Mother's Day Crafts: Creative Ideas for Homemade Gifts

Posted on 05/06/2010

Now you’ve done it. Mother’s Day is approaching faster than Larry King’s next divorce and you’ve got nothing. Thankfully you do have us and our creative ideas for homemade gifts. Now get cracking on these Mother’s Day crafts.

Custom Memo Cube - Brighten up mom’s desk with a custom memo cube. You’ll need a blank one to start with which you should be able to pick up at an office supply store. Next, decorate it with stamps and tie it up with a matching ribbon. Find inspiration from The Crafts Department at

Photo Collage - Create mom a photo collage with fun picture of the two of you. Now through Saturday, May 8, 2010, you can get a free 8x10 collage print from Just enter coupon code GOODTHOUGHTS at checkout and schedule to pick it up from your local Walgreens store.

Garden Markers - Give your mom a creative way to keep track of what she’s growing with garden markers. Use some scrap wood or even old silverware and chalkboard paint to create this useful gift. Check out this Etsy artist for an example.

Felt Flower - Give mom a lovely felt flower handmade by you. All you need is some small scraps of felt, scissors and glue. Use this simple tutorial from and you can turn your sweet little flower into a pin, brooch or whatever you think your mom will love best.

Framed Silhouette - Mom probably doesn’t want a macaroni-embellished picture frame. Give her something more sophisticated that she’ll be happy to hang. HGTV has simple instructions for creating a framed silhouette using a profile photo (of you of course!), a utility knife, paper and a pencil. In the end your mom will have a chic piece of artwork that reminds her of something she loves—you!

By Alison Storm

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