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15 DIY Mother's Day gifts: Best homemade gifts for Mom

Moms can't resist the sentimentality of a homemade gift.
Mother and Daughter sitting at a table playing with a DIY kit
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Your child may be too young to splurge on a Mother's Day gift for you, but that doesn't mean they can't gift you with something thoughtful. It'll just take a little bit of extra elbow grease and craftsmanship.

From luscious sweets to personalized home goods, let your little artisan craft up some sweet keepsakes that are equally functional and sentimental. The end result will be a heartfelt Mother's Day gift you'll cherish longer than anything store-bought.

1. Make Your Own Chocolate Truffles Kit

Forget boxed chocolates — make her homemade truffles instead! Kids can heat the dark chocolate morsels in the microwave or on the stovetop with supervision. Then they’ll add flair to the custom bon-bons with the included Himalayan salt, coconut flakes, vanilla or peppermint.

2. Best Mom Ever Embroidery Kit

For older kids who are new to stitching, this vintage-inspired kit comes with an easy-to-follow pattern, pre-cut thread, a needle, and a 6” wood embroidery hoop.

3. Shutterfly "I Love Mommy" Personalized Story Book

Children can tell their mom all the reasons they adore her with this priceless personalized book. Note: a hardcover of the 22-page book is on sale for $29.99, though, it may not arrive in time for Mother's Day.

4. DIY Fortune Cookie Kit

Bring out her sweet tooth by baking classic or chocolate-flavored fortune cookies. This kit makes 40 cookies and comes with pre-written or fill-in papers, so you can surprise her with your own silly or heartfelt notes.

5. Green Creativity Pressed Flower Art Kit

What’s even better than a flower bouquet? A piece of art made from Mom’s favorite blooms! This kit — recommended for kids ages five and up — can make cards, trinket boxes or bookmarks with pressed flowers as their centerpiece. It comes with a four-inch flower press, glue, brush and double-sided tape, so you’ll have all you need to make a sweet keepsake.

6. Succulent Kit

Give mom a low-maintenance plant that’s also a kid-created work of art. This 3.5-inch terrarium kit comes with a mini succulent, vase, dirt, and charcoal and Spanish moss. Depending on the kit you pick, kids can also add sea glass, driftwood or faux diamonds and pearls.

7. Stretchy Bracelet Craft Kit

Choose from four different color palettes to create up to five custom stretchy bracelets. You’ll get 400-450 filler beads, 50-75 focal beads, stretch cord, knot instructions and a storage box with removable compartment dividers.

8. Build Your Own Tulip Kit

Let her know you love her by painting her a happy tulip, or get a set and paint them together! With six paint colors, a brush and slotted wood tulip parts, you’ll be all set.

9. Personalized Acrylic Mother’s Day Word Search

For something a little different, give her a personalized word search made from 8x10 acrylic.

10. Scone Making Kit

What better way to spend QT with mom than by baking buttery, flaky scones together? This adorable kit comes with a personalized note from you, dry ingredients and a tea towel. (Note: You’ll need to supply your own egg and butter.) You can order it in a variety of yummy flavors, such as raspberry white chocolate, cranberry orange, lavender vanilla, vanilla bean or winter maple walnut.

11. Paint Your Own Porcelain Vase

Create your own colorful vase and then fill it with mom’s favorite buds. The kid-friendly instructions show how to execute different artistic techniques, like sponging and color mixing, and then you simply bake the glossy vase in the oven. Kit comes with three white porcelain vases.

12. Handprint Gift

This old school DIY gift idea never gets old, and it’ll create a sweet, priceless memory. It comes with an 8x10 canvas personalized with your kid's name and you can choose from four heartfelt messages. Take note: Paint for the handprints is not included.

13. Mother’s Day Craft Kit

Ideal for younger kids, this 4-in-1 kit contains a flower bouquet craft, jewelry box craft, glitter mosaic sign craft and picture frame magnet craft. You may even have a hard time deciding which to do first.

14. Wooden Flower Painting Coaster Kit

Make her these colorful coasters and she won’t ever complain about you making ring marks on the table again. You can even choose your mom’s favorite flowers to paint. It comes with four wooden coasters, 12 paint colors and two brushes.

15. Coaster Making Kit

For an alternative, make alcohol ink coasters with this fun, all-inclusive kit. It comes with everything you’ll need: four ceramic tiles, five Sharpies, alcohol spritzer, sealer spray, felt backing, instructions and even a gift bag and tissue paper!

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