May 08, 2020

Three DIY Projects for Mother’s Day

By Garen Robie

At Ignite, we know you love making, and Mother’s Day is a wonderful occasion to create something handmade and unique for your loved one. The following DIY projects for Mother’s Day are perfect for those of you with kids, who need a little inspiration to show your loved ones just how celebrated they are.

Loving Handprints

DIY Mother's Day ProjectIf you have a newborn or young child, a painted handprint can make an endearing and long-lasting memory for Mother’s Day.


  • Tempura or acrylic paint
  • Paper plate
  • Paper towels or baby wipes for cleanup
  • Cardstock, paper, or small canvas board


Step 1: (Optional) Paint a nice base color on the cardstock or canvas board as a background. Allow time for it to dry before applying the handprint. Remember that if the background is dark, you will want to use a lighter color so that the handprint stands out, and vice versa.

Step 2: Pour a small amount of a simple Tempura or water-based acrylic onto a paper plate, and spread it evenly.

Step3: Lightly dip the child’s hand in he paint, and apply to your paper, cardstock, or small canvas board.

Step 4: Next write the letter “L” to the left of the handprint and the letters “VE” on the right to imply the word “love.”

Funky Bead Bracelet

DIY Mother's Day ProjectMaking your loved one a funky bead bracelet is a great way to engage any restless kids during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch their creativity bloom as they choose colors and patterns for this handmade Mother’s Day gift.


  • Packet of 15mm (1 inch) safety pins
  • Elastic thread
  • Seed beads
  • Spacer beads (These will be used between your safety pins so they’ll need to be bigger than seed beads.)
  • Scissors
  • Chain nose pliers (optional)

Find the complete instructions over at favcrafts.

DIY Scrap Fabric Keychain

DIY Mother's Day Project

If you’ve recently made fabric facemasks, you might have the materials you need to make these scrap fabric keychains for your loved one. If not, maybe you have a little sewing kit tucked away that you’ve forgotten about and some clothes sitting in a donation pile. Felt would be a great substitute since it is stiffer than fabric and can replace the interfacing called for in the materials list. See what other substitutions you can make, and use your imagination! As always with making, it’s the thought that counts.


  • Fabric scraps
  • Medium weight, iron on interfacing
  • Small piece of Pellon Peltex one sided iron-on interfacing
  • Twill tape or grosgrain ribbon
  • Key ring (consider re-using an old key ring from an unwanted key chain)
  • Pinking shears
  • Buttons or felt for embellishing
  • Thread, needle, sewing essentials
  • Something to make a pattern with. Small circles, triangles, or ovular stencils work well. You can sketch the outline of a shape, too; just make sure to copy your shape throughout the layers.

You can find the full list of instructions at Craftiness Is Not Optional.

Do you need more ideas for DIY Mother’s Day projects? If you have extra toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls around the house, make your loved one wall art! You can also find more Mother’s Day handprint gift ideas on Pinterest.

How did your project turn out? Share your Mother’s Day creations with us on Facebook and Ignite’s Community Discussion Board!