Mother’s Day Craft Ideas

Mother’s Day Craft Ideas

When Mother’s Day rolls around, kids want to show their moms just how special they are. Store-bought gifts and cards are nice, but they lack that personal touch.

So if you want to give mom something with sentimental value that doesn’t cost much, why not try any of these easy craft ideas? 

Framed Photos

We all know that moms love their kids over anything else and if there is a close second to what moms love, it would be photos of children. So why not give mom a lovely framed photo?

One of the cheapest and simplest ways to make a picture frame is to cut one out of paper. Construction paper, card stock and thick scrapbooking paper are good choices. If you want a sturdier frame, you can use corrugated cardboard. Just make sure the opening in the middle is large enough to display the part of the photo you want. You can make the frame any shape you like and decorate with paint, glitter and stickers. Add a magnet to the back for easy display on the refrigerator. 

You can also make frames out of craft sticks. Just glue the ends of four sticks together to make a square, and decorate with markers or paint. You can also buy a plain photo frame and decorate it as you please.

Candle Holders 

To make your candle holder, you have to start with a jar. Small jars are often a good choice but larger baby food jars work well for tealights and votives. Pint jars can hold votives or small pillar candles.

Now to decorate your jar, use tissue paper. Mix equal parts white glue and water, and stick the paper onto the outside of the jar, stopping below the rim. Use pieces of different colors to create a stained glass look. Cut some shapes out of the paper if you like, arrange them in a pretty pattern, and glue on top of the larger pieces. Coat with the glue mixture to seal, and let dry.

Bath Salts 

Homemade bath salts are perfect to pamper your mom after a long day.

To make them, 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. Now, it’s time to present the bath salts to Mom in a pretty jar tied with a ribbon.

 Decorative Flowerpot

Bring a smile to your mom’s face with a decorative flower pot.

Start with small unglazed terra cotta flowerpots because they are easy to paint on. Use acrylic paint to make a pretty scene or design. If you don’t have a flowerpot, a styrofoam cup will do. You can decorate it with markers, glitter glue and stickers. When your creation is dry, fill it with potting soil and plant a few seeds. Try to do this 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.

Any mom will definitely appreciate these simple yet thoughtful crafts. She will surely give her good memories in the Mother’s Day to come.