These 9 Homemade Gift Ideas Will Make Your Mother's Day

These 9 Homemade Gift Ideas Will Make Your Mother's Day

As Mother's Day approaches, it's sometimes tricky to find the perfect gift for the woman who's given us everything. With a bit of creative thinking, though — and maybe a pinch of Mary Berry — you can put together unforgettable gifts, crafts and experiences.

In case you're short on ideas this year, here are nine lovely homemade things to do and make for mum.

1) Arrange a beautiful bouquet of hand tied flowers

Have a look at our video Flower Arrangement: Simple Hand Tied Flowers, and give Mum a taste of Spring with a hand tied bouquet. Only maybe don't mention if you nicked them from her garden...

2) Spoil her with a homemade treat

Chocolate roulade dessert

Here's where Mary Berry comes in. Let Mum put her feet up, and indulge her with this homemade Chocolate Roulade recipe (you really can't go wrong with this one!).

3) Make her the ultimate keepsake craft

Our step-by-step video How to Make a Baby Footprint Plaque will walk (ha!) you through this simple, adorable craft. Get creative, and help new mothers celebrate their little ones.

4) Get quilting

There's no better personal gift than a warm, colourful quilt. Watch our video Quilting: Simple Patchwork Quilt for a step-by-step tutorial.

5) Make some memories

Our Eggshell Mosaic Photo Frame craft is the perfect way to show off a cracking good photo of you and Mum.

6) Wrap it up nicely

Need a place to house your lovely gift? Our Paper Craft: Gift Box video is an easy DIY guide that will add a unique touch to any present.

7) Pamper her with a homemade bath melt

Homemade cocoa and shea nut butter bath melts

These calming bath melts from the Neal's Yard Beauty Book make a hot bath even more relaxing, and can be made at home. Containing nourishing cocao and shea nut butter, they'll leave Mum feeling warm and refreshed.

8) Bake her a lemon and blueberry bundt cake

Homemade lemon and blueberry bundt cake

Make Mum's day with a delicious recipe from Step-by-Step Desserts, like this easy-to-make lemon and blueberry bundt cake. Lemons and blueberries – surely that's part of your five a day?

9) Make her the perfect cup of tea

Cup of Rocking Cherry tea

As any tea lover will know, a truly good cup of tea takes care and attention. With some expert guidance from The Tea Book, you can brew the perfect pot, capturing the ideal flavour and aroma.


Don't let the fun stop after Mother's Day! For more great DIY ideas, head over to DK Explore's Hobbies, Arts and Crafts page, and try your hand at a new project today.

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