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


Short on patterned paper? Take a look at our ever-growing collection of free patterned papers, there are lots to choose from and there are lots of different themes. We love these confetti-style papers! For more general card making, let us show you how to make cards.

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1. Embroidered card

Stitch this beautiful embroidered Mother's Day card from Jessica Marquez, and find the full tutorial over on How About Orange that you can download as a PDF.

2. 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!

3. Floral 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.

Best hot glue gun crafts paper flowers

4. Paper roses

Make these stunning paper roses using Autumn's free printables over at It's Always Autumn with her free step-by-step tutorial.

5. Washi tape Mother's Day Card

Make this easy washi tape Mother's Day card following Marisa's tutorial over at Omiyage Blogs

6. Flower jar

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 for you. We love this bounty of blooms! Click to download the free flower box card templates.

Free Flower box card templates

7. Milk carton gift box

Create a gift box with a difference with this adorable mini milk carton gift box from Gathering Beauty blogs. Make your own version with some 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

8. 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 make a mini photo album tutorial.

Mini photo album

9. 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

10. 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.

11. Pop-up Mother's Day card

This adorable flower pop-up card from Martha Stewart requires some clever folding, but once made will be a card that Mums cherish. And it folds flat for postage.

12. MUM easel card

These watercolour floral papers have loads of printable options for different Mother's Day greetings. In the one shown, we've written mum large to show just how big she is in our heart! Follow the link to find the free colourful Mothers Day patterned papers.

Free watercolour Mother's Day patterned papers

13. Papercut wall art

Papercraft portraits are a beautiful way to pay homage to your favourite people 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

14. Papercut heart

The Gentleman Crafter, John Bloodworth, showcases this lovely paper cutting project over on his blog, and we just love the framed result!

15. Terrific teapot card

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

16. 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

17. 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

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



Holly SpannerStaff Writer, BBC Science Focus

Holly is the staff writer at BBC Science Focus, and specialises in astronomy. Before joining the team she was a geoenvironmental consultant and holds an MSc in Geoscience (distinction) from UCL.

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