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12 homemade Mother’s Day card ideas

Mothers Day card

Mother’s Day will be here before you know it and while it’s easy enough to grab a store-bought card or even a printable card, there’s something about a homemade card that just makes all mums feel special. 

If you’re after some inspiration for your mum, mother-in-law or even a handmade Mother's Day card to make as a craft for kids (yep, for yourself...), then we’ve rounded up the best DIY ideas. So grab the washi tape and let’s get creative!

Birdhouse card

bird house card
We all know how mums are the ones who truly make houses a home and this sweet card play odes to that with a birdhouse design.

Make this card at I Heart Crafty Things.

Love You To Pieces card

Love you to Pieces Suncatcher Card

This simple but effective card comes with a removable suncatcher which can go up on the window afterwards. 

Made this card at Learning and Exploring Through Play.

Pop-up Heart card

Pop up card
We love the way this 3D heart leaps off the page and mum will too.

Make this card at Fun365.

Button Art card

button art
Make use of all those buttons lying around your house and transform them into pretty flowers. Be sure to closely supervise your child around the buttons.

Make this card at The Best Ideas For Kids

Opening Flower card

opening flower card
For something a little unique, we love this opening flower card. There may not be much room for a long message but mum will surely cherish it forever. 

Make this card at MyBaba.

Handprint Cactas card

cactas card
We all know how adorable little hands and feet are and this homemade Mother's Day card makes full use of that, transforming your youngster's hand into a flowery cactus sitting in a plant pot.

Make this card at Simple Every Day Mom.

To-ma-toes card

tomatoes card
Technically this card is billed as a Father's Day card but we reckon this witty craft is just as good for Mother's Day too and it's bound to raise a giggle either way! 

Make this card at Thrifty Jinxy.

Polka dot heart card

Polka Dot card
A super easy card to really get your little one involved in with their fingertips, it uses a cutout shape in the middle as a guide which you can then peel away once your child has finished for a neat finish.

Make this card at A Thrifty Mom.

3D Tulip card

3D tulip card

Another flower card but we simply couldn't resist this one and isn't it just perfect for Spring? It's easy to make and your youngster can even decorate the flower pot for an extra touch. 

Make this card at The Best Idea For Kids

Double Handed card

love you to pieces card
Such a simple idea to orchestrate but one that any mama would be delighted to receive. As with the second card in this list of DIY ideas, the heart shape between the hands forms a suncatcher if you fancy it.

Make this card at The Best Ideas for Kids

"Hap-pea" card


All this card requires is a few bits of card and some scissors but the result of two peas in a pod is adorable. 

Make this card at Crafty Morning.

Sunshine card

Mum's truly are a ray of sunshine for us all and what better way to show her what she means to you with this colourful card?

Make this card at IHeartCraftyThings.

Mother’s Day card buys

Crafting usually tends to involve a lot of card so it's handy to have a big pack in your house. In this generous pack there are 100 sheets of 20 assorted colours, perfect for cards for all occassions. 

This brilliant scrapbook kit has all manner of accessories perfect for crafting with your toddler including stickers, washi-tape, self adhesive papers, metallic pens and scissors. 

Pipe cleaners

£6.99 - RRP: £7.63

Pipe cleaners can be used for all manner of crafts. Transform them into model creatures, the stems of paper flowers, letters for initials or twist them into embellishments for cards. There's 120 in this pack in assorted colours. 

Paint tends to get everywhere when you've got a small child but thankfully this set of three paints easily washes off skin and clothing. Squeezy bottles make for easy dispensing and the air tight caps mean no spills

  • Author: Emily Thorpe Emily Thorpe
  • Job Title: Digital Writer

Having written for Mother&Baby magazine for four years where she wrote news, product pages, features and interviewed celebrities such as Paloma Faith and Fearne Cotton, Emily now works as Digital Writer for Mother&Baby online where she specialises in travel and product reviews. 


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