Nothing says "I Love You Mom" quite like a handmade gift. With the Ikonart Custom Stencil Kit you can create a high quality DIY Mother's Day gift that will make your mom feel extra special. The best part is, these gift ideas are super easy to make and will save you a ton of money by not having to buy from someone else.
We've collected twenty of our favorite Ikonart gift ideas from our Ikonart Crafters Facebook group, Ikonart Stencil Instagram page, and Ikonart Stencil YouTube channel for the perfect handmade Mother's Day present. Whether you are making a last minute Mother's Day gift or you have a little more time, there is an idea for everyone.
20 Handmade Mother's Day DIY Gift Ideas
Get ready to show your mom how much you appreciate all that she does by creating a thoughtful handmade gift just for her. Most of these craft projects can be created in less than an hour, so they are perfect for a last minute Mother's Day gifts. Or if you have a crafty mom skip right to number 20 for easiest Mother's Day gift of them all!
1. DIY Picture Frame for Mom
As every momma knows, you can never have too many pictures of your sweet little babe on display. I love the wood block picture frames that @nicihandmade makes using Ikonart, like the Blessed Mama picture frame shown above. She also makes another version where she adds a raised picture frame on a wood block and I love those too!
2. DIY Easy Mama Sweatshirt
Mom's do it all and they deserve a break! This black on black Mama sweatshirt design from Isle of Design By Ange (shown above) is perfect for cozying up on the couch with the littles. Ange also makes Mama & Mini shirt sets that would make an adorable Mother's Day gift set.
3. DIY Mother's Day Gift Basket
Take one of your mom's favorite hobbies and put together a cute gift basket like Sarah did for the garden themed Mother's Day gift basket shown above. She used Ikonart to customize the watering can and the little planter inside. There are so many options for themed gift baskets and gift box sets that you could customize with Ikonart. Let your imagination run wild!
4. DIY Kitchen Sign for Mom
When I think of my mom I think of her in the kitchen cooking an amazing meal or baking a tasty dessert. My mom is always in the kitchen cooking and baking for her family, friends, church, people who are sick, birthday treats to bring to work, and anything else she can find an excuse to make food for. So I couldn't think of a more perfect gift for my mom than something she could have in the kitchen, which is why I used Torch Paste to make her this custom wood burned kitchen sign. I love you Mom!!
5. DIY Ceramic Mug for Mom
Ceramic mugs make a great gift and with Ikonart you can personalize your ceramic mug to say anything you want. Add an inside joke, funny mom saying, her favorite quote, bible verse, lyrics, or the tried and true "World's Best Mom" and get ready to see her smile when she opens her gift. We recommend using DecoArt Multi-Surface Paint and baking in the oven to cure the paint and make it safe for the dishwasher. If you want to make the mug shown above you can download the free "Have A Good Day" SVG from our Free Artwork page.
6. DIY Tumbler for Mother's Day
You're not limited to ceramic mugs for Mother's Day drinkware gifts. You can also use Ikonart and DecoArt for custom powder-coated tumblers and metal tumblers like Tracy did for the custom marbled tumblers pictured above.
7. Family Noodle Board
Ikonart Stencil Films come in 10x12 and 12x18 sheets, but you can combine multiple stencils to make any size design you want. Jennifer uses multiple stencils to make her custom noodle boards like the one shown above, which would make the perfect Mother's Day gift.
8. DIY Throw Pillow for Mom
Give your mom a constant daily reminder of just how much you care about her with a Mother's Day gift she will see every day, like this Mother's Day throw pillow that Penny screen printed using Ikonart (shown above). You can sew your own throw pillow cover or buy a blank throw pillow cover.
9. Hand Written Recipe Cutting Board
One of the major benefits of Ikonart is that our mesh stencil films can hold a TON of detail. This works great for hand drawn and hand written designs. Turn your mom's favorite hand written recipe into a stencil and then screen print or wood burn that hand written recipe onto a cutting board like Candace did (shown above) for a truly special one-of-a-kind gift. Check out this blog post for tips on wood burning with Torch Paste and how to make your cutting boards food safe.
10. DIY Polymer Clay Earrings for Mother's Day
Another cute way to use a hand written stencil is for custom polymer clay earrings like the ones shown above that Catherine made. If you've never made polymer clay jewelry before check out this clay earrings blog post with tips from Catherine on how to get started.
11. DIY Mom Tshirt
Louisa took her DIY mom Tshirt to the next level by adding some hand painting to her design (shown above). This may take a little more time than screen printing a single color design but the end result will make your mom feel extra special.
12. Mom Subway Tile
Remember the subway tile trend? In this YouTube video I show you how to make Mom artwork for the subway tile I made a few years ago. Since Ikonart stencils are reusable I was able to repurpose the stencil the following year and make my mom a matching shirt. She loved it!
13. Mother's Day Tea Towels
Handmade Mother's Day tea towels like the ones pictured above that Marla made are one of the quickest and easiest Mother's Day gifts you can make. Combine your custom tea towels with a few kitchen related items for a quick and easy gift that still feels extra special.
14. DIY Family Tree Sign for Mother's Day
I made this custom family tree sign shown above for a family friend, but this would make the cutest Mother's Day gift. Ikonart makes the process super easy and saves a ton of time compared to weeding a vinyl stencil. And even with the cost of the stencil the sign was still WAY less expensive than if I would have purchased this on Etsy from someone else. Win win!
15. Mother's Day Family Dates Picture Frame
This Mother's Day project is one of those craft projects that looks like it took way more time than it did. With just an empty picture frame, a piece of burlap and an Ikonart stencil you can have a custom family dates piece of art that will remind your mom of all the special days in her life. You can watch me make this family dates picture frame (pictured above) live in our Ikonart Crafters Facebook group.
16. DIY Family Tree Calendar Sign
Another great example of a family sign is this custom Family Birthday Calendar sign that Debbie made using Ikonart (shown above). You can add special dates to the calendar using the little round discs, which makes it easier to add additional events and names as your family grows.
17. DIY Family Book Stack
This family book stack is super easy to make with Ikonart. You can add family dates, birthdays, a family quote, names, or whatever words you would like to the "spine" of the books. With a few pieces of scrap wood, some paint and some Ikonart stencils you can make a custom book stack for a quick and easy last minute Mother's Day gift.
18. DIY Onesies for the Mom-To-Be
Let's not forget all the expecting moms out there on Mother's Day! One of my absolute favorite ways to use Ikonart is to make custom baby onesies like the ones I made above for my cousin. If you have a friend or relative who is expecting soon surprise them with a custom baby onesie for Mother's Day.
19. DIY Gifts for Dog Moms or Cat Moms
And of course we can't forget the dog moms and cat moms either!! You can turn a picture of a dog or cat (or any pet!) into an SVG to make an Ikonart stencil with, and then add their cute little face to anything you want. In the example above Rachelle added her sweet pooch to a shirt, but you can also add them to etched glasses, ornaments, welcome round signs, throw pillows, tumblers, wood signs, and shirts.
20. Ikonart Craft Kit for Crafty Moms
Last but not least, if you have a mom who loves crafting get her the crafting tool she never knew she needed... the Ikonart Custom Stencil Kit! With this kit your mom will be able to unleash her creativity in so many new ways. Ikonart is the crafty Mother's Day gift that keeps on giving all year long.
These are our top 20 favorite Mother's Day gift ideas to make with Ikonart, but there are plenty more inspirational projects in our Ikonart Crafters Facebook Group so make sure to join us there for more crafty project ideas as well. If you have any additional questions about our Ikonart Stencil Films or the Ikonart Custom Stencil Kit, please contact us.