Homemade Mother’s Day cards are sentimental art pieces almost lost to time. With social media and text messaging, it’s easy to throw her a text or tag her in your status to send your greetings. But, a true-blue crafter won’t miss this chance to show off her DIY crafting talents. If you’re looking for homemade Mother’s Day card ideas, you’ll find it here. Show your mom she’s special with any of these homemade Mother’s Day card ideas!
Homemade Mother’s Day Cards She Will Adore
1. Flower Pot Card
Many moms are also green thumbs. If yours is, this brilliant Mother’s Day card will light her up! You will only need construction paper, scissors, glue, yarn, and a marker. A preschooler can help snip flower cut-outs easily. This makes one of the best homemade Mother’s Day cards for kids to make.
2. Pop Out Flower Card
Pop-up cards may seem complicated and hard to make. But, this simple pop-up card for Mother’s Day by Martha Stewart will surprise you. It has a detailed step-by-step guide you won’t have trouble following. Your green thumb mom will love these pop-up flowers, too!
3. String Art Heart Cards
Hearts may be typical of Valentine’s Day cards, but what’s stopping you from making some for Mother’s Day? The more hearts for your mom, the better, right? Tell her how much you love her with easy-to-make heartstrings card.
4. Mother’s Day Card
Make this printed DIY card lovely by highlighting the word MOTHER with bold colors. You can get it here, but this makes a great idea for homemade Mother’s Day cards. All you need are nice specialty papers and markers. Get working and let your mommy know the effort you put into her greeting card.
5. I Love You This Much Card
This is a whole new pop-up card, or more like a high-five card for mothers on her special day. You can make this with your kids for a Mother’s Day bonding activity. Look for more short Mother’s Day cards messages to go with this pop-up card.
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6. Stitched Hearts Card
Cut out hearts from different fabrics and stitch them on with a beautiful thread. You only need basic sewing skills to get this one done on your own. Simply snip little hearts from colorful craft fabrics like wool felt. Thinner wool felts is ideal for this one. Line the hearts up and stitch along the center. Nothing like dozens of heart to tell her what a wonderful mother she is.
7. I Love You Maa, Card
Don’t be sheepish about telling mom how much you love her this year! This funny Mother’s Day card will tickle any mom’s funny bone. It has also your signature with fingerprints highlighting this design.
8. Simple Mother’s Day Card
A crafter never throws little trinkets and lace away. It’s a good thing when there’s so much you can do with them. Take this simple Happy Mother’s Day card. It took some nice little buttons and some crocheted lace to make the flowers. You can print happy Mother’s Day wishes or write it on your own to finish off the project.
9. Thanks for Raisin Me Card
Show Mom how you’ve grown up well from her “raisin” you! Also, for cooking the best meals you always had. This card isn’t only a cool Mother’s Day card, it’s kind of funny, too! Needless to say, this won’t cost you much. You may already have everything you need at home.
10. DIY Bunting and Buttons Card
Didn’t I also say we never throw buttons away? See how they make fantastic art forms with your imagination. Get crafty and make this beautiful Mother’s Day card with spare buttons and craft paper!
11. Thanks, Mom Card
A simple Mother’s Day card like this will generate ‘awws’ from your mom for sure. She did her job well! You only have to write it on any piece of paper to go with a bunch of sweet-smelling flowers!
12. You’re One in a Minion Card
Bottlecaps never looked this cute, and in a Mother’s Day card, too! When you think of minions, you think of funny things, and this one is. Take this inspiration for your cool and giddy mom. Every mom is “one in a minion” for sure!
13. Handmade Topiary Cards with Dried Flowers
Many crafters like to press and dry, flowers and leaves. It comes super handy for occasions such as Mother’s Day. It’s simple and easy to make this dried flower topiary when you have materials on hand. You can make this simple art form, write happy Mother’s Day wishes and, voila! A lovely greeting card for your wonderful mother.
14. Button Flowers for Homemade Mother’s Day Cards
Again, this is why we never throw loose or spare buttons away. Like these ultra-cute flowers made from buttons. Cut strips of green paper for the stems and arrange the buttons on top to make the flower. Do this art on construction paper to make your Mother’s Day card.
15. Bouquet of Hearts Homemade Mother’s Day Cards
While hearts are the signature of Valentine’s Day, they also do for Mother’s Day. Don’t you have lots of hearts for your mom every day? This bouquet of hearts card is easy to make, you can do it with your kids.
16. Handprint Flower Pot Mother’s Day Card
You only need construction paper, pink and blue paint, sticker gems, and Sharpie markers. When I say easy, I mean this is one of the easiest homemade Mother’s Day cards ever. Follow this simple tutorial with a few materials, and you’re good to go!
17. Pop Up Dress Card for Mother’s Day
Your only challenge with this Mother’s Day card is looking for teeny weeny laundry clips. But what’s not available these days on Amazon and eBay? Besides that, it’s easy making Mother’s Day cards with this pop-up dress design.
18. Quilled Handmade Mum Card
The art of quilling seems complicated. But once you get the hang of it, I must warn you, it’s addictive. Quilling is using rolled strips of paper for a design. This Mother’s Day card is simple and a good place to start a quilting habit.
19. How to Make a Homemade Mother’s Day Card
Learn more about the step-by-step process of making homemade Mother’s Day cards. Find out what materials to use–materials already available at home. Follow patterns and designs on how to make a homemade Mother’s Day card.
20. DIY Quilled Flowers Mother’s Day Cards
This is what I’m talking about. You tried to quill once, and you’ll do it again. So here’s another quill design perfect for Mother’s Day. We cannot have enough of flowers in our design, too. And I’m sure most moms agree.
21. Pressed Pansy Idea for Homemade Mother’s Day Cards
Pansies are lovely flowers which keeps their colors even after being pressed for so long. Have some handy for your crafts like this pressed pansy for Mother’s Day cards. Many moms will love this along with fresh ones.
22. Easy Handmade Mother’s Day Card
Join your kids to make this easy handmade Mother’s Day card for their granny. These are origami butterfly and tissue paper flowers. You kids will enjoy this fun craft for Mother’s Day. They will also make you one for sure.
23. DIY Stitched Mother’s Day Card
If you love sewing and embroidery, you’ll love this idea for a Mother’s Day card. A mom who loves sewing and embroidery will love to receive this, too. Make a DIY stitched Mother’s Day card with these simple and easy steps.
24. Quilled Mother’s Day Card
Here’s another quill art design you’ll love to have stumbled upon. If mom loves anything flowers, this will give her the thrills. This is somewhat like quilling 102, but with time you’ll get the trick.
25. Mother’s Day Flower Pot Card
Take your craft stash out and check if you have all the materials you’ll need for this project. Stamps, specialty paper, inks, and accessories. This is a pocket card design putting a twist on the conventional geometric card design.
26. DIY Heart Notebook for Mum
This should be a fun activity for kids to do at home and in school. It’s a fun and simple project, which doubles up as a gift for your mom on her special day. Ready your basic drawing skills and your way with the scissors and have fun making this!
27. Pop-up Mother’s Day Cards
Making Mother’s Day cards take a bit of your effort. Well, isn’t it what makes them special and memorable for your mom? You can say that of this silhouette pop-up Mother’s Day card. They also make great sustainable gifts for organic living moms.
28. Floral Handmade Mother’s Day Card
No heart can resist melting with a handmade greeting card no matter how simple they are. Check out this flower bouquet, kids can do for special ladies in their lives. All you need are three sizes of circle patterns to make the flowers.
29. DIY Embroidered Mother’s Day Card
You won’t need expertise in embroidery to pull off this DIY Mother’s Day card. All you need are different colors of embroidery thread and basic sewing skills. You can use letter stickers as a guide. Then you won’t have to erase the lines.
30. Mother’s Day Coloring Page
If you’re a preschool teacher, here’s an idea. Make these homemade Mother’s Day cards for your kids. They can color them after to give to their moms.
31. DIY Mother’s Day Card
32. Hyacinth Flower Mother’s Day Card
Here’s another printable project for a Mother’s Day card you can DIY. It’s another craft kids can do for their wonderful mothers. Cut out the illustrations yourself and let your kids do the rest.
33. A Sundae for Mother’s Day
Along with Mother’s Day breakfast, give your mom a dessert on her special day. For a surprise, give her the sprinkles along with a card. Check this project to do this easy and tasty Mother’s Day craft!
34. DIY Mother’s Day Pop-Up Flowers Card
We can’t get enough of pop-up cards for Mother’s Day. But, your mom will be in for a surprise with this one. It’s another amazing but easy craft you can do with materials available in your craft stash.
35. Mother’s Day Heart Fan Card DIY
This Mother’s Day heart fan card isn’t only something you can DIY. You can personalize it, too. You can make small heart pieces or you can make them bigger. There are tons of messages for Mother’s Day you can write on the heart pieces.
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There you have it, crafters! Special homemade Mother’s Day cards for wonderful mothers of all sizes and shapes. Giving her a gift is great, but nothing says it like homemade Mother’s Day cards. Take these ideas for homemade Mother’s Day cards and make one your own. Also, Father’s Day is just around the corner, so start looking for some Father’s Day card design ideas now!
Which of these homemade Mother’s Day cards are you eyeing to work on? Tell us about it in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in April 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.