When you think about DIYing your mom’s Mother’s Day gift, you’re probably thinking about that pasta art you were so proud of in the 3rd grade. While I’m sure your mom would love it if you brought the pasta art back, we’re also pretty positive she’d love something she can actually use in every day life. That’s where these 6 DIY gifts come in. Each one of these gifts are actually simple to make, look fantastic, cost very little, and are something that mom will love and use almost every day. Does it get any better than that? Watch the video below to see how you can make these crafts worthy of your mama.

Because some of these gifts are smaller than others, I was thinking about maybe making one or two to give to mom this year. I mean they’re so simple and inexpensive, I think we can all afford to whip a few of these projects! Besides…it’s so hard to choose just one!

HAND PAINTED UTENSILS

YOU’LL NEED
– Wooden kitchen utensils
– Painter’s tape
– Acrylic paint
– Twine

STEP 1: Section off the handle of your utensils however you would like.
STEP 2: Paint in the sections.
STEP 3: Put the utensils upside down in a cup to let the handles dry.
STEP 4: Once dry, tie together with twine and give to mom.

SUCCULENT GARDEN

YOU’LL NEED
– A large pot
– Potting soil
– Succulents
– Twine

STEP 1: Fill the bottom of the pot with soil.
STEP 2: Line up your succulents however you want and fill in the sides with soil.
STEP 3: Tie the pot with twine for a rustic touch.

Make sure there’s some way to drain this pot so the roots don’t rot! Mom won’t appreciate that.

ESSENTIAL OIL SALT BATH

YOU’LL NEED
– Coarse salt
– Essential oils
– Eucalyptus
– Little jar

STEP 1: Pour out your coarse salt and sprinkle the lavender oil all over, kneading it through.
STEP 2: Add a few drops of eucalyptus and knead through.
STEP 3: Put your salt into a small jar and top off with a decorative label.

HERB INFUSED OLIVE OIL

YOU’LL NEED
– Bottle
– Seasoning (She does rosemary and chili flakes with garlic)
– Olive oil

STEP 1: Place your seasoning into your jars.
STEP 2: Fill with olive oil.
STEP 3: Cap your bottles and put on some decorative labels.

FLAVORED BUTTER

YOU’LL NEED
– Unsalted butter
– Honey, herbs, ect.
– Bowl
– Mixing spoon
– Jars

STEP 1: Put 1-2 sticks of butter in a bowl.
STEP 2: Cover with herbs, honey, or whatever you would like!
STEP 3: Mix and store in small jars. Refrigerate before gifting.

THE ULTIMATE BASKET

YOU’LL NEED
– A wire basket
– Shredded crinkle paper
– Anything your heart desires

STEP 1: Fill the bottom of your basket with crinkle paper.
STEP 2: Fill with all your goodies!

For the person (like me) who likes ALL of these gifts and cannot decide, this last gift is the perfect compromise! Make a few gifts, and pick up some other odds and ends mom will love, and fill a basket with everything. Who wouldn’t want to get a gift like this?

Do you like these DIY Mother’s Day ideas? Did you get inspired to make your own gifts this year for mom? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.