Celebrating Mom: 8 handmade gift ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner—Sunday, May 14!

Remember when we were in school and our teachers would always come up with a wonderful crafty item that we could make for our moms for their special day? I know my mom always treasured those childlike (but oh, so cute) elementary-school gifts, just as I treasured the gifts I received from my kids. Now that we’re adults, we have to come up with our own ideas. Below, you’ll find some suggestions to get you thinking and creating for Mother’s Day!

Simply Simple table runner
Simply Simple from
The Big Book of Table Toppers

Table runners and toppers are always welcome gifts. This table runner is super quick and easy to make—just start with a focus print in Mom’s favorite colors or motifs and you’ll have the perfect gift in no time!

Spring Mosaic quilt
Spring Mosaic from
Moda All-Stars: Lucky Charm Quilts

This sweet quilt designed by Sandy Gervais could be a topper or a wall hanging. Start with a couple of charm packs and voilà!

Little Love quilt
Little Love from
Moda All-Stars: Mini Marvels

Your gift doesn’t have to be large; it just needs to be from the ❤! Mom will most certainly get the message with this little fabric love letter.

Little House Pincushion
Little House Pincushion from
Cottage-Style Charm

Is Mom a fiber fanatic? If so, then a handmade pincushion could be the answer. They’re just irresistible! How about this cutie in Mom’s favorite colors?

Buttoned Napkin and Tea Bag Holder
Buttoned Napkin and Tea Bag Holder from
Simple, Fun & Quickly Done

Is Mom a tea lover? If so, why not whip up a matched set of caddies for her table? Fill the tea-bag caddy with her favorite teas. Then, make it extra-special by including a package of her favorite tea-time cookies.

All Squared Up Tote
All Squared Up Tote from
Sew This and That!

Is it possible to own too many bags? I think not! This great little tote uses 2½" squares (or mini charms) so that you can do a little scrap-busting while making Mom a happy shopper!

Squeezed for time (aren’t we all)? Any of the books above would make a dandy gift as well. Here are some other ideas for great Mother’s Day gifts:

If Mom needs a little eye candy, our series of beauty books from superstars of the maker world might be just the thing.

Minick and Simpson Blue & White A Common Thread Stitches to Savor

Our Big Book series gives YOU a lot of bang for your buck and gives Mom a variety of projects to choose from.

The Big Book of Strip Quilts The Big Book of Scrappy Quilts The Big Book of Fat Quarter Quilts
See more books in our Big Book series!

Hopefully we’ve armed you with great ideas for the greatest Mom ever!

How do you celebrate Mother’s Day: brunch and a stroll outdoors, a backyard get-together with family, a day of relaxation and pampering? Tell us in the comments!

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