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10 Fabulous DIY Gifts for Mother’s Day

Looking for a unique gift for Mother's Day? Check out these great DIY gift ideas for a gift mom will treasure.

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Butterfly House

If your mom loves butterflies, this DIY butterfly house makes the perfect gift. It’s super-simple to build and costs less than $20. This unique DIY gift will delight Mom for years to come. Check out the complete how-to instructions here.

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Salt-Dough Photo Magnets

How many magnets or photos does Mom have stuck on her fridge? Probably plenty, but you know she’ll be thrilled to receive these handmade DIY gifts from her kids or grandkids. You only need a few basic supplies to make these DIY gifts, and there’s a video tutorial so you (and the kids) know exactly what to do. Here are the complete instructions.

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Hexagon Shelves

All moms treasure unique DIY gifts, so for Mother’s Day why not give her a place to show them off? These shelves are surprisingly easy to make and only require basic tools and glue. You’ll find everything you need to know to build these shelves here.

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Stone-Top Patio Table

Busy moms need a break, and what could be more relaxing than sipping a cool drink on the deck or patio? With that in mind, give mom a place to set her sweet tea by making this stylish patio table! It’s just 16 inches x 16 inches and a snap to build. The top is a single stone tile! Everything you need to know to build it is right here.

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Cute Plant Markers

These one-of-a-kind plant markers hold a label or seed packet with bent copper wire set in a decorative base. They’re a cinch to assemble, and you can decorate with rocks, glass beads, seashells or whatever you have on hand. These plant markers are great gifts for every mom or grandma who likes to garden. Ready to get started? Get complete how-to instructions for these plant markers, here.

And send Mom this link on the 11 best plants for container gardening.

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Quick & Easy Coasters

Want to make a gift for Mom but you don’t have much time? All you need to make these coasters are ceramic tiles (which come in a million shapes and colors) and a pack of small, self-adhesive bumpers. That’s it! Here are the simple step-by-step instructions. Would you rather make coasters out of wood? Here’s how!

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Rustic Garden Toolbox

This light, strong, one-of-a-kind toolbox will delight your mom or grandma. Once you gather the materials and tools, this project will only take a couple of hours. Here are the complete how-to instructions.

This simple rack holds shovels and rakes up and out of the way.

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DIY Candles

You can repurpose small glass jars and turn them into lovely candles! The beeswax and wicks are from and the jars shown here are Oui-brand yogurt jars. Check out the complete how-to instructions for this project here.

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Hints & Tips Book

Does your mom like to give advice? If so, she’ll love this book! Give her 1,001 ingenious nuggets of knowledge and she’ll have plenty of DIY advice to last for years. Order her a copy of this helpful book, here.

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On-Trend Serving Tray

This serving tray with vintage oak barn wood and black iron handles has that popular industrial look, and the hardwood pegs add a touch of hand-wrought charm. Mom will be impressed when she opens this gift! Check out the step-by-step instructions for this serving tray, here.

Elizabeth Manneh
Elizabeth is an experienced freelance writer, specializing mainly in digital health & transformation, health & wellness, and education & learning. She's been published on,, The Family Handyman, Huffington Post, Thrive Global, and The Good Men Project. She was also a regular contributor to Love Live Health and Daily Home Remedy. Elizabeth is a retired primary school principal and education consultant, with a continuing passion for education and learning.