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17 Easy Gifts to Make for Mother’s Day

Today, we’re sharing 17 easy gifts to make before Mother’s Day!

You may have heard me mentioned before that my mom is a saint of a lady.

She is creative, kind and generous, sensitive, loving and one of the least judgmental people I’ve ever met.

We can’t wait to celebrate her for Mother’s Day.  I know so many of you feel the same way about the special women in your life too.

Whenever we ask our mom what she wants for Mother’s Day she always says, “I don’t need anything. I already have you girls and you three are the best gifts I could have ever asked for.”

We totally hit the love lotto because she’s like that all the time.

We’re still trying to decide what to get her this year because she literally has everything.

But I thought it would be fun to gather 17 really easy ideas you can make for Mother’s Day to celebrate your mom, sister, granny, aunt, best friend or any other lady you want make feel extra special this holiday.

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Here’s a look at 17 Easy Gifts You Can Make for Mother’s Day…

DIY European Farmhouse Cake Stand 

If your mom loves to bake consider making her a DIY European Farmhouse Cake Stand so she can display her signature sweet treats or create seasonal vignettes.

House Name Plate 

I surprised my Mom with this personalized house name plate for one of the guest rooms at my childhood home, Loblolly Manor.

Honestly though, you can this same idea to customize a special anniversary date, a favorite quote or even your word of the year.

Monogrammed Market Tote

I made this monogrammed market tote for my Mom and she uses it all the time.  It’s roomy enough to take to yoga class, hold beach towels or to leave in the car for quick errands in lieu of using a plastic store bags.

Monogrammed Canvas Pouch

If your Mom carries a market tote style purse you probably already know they can quickly become a catch-all.

This monogrammed canvas pouch helps to keep everyday items from makeup to accessories to craft supplies organized.

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Personalized Stationery 

Personalized Stationery is another one of those easy gifts to make for Mother’s Day that can be customized.

Pull it all together by adding a box of wax, an embossed stamp, a fancy pen and a postage book for an extra special treat.

Air Dry Clay Bee Dish 

I originally made these air dry clay bee dish to use at my parent’s house but we wound up using them all over our house.

These dishes are small enough to tuck next to the kitchen and bathroom sink or to use on your desk as a drink coaster.

Quick & Easy 5 Minute Topiary 

My Mom and I started making faux dill topiaries together a while ago and we’ve enjoyed them so much we started experimenting with other variations too.

This quick & easy 5 minute topiary  was a simple one to make and can be used from spring into fall.

Dutch Inspired Tulip Crate 

If you’re a rock star with tools, consider making this Dutch Inspired Tulip Crate.

We made this for my Mom and she’s used it inside and outside from her primary home at Bliss Barracks to my childhood home, Loblolly Manor.

It’s super versatile!

White Washed Terracotta Pots

This time of year is such a great time of year to be in the garden.

Whether your Mom is getting ready to transplant seeds or add fresh plants to containers on the porches, consider creating a gift basket complete with white washed terracotta pots and a variety of garden accessories.

A Piece of Painted Furniture

My Mom is totally afraid of spray paint, well actually, DIYing in general.

She’s always asking me to paint something for her like this Secretary Makeover in Cartouche Green because she doesn’t want to “mess it up.”

If you have someone in your life with similar anxieties consider painting a piece of furniture they’ve been wanting to tackle but haven’t yet.

The Gift of Home Organization

Gifts of service are some of my favorite gifts to give and receive because they always come in handy.

My Mom is fairly organized. But she’s like the rest of us always looking to tweak the systems in her home so it can be as efficient as possible.

She still raves about the time I helped her organize the kitchen into work friendly zones and how that simple gift of service and organization made a lasting ripple effect in the rest of her home too.

Breakfast In Bed 

If you still live at home or close by, consider serving your Mom breakfast in bed.  This Open-Face Breakfast Sandwich is simple to make and is always a big hit at our house.

If you’re still social distancing, consider dropping off a breakfast basket filled with all your Mom’s favorite morning goodies!

Aged Serving Tray

This aged silver serving tray was another super simple project to create. Save for the drying time of the spray paint and waiting for the wax to cure, it took less than an hour to make.

It can be used in so many different places from a bookcase to a vignette or even on your coffee table.

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Sugar Scrub 

My sisters are always talking about how they wished they had uninterrupted time to take a long hot bath. They both have very active littles and tweens so I definitely understand how a long hot bath could be considered a luxury in this season of their lives.

If you have someone close to you in a similar situation spoil them with a cinnamon and vanilla latte brown sugar scrub, a favorite book, a special drink and a fluffy towel, bathrobe or slippers.

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Appreciation Tree

Create an Appreciation Tree with other family members so your Mom can read a different tag each day of what you like, love and appreciate about her.

We made one for our mom on her milestone birthday and we could barely hold back the tears after we saw her reaction.

Trophy Cup Flower Arrangement

Give your mom flowers in a trophy cup, ironstone bowl or another vintage container. That way, she can enjoy the flowers now and use the vintage container throughout the year.

We picked up these roses from the grocery store and paired with clippings from around our property.

Moss Covered Urn 

This moss covered urn is probably the messiest project on the list! But it’s another one of those easy gifts to make for Mother’s Day she’ll be able to use throughout the year.

Taking time to celebrate the women around you whether it’s your mom, sister, daughter, friends, neighbors, coworkers, aunts or grannies will always be one of the greatest gifts you can give not only to yourself but also to the ones you love most.

It doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming, it just needs to be thoughtful, genuine and sincere.

Let us know if you try one of these 17 easy gifts to make for Mother’s Day and how you plan to celebrate this year!

Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Other Mother’s Day Inspired Posts to Enjoy:

Breakfast in Bed Picnic for Mother’s Day 

Mother’s Day Tablescape Blog Hop 

Many blessings,


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  1. You guys are the best, thanks so much! Hugs, CoCo

  2. Your gift ideas are all so lovely and would definitely be cherished for sure, CoCo! I think my favorite is though is the appreciation tree! What a wonderful way to celebrate mom! Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. I appreciate that Christine, thank you so much! I think everyone should hear kind, loving, and encouraging words whenever possible. My Mom loved this gift and tell us she pulls out the tags and reads them if she has a bad day and it immediately lifts her up 🙂 Hope you and your family are all safe and well, hugs, CoCo

    1. Thanks so much! Gifts of service are some of my favorite gifts too 🙂 Hope you’re having a great week, CoCo

    1. For sure, Heidi! You make so many different flavors of sugar scrubs too which is nice. We’re all about embracing quick and easy things these days. Hugs, CoCo

    1. I really appreciate it, Angie, thank you so much!

  3. A wonderful list of Mother’s Day gift options. My favorite is the appreciation tree ~ love this idea! Pinned.

    1. Thank you so much, Allyson! It’s one of those gifts that keeps on giving throughout the year. We even let the littles add what they most liked, loved or appreciated about my Mom and they were so cute. One of them said, “I like Mimi because she lets me have bubble gum and takes me to Target for a popcorn and coke.” ha ha Hope you’re having a great week, CoCo

  4. I love all of your ideas! I never would have thought to give the gift of organization. I love that idea! I’m organized and my mom’s quite the pack rat so that would be the perfect gift.
    I hope you’re doing well! ?

    1. Thank you, Michelle! My Mom is constantly asking for gifts of service and helping her organize everything from drawers to closets is always on the top of the list 🙂 It’s so hard to believe it’s already time for Mother’s Day. Hope and your Mom have a blessed one. Hugs, CoCo

  5. I love your Mother’s Day ideas! The gift of organization is brilliant!

    1. Thank you, Kim! It’s something that seems so small but to my Mom and sister’s it’s huge. They ask for that gift of service almost every year 🙂 Sending you hugs and hoping your Mother’s Day weekend is a blessed one, CoCo

  6. I love the ideas you shared! I am happy to feature you at this week’s All About Home Link Party!

    1. Thank you so much for the feature, Amber! They were definitely fun to make. I can’t believe it’s already May but I’m totally ready to celebrate all the sweet Moms in our life. I hope your day is a special one and you feel celebrated all weekend! Hugs, CoCo

  7. I love these. I love the tote and the cake stand. I’ve got a DIY tiered tray up my sleeve soon. I hope your mom has a wonderful day.

    1. Thank you, Katie! They’re all super easy to make and you can use them throughout the year which is nice too. Thinking of you this Mother’s Day and hoping you feel celebrated all day. Hugs, CoCo

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