Simple and Cute Mother’s Day DIY Crafts

Do you like making your own gifts? Do you know a mom who loves receiving handmade items? Whether you’re a craft connoisseur or just like to dabble in the arts, we’ve made a list of some of the cutest Mother’s Day DIY craft ideas! Check out these simple, cute, and heartfelt creations.

Mother’s Day Memory Jars

Mother's Day DIY Crafts

These are a perfect way to bring a smile to your mom’s face! Some basic computer skills will transform any plain Mason or Apothecary jars into memory jars – a simple way for her to remember the best times from her years as a mom. It only takes about 30 minutes to print and assemble. The materials you need are some Apothecary jars (however many you want to use), a computer and a laser printer, clear full-sheet labels, and a pair of scissors.

Mother's Day DIY Crafts


Any precious photographs will do, especially ones that are a walk down memory lane! Import your image(s) into a photo editing program and convert it to black and white for timeless appeal. Measure the size of the jar and scale the photos to fit. Print the images on the clear labels and trim them with scissors. Carefully peel and stick your images to the inside of the jars; use your fingers to remove any bubbles and to keep the image smooth against the glass. And voila! A perfect way for Mom to store jewelry or any favorite mementos.

Gardening Gift Bucket

Mother's Day DIY CraftsThis is a great idea for all the moms out there who love to garden! It’s simple and takes just a few minutes to prepare.

Mother's Day DIY Crafts

All you need is an empty paint bucket (try Lowes!), gloves, a shovel/gardening tools, seed packets, skewers, tape, Confetti or tissue paper, and ribbon!

To get started, tape the skewers to the back of the seed packets. Then just fill your bucket with the confetti (or another filler of your choice) and arrange the gardening tools and seed packets inside. Spruce it up as much or as little as you like to add your own unique touch.

Fresh Floating Candles

Mothers Day DIY Crafts

Fresh fruits and flowers add a refreshing and lovely touch to a floating candle. All you need is a glass container or vase, fresh fruit or flowers, water, and a yummy-smelling floating candle from any home goods store.

Fill the glass container approximately halfway with desired fruit or fresh flower heads. If using lemons or limes, slice them before placing into the container.

Then carefully fill the container with water, leaving about 2 inches at the top. Place a floating candle on top of the water. That’s it! For a little extra sparkle, sprinkle the water with glitter before adding the candle.

“Family” Kitchen Artwork

Mother's Day DIY CraftsFamily is definitely an important word on Mother’s Day! To make, buy several wooden spoons — one for each letter. Paint the ends of each spoon; let dry. Using a letter stencil, lightly blot white paint to make one letter on each spoon; let that dry. Cut a piece of cardboard to fit the opening of a picture frame (make sure the frame can fit all spoons with a 1/2-inch border on all sides). Wrap white canvas around the front of the cardboard; hot-glue to make secure. Insert in frame, hot-glue spoons to the canvas, and you’re done!


What are you planning for Mother’s Day this year? Will you be making any arts and crafts? Share, post, and engage with us using hashtag #LaJollaBB!


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