10 Inexpensive & Adorable DIY Ideas for Mother’s Day!

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Image via respective bloggers, compiled by Sharon Rowley

Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to show Mom (and Grandma!) just how you feel with a gift from the heart. But that doesn't mean that it needs to be expensive. In fact, a gift created by the kids is one that will be meaningful for years to come! So to inspire you, here are 10 cheap and easy DIY ideas for Mother's Day!

Image via Simply Kierste

#1: Handprint Apron

I love this idea from creative blogger Kierste, to not only put the kiddos' handprints on an apron designed for Grandma, but also to add the heat transfers for everyone's name! I would love one of these myself! Check out the full tutorial for the handprint apron over at Simply Kierste!

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#2: Chocolate Bouquet

How cute is this chocolate bouquet idea from Tikkido? I would think the hard part would be getting my kids to glue on the chocolates without eating all of them!

Image via Playdough to Plato

#3: Fizzy, Scented Bath Bombs

This gift has the benefit of making Mom feel pampered and also providing the opportunity for a little science lesson for the kiddos! You can create your bath bombs in a multitude of shapes, including using any leftover plastic Easter eggs that you have hanging around!

Check out the full fizzy bath bombs tutorial over on Playdough to Plato!


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#4: Family Tree Word Art

I created something similar to this earlier this year for my in-law's wedding anniversary, and boy do I wish that I had the benefit of this fantastic word art tutorial created by From Gardners 2 Bergers! This would be an amazing gift to frame for moms and grandmas!

Image via The Dating Divas

#5: EOS Gift Basket

EOS lip balms have been my hands-down favorite cosmetic items for several years now, so I would be delighted to receive such a cute and creative gift basket featuring this product that I adore from my family! What a great idea from The Dating Divas!

Image via Under the Sycamore

#6: Doily Canvas Bag

A mom can never have too many canvas bags, whether she's carrying an extra set of clothing for the kids in her car (hello, spilled milk out at restaurants!), swim towels and goggles for a trip to the neighborhood pool, or even as an extra shopping bag! So what mom wouldn't love this doily-style initial bag — personalized just for her?

You can find the canvas bag tutorial over at Under the Sycamore!

Image via I Should be Mopping the Floor

#7: Printable Coupon Book

I always love receiving handmade coupon books from my kids for Mother's Day, and you better believe that I actually cash in those coupons! Kristi, from I Should Be Mopping the Floor, has made it easy for kids to create their own Mother's Day coupon books this year with her free downloadable coupon pages that kids can fill out, hole punch, and pull together into this beautiful booklet!


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#8: Grapefruit Scrub

This recipe for homemade grapefruit scrub from Simply Frugal sounds like the perfect refreshing way to restore a mom's dried-out winter skin and get it ready for the summer season!

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#9: Mother's Day Questionnaire

What could be better than having your kids fill out a questionnaire all about you–and learning what they REALLY think?! This Mother's Day Questionnaire printable from The Crafting Chicks is free for you to download and print and have your kids complete for both you and Grandma! How awesome would it be to hear that your kids think you weigh 12 pounds and your favorite food is jellybeans?

Image via A Girl and a Glue Gun

#10: Fingerprint Keychain

What is a more personal gift than a fingerprint? I know that I would love keychains with my kids' fingerprints on them! You can find a tutorial to help your kids create this fingerprint keychain gift over on A Girl and a Glue Gun!

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Do you prefer inexpensive DIY gifts for Mother's Day? What's the best homemade gift you've ever received? Please leave a comment and let us know!

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10 Inexpensive & Adorable DIY Ideas for Mother’s Day!

My name is Sharon and I am the busy Mom of six children ages 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, and 8. People often ask me "How do you do it?" I tell them that my key to success lies in planning ahead, with a whole lot of creativity and organization thrown in! ... More

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