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100 DIY Gifts for Mom

From Homemade Cosmetics to Upcycled Jewelry Ideas

— April 4, 2013 — Art & Design
With Mother’s Day around the corner, it might be a good idea to start thinking of some DIY gifts for mom. Moms seem to really appreciate gifts from the heart and there is no better way to accomplish such than by creating a homemade confection.

When you were a little kid, you could get away with drawing a picture with crayons and then strategically gluing some glitter and macaroni on to accentuate it. Although I’m sure those visionary works of art were very special, maybe this year you should try to up your game.

You might just be surprised by some of the fantastic DIY gifts for mom tutorials there are out there. With a little patience, you have the ability to create something memorable for mom on her special day.
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Romantically Dotted DIY Apparel
Romantically Dotted DIY Apparel
The Heart Shorts + Valentine's Day Essential Video is Festive
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DIY Lace-Covered Pins
DIY Lace-Covered Pins
This Activity Lets You Turn an Average Clay Pin into an Elegant Design
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DIY Bandana Manicures
DIY Bandana Manicures
Dress Up Your Nails With The Adorable Bandana Inspired Paisley Nail Art
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Fluffy Hair Pin Bouquets
Fluffy Hair Pin Bouquets
These Hair Pom Poms are Easy-to-Make and Completely Customizable
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Pretty St. Patrick's Day Barrettes
Pretty St. Patrick's Day Barrettes
This DIY Hair Accessory Gives Any Outfit a Touch of Irish Flair
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DIY Tree Branch Seating
DIY Tree Branch Seating
The Trash to Treasure Statement Chair Tutorial is Incredibly Creative
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DIY Gold Leaf Coral Reef
DIY Gold Leaf Coral Reef
This Glittery Adornment is Made in Just a Few Simple Steps
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DIY Fuzzy Heart Nails
DIY Fuzzy Heart Nails
Mr. Kate Demonstrates a Felted Valentine's Day Manicure
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Festively Monogramed Pinatas
Festively Monogramed Pinatas
These Vibrant DIY Party Accessories are Easy-to-Make
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DIY Toy Block Spice Racks
DIY Toy Block Spice Racks
This LEGO Seasoning Container Can Be Your Next Project for the Kitchen
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DIY Customizable Gift Wrapping
DIY Customizable Gift Wrapping
Reveal Your Thoughtful Side with These DIY Wrapping Paper Ideas
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Pretty Paper Rainbow Headpieces
Pretty Paper Rainbow Headpieces
The 'Rainbow Fascinator' is a Fun DIY St. Patrick's Day Accessory
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Reusable Chalkboard Tea Canisters
Reusable Chalkboard Tea Canisters
These Containers Make for the Perfect DIY Mother's Day Gift
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DIY Upcycled Gift Tags
DIY Upcycled Gift Tags
These Recycled Gift Tags are Eco-Savvy, Festive and Fun to Make
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Upcycled Monster-Inspired Bags
Upcycled Monster-Inspired Bags
This Creative Tote Bag is Made from Old Cushions
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DIY Glitter Gift Wrap
DIY Glitter Gift Wrap
The DIY Glitter Polka Dot Gift Wrap Will Make Your Presents Sparkle
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DIY Lip Gloss Holders
DIY Lip Gloss Holders
This Lip-Shaped Holder is Perfect for Your Chapstick Storing Needs
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Aspirational Dream Catchers
Aspirational Dream Catchers
The DIY Dream Jar Captures All Your New Year's Resolutions
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DIY Intoxicated Party Favors
DIY Intoxicated Party Favors
The Buzzed Buzzer is a DIY Noise Maker Requiring Alcohol to Work
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Darling DIY Sweetheart Mugs
Darling DIY Sweetheart Mugs
This Valentine Mug is a Fantastic Way to Show Some Warmth
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Upcycled Sock Gloves
Upcycled Sock Gloves
This Clever DIY Project Turns Ripped Hosiery into Handy Mittens
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DIY Crocheted Floral Headpieces
DIY Crocheted Floral Headpieces
These Feminine Headbands are Colorful and Easy-to-Make
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DIY Body Cream
DIY Body Cream
Make Whipped Shea Butter Lotion with This Easy Recipe
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Upcycled Doorknob Paperweights
Upcycled Doorknob Paperweights
This DIY Activity Lets You Turn Ordinary Items into Useful Products
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DIY Cold Remedies
DIY Cold Remedies
Make Your Own Vicks's Vapo Rub with This All-Natural Recipe
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Dashing DIY Clay Rings
Dashing DIY Clay Rings
These Beautifully Geometric Rings Are Made from Unexpected Material
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DIY Feather Accented Hats
DIY Feather Accented Hats
The DIY Feather Hat is Crafty and Chic
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DIY Drink Holders
DIY Drink Holders
The How To Make Your Own Wood Coasters Post is Instructive
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Handmade Constellation Shawls
Handmade Constellation Shawls
This ‘A Beautiful Mess’ Scarf is Simply Beautiful
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DIY Flower-Infused Calendars
DIY Flower-Infused Calendars
The Botanical Calendar Journal Makes Use of Your Favorite Plants
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DIY Trivet Decorations
DIY Trivet Decorations
This Activity Lets You Transform a Serving Dish into Something Unique
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DIY Papercraft Rings
DIY Papercraft Rings
Sarah Kate Burgess' Paper Jewelry Designs are Fresh and Funky
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Organically Pleasing Ear Adornments
Organically Pleasing Ear Adornments
These Hand-Painted Earrings Add a Natural Touch to Any Outfit
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Adorable DIY Music Makers
Adorable DIY Music Makers
Create a Pitch Perfect Pair of Drums in Just a Few Simple Steps
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DIY Photo Flash Filaments
DIY Photo Flash Filaments
Manipulate Lighting with a Camera Add-On Using Optical Fibers
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Upcycled Coffee Pot Aquariums
Upcycled Coffee Pot Aquariums
This DIY Betta Fish Tank Stays at a Consistently Warm Temperature
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DIY Marshmallow Roses
DIY Marshmallow Roses
These Pink Peppermint Pops are Perfect for Sentimental Occasions
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Clementine Crate Cupboards
Clementine Crate Cupboards
Use Recycled Produce Boxes for a Creative DIY Wall Shelf
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Heart-Shaped Shoe Clips
Heart-Shaped Shoe Clips
This DIY Project Lets You Accessorize Your Ordinary Footwear
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DIY Stool Makers
DIY Stool Makers
TheStooler by Andreu Carulla Studio Lets You Create a Stool Out of Anything
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DIY Found Object Decor
DIY Found Object Decor
Smart Deco Infuses Personal Style with Eco-Consciousness
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DIY Dip-Dyed Packaging
DIY Dip-Dyed Packaging
Design Mom Blog Shows How to Make Cute Valentine's Gift Wrapping Bags
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DIY Loofah-Embedded Soaps
DIY Loofah-Embedded Soaps
This At-Home Soap Making Tutorial Puts Exfoliating Scrubs into the Bars
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DIY Chic Footwear Accessories
DIY Chic Footwear Accessories
The DIY Boot Stuffers Fashionably Stop Your Shoes From Falling Over
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Romantic Homemade Votives
Romantic Homemade Votives
The DIY Upcycled Valentine's Day Table Decor Piece is Basic
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DIY Sparkling Tree Bulbs
DIY Sparkling Tree Bulbs
The Glitter Ornament DIY is a Simple and Enjoyable Project
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Crafty Embellished Jumpers
Crafty Embellished Jumpers
This Pom-Pom Sweater by I Spy DIY Adds Unconventional Fringes
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DIY Mini Tablet Cases
DIY Mini Tablet Cases
John Chandler Converts the Legendary Notebook Into Moleskin iPad Mini Cases
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Measuring Stick Lighting
Measuring Stick Lighting
The Upcycled Ruler Lamp is a Smart DIY Project
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DIY Festive Feather Decor
DIY Festive Feather Decor
These Gold and Glitter Dipped Feathers are Perfect for New Year's Eve
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DIY Rainbow Tree Wraps
DIY Rainbow Tree Wraps
The Felt Ball Garland Wraps Around Your Christmas Tree and Adds Beauty
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DIY Crustacean Earrings
DIY Crustacean Earrings
The Honestly WTF Jewelry Creation Will Make Use of Shell Shelters
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Upcycled Keychain Accessories
Upcycled Keychain Accessories
This DIY Key Necklace is a Creative Way to Make Use of Old Keys
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DIY Snow Plow Shoes
DIY Snow Plow Shoes
Why Shovel the Driveway When You Can Foot Plow the Snow Instead?
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DIY Zen Gardens
DIY Zen Gardens
The Cardboard Bonsai Tree Helps You Stay Calm and Focused
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Upcycled Picture Frame Decor
Upcycled Picture Frame Decor
This DIY Activity Transforms Old Picture Frames Into Imaginative Art
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DIY Beeswax Soap Bars
DIY Beeswax Soap Bars
This Easy-to-Make Facial Lotion is Made from All-Natural Products
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Recycled Rope Hangers
Recycled Rope Hangers
Sebastian Zachl's Coat Hook Design Uses Leftover Scraps of String
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Endearing Message Sweaters
Endearing Message Sweaters
This Caught On a Whim DIY Starts a Conversation with Clothing
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DIY Crate Jewelry Boxes
DIY Crate Jewelry Boxes
This Easy-to-Make Jewelry Organizer Beautifully Displays Your Accessories
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DIY Watercolor Manicures
DIY Watercolor Manicures
This DIY Nail Art Idea Will Put a Spring in Your Step
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DIY Pencil Skirt Remixes
DIY Pencil Skirt Remixes
The Chloe Daley Apparel Makeover Video is Easy to Replicate
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DIY Geometric Mug Plates
DIY Geometric Mug Plates
The DIY Wooden Coaster Infuses Color and Style for Your Coffee Table
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Smashed Vase Keychains
Smashed Vase Keychains
Use Broken Pottery Pieces to Create DIY Keepsake Key Holders
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DIY Umbrella Wreaths
DIY Umbrella Wreaths
This Tropical Drink Accessory Decor by Family Chic is Unorthodox
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DIY Rope-Made Bracelets
DIY Rope-Made Bracelets
These Colorful Bangles are Easily Constructed from Items Around Your Home
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DIY Leather Studded Skirts
DIY Leather Studded Skirts
This Activity Lets You Make Stylish Designs from Old Clothing
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DIY Cork Coasters
DIY Cork Coasters
Make Some Affordable Home Decor Items Using This Apartment Therapy Tutorial
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Upcycled Ornament Planters
Upcycled Ornament Planters
These Terrariums are Made From Old Unused Christmas Tree Decorations
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DIY Kitty Accented Shoes
DIY Kitty Accented Shoes
This Clever Project Lets You Add Some Feline Touches to Your Footwear
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Hardware Jewelry Tutorials
Hardware Jewelry Tutorials
Mr. Kate Shows You How to Create DIY Hinge Earrings
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Glitzy DIY Garter Belts
Glitzy DIY Garter Belts
This Bridal Accessory by 'All The Good Girls go to Heaven' is Stunning
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DIY Loot Balls
DIY Loot Balls
The DIY Surprise Balls Conceal a Magnitude of Trinkets
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DIY Superheroine Tights
DIY Superheroine Tights
Fight Crime and Be Batgirl with These Easy to Follow Instructions
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Floral Accessory Tutorials
Floral Accessory Tutorials
The DIY Embellished Sunglasses Cupcakes and Cashmere Post is Homemade
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DIY Strung Carton Lighting
DIY Strung Carton Lighting
Add a Romantic Glow to the Room with DIY Egg Carton Decor
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Upcycled Clothing Cushions
Upcycled Clothing Cushions
The DIY Sweater Pillow Makes Use of Your Old Clothes
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Sequin-Encrusted Maxi Skirts
Sequin-Encrusted Maxi Skirts
Light Up Any Room in This 'a pair and a spare' DIY Fashion
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DIY Rawhide Hairbands
DIY Rawhide Hairbands
The Cupcakes and Cashmere Leather Hair Tie Tutorial is Custom
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DIY Feather Wall Decor
DIY Feather Wall Decor
This DIY Feather Wall Adds Some Flair to Your Home
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DIY Aztec iPhone Cases
DIY Aztec iPhone Cases
Denise Heredia Tell You How to Jazz Up Your iPhone
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DIY Hippie Pearl Necklaces
DIY Hippie Pearl Necklaces
Spruce Up Classic Pearls With This Boho Chic DIY Pearl Necklace Project
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DIY Nest Necklaces
DIY Nest Necklaces
Create an Avian-Inspired Accessory with this 'Sincerely, Kinsey' Tutorial
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DIY Attachable Sleeves
DIY Attachable Sleeves
The Sweater Sleeve Denim Jacket Tutorial Infuses Mixed Fashion Media
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DIY Caviar-Capped Kicks
DIY Caviar-Capped Kicks
These 'a pair and a spare' Heels Customize and Update a Classic Shoe Style
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Multi-Pocketed DIY Purses
Multi-Pocketed DIY Purses
Carry Around All the Essentials in This 'a pair and a spare' Trio Bag
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DIY Ruffled Skirts
DIY Ruffled Skirts
This ‘a pair and a spare’ DIY Bottom is Inspired by Top Fashion Des
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DIY Origami Ornaments
DIY Origami Ornaments
The Minieco Paper Templates Make for Easy DIY Decor
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DIY Tree Shelves
DIY Tree Shelves
The Branch Shelf is Easy-to-Make and Eco-Friendly
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DIY Ice Cream Banners  
DIY Ice Cream Banners  
These Ice Cream Garlands are the Cutest DIY Party Decorations Ever
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DIY Floral Headbands
DIY Floral Headbands
These Flower-Accented Headpieces are Simple and Easy to Make
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DIY Love Stationary
DIY Love Stationary
The Woven Heart Card is a Crafty Handmade Valentine Card
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DIY Jean Shirt Embellishments
DIY Jean Shirt Embellishments
The Distressed Chambray Tutorial Updates Basic Blouses
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DIY Paper Cup Lights
DIY Paper Cup Lights
This Totally Love It Garland is Cost-Effective and Chic
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DIY Zippered Shirts
DIY Zippered Shirts
The Trash to Couture Tee Stylishly Recycles Your Apparel With a Little Edge
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DIY Designer-Inspired Skirts
DIY Designer-Inspired Skirts
Ladies Wearing the 'a pair and a spare' Lace Skirt Will be Envied
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Darling DIY Button Rings
Darling DIY Button Rings
Put Those Misfit Trinkets to Good Use with This Lana Red Tutorial
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DIY Clustered Pearl Bracelets
DIY Clustered Pearl Bracelets
This Twinkle and Twine Tutorial will Have You Ready for the Holidays
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Vibrantly Accented DIY Handbags
Vibrantly Accented DIY Handbags
This Activity Lets You Turn Out-of-Date Purses into Colorful Items
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DIY Tassel Garland
DIY Tassel Garland
This ‘a pair and a spare’ Decor Will Look Splendid for Any Occasion
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