20 Best Gifts to Craft With Your Hands for Moms

Moms are the best. Whether it’s your mother, grandmother, or any other wonderful woman in your life who deserves some recognition, women should be celebrated, and moms deserve to be shown some love.

Let’s get creative! Here is a compilation of some of the best crafting gifts for every level of skill that you can create this Mother’s Day to show the most important women in your life how much they mean to you with a gorgeous handmade gift!

Photo Frame

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What better way to celebrate your favorite person than with a collection of some of your most beloved memories? Get creative with collaging or collecting some of the best snaps and decorative motifs. Whether you make it online or with a pritt stick, this gift is cheap, easy, incredibly nostalgic, and fun for any age. 

Homemade Candle

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Make your mom her very own personalized scented candle. The best part about this gift is that it’s surprisingly easy and can even be free! All you need is some old mason jars. You can even recycle old candle wax to melt down and complete with her favorite scent. Take it one step further and decorate the jar either with some ribbon, a personalized message, or a picture.

Homemade Jam

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A delicious and incredibly thoughtful gift, jam is surprisingly fun, easy to make, and can last for ages. There are so many options and flavors you can experiment with, from the classics like strawberry and raspberry to savory chutney or chili jam. Whatever your mom’s favorite, this is an excellent gift, and you’ll definitely get brownie points if you can go and pick your own produce. 

DIY Card

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The perfect way to show how much you care, not to mention a great opportunity to show off your best artistic skills. Nothing beats a homemade card so whether you’re displaying your creative genius or using one of the many online apps to design it, a personalized card is a wonderful way to tell your mom you love them.

Baked Goods

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They say the best way to a man’s heart is through the stomach, but to be honest, this is true for anyone! Freshly baked cookies or even a home-cooked meal are lovely, not to mention delicious, ways to show our moms how grateful we are for them.

Homemade Lip and Body Scrub

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Another opportunity to make the most of your old mason jars, making your mum a personalized homemade lip and body scrub is a lovely gift and surprisingly easy. There are loads of amazing and all-natural recipes out there with ingredients you probably already have at home. Our favorite is a mix of coconut oil and brown sugar. You can even add a drop of her favorite scent to give it that extra special personal touch. 

Macrame Plant Holder

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If your mom is also an avid plant mom, then this is the perfect gift for them. It’s a surprisingly easy gift to make that looks impressive. There are plenty of tutorials out there that show you how to make these. You don’t even need to have had any macrame experience; all you need is a bit of time and some colorful yarn.

Get Knitting

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If you’re a passionate knitter or looking to learn a new skill, there are loads of templates and free patterns out there for every skill level. Whether it’s a cozy sweater, tea cozy, or coaster, nothing says I love you more than a gift that’s been knitted with love.

Pressed Flower Bookmark

Pressed Flower Bookmark
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Perfect for your favorite bookworm, pressed flower bookmarks are so easy to make and look beautiful. Collect their favorite flowers or whatever is in bloom to create this enchanting gift.

At Home Movie Night

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Sometimes, the best gifts are memories. Creating a personalized at-home movie night experience complete with her favorite films, snacks, and cozy blankets is the perfect way to spend some quality time together and show them how much you love them.

Scrapbook

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Scrapbooking is a lovely way to collect and share your favorite memories, which you can cherish forever. Remember to leave space for all the special moments to come!

Photo Keychain

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Make your mom a beautiful keychain with some of their favorite nostalgic family photos so they can take a bit of home with them wherever they go.

Pottery

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Not only is this a lovely gift that they are sure to cherish forever, but it can also be super useful. From mugs to bowls to vases, there is so much you can do with a nice slab of clay, no matter what your level of experience is. If sculpting is not for you, then fret not—you can always just decorate a premade one or even make one with them. That way, you’ll both be reminded of a lovely shared experience each time you use your creation. 

Flower Memory Frame

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This is the perfect way to preserve a beautiful bouquet by transforming it into a stunning keepsake. To create the flower memory frame, press the flowers with the microwave method and arrange them how you wish. All you need is some flowers (you can even pick them yourself) and a frame of your choice, and you have a recipe for the perfect memories. Not to mention, you’ll get to enjoy your flowers for longer as a cherished piece of art.

Homemade Bath Bomb

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Give your mum the perfect spa-like experience with a beautiful homemade bath bomb. There are hundreds of tutorials online and at-home kits you can buy on how to create these, and they’re surprisingly easy, fun, and affordable to make.

Mason Sewing Jars

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Perfect for any keen sewer or just as an organizer, decorate your old mason jars with personalized labels for all her sewing essentials.

Quilt

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Make sure your mom is warm and cozy with a gorgeous handmade quilt. Not only is this a great way to recycle old materials it’s also super cheap and surprisingly easy, even for a sewing novice. You can even repurpose old clothes, and fabrics to create a beautiful quilt where each patch is filled with your favorite memories.

Embroidery

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Embroidering her favorite towels, handkerchiefs or even socks is a wonderful way to add a bit of joy to her everyday items and make her feel like royalty. Stick to something simple by embroidering her initials or get creative with some beautiful floral motifs. Either way, this is a wonderfully meaningful and inexpensive way to express your love. 

Beaded Bracelet

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Making your own jewelry is a really fun and personal gift. You can find beautiful beads at any craft store or even recycle some of your old jewelry. This is an excellent gift idea that’s super easy to do and is guaranteed to make her feel special.

Shell Trinket Dish

Shell Trinket Dish
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Transform your larger seashells into beautiful trinket dishes! This is a super easy and fun gift to make. All it requires is old shells (make sure to clean them), paint, and a bit of creativity, and the world’s your oyster!

Don’t Forget, It’s The Thought That Counts!

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It can be pretty daunting trying to convey how you feel about someone through a gift, especially if you feel you’re not the most creative. But fear not—it is the thought that counts, and any attempt at making something homemade is guaranteed to show how much you care regardless of your artistic talent!

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