15 fun things to make for Mother’s Day

Things to make for Mother's DayGet some ideas for your own mum, help the kids make something special for Granny … or drop a few casual hints to your husband! Here are some of our favourite ideas for meaningful and fun Mother’s Day gifts.

1. Make a thumb-print heart canvasMother's Day ideas

A teeny tiny canvas featuring hearts made from your family’s fingerprints … it doesn’t get more awww than this! Alanna from The Craft Nest made this for her husband for Valentine’s Day, but we think it would make a superb Mother’s Day craft. (via Alanna George)

2. Bake cookies with loveMother's Day ideas

Make a list of words that describe your mum and write them in icing on some cookies. A glass jar and an oversized bickie (used as a gift tag) complete this very sweet gift. See how it was done here. (via I Am Baker)

3. Fill a jar with your thoughtsMother's Day ideas

This long-lasting gift is a jar filled with loving thoughts – one for every day of the year. Make your own personal notes, or if you get stuck for ideas, visit Gifts U Can Make and buy their printable PDF with 365 sayings about motherhood. (via Gifts U Can Make)

4. Make a door hangerThings to make for Mother's Day

It’s the gift every mum really wants – a sleep-in. Get this free printable door hanger! But husbands be warned – any woman worth her salt will be trying to hang this up every other day of the year too. (Hey, it’s worth a shot …) (via Twig and Thistle)

5. Make cupcakes with cute flagsMother's Day ideas

How about having a girly tea party and baking cupcakes together? Make sure you top them off with these gorgeous these printable flags too! (via Bakingdom)

6. Frame printable wall artMother's Day ideas

A lovely sentiment and a beautiful illustration … and it’s free from Li’l Magoolie! Simply download here, print and frame. (via Diaper Style Memoirs)

7. Decorate slipper cookiesMother's Day ideas

Slippers for Mother’s Day is a bit of a cliche … but not when you can eat them! Decorate biscotti or other oval-shaped biscuits with icing and pink-tinted shredded coconut. (via Family Fun)

8. Make a keepsake cardMother's Day ideas

I love you thiiiiiiiiis much! Use your child’s handprints to make this clever card – you’ll look back in years to come and wonder how their little hands were ever that tiny! See the instructions here. (via A Day In My Life)

9. Have a garden partyMother's Day ideas

If the weather is fine, get outside and host a garden party filled with yummy treats and presents. Get some inspiration at I Am Baker (including a delicious rainbow cake made with real fruit cake layers instead of food dye – gorgeous!) (via I Am Baker)

10. Make pretty paper flowersMother's Day ideas

A modern bouquet that lasts forever. Older kids can help with cutting out circles and gluing the petals. See the instructions here. (via Kristin Eldridge)

11. Cook bacon, egg and toast cupsMother's Day ideas

Everything that’s good about breakfast, all wrapped up in an individual serve! We’d be pretty happy to eat these in bed on Mother’s Day. Get the recipe here. (via Annie’s Eats)

12. Make homemade bath fizzesMother's Day ideas

A silicone ice-cube tray gives these beautiful bath bombs their shape. Get the instructions here. (via Martha Stewart)

13. Grow flower pot dessertsMother's Day ideas

Layers of cake, ice-cream and crushed-up Oreo cookies (for the ‘soil’) are placed in a flowerpot with a fresh flower in the centre. Yum! Get the instructions here (via The Pioneer Woman)

14. Personalise a breakfast trayMother's Day ideas

Breakfast in bed is even more special when it comes on a hand-decorated tray. Get instructions for this idea here. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

15. Pour tea cup candlesMother's Day ideas

Scour op shops for beautiful vintage tea cups and then make your own collection of candles. Get the instructions here. (via Martha Stewart)