Moms can be just as hard as dads to shop for. And if you’re stumped, you’ve come to the right place. We know for a fact that moms aren’t going to be more thrilled about the latest and most expensive “it” item to have especially if there’s a thoughtful alternative to be had. If you’re stumped on what to get her this year, try making it instead! Here are 15 DIY Christmas gifts for Mom, ones that are functional, sweet, and extra special when made with love!
1. Vintage-Style Apron
Country Living shows us all how to turn an old shirt into a vintage-style apron that’s fit to be wrapped and presented to Mom! Trim it in her favorite colors, add fun accents like vintage brooches or pretty applies, and maybe throw some recipes cards in there too. If you’ve got a mom that loves to experiment in the kitchen, this is a winner.
2. Paint-Dipped Utensils
Another kitchen-inspired gift that we’re sure moms would appreciate comes from Cleverly Simple. Create a unique set of wooden utensils by dipped them in some paint. Use her favorite colors and add some extra style to a place she frequents so much for the family.
3. Coffee Mug Mixers
Is she a coffee or hot chocolate drinker? Well, if so, Good Housekeeping shows us a way to jazz up her afternoon cup! Make something edible for mom to enjoy by creating some of these stir in spoons! Chocolate, coconut, peppermint and more make everything a bit more delicious.
4. Jewelry Box
A new jewelry box could be a sweet way to show off your creativity and give her something she can actually use. Damask Love has a great tutorial for a pretty jewelry box that looks nice on the dresser but also holds her favorite pieces. Gold, silver, or with about of glitter, design it to her personal tastes.
5. iPhone Easel
Is she losing her phone all the time? Does she need it to set up a recipe she’s following for dinner or as a way to just keep tabs on it when she’s getting ready for the day? Minted Strawberry will help you whip up an iPhone easel that will have your mom’s phone displayed and at arm’s reach.
6. Monogrammed Mug
Mugs are always a nice go-to gift. Earnest Home Co. shows off this DIY that takes plain mugs to the next level with some gorgeous monograms. Go with “M” for mom or use her first initial! We love the gold lettering but we know that silver would be just as pretty.
7. Dried Flower Coasters
These wooden coasters are gorgeous, just look at those dried flowers! The Crafted Life gives us the scoop on how to whip a set of these beauties up. The key here is to learn how to work with dried petals so not only will you be creating something special for Mom but you get a chance at a new skill as well – assuming you don’t already have it up your sleeve.
8. Terrarium Kit
Terrarium kits can be fun too. Wit and Whistle will let you know everything you should include and the directions to pop in there as well. Mom can bust it out on a rainy day and get creative!
9. Chalkboard Tray
What about creating a personalized serving tray? You can create a spread that includes chalkboard so labels can be created at the drop of a hat for whatever the party needs. Cheese spreads, fruits, savory snacks, Shanty 2 Chic has all the info on this one.
10. Peppermint Sugar Scrub
A Pumpkin and A Princess whipped up some peppermint scrub that we know your mom would enjoy. Pamper her a bit with a jar filled with this sweet stuff. She’ll be able to relax and give herself a night at the spa with a gift handmade by you!
11. Pearl Bracelets
Minted Strawberry also gave us this great tutorial for a pearl-accented bracelet. If you love to make jewelry or maybe your mom is a lover of accessories, you can personalized something like this to add to her collection. This particular design is elegant and simple, perfect for Mom!
12. Hanging Flower Basket
A hanging flower basket could be a fun gift for mom too. Taryn Whiteaker shows us how to make it happen. Just be sure to gift her with some fresh petals alongside this one, so she can utilize it immediately!
13. Camera Strap
All moms love to take pictures, especially of the family. And if she’s already got the camera, why not make her a strap to make taking all of this photos a bit easier? Design Love Fest has the easy tutorial and inspiration on the design.
14. Cutting Board Tablet Holder
How cool is this tablet holder from Country Living? If Mom loves to grab recipes online and try them out in the kitchen why not make following them easier for her? Create this kitchen-inspired tablet holder for her. It’s stylish, perfect for farmhouse spaces and functional too!
15. XL Knit Blanket
We absolutely fell in love with this XL knit blanket and you can easily whip it up in an afternoon! Check out the video made by Laura Birek as she shows you how to make this come to life. Powder blues, blushes or even an emerald green would be a beautiful gift for your mom this season.