100 handmade gifts for mom

100 Handmade Gifts for Mom | Henry HappenedShopping for Mom can be tough. Moms always say they want nothing more than a card saying you love them. And now that I’m a mom myself, I can attest that this is true. Ok, maybe with some flowers thrown in. Or breakfast in bed.

But in my family, the card truly is the most important thing. Because, you see, you had better fill every available space in that card. And we’ve been known to even use 2 cards to truly express our sentiments. That’s the kind of card I’m looking forward to getting – as soon as the kids learn to write. :)

If you are looking for something lovely and meaningful for the moms you know, here are 100 handmade gifts that mom would love almost as much as that mushy card.

100 handmade gifts for mom

25 Jewelry Gifts for Mom | Henry Happened


1. DIY clay charm bracelet – Henry Happened

2. Planting Pot Necklace – Sincerely Kinsey

3. DIY Vintage Button Earrings – Twinkle and Twine 

4. Stamped Metal Monogrammed Pendant – Shrimp Salad Circus

5. Painted Wood Bead Necklace – The Most Delightful Adventure

6. Gold Vermeil Chain and Disc Necklace – For The Love Of

7. J Crew Inspired Pearl Necklace – Delightfully DIY

8. DIY Wrapped Ombre Bracelets – Rock Mosaic

9. Name Bracelet with Tassel – Swellmayde

10. DIY Necklace from Ponytail Holders – Madigan Made

11. Black and White Washi Tape Bracelets – Starburst Studio

12. DIY Clay Bead Necklace – The Sweetest Occasion

13. Gold Fringe Earrings – Dotcoms for Moms

14. Storybook Brooches – Patchwork Cactus

15. Embroidery Thread Hoops – Flax & Twine

16. Swirl Ring – Bettina’s Blog

17. Chain Earrings in Less than 5 Minutes – Remarkably Domestic

18. Rosette Accessories Using Duct Tape – Brit & Co.

19. DIY Painted Tribal Bracelets – Dismount Creative

20. DIY Fiona Paxton Necklace – Thanks, I Made It

21. Shrink Plastic Jewelry – Craft and Creativity

22. Stacked Ombre Cording Bracelets – Flamingo Toes

23. Mother’s Necklace – Crazy Little Projects

24. Vintage Lace Brooches – Positively Splendid

25. Isabella Sequin Bracelet – For The Makers

25 Beauty Gifts for Mom | Henry Happened


26. Cocoa mint soap – Henry happened

27. Super Easy Sugar Lemon Scrub Recipe – Craftberry Bush

28. Lavender Oatmeal Tub Tea – My Own Ideas 

29. Lemon and rosemary body scrub – Make Life Lovely

30. DIY Butter Balm – Kipi

31. DIY Soap Gift – Latika

32. Rosemary Foot Soak & Olive Oil Scrub – A Bird’s Leap

33. DIY Makeup Brush Holder – Centsational Girl

34. Coconut Lime Soap – Offbeat and Inspired

35. DIY Lotion Bars – All For The Everyday

36. Brown Sugar & Vanilla Lip Polish – That Winsome Girl

37. How to Make Rose Water – Blah Blah Magazine

38. DIY Bath Bombs – Idle Wife

39. Sugar Cookie Foot Scrub – So Let’s Hang Out

40. Comforting Eye Mask – Wild Olive

41. Mother’s Day Body Scrub and Free Printable – Poofy Cheeks

42. Whipped Shea Butter Lotion – nataJane

43. Lemon Sugar Scrub – Oh So Pretty

44. Homemade Bubble Bath – Coordinately Yours

45. DIY Tinted Lip Balm – Le Zoe Musings

46. Homemade Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter – Sweet Anna’s

47. Crystal Light Beauty Products – Love U Madly

48. DIY Make-up Brush Box – Smart School House

49. Homemade Beeswax Lip Balm – Hello Homme Shoppe

50. Coconut Sugar Scrub – The Pinterest Project

25 Home Gifts for Mom | Henry Happened


51. Recycle Old Candles and Make Ice Candles – Henry Happened

52. Stenciled Tea Towels – No. 2 Pencil

53. Arrow Print Picture Frame – Girl Loves Glam

54. DIY Chalkboard Ceramic Containers – Oh So Very Pretty

55. Copper Vase DIY – The Felted Fox

56. Craft Circle Box – Tara Dennis

57. DIY Paint Dipped Mugs – Merry Thought

58. DIY Striped Tea Towels – Studio DIY

59. DIY Faceted Gem Mouse Pad – Popsicles & Pinatas

60. DIY Yarn Wrapped Bottle Vase – Inside My Hideaway

61. Kitchen Tablet Holder – Mamie Jane’s

62. Beeswax Candle DIY – What. No Mints?

63. Confetti Glassware – Feathers of Gold

64. Mother’s Day Bouquet – Paper & Stitch

65. DIY Hand Stamped Polka Dot Coverlet – Say Yes To Hoboken

66. No Sew Pillow Tutorial – The 36th Avenue

67. DIY Monogrammed Candles – Damask Love

68. Painted Fabric Gift Bags – Lotts and Lots

69. Wood Burned Spoons – Alisa Burke

70. Gold Dot Vase – Hi Sugarplum!

71. Patchwork Pots – A Bit of Sunshine

72. Memory Pillow – Crafting Connections

73. Paper Flower Blooming Branches – Handcraft Your Life

74. DIY Geometric Coasters – Ciera Design

75. Stitched Journals – My Chic Life

25 Fashion Gifts for Mom | Henry Happened


76. DIY West Elm Initial Tote – Henry Happened

77. Mum & Me Shoes – Penelope & Pip

78. Sweet Cotton Panties – Go Make Me

79. Tie Dye Shoes – I Love To Create

80. 5 Strand Braided Headband – Make It & Love It

81. Ikea Tote with Leather – I Still Love You

82. Reversible Apron – Luv in the Mommy Hood

83. DIY Pipe Clothing Rack – Black Oak Vintage

84. DIY Floral Pin – Caught on a Whim

85. Tote from a Tea Towel – Petit Elefant

86. Clutch from a cushion – My White Idea

87. T-Shirt Pom Poms Tutorial – Craftaholics Anonymous

88. Printed Linen Circle Scarf – Oh So Very Pretty

89. DIY Polka Dot Shirt – I Spy DIY

90. High Waisted Sash Skirt Tutorial – This Big Oak Tree

91. DIY Sunglasses Pouch – Lovely Indeed

92. Pyramid Wrist Pouch – A Splendid Assemblage

93. No Sew Pocket T-shirt – Oh the Lovely Things

94. DIY Cat Toe Shoes – Kittenhood

95. Bleach Pen Decorated Scarf – Pink Stripey Socks

96. DIY Pocket Mirror – Lemon Jitters

97. Zipper Card Pouch – Craft Passion

98. DIY Lace Flats – Dream a Little Bigger

99. DIY Fringe Kimono – Daily Dose of Dress

100. DIY Heart Cutout Dress – Stars for Streetlights

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  1. says

    Mom is great!

    We should keep gifting her something special. I am very much thankful to you for sharing this big list of handmade gifts. I am sure that now I can gift to mom everyday new gift for continuously 100 days.

    Amazing & surprised article. I have shared it on my social network and want more and more people to read this article.

  2. says

    Thank you for featuring my scrub and printable! I am delighted to have found your site – I am a new follower via blog lovin’ :)

    • gerbermom says

      Thank you Sarah! Hopefully this will make finding the perfect gift for Mother’s Day a little easier – but then again, maybe I just made it harder to choose! :)

  3. says

    As always, your roundups are ahhhhhmazing! So many fun projects that are perfect for Moms. Thanks so much for including my flower pin!

  4. Sharon says

    Thank you for some wonderfully simple but thoughtful ideas all gathered together in one list. I can’t wait to start at the top and work my way through it.

  5. says

    Oooh, what a fun list – thanks for including our memory pillow!! There are so many things that I’d love to make for myself, though I suppose making a few for my own mom would be kind as well ;) I could also see many of these being great birthday or holiday gifts – thanks for sharing!

    • gerbermom says

      I know, that’s the problem with making a list like this – now I have too many things I want to make… for myself! ha! Have a great weekend Andrea!

  6. says

    Chris’s family is the same way about cards. It’s so funny, I married him and was completely weirded out by how much they were into greeting cards and sentimental messages written inside said greeting cards. Because my family NEVER does cards. Or if they do, they just sign their names after the pre-written message. Ha.

    Anyway! I love that you took the time to put together all of these ideas. So many possibilities in one place!

    • gerbermom says

      It’s funny how every family is different with cards. Mark’s family does a card for every occasion (Halloween, Valentine’s, etc) and my family only does cards on birthdays. I guess we make up for all the other holidays with all the writing in that one card :)

    • gerbermom says

      You’re welcome Allison! This was a super fun list to put together – everything I’d like to get, all in one place, ha!

  7. Francesca says

    My mother would love the bag:) Even though her baby isn’t a baby anymore, she still loves a huge bag with lots of zippers and pockets!

  8. says

    What a great roundup Stephanie. I don’t have any Mums to make or buy for anymore but there’s quite a few things in this list that I would love to do for myself. I’m pinning and sharing on my FB page. Its great!

    Anne xx

    • gerbermom says

      I know, it’s a bummer to not have Mom around to make gifts for. I think that means we should get extra gifts for ourselves.

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