With all the possible floral to vintage gifts you can surprise Mom with on Mother’s Day, a lovely handcrafted card is still sure to touch her heart. And you don’t need to be six to make one either! You can be 26 or 36 and still delight your Mother dear with a card you’ve created yourself—thanks to all the wonderful card-making tutorials and how-to videos out there. Just take a look at these 10 we fell in love with (and wouldn’t mind receiving ourselves!).
So whether you’ll be throwing your mom an intimate Mother’s Day brunch, tea party or even a spa-themed pampering session, your handmade card is sure to be treasured—coming from grownup you!
DIY Mother’s Day Cards: 10 Creative Ideas to Choose From
1 – Pop-up Flowers DIY Printable Mother’s Day Card – We just love the wow effect of a pop-up card! This DIY project from a Piece of Rainbow provides the printable greeting card with a blank inside for you to glue on your paper cutout flowers and leaves (printables provided, too).
2 – Quilled Mother’s Day Card – Quilling is definitely another wow papercraft that creates fascinating 3D details on any card design you may choose. Check out the tutorial from Art Conquers.
3 – Sew a DIY Mother’s Day Card – Got some fabric scraps? Sew Can She demonstrates how these can be formed into flowers to decorate a charming card for Mom—using the simplest of sewing skills, colorful cardstock, and pinking shears.
4 – Easy Watercolor Art Card – No need to be a fine artist to paint a sweet watercolor artwork (you may actually surprise yourself!), then mount it on a blank card with a fancy cutout frame. Mom will love it! Thanks, Crafts Unleashed for the easy how-to.
5 – Funny Mother’s Day Card Free Printable – Give Mom a well-deserved chuckle with a humorous greeting card, like these ones from Printable Crush (via Thirty Handmade Days). They come in 4 choices of designs and fun messages, and they’re free!
6 – Typography Tiara Mother’s Day Card – She certainly deserves a crown! Just recreate this clever cutout one using Mr. Printables’ free downloadable file, add a tag with your greeting, and fold it all up into a card envelope.
7 – "Mom, You’re the Bomb!" Mother’s Day Card – Moms are real-life superheroes. So why not choose a cool, comics-inspired printable card, like this one from Pretty Collected? Just print, cut to size, and put in an envelope.
8 – DIY Clothesline Card – A tribute to how Mom gets the laundry done—plus so much more! The Thrifty Ginger (via Pink Lover) crafted this delightful bunting-style card design with paper cutouts, some yarn, and mini clothespins. Definitely doable!
9 – Simple DIY Mother’s Day Card – And we do mean simple! Kristina Wermer shows how she traced over lightly-printed fonts to simulate hand calligraphy, then glued washi tape strips over lengths of string to create darling mini bunting. That’s it!
10 – Mother’s Day Heart Pop-up Card – Here’s another take on a pop-up card, this time creating a partially cut out heart shape and two M’s using a Cricut machine (although you could manage with a craft cutter instead). And then using patterned paper to show through the openings. So pretty!
Now, you’re surely ready to relive your kiddie card-making years for the most special woman in your life. Give her a big Mother’s Day hug, too!