10 DIY Mother's Day Gifts You'll Honestly Want to Make for Yourself Too

by Kristine Cannon
Apr 10, 2018 at 5:50 p.m. ET

The Mother Lode

On Mother's Day, the pressure is on. The weight of finding a gift that's not only meaningful but functional to boot can feel downright impossible. Because the last thing you want is for your mom to love it and then toss it in a few days, right?

Sure, you have plenty of places to shop for that special gift: You can aimlessly roam the aisles of Target in hopes she doesn't already own everything in the store, or you can scroll through Amazon for a few days overthinking everything you drop into your cart (especially after reading every positive and negative review you come across). But why not ditch both and create something with your own two hands?

When it comes to gifts, a homemade, handcrafted present is far superior to a store-bought card. DIY Mother's Day gifts show you've put some thought — and time! — into it.

We've rounded up a few of our favorite DIY projects perfect for Mother's Day. Pair any of these ideas with a bouquet of flowers, and you're all set.

1 /10: Glass Planters

DIY Glass Planters from A Beautiful Mess
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1/10 :Glass Planters

You likely can't tell, but these little planters are made with Yoplait's Oui jars! So not only are you doing your part to recycle glass containers into planters, but your mom will love having succulents in her home.

2 /10: Clay Jewelry Dish

DIY clay jewelry dish from Honestly WTF
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2/10 :Clay Jewelry Dish

Grab a doily, some clay and a few other supplies, and you're on your way to creating this subtle, adorable jewelry dish from Honestly WTF for your mom.

3 /10: Gemstone Soaps

DIY Gemstone soaps
Image: Honestly WTF

3/10 :Gemstone Soaps

OK, this is a gift you'll want to make for yourself too. These may look like real, beautiful gemstones and crystals, but they're actually soaps! And Honestly WTF has the tutorial.

4 /10: Marbled Clay Ring Dish

Marbled clay ring dish from A Beautiful Mess
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4/10 :Marbled Clay Ring Dish

These stunning marbled clay ring dishes may look expensive and complicated to make, but they really aren't. Follow A Beautiful Mess' tutorial, and your mom will have plenty of ring dishes to keep track of her jewelry.

5 /10: Monogram Clay Keychains

DIY monogram clay keychains from Homey Oh My
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5/10 :Monogram Clay Keychains

These clay keychains from Homey Oh My are sleek, unique and take just minutes to create. 

6 /10: Passion Tea Sugar Scrub

DIY passion tea sugar scrub from A Pumpkin & A Princess
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6/10 :Passion Tea Sugar Scrub

This citrus tea-infused sugar scrub from A Pumpkin & A Princess will exfoliate and moisturize dry skin. Your mom will love you forever.

7 /10: Fabric Terra-Cotta Pots

DIY fabric terracotta pots from Shelterness
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7/10 :Fabric Terra-Cotta Pots

All you need are fabric, terra-cotta pots and Mod Podge, and you have yourself unique, functional pots. Check out the very brief tutorial on Shelterness.

8 /10: Wine Cork Stoppers

DIY wine cork stoppers from Crafts Unleashed
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8/10 :Wine Cork Stoppers

If your mom loves wine as much as you do, then hit the store to pick up some decorative knobs, grab some wine corks and a power drill, and get to work!

9 /10: Glass Bottle & Wood Vase Centerpiece

Glass bottle and wood vase centerpiece
Image: Shanty 2 Chic

9/10 :Glass Bottle & Wood Vase Centerpiece

If you're looking for more of a challenge, then look no further than Shanty 2 Chic's glass bottle and wood vase tutorial. This will cost you just $10 and will take about an hour, but it'll be so worth it.

10 /10: Homemade Lavender Milk Bath

Homemade lavender milk bath
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10/10 :Homemade Lavender Milk Bath

A lavender bath is exactly what we all need after this long winter. Not only is this milk bath super-easy to make, but it's excellent for the skin. Your mom will love it.