how to create these blankets, so we suggest perusing through those for inspiration.

Crochet Blanket

Recipe In-A-Jar 

You’ve probably seen these adorable mason jar recipe kits all over Pinterest, and they make the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. These jars are an excellent choice if you need gifts for several people (a significant other, your mother-in-law, etc.), or they’re a great party favor for a Mother’s Day celebration. Not to mention, these jars are completely customizable, and they’re a sentimental way to incorporate delicious family recipes into your gifts this year. These recipe jars are quite simple to make. First, choose a recipe – a few of our favorites include chocolate chip banana bread and sugar cookies. Add your dry ingredients to your jar in layers, seal the top, and include a recipe card with wet ingredient measurements and baking instructions.

Oatmeal Cookies Recipe in a Jar

Hosting a Surprise Mother’s Day Brunch 

If you’d rather give an intangible gift, a surprise Mother’s Day Brunch is a meaningful way to bring friends and family together on the special Sunday. If you plan to host a brunch this year, here are a few of our favorite decorating tips. 

DIY Place Cards 

Although completely optional, place cards add a personal touch to any gathering. In fact, there are a few ways to complete this project at home. If you’re a fan of your own handwriting, gather some card stock paper and pens, and write each name in a fancy font. Feel free to experiment with borders, floral doodles, and more. If you’d rather put these place cards together digitally, there are many free printable place cards available online. Simply choose your favorite design, print the design with each name (onto card stock paper, if your printer allows), and cut out your cards. You’re all set! 

Place Cards

Photo-Op Station

Looking to document your memories from this year’s Mother’s Day brunch? Photo stations are an ideal choice for adorable photo-ops – not to mention, you can save these pieces for events all year-round! If you’re in need of inspiration, we have several ideas for you. 

Floral Backdrop 

What’s more fitting for Mother’s Day than a floral photo backdrop? These are often available on Etsy with options for customization, and they’re the perfect touch to any spring party! 

Photo Floral Backdrop

Photo Props 

While these are completely optional, photo props are a unique way to spice up a traditional photo booth. Once again, these are frequently available for customization online, so you can easily get your hands on props specifically designed for your event. 


We hope you have a joyful Mother’s Day 2022, and we wish you luck your DIY gift-making this year.

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