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These Mother’s Day DIY Gift Ideas Are Even Better Than Flowers

Candlesticks, DIY gift ideas for Mom.
Natalie Paquin

It’s no secret that we love, respect and appreciate the moms in our lives all year, but we only get one special, dedicated day on the calendar to make it all about Mom – which means there’s a lot of pressure to level up your gift-giving game.


Not sure what to give Mom to capture how much you care? Don’t panic: we’ve got you covered. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to impress mom this May – DIY gifts from the heart are a surefire way to make her smile. To help, we’ve rounded up five pretty and practical homemade gift ideas that will make her (Mother’s) day.

1. Resin Floral Tray 

If you’re still searching for the perfect gift for your mom, why not give her flowers that will never wilt or fade away? Thanks to the use of pressed flowers, your mom can treasure this gift for years to come. We recommend getting creative and customizing this tray using mom’s favourite flowers. Or, if you’re the type of crafter who likes to do some research first, check out these best flowers to cut and dry.

Dried Pressed Flowers (153 Pcs), Amazon, $22. 

2. Herb Palette Garden 

Whether your mom is an avid gardener or just loves cooking with fresh ingredients, a wood palette herb garden can make a beautiful and functional addition to her home. Not only will it add a pop of colour to her outdoor space, but it’s also a practical mother’s day gift idea she’ll use all summer long. Read these instructions to build mom her very own. 

Herb Garden Starter Kit (8 pcs), Amazon, $25. 


3. DIY Candle Sticks 

You can never have too many home decor items that help create an ambient abode – which is why we always recommend giving candle holders as gifts. A DIY candlestick holder is a perfect way to upcycle dishware you find on your latest thrift store hunt. Follow this easy tutorial to make mom her own unique candlestick holders this Mother’s Day. Pro Tip: Remember to use alternating heights if you plan to give several candlesticks holders.

20-Count White Long Candles, Amazon, $14.


5. DIY No-Sew Rope Bowls

DIY gifts can be as functional as they are fun. These super-sweet checkered bowls from DIY expert Maca Atencio are made a few easy steps, and they’ll give mom a pretty place to keep her jewelry, office supplies or other small items organized in style. You can customize the bowls in your mom’s favourite colours or to match her living room decor. Watch this video below for instructions.

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Related: How to Make Candles in a Few Simple Steps (on the Cheap)

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Images courtesy of The Craft Aisle, Natalie Paquin and Maca Atencio

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