6 Simple and Unique DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

6 mother's day gift ideas

Looking for meaningful and memorable Mother’s Day gift ideas that go beyond store-bought items? I’ve got you covered. Here are 6 simple and unique DIY gifts that you can make for those special women in your life.

BONUS…All of these projects have a video tutorial available for you to watch.

DIY aprons mother's day gift

1- APRONS – Mother’s Day Gift

I love wearing an apron, how about you? Here are a few different styles of aprons that are functional and easy to make. If you were to purchase a quality apron like these, you’d be spending a lot of money.

These aprons require just a little bit of fabric and are pretty fast to make, and they’ll be unique and hand-made.

Reversible Full Apron

This simple full apron is an easy to sew project. You can easily make this apron reversible and add some fun trim to add a little whimsical style!

The apron has neck and waist ties, and an optional pocket.

Pattern includes ADULT AND A CHILD SIZE.

The printable PDF is available for INSTANT DOWNLOAD!

Aprons are suitable for all adult sizes and tie in the back. Add a pocket and you can keep your cell phone or other gadgets at hand.

diy gathered half apron mothers day gift

Gathered Half Apron

This stylish gathered half apron is so fun to wear and easy to make.

The PDF printable pattern comes with step-by-step instructions and has detailed photos.

Measurements are given for both an adult and child-size apron. All you need is ONE YARD of fabric.

Upcycled Jeans Garden Apron

As some of you know, I LOVE to recycle, especially a pair of jeans.

This DIY garden apron is a quick and simple project made from upcycled jeans.

upcycled jeans garden apron mothers dayThe apron is handy for working in the garden, around the house, and even as a vendor’s apron.


3 – MICROWAVE POTATO BAG – Mother’s Day Gift

You know those times when you want to cook a baked potato, but you don’t have an hour or an hour and a half to spare?

You can have a yummy, fluffy baked potato cooked in 4-8 minutes, depending on the amount or size of your potato.

diy microwave potato bagThis method of cooking, especially if you’re just cooking for one or two people, will save you so much time.

The bags also work well for sweet potatoes and even corn on the cob.

These make great gifts and are super easy to make


4- DIY PAPER TULIPS – Mother’s Day Gift

Who knew you can make cute little paper tulips from simple square pieces of paper? This is a simple craft tutorial that even children can handle and enjoy.

You’ll have a bouquet made up in no time at all.

Display these paper tulips in a vase, embellish a gift package, or write a fun little note on the leaf.


5- ZIPPER POUCH – Mother’s Day Gift

You can always use a new zipper pouch to put SOMETHING IN…right?

This is a fun sewing project, and once you make one, you’ll wanting to make them for everything and everyone, including your MOM!

Don’t be intimidated by the zipper! I go over all the details and explain it all in a way that even a beginner seamstress can handle. YOU GOT THIS!


6 – LAVENDER EYE PILLOW – Mother’s Day Gift

There is nothing better than a soothing lavender eye pillow when you’re feeling stressed to take away the tension.


This easy to follow DIY eye pillow tutorial will guide you through a quick and easy project that you can make in 10 minutes or less.

Even a beginner seamstress can handle this!

I love using an eye pillow when

  • I take a nap
  • at the end of my yoga practice or when meditating
  • and when I have a sinus headache. (I put it in the freezer to get it cold and then put it over my eyes).

diy eye pillow cover mothers day giftWhat I love about this eye pillow it that it has a removable slip cover that you can wash, and the dried lavender stays fragrant for years.


There you have it, six different DIY projects that you can make for your mothers.

Of course, you can search my website and YouTube channel for a lot of other ideas, but these are some of my favorite things to make as gifts.

Have fun making gifts!





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Jan Howell

Jan Howell

Whether it’s a new recipe, a fun craft, or some handy tips for your garden and home, I hope to empower and inspire you with skills that you can use to create joy, improved health, and to do it in a simple way.

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