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20 Homemade Mother's Day gift ideas

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Keepsake gifts for sentimental moms

You'll always be your mom's little girl, and there's nothing more sentimental than homemade Mother's Day gifts, regardless of your age. Whether you enlist the help of your kiddos or craft up a keepsake on your own, discover these 20 homemade gift ideas just in time for Mother's Day.

Keepsake gifts for sentimental moms

11. Stenciled linens

Keepsake gifts for sentimental moms

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Washable fabric paint gives napkins or tea towels a personalized elegance, especially when decorated with your children's handprints for Mother's Day.

12. Craft kit

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Combine homemade gifts and hobbies into one by presenting Mom with the supplies she needs to craft her favorite project with her grandkids.

13. Drawer sachets

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Using small squares of fabric sewn together in a little pillow and filled with lavender or her favorite potpourri, fragrant sachets are a homemade Mother's Day gift that is as practical as it is sweet.

14. Sewing kit

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Fill a mason jar with needles, notions and spools of thread and top lid with a stuffing-filled square of fabric to hold pins.

15. Gardening basket

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Fill a plastic wash bin with gardening tools that moms can use as a portable potting tub while she's soaking up some sunshine.

16. Personalized frame and mat

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Turn an ordinary picture frame into a homemade display for Mother's Day memories by embellishing the frame and mat with buttons, lace or sentimental items.

17. Scrapbook or photo album

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Turn childhood memories into a keepsake arrangement by creating a scrapbook or photo album personalized with photos and handwritten notations by your kiddos.

18. Photo tray

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Favorite photos, a wood or metal tray and a little Mod Podge goes a long way to preserve memories and present moms with a homemade tray for serving iced tea or holding jewelry on her dresser.

19. Tote bags

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Use iron-ons, fabric paint or fabric markers to help your children brighten up a plain canvas tote especially for Grandma.

20. Handmade bead jewelry

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Kids love to craft homemade strings of colorful beads to create the perfect bracelets, necklaces and earrings for Mother's Day.

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Remember that the package you present your 20 homemade Mother's Day gifts in can be just as special as the gift inside. Use family photos, your children's handprints and remnants of sentimental fabrics from baby clothes or blankets to adorn your gift bag or box to surely bring a tear to your favorite mom's eyes!

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