8 Last-Minute DIY Mother’s Day Ideas

Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday! If you haven’t quite gotten everything together yet, there’s still time for some last-minute crafty touches. Set aside a crafternoon on Saturday, and you can create some sweet decorations or even a gift that mom will love.

Sure, hitting the big box store is fast and convenient, but those store bought decorations and gifts often come with a hefty carbon footprint. They’re made in far-off factories under questionable conditions, shipped all over the world, and overpackaged in single-use plastic. No, thank you!

Luckily, you can use your crafty skills to opt out of that wasteful system. Here are some DIY Mother’s Day ideas that you can whip up in an afternoon. Easy peasy!

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Woodsy tablescape. Creative Commons photo by Beckathwia


1. Make Your Own Bunting

Store-bought decorations are usually single-use plastic. This year, why not create some simple fabric bunting for Mother’s Day? The best part: you can stash it away and re-use that same length of bunting year after year, and not just on Mother’s Day!

2. Create an Eco-Friendly Tablescape

If you’re cooking up a nice Mother’s Day brunch this year, you can really make it shine with a beautiful tablescape. Depending on how much time you have, you can sew up a table runner from fabric scraps just for the occasion or combine natural materials to make a tablescape that mom will love. Who needs pesticide-laden bouquets when you can create a repurposed centerpiece instead?

3. Sew Fabric Scrap Flowers

If your mom is expecting flowers on Mother’s Day, you can get more eco-friendly than a cut bouquet. Instead, check out this tutorial for making a bouquet of fabric scrap flowers. They’re sweet, simple, and they’ll never wilt or die.

4. Coffee Filter Flowers

Is sewing not really your thing? Don’t fret! Check out these awesome flowers made from used paper coffee filters! They’re pretty, they’re recycled, and they’re simple to make.

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infused oils

5. Infused Oils and Vinegars

Is your mom into cooking? It’s not too late to whip up some infused oils and vinegars for her to cook with! They take a few days to a week to steep, so just choose a recipe where you can leave the ingredients in, and let her know with an instructional hang tag when her vinegar or oil will be ready to use.

6. Pretty Teacup Lights

Candles are a nice default gift, aren’t they? If you have some old candles hanging around the house, combine them with vintage teacups to make sweet repurposed candles that mom will love.

7. Mother’s Day Brooch

Is your mom a jewelry gal? Make her a lovely statement piece from reclaimed paper! She can wear this Mother’s Day brooch all day to feel extra special.

8. Flower Cardigan

If mom is more of a clothes horse, this pretty cardigan covered in flowers is just the thing! Hit the thrift store to find just the right cardigan, then dive into your fabric stash to give it some extra oomph.

Do you guys have any fun, DIY Mother’s Day plans in the works? I’d love to hear what you’re making!

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Danial W.
Past Member 2 years ago

Thanks for sharing idea

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener3 years ago


Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thank you what a great article.

Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson3 years ago


Emily S.
Emily S.3 years ago


Samantha Hodder
Sam Hodder3 years ago


Mindy F.
Mindy F.3 years ago

Nice table.

Kevin Cline
Past Member 3 years ago

Very good! Thank you

Debbie L.
Debbie Lim3 years ago


Elaine A.
Elaine Al Meqdad3 years ago

I love what looks like to be quiche!