12 Handmade Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Try these last minute handmade mother's day gift ideas! From sewing projects to homemade caramel - mom is sure to love something that was handmade! 

12 Handmade Mother's Day Gift Ideas 

DIY Dip Dye Baskets from Martha Stewart

1 // A woman can never have enough baskets - these dip dyed baskets from MS Living are too sweet (adding tassels would be a fun touch)! 

Framed Art from Julie Blanner

2 // Oh Julie Blanner - you are so creative! This simple framed recipe card idea is so beautiful, and the perfect addition to any kitchen. I am going to make for myself regardless!

Photo Recipe Box from MS Living

3 // I like to save tin boxes - I have more Peppermint Bark boxes than I care to admit. Adding a bit of love to them turns them into a special keepsake for mom. This idea is from MS Living, and I think it would be darling for more than just recipe cards!

Tassel Earrings from The Stripe

4 // These dangly tassel earrings are so cute - I can't believe they are DIY. From The Stripe - they are easy and would make a lovely gift for mom (or for yourself). 

DIY Studded Jewelry MS Living | Photo: Bryan Gardner

5 // Another beautiful jewelry idea from MS Living - use studs to create wearable accessories for mom. 

No Sew Pom Pom Napkins from Lark & Linen  | Photo: Heidi Lau

6 // I have quite a thing for textiles, and textiles with pom poms always catch my eye. These no-sew napkins from Lark & Linen have been calling my name for awhile, I need to sit down and make them before summer comes! 

DIY Chunky Knit Blanket from Maison de Pax

7 // Chunky blankets are the epitome of cozy, but they tend to be very expensive. I love Maison de Pax's tutorial to make your own! 

DIY Sugar Scrub with rose water

8 // This sugar scrub smells exactly like a fresh bouquet of roses. It uses rose water for natural fragrance and is a luxurious gift whose ingredients can be purchased at the grocery store!

DIY Chicken Wire Frame from Anderson + Grant

9 // Anderson + Grant's chicken wire frame is so darling! What a fun gift to make for mom - she can change out the photos seasonally. Print out a few of her favorites to gift with the frame! 

Four Ingredient Red Wine Caramel Sauce | Photo: Sarah Deragon 

10 // If you aren't so much of a DIY'er, this easy red wine caramel sauce is a simple recipe from Cake Bloom that is incredibly delicious. Pair with a bottle of wine or offer to bake a cake with her to celebrate mother's day in the kitchen! 

CocoRose Body Polish from Oak & Ashland | Photo: Sarah Deragon

11 // Oak + Ashland is one of my favorite beauty companies - based in Sonoma, I had the opportunity to learn from the owner. Danika was kind enough to share this body polish recipe with us. It's divine! 

DIY Striped Ticking Apron

12 // The DIY striped apron is one of my favorite projects - and it is the most popular DIY project on Boxwood Ave. If you've never sewn before, it might be fun to make with your mom. A double gift: time spent with you and a beautiful finished product, I think that sounds like a lovely Mother's Day. I was inspired by RedHouse VT's apron as well as Heirloomed Collection aprons (for those of you who'd rather buy). 

I hope you enjoyed this round-up of some of my favorite handmade Mother's Day gift ideas! I wish you a very happy day! 

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