June 24, 2018

75 DIY Non-Candy Classroom Valentines

Jan 19, 2018

List of 75 fun and unique classroom valentine ideas for your kids that ARE NOT CANDY! So many cute ideas!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! If you’re looking for some fun and unique classroom valentine ideas for your kids that aren’t candy, here’s a list of some of the best ones we’ve found. These are sure to be fun for kids, even if it isn’t candy!

75 DIY Non-Candy Classroom Valentines

1. Star Wars Valentine via Alecia Dawn Photography
With fun phrases like “I ‘chew’se you” and “I want you to come to the dark side”, these are sure to be a hit with young Star Wars fans.

2. Printable Valentine Bookmarks via Positively Splendid
Such a cute idea, and it encourages reading!

3. Clementine Valentine via The Cards We Drew
With the printable “You’re a cutie” printable, this is just an adorable way to give a healthy valentine!

4. You’re the “Raisin” I’m Smiling Valentine via Homemaking Hacks
Grab some boxes of raisins and print off these cute tags for an easy DIY valentine.

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5. You Blow Me Away Valentine via Makely
Attach these free printables to some bubbles, and kids will go wild over this one!

6. Friendship Bracelet Valentine via Dandee Designs
If you have especially crafty children, they might have a blast making these for their fellow classmates.

7. Muffin Tin Crayon Valentine via Our Best Bites
Muffin tin crayons are so much fun to make, plus the “you color my world” printable to attach to it is so cute!

8. Valentine Fruit Tags via Craftaholics Anonymous
A couple more fruit-themed valentines are sure to be a hit with tags like “You’re the apple of my eye” and “Orange you glad we are friends?”

9. O-Fish-Ally Be Mine Valentine via Tammy Mitchell Designs
These valentines stuffed with goldfish crackers are a great edible alternative to the usual candy.

10. MadLib Valentine via Design Mom
This is such a cool idea! Kids love doing mad libs, and the tags you attach to this are great!

11. Mustache Valentine via Craft Monkey
Oh my gosh, this is so unique and fun. “I mustache you a question…will you be my valentine?”

12. Pencil Arrow Valentine via Positively Splendid
Insert a pencil through a paper heart with the tag “You are just write” for a unique valentine idea.

Pencil Monsters

13. Monster Pencils Valentine via The 36th Avenue
These little one- and two-eyed monster guys on the ends of pencils are so endearing! And they are super simple to make.

14. Just Popping In DIY Valentine via Fabulessly Frugal
Grab those fun little popper toys for kids in bulk, and add this “just popping in” tag for a fun valentine idea on the cheap.

15. Owl Always Be Your Valentine via Seven Thirty Three
These owls are so precious, and look like fun to make!

16. You Make My Heart Skip a Beat Jumprope Valentine via Homemaking Hacks
Encourage health, exercise and fun with these unique valentines. Grab the multipack of jump ropes in the party section of Walmart.

17. You’re a Hoot Owl Valentine via Frugal Coupon Living
This environmentally-friendly project utilizes old toilet paper rolls and turns them into an adorable stand-up owl! You can add candy inside, but you really don’t have to. I think it looks great as-is!

18. I Think You are Really Sharp Valentine via The Crafting Chicks
These pencil sharpener valentines are so useful and clever!

19. Tic Tac Toe Board Game Valentine via Bargain Briana
Give the gift of a fun game of tic tac toe. And bonus? “You are a winner!” 😉


20. Twinkie Minions Valentines via Mission To Save
Okay, so I know Twinkies aren’t any better than candy, but these are just TOO cute for a little Despicable Me fan!

21. Frozen Olaf Warm Hugs Valentine via One Creative Mommy
This is sure to win over all the little Frozen fans.

22. Kids’ Mouse Valentine via 7 On A Shoestring
This little folder paper mouse is adorable and opens up to reveal a customized Valentine’s Day message.

23. Valentine’s Day Pencil Toppers via You Brew My Tea
These are so sparkly and pretty!

24. You Make My Heart Flutter Butterfly Valentine via Passion For Savings
Even though this is shown with a lollipop as the center, I think you could just as easily use a pencil!

25. Wheelie Valentine via A Mom’s Take
Sure to be a hit with the boys, attach a toy car to each valentine and add the cute tagline to complete it.


26. Popcorn Valentine Love Monster via Laura Kelly Designs
Isn’t this little guy cuuuuttteee?!

27. Whoopie Cushion Valentine via The Taylor House
For the young little prankster who will get a good laugh out of this one…

28. You’re The Bomb Valentine via That Bald Chick
Kids will have fun making this one, and I think you could put any gold filler in the middle. (It doesn’t have to be Rolo candy.)

29. Edible Clay Valentine via Crazy About My Bay Bah
Give the gift of play with this edible clay. Add the “doh you want to be my valentine” tag, and voila!

30. I’m Nuts About You Valentine via Around My Family Table
As long as your child’s school isn’t a peanut allergy restricted school, these are a great idea.

31. Be Minecraft Valentine via Club Chica Circle
Because you know there had to be at least ONE valentine for all the Minecraft kids out there. Wrap this around any toy or food item. It doesn’t have to be limited to candy.

32. Big Hero 6 Valentine via Desert Chica
Let your kids color their own valentines this year! And this movie is so popular with all the kids right now.

33. It’s Great to Bee Your Friend Valentine via Mom Endeavors
Keep it simple with this fun bee-themed printable.

34. Monster Valentines via Better In Bulk
I love this, because kids can get creative and each one is completely different. Those are some seriously CUTE monsters.

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35. You Light Up My Life Glow Stick Valentine via Eighteen 25
These are gorgeous. And kids will go crazy over the glow sticks.

36. Army Valentines via Armelle Blog
For all the little boys who love playing with toy army figures.

37. We Belong Together Valentine via Artsy Fartsy
SO. CUTE. And all the work is done for you. Just print these adorable artsy valentines and personalize them.

38. You’re Awesome Sauce Valentine via Creating Really Awesome Free Things
Give the gift of a healthy snack (apple sauce) with this creative idea.

39. You Make My Heart Soar Paper Airplane Valentine via No Biggie
This is simple and fun!

40. You Rule Valentine via Relocated Living
This little “You Rule” valentine includes a new ruler for the student.

41. Kinetic Sand Valentine via Smart Schoolhouse
Kids these days are obsessed with kinetic sand, so this is a great idea.

42. Heart Suncatchers via Fun At Home With Kids
This is a cute alternative to the traditional class valentine.

43. I Like You Beary Much Teddy Graham Valentine via Cupcake Cuties
This is darling with the little bear tag attached.


44. Tiny Animal Valentines via Sweet C’s Designs
These are just precious. The little dinomite one is my favorite.

45. You are Totally Kool Valentine via Pink Peppermint Design
These little valentines give a kool-aid drink to each child.

46. Sip Sip Hooray Valentine via Kinzie’s Kreations
These are so fun with the crazy straws attached!

47. Dropping Down Paratrooper Valentine via Paging Supermom
Fun for the little boys!

48. Love Bug Valentines via Dandee Designs
So precious. The ladybug is my favorite.

49. Love Is In The Air Valentine via Eighteen 25
These little heart-shaped balloons are simple and such a unique idea.

50. You’re All That and a Bag of Chips Valentine via My 3 Monsters
The best part about this one is you can attach a healthier organic variety of chips.

51. You are Golden Valentine via The Crafted Sparrow
If you can find inexpensive nail polish at the dollar store, this is a fun idea for the little girls.

52. Arrow Pencil Valentine via Muffin Grayson
Another variety of the pencil valentine, but this one is a bit different. I just love this simplistic but stylish valentine with a pretty glitter pencil in the middle.

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53. Wood You Be My Valentine via Eclectic Chica
These little hand-painted wooden valentines are just delightful, and kids will have so much fun crafting them.

54. You’re My Main Squeeze Valentine via Funky Polkadot Giraffe
A variation of the applesauce valentine we previously saw, your child can give the gift of GoGo Squeez Applesauce with this fun valentine.

55. You Color My World Valentine via Crazy Little Projects
If you don’t have time for the muffin tin crayons mentioned above, then maybe you can pick up some dollar store crayons and use this one as an alternative.

56. My Heart Bounces For You Valentine via Craft-O-Maniac
Kids are sure to love this fun valentine with bouncy ball attached!

57. You’re Tops Valentine via B Inspired Mama
This is a great, inexpensive idea. Just pick up a multipack of spinning tops for this one.

58. Sowing the Seeds of Love Valentine via Garden Therapy
Oooo! I just love this lovely little idea. And the love given just keeps growing throughout the year.

59. Coloring Sheet Valentine via Motherhood On A Dime
This is the flipside of the crayon valentines. With this one, you roll up a sheet from a coloring book to give. This one is fun, because your child can pick out a special picture for each classmate to color.

60. Popcorn Valentine via See Vanessa Craft
“So glad you popped into my life!”

61. Magnifying Glass Valentine via Dandee Designs
“I’ve Had My Eye On You” tagline with a mini magnifying glass attached. Kids love playing Spy at this age, so this is great.

62. Melting Heart Slime via Growing a Jeweled Rose
This one is sure to make kids gasp and giggle. Ooey, gooey and tons of fun!

63. You Make The World Sparkle Valentine via Pretty Prudent
Attach a small container of glitter for a unique valentine idea. Kids can use it for all their crafting projects at school or home.

Animal Bookmarks

64. Printable Animal Valentine Bookmarks via Party Impressions
Another variation of printable bookmarks, these have fun little cartoon animals printed on them!

65. You Are A SuperStar Valentine via Plucky Momo
These have star-shaped sunglasses attached to them, and kids will have a blast with these.

66. Toad-ally Awesome Valentine via Crap I’ve Made
The reptile and amphibian lover in me is geeking out over this one. Seriously adorable.

67. Blown Away Valentine via Dukes and Duchesses
Give the gift of music with this fun valentine idea.

68. Pet Rock Valentines via Little Lovables
Oh. my. gosh. Soooo precious. That little rock is darling, and this is such a frugal project!


69. Vintage Arrow Valentine via Design Sponge
Love the style of these.

70. Yarn Heart Cards via Parents
The simplistic beauty of these little handcrafted valentines makes them so appealing.

71. You Amaze Me Valentine via U Create
These are so frugal, since you can just buy the multipacks of toy mazes. Such a cute idea, too!

72. Cootie Cleaner Valentine via Some What Simple
These are so hilarious and adorable. Keep the cooties away with these antibacterial cleaners.

73. You Make Me Feel Better Valentine via Pretty Prudent
This one includes two band-aids, which is always useful to have on hand. You can buy really cool designs of bandages to have fun with this one.


74. What Does The Fox Say Valentine via Pink Peppermint Design
The Fox song has become so popular over the past year, and these little foxes with pretzels attached are darling.

75. Puffy Heart Tags via I Heart Naptime
These little handmade heart tags made from brown craft paper are so pretty!

With all these awesome ideas, it will be difficult to pick just one. 😀

DIY Dishwasher Tablets

Jul 16, 2015

DIY Dishwasher Tablets |Save money by making your own dishwasher tabs! This easy recipe calls for only 3 ingredients!

I’m going to show you how to make your very own Dishwasher Tablets! You’ll be amazed at how easy these are to make. Best of all, these DIY dishwasher tablets use only three ingredients that you probably already have on hand!

I absolutely love making my own household products! Not only are they saving me a huge amount of money, but I get to choose exactly what I use in my products.

You don’t realize how fast the cost adds up with the small things, such as dishwasher tablets, that you toss in your shopping cart. Save some money and try making your own dishwasher tablets with this recipe!

DIY Dishwasher Tablets |Save money by making your own dishwasher tabs! This easy recipe calls for only 3 ingredients!

You’ll need:

First, grab a small bowl and pour in your borax and arm & hammer powder and mix it together using a fork.

DIY Dishwasher Tablets |Save money by making your own dishwasher tabs! This easy recipe calls for only 3 ingredients!

Then pour in your lemon juice and quickly stir all the power and lemon juice together to form a wet sand consistency.

DIY Dishwasher Tablets |Save money by making your own dishwasher tabs! This easy recipe calls for only 3 ingredients!

While the mixture is still moist spoon into your mini muffin pans and press down firmly. Allow the tablets to dry for 10 minutes and then remove from the pan.

DIY Dishwasher Tablets |Save money by making your own dishwasher tabs! This easy recipe calls for only 3 ingredients!

Pop one into your dishwasher tablet dispenser and run cycle like normal. Enjoy sparkling, clean dishes for a fraction of the cost!


DIY Dishwasher Tablets |Save money by making your own dishwasher tabs! This easy recipe calls for only 3 ingredients!

20 Father’s Day DIY Gift Ideas

Jun 11, 2015

20 Father's Day DIY Gift Ideas | Homemade gifts are so thoughtful and meaningful. This list has some simple and fun gifts that Dad will love - pallet coasters, mustache mugs, beard conditioning oil and more!

Father’s Day is right around the corner! If you’re looking for something unique to give a special dad this year, this list of great Father’s Day DIY Gift Ideas will help you out.

Gifts don’t have to be expensive to be nice, and handmade gifts are so thoughtful and meaningful. This list has some simple and elegant gifts that anyone would love — dad, grandpa, brother, friend, cousin, uncle, etc. From Pallet Coasters and Mustache Mugs to Beard Conditioning Oil and Comfy Pajama Pants, there’s something for everyone!

20 Father’s Day DIY Gift Ideas

1. DIY Mini Pallet Coasters via Cooking Like Lou
These little pallet coasters are SO clever! I saw them on Pinterest a couple months back and I’ve been obsessed with them ever since. I think these are “manly” enough to be a great gift idea for Father’s Day! And they look so easy to make.

2. Father’s Day Personalized Magnet Board via Whipperberry
For something with more of a personal touch, this is such a wonderful idea! Personalize with photos and decorate it however you’d like. I just love the free printable it comes with. So precious.

3. DIY Sharpie Mustache Mug via One Little Project
Okay. Seriously? These are so adorable! Bonus: they are useful. Great gift idea for the coffee lover.

4. Abstract Art Daddy Cut-Out Sign via Lovely Design
I love the simplicity and elegance of this pretty little sign. It would look so nice in Daddy’s work area.

5. DIY Beard Conditioning Oil via The Ambitious Acre
For the man who is proud of his beard, this is such a fun and useful gift idea. Make it yourself using essential oils!

6. DIY Pre-Shave and After-Shave via One Project Closer
Another essential oil recipe that Dad is sure to love! The smells of Lavender, Valor, and Orange will be relaxing and soothing. He is sure to become addicted to these all-natural shaving recipes.

7. Father’s Day Grillin’ Towel via Craft Whatever
This is a very simple sewing tutorial to make a handmade grilling towel for Dad. I do not sew, and this doesn’t even look too intimidating to me! A good portion of it is iron-on patches. I love that this towel is masculine, yet pretty and elegant!

8. DIY Glass Paperweights via In My Own Style
These are so simple and so great for Dad’s desk! They look really easy to make — just some simple decoupage!

9. Little Handmade Notebooks via See Kate Sew
These are amazing. I’m in love. For Dad. For Anyone. So cute. So simple. So perfect for anyone who loves writing things down — thoughts, to-do lists, ramblings, doodles, etc.

10. Comfy Pajama Pants via Sew 4 Home
What Dad doesn’t love to lounge around the house in comfy PJ pants? Follow this easy sewing tutorial for some DIY PJ pants for Dad!

11. Lego Cuff Links via Fun Favors Events
For the geeky Dad who still loves all things Lego, this is a fun one! Make him some Lego Cuff Links. Super easy!

12. Monogrammed Cuff Links via The Purl Bee
Want something a little bit more elegant? Try your hand at these monogrammed cuff links!

13. Stress Away Sugar Scrub via ABC Creative Learning
I know, I know. It’s a sugar scrub. But sugar scrubs don’t have to just be for women! So many Dads are weighed down with stress, so give him this scrub to help the stress melt away!

14. Rustic Pencil Holder via Strawberry Chic
For the artistic Dad, this rustic pencil holder is awesome! Or he can use it for regular pens and pencils at his desk! I love the natural look of this.

15. Pocket Watch Photo Album via The Mother Huddle
I am in love with this idea! So classic with a personal touch!

16. DIY Men’s Wallet via Jinky’s Crafts Designs
If you really want to get crafty, you can try your hand at this homemade men’s wallet! How cool is that?!

17. Custom Checkerboard via Aly & Ash Creations
For the Dad who loves board games, this is a fun idea! Make your own custom checkerboard from tile, vinyl, and wood.

18. Hand Painted Mousepad via Design Sponge
Whoa. This is so cool! Hand paint a custom mousepad for a Dad who is frequently on the computer. Don’t worry if you’re not artistic — you get to use stencils.

19. DIY Spice Containers for Grill Rubs via Kojo Designs
For the Dad who loves to grill or cook, this is a unique gift idea that is really simple and easy to make.

20. DIY Grilling Prep Plates via These Little Loves
Going along with the same theme, you can make these custom grilling prep plates that are sure to be useful for the Dad who grills out frequently!

Do you enjoy making homemade DIY gifts? What other ideas have you tried that you might add to this list?

20 Board Games for Family Game Night

Jun 4, 2015

20 Board Games for Family Game Night! Freshen up your game night routine with these fun family board games!

Family game nights are one of the easiest ways to have some frugal fun and spend quality time with the people you love most.

If your game cabinet has gotten a little stale or you just want to add on to what you already have, check out these ideas for some of the best board games for family game night! This is a list of quality games that are sure to provide hours and hours of family fun!

20 Board Games for Family Game Night

1. Settlers of Catan (3-4 players, more if you have expansion packs)
If I could recommend one and only one board game to add to your family’s game collection, this would be it. I have long been an avid board game player, and this game was introduced to me about a year ago. It quickly became my favorite, and I will play it over any other board game any chance I have. It has all the qualities of a perfect board game: chance, strategy, laughs, fierce competition, and ideal duration of game play. It never gets old. You will play it over and over again. And the best part? If the game should ever become old news, it has expansion packs that add on to the original game! I recommend SeaFarers or Cities & Knights. Both are so much fun and completely change the game play. You can always grab Catan Junior for the younger kids. And if you’re a complete and total Star Trek nerd like me, the Star Trek Catan is super fun. I switch up playing that version and the regular version. 😀

2. Ticket To Ride (2-5 players)
Days of Wonder creates the best overall collection of board games in existence, hands down. Ticket To Ride is an exceptional game that I have played hundreds of time with family and friends. I like it because it’s unlike any other kind of game you will play. It’s great for both kids and adults. If you get bored with it, you can pick up one of the Ticket to Ride variations. I’ve heard the Ticket to Ride Europe variation is really fun, because it adds in many new elements like ferries and tunnels (in addition to the original trains).

3. Small World (2-5 players)
This is my other favorite Days of Wonder board game. It’s reminiscent of Risk, but with more strategy, less chance, and shorter game time (everyone says hooray!). This is a board game involving conquering regions and enemy troops, but it’s all fantastical in nature. The races are made up of elves, dwarves, halflings, wizards, and more! You combine your chosen fantasy race with a special power to strategize and win the game. The artwork is beautifully done and the game play is SO much fun! And again, there are many Small World variations if you tire of the original.

4. Balderdash (2-6 players, but I’ve played with up to 10)
This is an amazing game, and one of my absolute favorite games to play with a larger group of people. If you love words and creativity, this game is for you. The object of the game is to come up with a definition, movie plot, famous person’s biography, acronym meaning, or laughable law that convinces everyone else in the game it is the original from the card. I think what I love most about it is seeing how creative all of my family and friends are! It’s incredible. It’s a challenging game that offers friendly competition and lots of laughs. It also doesn’t require too much intense concentration, so it’s a fun one to play while also enjoying conversation with a group.

5. Dutch Blitz (2-4 players)
This is a hidden gem of a card game that is fast-paced and such a blast! I like playing with 4 players best, because it moves really quickly and gets chaotic. If you like fast-paced games, this one is for you! Warning: this game can get violent when competition gets fierce. 😉

6. Parcheesi (2-4 players)
I have been playing this game since I was a little girl, and it is one of the best all-time classic board games (in my opinion). It plays similar to Trouble, but it’s more complicated and way more fun.

7. Scrabble (2-4 players) or Bananagrams (1-8 players)
Ah, another classic! What word lover doesn’t love a friendly, competitive game of Scrabble?! If you want to switch it up a little or have more than 4 players, definitely give Bananagrams a try! It’s a fun twist on Scrabble!

8. 10 Days in Asia, Africa, or Europe (2-4 players)
The 10 Days In… series of games is incredible. They are fun and educational. These are great for helping kids learn geography. I personally love 10 Days in Asia, but it looks like the only one available on Amazon is 10 Days in Europe. I would forego 10 Days in USA, as it is pretty boring (but maybe that’s just me). You can go HERE to find an online retailer or store near you that carries these games.

9. Skip-Bo (2-6 players)
This is another one I’ve been playing since I was really young. This is a sequencing card game created by the makers of UNO, but I much prefer it to UNO any day!

10. Sequence (2+ players)
This game has hidden touches of many other games (poker, canasta, rummy), and it’s a great game to play with the entire family! It’s easy for kids but challenging for adults. I always love pulling this one out on game night for something a little bit different.

11. Pictionary (3+ players)
One of my most prized possessions is my original Pictionary board game that I found at a garage sale for $2. Pictionary never gets old for me. This is a tried and true favorite in our family! It doesn’t matter if you can’t draw well — that just makes it even better and more hilarious! Over the years, we have saved drawings that were horrible just to laugh at them later. 😉

12. Dixit (3-6 players)
This is a game I picked up recently during an Amazon Board Game Sale, and it has become a favorite among my friends. It is a really unique game with absolutely gorgeous artwork on each card. This game really activates the imagination and promotes creative thinking. It’s great for kids or adults!

13. Spy Alley (2-6 players)
I played this game for the first time this past weekend, and it’s awesome!! It’s a fun game of trickery and strategy, and the four of us who played it for the first time absolutely loved it. We played multiple times in one night, and it has been added into the regular rotation for our board game get-togethers!

14. Catch Phrase (4+ players)
This is the ultimate party game for a large group of people. You only need 4 people to play, but you can play with an infinite amount of people. You just need an even amount of people, divided into two teams. You have to creatively get your team members to guess a word, while also paying attention to the timer. The game proceeds much like hot potato, and whoever is left with the device at the end of each round loses. I also love this game because it tends to appeal to all types of people — even those who are not your traditional board gamers.

15. Backgammon (2 players)
If you have a large group of people, sometimes it’s fun to divide up into groups and play tournaments of 2-player games. This is a timeless classic of a game (and my personal favorite 2-player game). I like it because it’s not as strategy-heavy as Chess, but it has a good enough does of strategy to keep it fun and challenging.

16. Othello (2 players)
A minute to learn, a lifetime to master. That’s the tagline for this game, and it is oh-so-true! This is another awesome strategic 2-player game that is so much fun. I’m still perfecting my strategy on this game, and I’ve been playing it for a couple years.

17. Munchkin (3-8 players)
If you like or have ever been curious about Dungeons and Dragons, this is a cool variation! It’s silly, hilarious, and a fun one for a large group of people.

18. Carcassonne (2-5 players)
This is one I have yet to play, but have heard raving reviews about. It is supposed to appeal to lovers of Risk, Small World, and Catan. And many people say it is superior to the others. Its value lies in the replay value and strategic fun.

19. Risk (2-5 players)
It’s been alluded to many times in this round-up, and I don’t think a board game list is complete without it! A classic game of strategy and chance. If you don’t mind a game that lasts for hours, this is one that all board game lovers have to experience!

20. Deck of Cards
No game night is complete without a deck or two of cards. I love that with a couple decks of cards, there are infinite possibilities for a couple or many players. My all-time favorite card games are Spades and Liverpool Rummy, but I’m sure you have your favorites among your family and friends!

Are there any family favorites you would add to this list? Let’s hear in the comments!

Written by contributing author Meg, who is a total book worm, animal lover, neat freak, vegetarian foodie, and wannabe world traveler. She is passionate about hiking, writing, exceptional coffee, yoga, and good music. She is also a self-labeled nerd and thoroughly enjoys all things Star Trek and Harry Potter.

30 Mother’s Day DIY Gift Ideas

May 2, 2015

30 Mother's Day DIY Gift Ideas | Handmade gifts are so thoughtful and meaningful. This list has some simple and elegant gifts that anyone would love - jewelry, sewing projects, body scrubs,  and more!

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! If you’re looking for something unique to give a special mom this year, this list of great Mother’s Day DIY Gift Ideas will help you out.

Gifts don’t have to be expensive to be nice, and handmade gifts are so thoughtful and meaningful. This list has some simple and elegant gifts that anyone would love — mom, grandma, sister, friend, cousin, aunt, etc. From jewelry & sewing projects to body scrubs & homemade coasters, there’s something for everyone!

30 Mother’s Day DIY Gift Ideas

1. Luxurious Homemade Whipped Body Butter via Real Food Enthusiast
What woman wouldn’t absolutely love a moisturizing body butter that is infused with delicious-smelling oils?

2. Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub via Bargain Briana
Sometimes women’s hands need some rejuvenation, especially after being in the kitchen for a while. This lemon hand scrub is sure to cleanse and rejuvenate tired and overworked hands.

3. Lavender Vanilla Sachet via The 36th Avenue
This little sachet is so simple, yet so beautiful and elegant. I love it!

4. Green Tea Scrub via Dear Crissy
This body scrub will give skin a cleansing boost, and it’s the perfect addition to a well-deserved relaxation night for mom!

5. Box of Love via How Does She
I love this meaningful gift. So sweet and so personal. I love that you can get creative and make each box completely different.

6. Circle Inspiration Bracelet via Sometimes Homemade
This is such a simple piece of jewelry, yet so empowering. I think these would be really pretty with some pastel pink or purple cord. Looks like it comes together quickly, too!

7. Thread Wrapped Earrings via Creature Comforts
I’ve made these for friends in the past, and everyone goes wild over them! They are so simple to make, but the finished product looks fantastic. You can have fun with the colors, too.

8. Pressed Flower iPhone Case via Etsy Blog
Is this not absolutely beautiful?! It doesn’t look too difficult, either! I would love to try this one to give as a gift.

9. Ceramic Photo Coasters via Cardstore Blog
These personable coasters make a great gift that will last a long time in the home.

10. Mason Jar Picture Frame Vase via Home Stories A to Z
This is so lovely and easy to make. Grab a nice bouquet of inexpensive wildflowers to finish it off!

11. Lavender Bath Salts via Real Food Enthusiast
There’s nothing like the smell of lavender at bath time, and these bath salts look like the perfect gift for a mom who needs some time to escape and de-stress.

12. Scented Wax Melts via Bargain Briana
These wax melts are such a great alternative to traditional candles, and they make a home smell so good! You can have fun with the scents, too!

13. Meyer Lemon Bath Fizzies via Dear Crissy
Mmm. The smell of lemon is so refreshing. These bath fizzies are such a nice gift idea!

14. Lovely DIY Sun Hat via How Does She
This is so pretty! Perfect gift idea for a mom who loves to garden.

15. DIY Beaded Suncatcher via Live Craft Love
Isn’t this suncatcher just gorgeous? This would be a fun gift to make for a special friend or mom.

16. Bow Front Clutch via Polka Dot Chair
So. Cute. This would work as a gift for just about anyone — regardless of style preference or age! It’s just too adorable and versatile.

17. Dish Soap Cake Stand via Natalme
This is way too easy to make, and it’s so functional! Love it.

18. Makeup Magnetic Board via Making the World Cuter
Know a mom who is having trouble keeping her cosmetics organized? This is an awesome (and cute) solution!

19. Lavender Chamomile Tea Soap via A Pumpkin & A Princess
Who doesn’t love the wonderful smell of homemade soap? I love that this one is made from tea! Chamomile helps soothe and relax your body, so this is an awesome gift for a tired mom.

20. Painted Rock Garden Markers via Crafts By Amanda
Another great gift idea for the gardeners, these are ridiculously adorable. (And the kids would have fun helping out with this one!)

21. Fabric Scrap Keychains via Craftiness is not Optional
So easy and so fun! I love the colors.

22. West Elm Inspired Sharpie Mugs via Put a Bird On It
I’m obsessed with this. How can a sharpie make a mug look so high-quality and awesome?! What a cool gift idea.

23. Glass Pebble Magnets via Stampin Fool
I’ve made these magnets countless amounts of times for people. They are such easy gift ideas. And magnets have a way of disappearing over time, so it’s always nice to get a new set.

24. Lavender Pillow Mist via Real Food Enthusiast
A mist of lavender on the pillow before bedtime makes for a restful night’s sleep. And let’s face it — almost every mom in existence could use more of those.

25. Coconut Lime Foot Soak via Bargain Briana
Tired feet will love this soothing foot soak. Perfect gift for a mom who is constantly on her feet. (Although, I’m pretty sure all moms are!)

26. Detox Bath Salts via Dear Crissy
For moms who are super stressed out or feel weighed down, this is a great gift idea. This detox mix will draw out toxins from the body and leave her feeling brand new, energized, and healthy.

27. Self Soaping Scrubbie via One Good Thing By Jillee
What a cool idea! And it seems super easy, too!

28. DIY Tea Wreath via Kojo Designs
This is probably my all-time favorite DIY gift. For any tea lover, it is such a beautiful gift idea (and it costs next to nothing).

29. Mason Jar Sewing Kit via Polka Dot Chair
For the mom who has been wanting to learn some basic sewing skills, this is such a great gift packaged in a really fun way!

30. DIY Tile Coasters via The Cottage Mama
Another classic. Give the gift of homemade coasters. They are really inexpensive to make, and they last forever. I’ve had mine for over 5 years now!

Do you enjoy making homemade DIY gifts? What other ideas have you tried that you might add to this list?