When it comes to Mother’s Day gifts, home made really outweighs store-bought. Store-bought gifts and cards can be nice, but they lack a personal touch. Something made just for Mom has a sentimental value, and kids don’t have to spend much money (if any) on it. I know I love receiving a homemade gift over a store-bought one.

Kids of all ages can make Mother’s Day crafts with a little help. Here’s some great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas kids can make for Mom.

Mother’s Day Craft Ideas

mothers day crafts from the heart

Framed Photos

Who doesn’t love pictures of their kids? Pick out a favorite picture or yourself with Mom and create a beautiful frame for it! There are many ways you can go about making photo frames.

One of my favorite frames is made out of craft sticks. You can be as simple as gluing the ends of four sticks together to make a square, and decorating with markers or paint.  Or glue the sticks together to create a background and clip a photo on top like this one found at eighteen25.

popsicle-stick-washi-tape-craftCraft Stick Frames | eighteen25

Add a magnet to the back for easy display on the refrigerator.

Candle Holders

It’s easy to make a lovely candleholder out of a small jar. Larger baby food jars work well for tealights and votives. Pint jars can hold votives or small pillar candles.

You can decorate these in many ways. From tissue paper to glitter to washi tape, the possibilities are endless. I love the washi tape votives that lanalou style created.

Washi-tape-DIYWashi Tape Votives |lanalou style

Bath Salts

What mom doesn’t want to be pampered on Mother’s Day?  Make her some homemade bath salts to help her relax and leave her skin feeling great.

Just mix 3 cups of Epsom salts, 2 cups of baking soda, and 1 cup of table salt. Add about twenty drops of a fragrant essential oil. Lavender, sandalwood and chamomile are good choices. Mix thoroughly. Present the bath salts to Mom in a pretty jar tied with a ribbon, like Bitz and Giggles.

Bathsalts5-682x1024DIY Bath Salts | Bitz N Giggle

Decorative Flowerpot

Every mom loves receiving flowers! Present them in a  unique flowerpot with a plant that you’ve grown just for her.  Small unglazed terra cotta flowerpots are easy to paint on with acrylic paint to make a pretty scene or design. You could also decoupage your planter like Petite Planet.

decopauge craft 035Decoupage Flower Planter | Petite Planet

Plant your flower a week or two before Mother’s Day so the plant will have time to start growing. Don’t forget to give it plenty of sun and water.

Mom is sure to appreciate these simple yet thoughtful crafts. They will give her fond Mother’s Day memories for years to come!

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