Happy Mother's Day - send greetings with a homemade Mother's Day card.

Make your own Mother's Day card: DIY ideas & matching Mother's Day quotes

Mother's Day is the perfect occasion to say thank you to your mum and to send her a few kind words. Paired with a small gift, your homemade Mother's Day card is guaranteed to put a smile on your mum's face. Whether you want to create a card yourself or make one together with your child, here you will find many great ideas for Mother's Day cards as well as beautiful sayings and poems that you can add to your card.

Homemade Mother's Day card with flowers.

Table of contents

  • Make a handprint Mother's Day card with toddlers

  • Make a fingerprint card with children

  • A pop-up card for Mother's Day

  • A dried flower Mother's Day card

  • A Mother's Day card with an embroidered heart

  • A card with crocheted flowers

  • Beautiful Mother's Day sayings and greetings

Make a Mother's Day card with toddlers.

Craft idea with toddlers: a handprint Mother's Day card

With a little help, even toddlers can make a Mother's Day card to make their mum happy. You can make a handprint card together with your child in no time at all and write some lovely words on the inside. Surprise mum together on her special day.

You will need these materials:

  • Craft paper in pink and red

  • Pencil

  • Scissors and glue

This to make it:

1. Fold the pink paper in half to make a blank card, on which you can stick things and write.

2. Now place your child's hands on the front of the paper. The thumb and index fingers of both hands should touch so that a small heart is formed between them.

3. Outline your child's hands with a pencil and carefully cut out the shape.

4. Glue the cut-out handprints onto your card, write a nice Mother's Day greeting on it and give it as a gift.

Craft materials for the fingerprint card.

Make a Mother's Day card with children: the fingerprint card

Getting creative and painting with bright colours is fun for all children. This idea for a homemade Mother's Day card is not only easy to make but will get your child excited about crafting!

Materials needed for the fingerprint card:

  • Thick white craft paper

  • Black felt-tip pen

  • Pencil

  • Watercolour or finger paint

Mother's Day card with fingerprints framed as a picture.

Instructions to make the Mother's Day card:

  1. Depending on how old your child is, you will either need to draw the tree trunk yourself or sketch it out. Older children can also draw it themselves.

  2. Draw a big heart around the tree trunk with a pencil.

  3. Next, let your child paint fingerprints inside the drawn heart with the watercolour or finger paint, until it is filled in.

  4. finally, write a Mother's Day quote on your card together or frame your picture as a Mother's Day gift.


Did you know that...

If you would like to do this craft idea yourself, you can also use a stamp set with small drop-shaped stamps to create the foliage.


Cre­ate an im­pres­sive pop-up card for Moth­er's Day

You can make this card alone or with your child. You probably have everything you need for it ready at home, so you can start right away.

Use our PDF cut-out sheet to make your crafting easier!

Materials for the pop-up card.

Materials needed:

  • Coloured craft paper

  • Pencil

  • Scissors

  • Glue

  • Beads

  • Template sheet

How to make it:

1. Cut out the flowers and leaves from our cut-out sheet.

2. Use the cut-out shapes as a template and cut out the four different flowers from coloured paper. Then outline the leaf twice from the template on green paper and cut them out. Repeat the same with the two tendrils.

Homemade pop-up Mother's Day card.

3. All the parts of your card are now ready. Fold the petals of the flowers up a little to create a 3D effect.

4. Fold a piece of paper in half to make your card.

5. Next, place the leaves and vines on your card first. Then stack each of the flowers in order of size in the middle of the card.

6. If you are happy with the flower, glue on all the individual parts. Glue the leaves and tendrils in the lower third. Only glue the flowers to the middle section.

7. For the finishing touch, glue a small pearl in the centre of the smallest flower. Make sure you don't press too hard when folding your card, so you don't lose the 3D effect.

A card with Mother's Day wishes made from sustainable materials.

Modern Mother's Day card: make a card with dried flowers

This stylish Mother's Day card is the perfect addition to a bouquet or a sustainably wrapped Mother's Day gift. Plus, you can make this craft idea on the fly and create the perfect card in no time.

You will need the following materials:

  • Craft card

  • Ruler

  • Scissors or craft knife

  • Pen or labelling machine

  • (Dried) flowers

Modern Mother's Day card with dried flowers.

How to make the Mother's Day card:

  1. Fold your paper in half to make a card.

  2. Draw two straight, parallel lines in the lower third of the card, about 2 to 3 cm apart.

  3. Now cut along the lines to create a flap.

  4. Write a Mother's Day greeting on the flap. You can either write it yourself with a black marker or use a labelling machine.

  5. Finally, slide the (dried) flowers through the flap.

Materials for the embroidered card.

Craft idea for creative minds: Mother's Day card with embroidered heart

Embroidery is a lot of fun and can even be a nice activity for school children. If mum enjoys needlework, this card will excite her.

Materials needed for the embroidered card:

  • Craft paper

  • Red wool

  • Pencil and eraser

  • Ruler

  • Sewing needle

  • Pen or etching machine

Mother's Day embroidery card template.

How to embroider your own Mother's Day card:

1. Fold your paper in half to make your card.

2. Draw your embroidery pattern:

  • Start in the top third of the card. Place 4 dots on the left side, one centimetre apart. Leave a 2-cm gap and then mark 4 dots again at the same distance.

  • Measure one centimetre down from the dots and now mark 12 more dots in a straight line, one centimetre apart. Draw the dots just below the first markings. This row should have one more dot on the right and left than the first row.

  • Now draw 3 more rows with 12 dots.

  • For the sixth row, draw 10 dots (one dot less on the right and one less on the left).

  • Keep decreasing the rows (8, 6, 4 dots) and finally, the last row should have 2 dots.

Send Mother's Day wishes with an embroidery card.

3. Pierce your dots with the needle using an eraser underneath the paper.

4. Now you can start embroidering. To do this, stitch from the back into a dot on the last line. Pull your thread almost through and then stitch diagonally opposite in the penultimate line. Insert your needle into the nearest dot and stitch it again diagonally down in front to make a cross.

5. When you have connected all the dots, glue the loose ends to the back and add a nice Mother's Day saying to the front of your card.

Tip: If you have marked and pre-punched the holes, your child can do the embroidery!

Materials for the crocheted Mother's Day card.

Handicraft idea for a Mother's Day card

Handicrafts like crochet or knitting are not only trendy now, but you can also use them to decorate your Mother's Day card. Below we present a craft idea that you can make as a crochet beginner

You will need the following materials:

  • Green, dark red and pink wool

  • Crochet hooks in two different sizes (e.g. 3.5 mm & 2.5 mm)

  • Craft paper

  • Marker pen

Crocheted flowers and leaves for the Mother's Day card.

How to make this Mother's Day crochet card:

1. First familiarise yourself with the crochet stitches: chain stitch, slip stitch, double crochet, half treble crochet, treble crochet, and double treble crochet. You can find instructions for the individual stitches on YouTube, for example.

2. Next, take your larger crochet hook and crochet the first flower. Crochet 4 chain stitches, Then stitch into the first chain stitch and join it with a slip stitch to make a circle. Now make the individual petals. To do this, stitch into the centre of your circle and make 4 double treble crochet stitches and 1 double crochet. Repeat five times. Finish your crochet and you have your first flower.

3. Repeat step 2 with your smaller crochet hook. You will get the same flower, but a little smaller.

Crocheted flowers and leaves for the Mother's Day card.

4. For the leaf, crochet 8 chain stitches then slip into the penultimate stitch (7th stitch in the chain) and make 1 slip stitch. In the next stitch (6th stitch in the chain) crochet 1 double-crochet and in the next stitch (5th stitch in the chain) crochet 1 half treble-crochet. In the 4th stitch of the chain make a treble-crochet, in the next stitch make a double-treble-crochet, in the following stitch make 1 treble-crochet Crochet 4 half treble-crochets in the last stitch of the chain. Now crochet a treble-crochet in the 2nd stitch and a double-treble-crochet in the next stitch on the other side of the chain. Then crochet another double-treble-crochet, then another half treble-crochet, and in the second to last stitch, you crochet another double-crochet. Crochet another chain stitch at the top and finish your crochet.

5. When you have crocheted two leaves and two flowers, you can glue them decoratively onto your card and label the card.

Tip: Alternatively, you can just crochet the flowers and paint on the leaves. This will save you some work.

Hap­py Moth­er's Day: Beau­ti­ful Moth­er's Day say­ings and po­ems

Mother's Day greetings and sayings are perfect for your homemade card. We've put together some suggestions for lovely Mother's Day sayings for you:

Of all the special joys in life… A mother's love and tenderness Is the greatest of them all!

Sheltered, protected, and loved all my life - dearest mum, thank you for being here!

The only thing better than having you as my mum is having you as my children's grandmother.

Professional cook, Skilled organiser, Tear dryer, Playmate, Referee, Superhero - At our house we simply say: Mum

The heart of a home is a mother Whose love is warm and true, And home has always been "sweet home" With a wonderful mother like you!

Fortune once ordered for me The best mother there could be. I'll never give you away again For I love you too much for that.

Then add some personal words to express your love and gratitude. If you would like to give a homemade gift in addition to your card, you can find some great craft ideas for Mother's Day here.

We hope you have fun making and giving gifts for Mother’s Day!

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