20 Easy DIY Gifts for Her

Last-minute rush? Make one of these easy, thoughtful DIY gifts for her in half a day! She will love to receive them all this Mother’s Day!

Collage of DIY Mother's Day gift ideas with text overlay


Nothing says you care more than a handmade gift.

Especially moms… they always treasure anything handmade – even that little piece of paper you scribbled on as a baby, or a little rock you picked up at the park for her as a toddler…

Now that you are older, you don’t need to buy expensive gifts to make her feel special!

You can still make amazing and fun DIY gifts that she will treasure!

Last Minute DIY Gifts for Her

Did you wait until the last minute?

Or maybe you don’t have a whole bunch of supplies and time…

I have collected 15 easy DIY gifts for mom or really, any girl in your life.

These are quick to make with easy to find minimal supplies and are guaranteed to be super awesome.

They also make perfect birthday gift ideas for mom or any other occasion – Christmas or just because.

1. DIY Jewelry Display Stand

DIY jewelry holder on table with pink flowers

This jewelry display stand is a quick and easy project made using scrap wood and extremely customizable and easy to personalize too!

2. DIY table top jewelry holder

Easy scrap wood project ideas. easy woodworking projects for beginners

Another easy jewelry display made from scrap wood, this quick and easy table top jewelry is the perfect little gift for anyone!


3. DIY Bathtub Tray by Ella Claire

This DIY Bathtub tray is easy and quick to make with just a piece of lumber and some cabinet pulls but she will love that you give her a gift of relaxation!

4. Blooming MOM monogram from Urbanic Paper

Surprise her with this beautiful floral Mom monogram on her door or in her room!! 

5. Footrest for under desk

Woman resting feet on DIY footrest

If she works at a desk, this footrest will be life-changing for her, and she will use it every day! Pssst – you can make it out of scrap wood too!

6. Mason Jar Succulent Pots by Lovely Etc.

If mom loves plants and succulents and mason jars, these easy mason jar succulent planters are the best of both worlds!

7. DIY Lap desk

Simple DIY lap desk with legs on bed with computer on top

For Breakfast in bed of for when she wants to work from the bed. This is a simple project and needs only a couple of boards which you just might have in your scrap wood pile!

8. Baby Sugar Scrub by Smart School House

If you are not into DIY, you can still whip up this lovely baby rose sugar scrub. You won’t believe how easy it is!


9. Color Dipped Wooden Utensils by Oh My Creative.

These color dipped wooden utensils are easy and quick to whip up and make a great last minute DIY gift! Also, they come with a bonus printable gift tag!

10. Tool Box Organizer

DIY Wooden tool box organizer with kitchen utencils

This beginner friendly DIY toolbox organizer can be used in so many different ways. They can organize desk supplies, kitchen utensils and of course tools. You can build this DIY gift in just an hour using scrap wood!

11. DIY Wood Slice Cake Stand

DIY wood slice cake stand on table with cake

This is simple and quick – buy a wood slice, attach mini hairpin legs and customize if desired. You can never have too many cake stands… or cake for that matter!

12. Lazy Susan

Chevron patterned plywood lazy susan on table

A Lazy Susan makes the perfect centerpiece. Make her this Lazy Susan using patterned plywood. The patterned plywood gives it a unique look that no one else will have and you can use scrap plywood to make it. Don’t be afraid to use different types of plywood, that’s what gives the pattern character.

13. DIY Wall Mounted Jewelry Organizer

Such a pretty diy jewelry organizer! I need to make this!

One more jewelry organizer, but this one is made using a simple corkboard with a decorative metallic sheet and a dowel. It can hold everything ranging from bracelets to earrings to necklaces.

14. Cutting Board with Brass Inlay

DIY walnut cutting board with brass inlay with cheese and crackers

Handmade cutting boards are not just special, they make wonderful gifts any time of the year. Add a custom touch to their cutting board by adding brass inlay. It’s an easy DIY that can be done with simple tools and they will love it!

15. DIY Personalized Cork Coasters

This one does need a Cricut or another cutting machine to make cork coasters using iron-on vinyl. But it makes a great gift for her to set her tea, coffee or wine on!

16. Colander Succulent Planter by House by Hoff

Talking about those succulents and planters… how about this easy colander succulent planter. It will make the perfect addition to any kitchen! 

17. Personalized Sharpie Coffee Mug by Run to Radiance

A DIY personalized coffee mug is always a great gift! This one is so easy to make using a simple sharpie!! 

18. DIY Tiered Planter

DIY Tiered planter box with flowers in entryway

If she loves gardening or growing her own herbs, this is a great easy DIY Planter that can be built in about $15 worth of lumber. It is perfect for the front porch to fill with flowers or the backyard to fill with herbs!

19. DIY Tassel Necklace by Hello Little Home

If she loves jewelry, she will definitely love this pretty DIY tassel necklace. It is a little bit more involved to make but will be cherished for a long time!

20. DIY Device Charging Station

A simple and quick project that can be made out of scrap wood and will solve the spaghetti of cords on the countertop problem! This DIY device family charging station even includes a built-in wireless charger!


Which of these DIY gift ideas for her will you make? Which is your favorite?

No Time to DIY?

Buy her a subscription box! In fact you can buy her just one box or make it a subscription!

Checkout CrateJoy!

Some good ones are:

And of course, as always the arts and crafts box! ​

They have something for everyone – no matter what her interest – craft, gardening, self-care, jewelry, wine, chocolate, essential oils… the list goes on and on!

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Anika's goal is to inspire and empower beginners with woodworking, DIY, home improvement, and home decor ideas.
She wants everyone to unlock their creative potential and experience the feeling that comes with making something. Nothing feels better better than seeing something and saying "I can make that!"

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  1. Wow- so many fantastic ideas, I found a few for my mom that I will have to remember. The dipped spoons are so pretty! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday

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  3. Helpful one! Thank You so much.

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