12 of the best DIY Mothers’ Day papercraft projects

This Mother's Day, show your mum, gran or step mum just how much they mean to you with a handcrafted papercraft gift, card or bunch of flowers. We've got 12 fabulous projects that you can craft, today!

Mini photo album

Gift your mum a handcrafted make that will put a smile on her face with these delightful papercraft makes. We’ve got fabulous wall art, a photo album, darling teapot makes and more to surprise your Mum with!


Papercut wall art

Papercraft portraits are a beautiful way to pay homage to your favourite celebs and idols, and would make a fabulous gift. Papercraft queen Sarah Matthews shows you how you can recreate this iconic papercut of Frida Kahlo. This project appeared in issue 102 of Mollie Makes, and you can find the template here.

Frida Kahlo papercut wall art


Papercraft vases

If your mum is a keen gardener, then why not craft a delightful papercraft vase for a pretty pot plant or a bouquet of wildflowers? Make a divine paper vase sack by Fall for DIY and get your green fingers out. You could use the spare tissue and wrapping paper from your stash to create a vase, so it’s an eco-friendly gift, too!

Make your own paper vases


Papercraft mirror

Prettify a circle or shaped mirror with paper roses for a boudoir or bathroom update that is oh so chic! We love this gorgeous design from Papercraft inspirations, which is bursting with floral charm. Discover how to create your own flower mirror here.

Papercraft flower mirror


Terrific tea pot card

Pop the kettle on and craft a charming tea pot card for your mum with this fabulous template, which you can download for free. Click to download the free tea pot card template. Decorate the tea pot with pretty patterned papers, then top with some flower charms for a delightful centrepiece for the dining table. One sugar or two?

Free teapot card template



Box of flowers

Put your crafting skills into action with this divine floral make, which is bursting with spring charm. You can either print all the template elements and then colour and fussy cut them, or load the templates into your Brother ScanNCut machine, which will do all the cutting work fo you. We love this bounty of blooms! Click to download the free flower box card templates.

Free Flower box card templates


Milk carton gift box

Create a gift box with a difference with this adorable mini milk carton gift box from Gathering Beauty blogs. Craft your own version with patterned card, then top with a wooden peg or pretty bulldog clip to keep your gift safe and secure. Pop bath bombs, chocolates or a handmade bar of soap into your carton gift box for a gift your mum will love.

Mini milk carton gift box


Easel drawer card

This great design is perfect for delivering jewellery and small gifts in style – perfect for Mother’s Day! You could even hide some chocolate treats inside the drawer for a sweet treat. Click to find out how to make an easel drawer card.

How to make an easel drawer card


Sewing machine card

If your mum loves all things sewing, then why not turn her love of the craft into a fabulous sewing machine card. You can find the template for the card along with the retro patterned papers available for free download on Gathered. Click to find the free vintage sewing printable papers. You could even pair the card with a pile of fat quarters for her next sewing project!

Vintage sewing machine card


Mini photo album

Give your loved one a gift they’ll always treasure by crafting this personalised mini photo album, which you can fill with precious photographs, ticket stubs and more. Find all the instructions you’ll need to craft your own mini photo album on Gathered. Click to find the How to craft a mini photo album tutorial.

Mini photo album


Bunch of flowers

Keep things classic with this delightful bouquet of flowers from Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine. To achieve the loose, blowsy feel of the flowers, craft them with crepe or tissue paper. you can find all the templates for the flowers and stamen here.

Bouquet of papercraft flowers


Flowerpot pansy card

If your mum’s perfect posy is  a pot full of pansies, make her a card with some beautiful 3D pansies that will bloom all year round. Colour your blooms with her favourite shades using your inks for a beautiful blended petal-soft finish, or make with coloured paper if you don’t have inks to hand – we show you how in our tutorial. Click for the free flower templates for pansy cards.

free flower templates plantpot



Mum loves flowers

These watercolour floral papers have loads of printable options for different Mother’s Day greeting. In the one shown, we’ve written mum large to show just how big she is in our heart! If you have a mom rather than a mum, swap out the central printable for an O made with nesting oval dies. Click to find the free colourful Mothers Day patterned papers.

Free watercolour Mother's Day patterned papers

Looking for some Mother’s Day free patterned papers?

If you are short on time, try one of these stunning patterned paper printable downloads, including greetings for a Mother’s Day card