Mother's Day gift crafting - Mother's Day gifts on a table.

Mother's day craft ideas: creative and quick gift ideas

Homemade gifts add a personal touch, making them perfect to give to your mum on Mother's Day. Whether you're looking for a nice DIY idea for Mother's Day that you can do together with your child, or you want to make a Mother's Day gift yourself - here you'll find four creative ideas that are easy and quick to do.

Mother's Day crafts - craft ideas for children and adults.

Table of contents

  • For the first Mother's Day: baby footprints

  • Make your own wellness set for Mother’s Day

  • Flower wreath with a Mother's Day message

  • Quick gift for mum: homemade vases

Craft idea for the first Moth­er's Day: baby's foot­prints in salt dough

The first Mother's Day is a very special and unforgettable day for every mum. To give her a little gift on her special day: create a lasting memory of this wonderful time by preserving her baby's footprints in salt dough. You probably already have everything you need for this quick Mother's Day craft idea at home.

Make your own Mother's Day gifts - materials for the footprint in salt dough.

You will need the following materials:

  • 200 g flour

  • 100 g salt

  • 100 ml water

  • Acrylic paint or watercolour

  • Letter stamps (if you want)

Mother's Day craft idea - footprint in salt dough.


  1. To make the salt dough, mix the flour and salt together. Then add the water and knead the dough until it is smooth. If your dough sticks, you can add a little more flour.

  2. Now roll out your dough on a work surface covered with flour. If you like, you can cut out a large heart or circle for the footprints.

  3. Work with your child to gently press their hands and/or feet into the dough until a visible imprint appears. Add a small hole at the top if you want to hang up your work of art afterwards. You can also press your child's name into the dough with letter stamps or carefully engrave it with a toothpick.

  4. The salt dough needs a few days in a warm place to dry. When it is completely dry, you can paint it with acrylic paint or watercolour.

DIY bath salts and scrub well­ness set for Moth­er's Day

A relaxation kit with homemade bath salts and scrubs as well as a selection of natural cosmetics will allow your mum to relax and recharge her batteries on Mother's Day. This quick gift can be made in no time at all, so it’s a perfect last-minute present.

Mother's Day gift DIY - Materials for the wellness basket.

Materials for the wellness set:

  • A pack of sea salt

  • Sugar

  • Almond oil

  • Essential oil (e.g. orange oil, rose oil or lavender oil)

  • Edible flower petals (e.g. rose petals)

  • Jars (e.g. old jam jars)

  • Slippers

  • Towel

  • Bathrobe

  • Headband or scrunchie

  • Basket or box

Crafting for Mother's Day – a wellness basket with homemade bath salts and peeling scrub.

Instructions for homemade bath salts and scrub:

  1. For the bath salts, mix 300 g of salt with 1 tbsp of almond oil. Then add 10 to 15 drops of essential oil to make everything smell nice. Now add a few flower petals to the mixture and pour it into a jar.

  2. To make a homemade scrub, mix 6 tablespoons of sugar with 3 tablespoons of sea salt. Next, add 2 tbsp almond oil and stir well. To complete your scrub, you can add flower petals. Finally, pour everything into a small jar.

  3. Arrange your wellness accessories and your homemade Mother's Day gifts in a basket or box.

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Cre­ative Moth­er's Day pre­sent idea: a mod­ern flower wreath with a mes­sage

You can give your mother a beautiful homemade flower wreath, perfect for the springtime. This creative alternative to the classic bouquet is very decorative, especially with a Mother's Day quote attached to it. The ring can later be used as a pinboard.

Crafting for Mother's Day - Materials for the flower wreath.

Materials for the flower wreath for Mother's Day:

  • Embroidery hoop

  • Dried, normal, or artificial flowers

  • Wire

  • Thread

  • Scissors

  • Cardboard

  • Pen

Make a Mother's Day gift - flower wreath with a Mother's Day greeting.

Instructions for this Mother's Day craft idea:

  1. First, shorten the stems of your flowers and try arranging them in a semicircle until you are happy with the arrangement.

  2. Next, transfer the top half of your flower semicircle to the edge of the hoop by attaching each flower individually to the hoop with wire. Make sure that the flowers overlap each other and cover the wire.

  3. Lastly, write a lovely message on a piece of paper and attach it to both sides of the hoop with some coloured ribbon. Your flowery Mother's Day greeting is ready!


Did you know that...

For more great last-minute gift ideas, a recipe for a delicious homemade Mother's Day cake and Mother's Day getaway tips, check out our Mother's Day guide.


Make a quick gift for mum: up­cy­cling vas­es

Upcycling is a lovely trend where you breathe new life into old items. With crafting trends like ‘Trash to Terracotta’ or wood DIYs, you can turn old jars and bottles into beautiful vases in no time at all. Not only do you avoid waste and act sustainably, but you also have a matching vase if you want to give your mum a bouquet. On top of that, these craft ideas are great to do with kids. Here we show you two variations of the Mother's Day DIY that you can make in no time at all:

Mother's Day DIY Gift Ideas - Materials for the Trash to Terracotta Vase.

Mother's Day crafting: Trash to Terracotta Vase

This vase has a rough texture and looks just like a real terracotta vase. You probably already have the materials for this great Mother's Day craft idea at home and can get started right away:

Materials for the Trash to Terracotta Vase:

  • Old glass bottle

  • Acrylic paint

  • Baking powder

  • Paintbrush

  • Sponge

  • Thread

Quick gift for mum - Trash to Terracotta vases with flowers.

Instructions for the homemade Mother's Day vase:

  1. First clean the inside and outside of your bottle with dish soap and then dry it well.

  2. To get the rough terracotta effect, mix 3 bags of baking soda with approx. 100 g of acrylic paint. Tip: If you want a rougher look, add some more baking powder.

  3. Now coat the glass bottle with your paint mixture. You may need to apply several coats to complete the look. Always allow the bottle to dry completely between layers.

  4. To enhance the terracotta effect, dab on the last layer of colour with a sponge.

  5. To finish, decorate your vase with a ribbon and place a bouquet inside.

DIY Mother's Day - Materials for the wooden vase.

Mother's Day Gift DIY: Natural wood-look vase

This vase is the perfect craft idea for anyone who likes to work with natural materials and/or likes a natural look. If you want to make this idea together with your child for Mother's Day, you can of course add a little more colour by letting your child paint the wooden sticks beforehand.

Materials for the wood-look vase:

  • Old (tinned) glass

  • Hot glue

  • Round wooden sticks or ice cream sticks

  • Acrylic paint (if you want)

Craft ideas Mother's Day - Homemade vase with flowers.

Instructions for this craft idea for Mother's Day:

  1. First rinse out the old glass thoroughly and dry it well.

  2. Then use a preheated hot glue gun to attach the wooden sticks to the jar one by one. Make sure that the bottom of the sticks is level with the bottom of the glass so that your vase stands well.

  3. Let everything dry completely and your quick Mother's Day gift is ready.

We hope you enjoy making your own DIY Mother’s Day gift!


Don't forget...

If you don't have a matching glass jar, you're sure to find one at a thrift shop to breathe new life into an old vase.