When’s the last time you told Mom how much you love her? There’s no better way than a present! Actually there is (hugs, etc.), but… if you can make her a fabulous gift that comes from the heart and reflects the time you’ve spent together having a laugh or learning an important life lesson, it can be almost as meaningful. We’ve got 3 DIY holiday gift ideas that are sure to make mom feel the love.

1) Oven Mitt

By any chance, did Mom teach you how to sew? Or, have you been taking sewing classes and want to show off your skills? What better way to share your talent with Mom than to create something for her from scratch! Whip up this lovely holiday-themed oven mitt that’s useful, practical, and full of the spirit of the season. Get the crafty details from Skip to My Lou.


What you’ll need:

Cotton Batting — 1/4-yd cotton Fabric
1/4-yd coordinating Cotton Fabric — Sewing Machine (& Skills)

2) Message Mug

By now, you’ve probably seen “Sharpie Mugs” everywhere you look online. Most of the time, the messages on them are inspirational or romantic. But you know who would really appreciate an inspired, loving thought? That’s right… Mom! Tell her she’s your #1 bestie with a meaningful message straight from your heart. For details and messaging ideas and designs, check out Cool Crafts.

mama mug

What you’ll need:

Sharpie/Permanent Markers — a Loving Message or Thought
an Ounce of Creativity & a Smidgen of Time — an Oven

3) Garden Lights

Does Mom’s sparkle fill a room when she enters it? Why not help her spread it throughout her garden? These pretty little lights will fill the outdoors with a shimmery, glimmering, fairy-like splendor. Just a few simple objects you can find in your kitchen or the dollar store will complete the project. Creative Cain Cabin has all the how-to’s.


What you’ll need:

Glass Container with a Rimmed Top — Solar Garden Stake
Hot Glue Gun or Clear E6000 Glue — 18-gauge Copper Wire

How does Mom help you make the holiday season special? Let us know by commenting below, or share your story.

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