30 Amazingly Easy DIY Gifts for Mom
Get Mother’s Day right with an awesome DIY gift for mom.
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. This project is incredibly simple. Check out the complete how-to instructions here.
The Best Ideas for Kids
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 for this easy DIY project.
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.
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 mid, give mom a place to set her glass of sweet tea by making this stylish patio table! It’s just 16 inches x 16 inches and is very easy to build. The top is a single stone tile! Everything you need to know to build it is right here.
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 very easy to assemble and you can decorate with rocks, glass beads, seashells, 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.
Quick & Easy Coasters
Want to make a gift for mom but you don’t have much time? All you need to make these coasters is 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.
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.
You can repurpose small glass jars and turn them into lovely candles! The beeswax and wicks are from BetterBee.com and the jars shown here are Oui-brand yogurt jars. Check out the complete how-to instructions for this project here.
Hints & Tips Book
Does your mom like to give advice? If so, she’ll love this book! Give her 1001 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.
Photo: D. Thomas Treadwell
On-Trend Serving Tray
This serving tray is constructed of vintage oak barn wood and black iron handles. It 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! This project is a little more complex and takes a bit more time, but your mom will definitely appreciate it. Check out the step-by-step instructions for this serving tray, here.
T50R.E.D Professional Staple Gun and Nailer from Arrow Fastener
Simpson Strong-Tie Workbench or Shelving Hardware Kit
The Little Burros
Herringbone Wine Rack
Add a Pegboard Wall
Photo Collage Tray
Why leave your favorite photos of winter fun stashed away in albums? Display them in your home for all to enjoy. A white wood tray provides the perfect backdrop for snowy snapshots of loved ones. We used a tray with an acrylic piece to cover these black-andwhite photos. Wintry stickers accent the arrangement with splashes of color.
Build someone a terrarium. And find a glass container, add some sand and small pebbles and some succulents. Also, you can even add small plastic figurines for a one-of-a-kind look. Photo: Africa Studio/Shutterstock
DIY Key Chains
If you have some fabric scraps, you can make these key chains. And you’ll also need a key ring, some scissors, an iron and a little patience. Follow the tutorial at craftinessisnotoptional.com. This is one of those gifts you can make a whole bunch of in a short time. Photo: Courtesy of Oliver’s Fancy
Hanging Frame Wall
If you’re looking for an easy woodworking project, try building your own frame to use as a living wall. Use landscape fabric or even plastic on the back to contain the soil, and then hang the whole thing on a wall or fence. Photo: Courtesy of Earth 911
If you don’t have space for a walk-in greenhouse, this mini greenhouse is the perfect alternative. It is made from cedar boards and a repurposed window to save time and effort in construction. The hinged lid is perfect for providing ventilation and acclimating your seedlings before planting in the garden. You can make this greenhouse in a couple of hours using basic power tools. And check out our guide to how to start seeds indoors.