Now that the holiday season is upon us, it’s time to figure out what to give mom for Christmas. Sure, we all remember the macaroni necklaces that we made for her when we were young that she pretended to like… well these are nothing like that. Read on to check out 25 of our favorite DIY Christmas gifts that mom will absolutely adore.
1. Coconut Rose Body Polish
Pamper mom this Christmas with a jar of this luxurious DIY body polish. It is made using coconut oil, Himalayan pink salt, sugar and a couple of essential oils which lend a beautiful aroma. Make your way over to Boxwood Avenue to find out all the details of this lovely polish.
2. Etched Wooden Spoons
If your mom loves to cook, you might consider making her a set of these gorgeous wooden spoons. Begin with plain wooden utensils, then get a basic wood burning kit to customize them with your designs. Head on over to Design Mom to check out the full tutorial.
3. Floral Embroidery Gift
If your mom loves floral motifs, give this fun DIY project a try. Begin with the free printable, and then add your own embroidery to give it a personal touch. Head on over to the colorful blog Sarah Hearts to check out all the instructions for this creative gift.
4. Scented Bath Salts
Give mom the gift of relaxation with this lovely recipe for bath salts. They have a beautiful spearmint and rosemary scent which is sure to help her relax and de-stress. Make your way over to Minted to check out all the details of this luxurious gift idea for mom.
5. Printable Wall Art
If mom loves hanging art on her wall, then she’s sure to love this pretty floral print that has a fun quote – “Home is where Mom is.” And best of all, it’s free! Just print it out and pop it in a frame. Head on over to The Kiwi In The Clouds to download the printable file.
6. Slow Cooker Candles
Believe it or not, you can make beautiful candles right in your slow cooker! And no, it won’t ruin it… the trick is to place the jars right in the slow cooker with the unmelted wax inside. Genius! Head over to Hello Glow to check out the instructions for this project.
7. Custom Calendars
What’s better than a calendar for Christmas? One that has your own pictures on it! Customize one of these elegant calendars with photos of your family for mom to enjoy all year long. Make your way over to Artifact Uprising to orders yours.
8. Etched Glass Dishes
Glass Pyrex dishes are a good gift to begin with… but why not personalize them a bit? This tutorial will show you how to etch a name or any other design onto a glass baking dish. The perfect gift for mom! Head over to Make It & Love It to see the instructions.
9. DIY Photo Coasters
Here’s another great way to use your own personal photos to create a lovely gift for mom. This one uses snapshots to create coasters… just grab a few tiles from your local home improvement store to get started. Check out the instructions over at The Frugal Girls.
10. DIY Lip Scrub
Help mom take care of her dry winter skin with this easy and luxe DIY lip scrub. All you’ll need to whip up a batch is some brown sugar, olive oil, raw honey and cinnamon. Make your way over to Hello Glow to check out the instructions for this simple scrub.
11. Plaid Snap Scarf
This stylish buffalo check plaid scarf is another great gift that mom is sure to love. The ends have leather strips with snaps so that it can be worn as an infinity scarf or as a traditional scarf. Head on over to Delia Creates to check out the simple sewing tutorial.
12. Tassel Wine Charms
If mom is a wine drinker who likes to imbibe with her friends, then these pretty tassel wine charms might be the perfect gift for her. Just grab some tassels and metal hoops at your local craft store and head over to Sugar and Charm to check out the details.
13. Lemon Bath Bombs
If your mother is a bath-lover, then she’s sure to love these citrusy bath bombs that you can easily make yourself. Just pick up some Meyer lemons, witch hazel, and a few other ingredients at the store. Head on over to Dear Crissy to check out the full tutorial.
14. Arm Knit Blanket
There’s nothing better than a big chunky blanket to keep you warm during those cold winter months – so mom is sure to love this handmade one. Believe it or not, you use your arm as a tool to make it! Get the whole tutorial over at The DIY Mommy.
15. Tinted Lip Balm
This lip balm is actually quite easy to make, and the ingredients are all-natural so mom is sure to love it if she is health-conscious. The pretty pink color comes from freeze dried raspberries! Head on over to Hello Glow to see the full tutorial for this project.
16. Pom Pom Statement Necklace
If your mom loves to make a statement with her jewelry, then this bold pom pom necklace might be the perfect gift. Just pick up some pom pom trim from the fabric store to get started. Check out all the details of this fun project over at Honestly WTF.
17. Personalized Mug
This personalized mug is made using a simple transfer technique and a pretty gold porcelain paint pen. Once you get the technique down, you can write basically anything on a mug… what a great gift! Head over to With Relish to check out the tutorial.
18. DIY Photo Puzzle
Here’s another great gift idea that utilizes a photograph, making it super sentimental. All you’ll need for the puzzle are some wooden blocks, decoupage glue and the photo of your choice. Make your way over to eHow to find out all the details of this meaningful gift.
19. Whipped Body Butter
Here’s another great way to get mom to pamper herself. This smooth whipped body butter is made with coconut oil and mango butter, and then whipped to perfection using a hand mixer. Check out the full tutorial over at the Woods of Bell Trees blog.
20. Initial Tote Bag
Customize a simple canvas tote bag for mom, adding her initial and her favorite color on the bottom. You’ll need some Plasti-Dip to coat the bottom of the bag so it will stand up to more wear and tear. Check out the full tutorial and lots of tips and tricks here.
21. Leather and Crystal Bracelet
For the glam mama in the crowd, make her one of these stunning statement bracelets. The thick leather contrasts nicely with the light, almost translucent crystals. Make your way over to Lebenslustiger.com to check out the tutorial for these beautiful accessories.
22. Wood Burned Serving Boards
Serving boards are another great item to customize using a wood burning tool. They can be found at your local craft supply store, and basic ones won’t break the bank. So grab one and begin customizing your boards using this helpful tutorial from Design Mom.
23. Slouchy Winter Hat
This slouchy winter hat is a stylish way for mom to stay warm this winter. It is crocheted using a fairly basic stitch, and can be made in any color. Make your way over to Hopeful Honey to find out all the details of this super trendy crochet slouchy hat.
24. Finger Knit Trivet
If mom loves to cook and entertain, then she’s sure to enjoy these lovely finger knit rope trivets. They are perfectly minimalist in style, and can be made with, well, your fingers! Head on over to Flax and Twine to check out the full tutorial for this project.
25. DIY Kitchen Apron
Here’s one more great one for mom if she’s into cooking. This lovely kitchen apron has pockets for her spoons, phone, etc. and a gathered center to give it a feminine touch. And best of all, she’ll think of you every time she cooks! Get the tutorial at Style Me Pretty.