35 Quick, Easy and Inexpensive Homemade – Handmade Gifts for Her {Mother’s Day Ideas & Inspiration}

35 Quick, Easy and Inexpensive Homemade – Handmade Gifts for Her {Mother’s Day Ideas & Inspiration}

With Mother’s Day right around the corner this week’s Inspiration and Ideas contains some quick, easy and inexpensive homemade and handmade gifts especially for her.
Keep in mind the things that mean the most when creating a handmade gift for Mom. Homemade gifts are meaningful and personal  – and can still be as chic, beautiful, and most importantly,  treasured by the recipient, as a store bought present.

Family Photo Wreath via Country Living
 Hanging Photo Frame Wall Art via Better Homes and Gardens
Framed Family Photo Silhouettes via Sweet Paul
Embellished Clip Board Photo Holders via Better Homes and Gardens
 Photo Blocks Made From Cut Molding via Better Homes and Gardens
Printed Contact Paper Photo Memory Votives via Inspired Ideas
Tissue Paper Printed Photo Candles via Better Homes and Gardens
Cookie Cutter Engraved Monogram Candles via Real Simple
Hardware Store Aluminum Sheet Lanterns via Family Circle
 Framed Family Tree {with free tree and label templates} via Martha Stewart
Fabric Covered Journals via Better Homes and Gardens
Hand-stamped Monogrammed Journal via Real Simple
 Velvet Ribbon Bookmarks via Country Living
Handmade Photo Frame Terrarium via Country Living
 Dollar Store Mirror Box Planters via Design Sponge
DIY Paint Dripped Vases and Bowls via IKEA
Paint Dipped Baskets via Martha Stewart
Hand Stenciled Monogrammed Hand Towels via Martha Stewart
Dot Painted Embellished Dishes via Martha Stewart
Chalkboard Serving Tray via Good Housekeeping
 Ginger Infused Honey via Home Made Simple
Water Slide Decal Decorative Soaps via Martha Stewart
Oven Baked Clay Bead Bracelets via Joanne Fabric and Crafts 
Dyed Wooden Bead Necklaces via Martha Stewart
DIY Link Chain Bracelets via Martha Stewart
 Handmade Clay Jewelry Dishes via Fiskars
DIY Nautical Knot ‘Monkey’s Fist’ Knob Trinket Box via Martha Stewart
Flower Pot Wreath via Joanne Fabric and Crafts
Tea Cup Bird Feeder via Intimate Weddings
Tea Cup Herb Planters {with Hand Stamped Plant Markers} via Intimate Weddings
 Herb Garden Gift Basket via Apartment Therapy
 Brick Succulent Planter & Tealight Holders via Ready Made
The last three are from the archives but worth a quick mention as they are incredibly easy to prepare, inexpensive and make great gifts – Handmade Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe,, Sweet & Spicy Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipe, Vanilla Brown Sugar Body Scrub
Hope you have had a fabulous weekend ~ enjoy.


  1. WOW!! What a terrific post!! Gift ideas galore! Thank you so much for all these great ideas.

  2. Love love love all these great ideas. With seven daughters and one daughter in law I can see several delightful projects here that I want to make them for mothers day. Thanks for sharing. And a big thankyou for hosting your fun linky party. I so enjoy being apart of it.


  3. That first wreath caught my eye and was my favorite all the way through. I think I might try that!! Thanks for putting together a great collection. Hope you have a happy Mother’s Day!

  4. Wow, Stephanie Lynn,

    I LoVe all the creativity and inspiration!
    Thank you for researching and sharing it with all of us!
    Happy weekend,


  5. I love so many of these ideas, I will have to get my people onto it!

  6. What a great collection of ideas! Thank you so much for sharing!


  7. Fantastic post – just what I needed. These are all great ideas!

    Thanks for posting!


  8. Love the brick candle holder/planter idea! Cute one children to do-

  9. I really love the Hanging Photo Frame Wall Art. I’d like to make that with my family. A great free gifts for young kids to give their moms is Mother’s Day pictures they color like http://www.thecolor.com/Category/Coloring/Mothers%20Day.aspx?holiday

  10. Thanks so much for sharing! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the water slide decal soaps. I just happen to have about 100 water slide decal sheets. (I know. I know. Who the heck has 100 of those suckers just laying around? But, hey, if you need a few sheets let me know! I have enough to share.)

  11. I really wanted to make my mom something, and this site gave me a ton of ideas! My mom loved the ideas!

  12. Most mom’s are suckers for homemade gifts that are meaningful to them personally, or so I’ve observed


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