Every second Sunday of May we celebrate the boundless love and care of mothers all over the world. It would be quite easy to buy a Hallmark in the store, but most of us pour with love and care our gifts and cards for our mothers. These diy Mother’s Day cards and ideas are filled foremost with the love and gratitude we have for our mothers – both the biological and the emotions ones. With love for the women who have raised and mentored us, enjoy making these diy Mother’s Day cards and ideas.
DIY Mother’s Day Cards and Ideas
(1) Heartstrings for Mom
A beautiful and easy colorful string art for Mom on her special day. Maybe the younger ones might need some little help with the threading, but this is a card a grade schooler can easily make. Check out these diy nail and string art ideas for more yarn projects.
(2) Palm of Love
Have palm and paper, I can now make my Mother’s Day card! An easy card to make with just the right touch of fun and humor. Have each child make one on different colored cardstock. Better yet, make several and use paper to hang around the dining room for the special Mother’s Day dinner.
Source: DIY Palm Card
(3) Origami Mom
A lot of us learned crafting and the skills that go with it from our moms and the intrepid females in our lives. Show off your origami skills with a spelled-out Mom in cheerful origami paper folded and glued.
(4) Cut-out Impact
Easy but impressive cut out to give a sweet and stunning surprise. Using a crafter’s knife or an X Acto hobby knife, cut out shapes and patterns in the middle of the topmost part of the card. Then, glue a childhood picture or a photo of you and mom inside. Write your message too. Watch her be surprised.
Source: Cut-out Card
(5) Pop-up Love
Impressive paper pop-up for some “Oh wow!” moment with your mom or the female who loved and raised you. A bit different but definitely striking diy card.
Source: Pop-up Mother’s Day Card
(6) First in My Heart
Show Mom how much she means with this be-ribboned card. It’s not enough that she’s the Best Mom in the World, but she’s #1 in your heart as well.
Source: Ribboned Card
(7) Totally Turtle
Enjoy making this cute turtle card for mom with some leftover cupcake liners. If you don’t have liners, just draw a circle and cut with pinking scissors. Or just make scalloped or zigzag movements when you cut.
(8) Pastel Bright
Perfect for a pastel bright Mother’s Day celebration. Cheerful florals for your mom’s paper bouquet.
Source: Pastel Color Card
(9) Sunday’s Best Sundae
Treat Mom to a sundae with this card decorated with sundae toppings, ice cream kept separately. A funny and delicious way to show her how much you care.
Source: Mother’s Day Sundae
(10) Washi Wonders
Washi tape is simple Japanese masking tape made of decorative washi or traditional fiber paper. You can work your wonders for your card by simply choosing and cutting to decorate your card. Enjoy the colors as Mom will definitely enjoy reading your card.
Source: Washi Tape DIY Mother’s Day Card
(11) Go Big and Bigger
The biggest hearts in the world belong to mothers who are both boot camp sergeant, head cheerleader, and chief nutritionist rolled into one. The bigger the card, the bigger envelop and the beaming smile of happiness that will surely shine on Mom’s happy face.
Source: Big Big Thanks
(12) Kids and Glitter
A simple homemade card from the kids as you help them step-by-step to make a glittering heart for the World’s Number 1 Mother – their Mom!
(13) Lovely Watercolored Card
A lovely watercolor wash card for something simple and pretty for Mother’s Day. Go artistic or go colorful. You can even go both.
Source: Watercolor Mother’s Day Card
(14) Spring Love
After the difficulties of winter come the hope and freshness of spring. Let Mom feel that she is your spring with this cheerful and bright simple flower card. Give Mom the gift of spring with these diy garden box ideas.
(15) A Card and a Book
A lot more paper will be needed for this one, but fill the pages of this paper heart book with your most sincere wishes for mom and your most heartfelt moments. Something simple but sentimental and heart-warming.
(16) Time to Knit
A mom who knits would surely love this homage to her hobby and skills as you take the time to make her a knitted card. Or a diy scarf for those cool spring nights.
Source: DIY Crocheted Mother’s Day Card
(17) Mom’s Flowery Card
Collect pictures of pretty flowers, cut them out and glue on cardstock. Pretty it up some more with dots and dashes if you want. You don’t need to be artistic, you just need some glue. Feeling some more gifting? Check these easy and budget gift ideas.
Source: Floral Card for Mom
(18) Merging Tech
Pick up some printable and at the same time go handmade? It’s possible with this card that looks classy without being cheesy.
Source: DIY Printable Mother’s Day Cards
(19) Animated Love
Make a digital card with an animated card on a digital format. Record yourself on your phone or if you’re too shy, make a looping gif of you simply saying “A Happy Mother’s Day!” And for something more tangible, make her pretty diy bracelet just in time for Mother’s Day.
(20) Family Journal in a Card
One of the most treasured gifts of a person is a journal – a journey through experiences and memories. Start a family journal in a Mother’s Day card – Mom will surely keep this one. Or partner your card journal with a lovely notebook to be filled with loving memories.
Source: Family Journal Card
(21) Cricuts for Mom
A Cricut is a lovely crafty thing to have so why not make a Cricut card for Mom? Go with the templates or make your own, what matters most is the love and sentiment behind your card.
Source: Cricut Card for Mother’s Day
(22) Button Card
Come up with a few buttons lying around the house for this simple button card for Mom that’s fun to make and a bit whimsical to bring her a smile on Mother’s Day. You can also use some buttons to make her a pair of diy earrings.
Source: DIY Mother’s Day Button Card
(23) A Fan Full of Heart
A little more effort to make this heart-shaped heart fan that shows how much love and gratitude you have for dear Mom. Tip: You can also make each fan a promised treat or maybe a chore that you would be happy to take up like washing the dishes, cooking Sunday’s lunch or fixing the creaky stair step.
(24) Tissue Paper 3D Card
A simple card to make but a bit stunning with its 3D elements. Choose bright colors to make bright flowers for Mother’s Day.
Source: DIY Tissue Paper Card for Mom
(25) Family Love Flap
Paper and a lot of sentiments for dear Mom on Mother’s Day.
Source: Mother’s Day Flap Card