"To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world." - Unknown
I think we can all agree -- Moms are pretty amazing! I know mine is! And although they deserve to be loved, doted on, and spoiled 365 days a year, one day in particular is, rightfully so, set aside just for them. Mother's Day.
My mother and I are separated by 2,255.6 miles, (I'm in Washington, she's in Michigan) so I don't usually get to spend the day with her, but I do enjoy picking out or making something fun to send her way, and we always enjoy a nice long chat on the phone.
If your mom is anything like mine, she's going to love whatever you get her, but it's always fun to give her something a little extra special -- like handmade -- so I've put together a couple of posts I think you're really going to enjoy.
This post is all about DIY projects and is a great resource for presents you can make. All the handcrafted gifts on this page include tutorials so you can follow along and create your own. Don't forget to report back on how yours turns out in the comments at the bottom of this page! As bloggers, it totally makes our day to see people enjoying projects we've shared. :)
This lovely design was created just with moms in mind, by Anya Daniels Artworks. Her listing includes SVG and PNG formats so basically that means you can use this super versatile file set to create almost anything!!!
Use the SVG file on your compatible electronic cutting machine, like a Cricut or Silhouette, to create decorative pillows, wooden signs, paper crafts and more! You can even use her files in your digital projects! Learn more about this instant download in her Etsy shop here.
Cherryl, from Billings, Montana runs a wonderful website called Farmgirlreformed.com that has farmhouse and primitive art home decor tutorials. (She also sells handmade items in her online shop if you'd rather pick something up ready made.) One article she wrote that really stood out when I was searching for Mother's Day inspiration was this one that she put together about Spring Decor -- Everything she shares on it is made with items from Dollar Tree, so it's super budget friendly! It has some truly beautiful items that Mom will love, so even if you're tight on funds, you can still make Mom something special. She also has many other wonderful projects, like her Cabinet Door to Home Decor tutorial and this Spring Table Centerpiece.
If you join Cherryl's email list, you'll not only hear about all her latest news and projects but you'll also get access to her library of free printables so be sure to sign up here.
These "love" printables were designed by Mary at joywithpurpose.com and she is kind enough to be giving them away absolutely FREE on her website! I've embedded the pins above you can easily save them or share them with your friends.
These files are super simple to use and are ready-to-go! Download the PDF files and print them out right at home, then share the printed cards with someone you love or use the printed tags on your handmade gifts!
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Here's a versatile download you can use to create so many different, fun things! Decorative flower pots, clothing, wooden signs, canvases... the sky is the limit!
This design was created by yours truly, specifically for Mother's Day. I really wanted to create something fun, that could be used in a variety of ways, that really says "Mom". (This design says it in 18 different ways!)
This high quality graphic comes in both PNG and SVG format, so you can use it to create a custom size printable, as clipart in your digital designs, or even cut it out on your SVG compatible cutting machine! That means you can use the file to create all kinds of things -- in any size!
It's also available in a ready-to-go PDF format. Just download, print, frame, and share! The printable version comes with both 12" x 12" and 8.5" x 11" versions so you can print out a square or rectangular design to fit the frame of your choice. (If you're looking to print it larger than 12" x 12", you'll want the digital graphics set -- it can be resized without distorting the image.)
You can also get this design as a photo frame for Facebook -- absolutely free! Just click below to add it to a photo of Mom and share it with your family and friends!
This company is run by a talented woman named Timisha, and gets it start through her deep family roots, growing up outside of Charleston, SC. (Read her story here.) She helps women "conquer the unknown and to take charge of their own home" -- All on a "Shoe String budget"!
I can honestly say that I bookmarked this website the very first time I visited it. She offers a huge variety of different home projects, and I know I'll be visiting her site often! If you get a little nervous or overwhelmed doing wood projects or using power tools like I do, you'll also appreciate how comfortable Timisha's videos will make you feel. I haven't decided which of her projects I'll be starting with, but hope to make all the ones listed above, plus several that aren't. I also signed up for her email list, so I'm looking forward to see what she makes in the future!
Photo by: toolboxdivas
This Mother's Day Tie Dye gift idea was made by Ella at Ella Johnston Art and was featured on Dannelle's Lapshade Making Blog here. If your mom could use a fun, unique new light, brighten her day with this, or one of the many other lampshade projects found on Dannelle's website.
I was immediately drawn to this shade because of the amazing pattern painted onto it -- and I love that it's done in grey (one of my favorite colors). The pink, pop of color, trim is so fun and bold! (Dannelle's sells kits for the lamp tutorials on their website, but shipping is currently only available in the UK.)
To see more of Ella's artwork, click here to visit her website. She's an amazingly talented illustrator and even teaches at illustrating workshops in the UK!
Photo by: Ella Johnston Art
Are you taking part in the Craft 52 Challenge on livingacreativeworld.com? I've been enjoying Kelly's weekly inspiration, and was super pumped when I saw the projects she shared for week #4!
I'd be willing to bet that I'm not the only crafter out there with a Mom in her life that has a home near the beach! My dad and step-mom live in Florida and their home is filled with beautiful blues and greens and wonderful decor that incorporate the beach and their natural surroundings. I'm always on the hunt for handmade items that match their home, and this article that Kelly wrote highlights not one, but four different, easy (and budget friendly) macrame projects! My favorite is the hanging macrame beach bowls, but I probably won't stop there -- I've added all four of these projects to my "to-make" list!
Kelly also has tutorials for other wonderful handmade projects, so peruse her website and sign up for her craft challenge if you're looking for more fun things to make! You can read more about her story, and why she started her blog, here. Thanks for paying it forward Kelly! :)
Photo by: Anya Daniels Artworks
Photo by: Living a Creative World
Photo by: Farm Girl Reformed
These adorable bunny sachets, made by Leslie Berg and featured right here on The Scrap Room's website are fragrant, fun, and super budget friendly! You can get the free template and tutorial right here. The template was recently updated to include an SVG version, as well as a printable PDF, so if you have one of the newer electronic cutting machines that's capable of cutting fabric, you can cut out multiple bunnies in practically no time!
Leslie has been crafting since she was a little kid and lends her expertise to us on regular basis! She has shared many projects with us over the years that could make wonderful handmade Mother's Day gifts; you can find them peppered throughout The Scrap Room's tutorial library here. If you haven't already met Leslie, be sure to read more about her and how she got started crafting here.
Photo by: Leslie Berg
I actually came across these posts last fall, but I thought they were so perfect for this Mother's Day article, I had to share!
Written by Chelsea at MakingManzanita.com, this tutorial will walk you through how to make the lovely sign above that Mom can display in her home year-round! She even has a secret tip for finding free leather to make it! If you're new to painting wood signs -- or even if you aren't -- I highly recommend this article she wrote of do's and don't's. So many great tips, it really is a must read! You can even use this sign painting technique with some of the Mother's Day digital graphics I've mentioned on this page, like the "Mom" design near the top of the page!
I featured some AMAZING handmade candles on the "Shopper's Edition" of this gift guide, but I also wanted to share with you a tutorial in case you're more of a DIY'er. These candles are so easy to make and can be a super fun (and useful!) hobby to get into! I've been addicted to making them now for a few years, and recently shared a full tutorial for them in my latest book, The Handmade Gift Guide. Although I'd love for you to check out my book, you can actually get this particular chapter for free on my website here! (The book is available on Amazon, and in e-format in my own shop here.)
There are lots of other fun projects on my website that I hope you'll check out. You can access both my tutorial library and my digital downloads library in the menu bar at the top of this page or visit my online shop for all my latest available downloads. I have a couple different "Mother's Day" themed downloads, including printables as well as SVG/PNG digital sets, and other designs that you can use to create something special for Mom.
I hope you've enjoyed this Mother's Day gift round up and found lots of wonderful ideas for Mom, not only for this upcoming Mother's Day, but for other holidays and special occasions down the road. If there's something "Mom" inspired that I missed and you think ought to be included in this gift guide, I'd love to hear about it! Please share it with me in the comments at the bottom of this page!