28 free DIY Mother’s Day card ideas

We've rounded up some of the best Mother's Day eCards, Mother's Day printables and homemade Mother's Day card ideas from around the web!

Mother's Day eCard from Ojolie Cards

Looking for special Mother’s Day card ideas this year? Whether you’re after some free Mother’s Day printable papers to boost your stash, homemade Mother’s Day card ideas and inspiration or Mother’s day eCards to send digitally, we’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up our favourite Mother’s Day card ideas and collected them here!


You’ll need a printer to print out the Mother’s Day printables, and if you’re thinking about buying a printer for printing onto card, do check out our buyers guide to printers. In this article you can read up on what to look for when choosing a new printer for cardstock – we’ve even selected our top printers as favoured by the crafting community, so you may even find one you like!

If you fancy turning your hand at crafting some papercraft Mother’s Day makes, take a look at our round-up of the best DIY Mother’s Day papercraft makes, or how about making your own bath bombs and learning furoshiki wrapping as a zero-waste, eco-friendly and sustainable craft? We love it!

We love seeing what you make, so if you have any Mother’s Day card ideas, don’t forget to share them with us on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Try these free Mother’s Day printables

This collection of printable papers are all free to download from our website, ready and waiting for you to print out as many times as you need! Here, we’ve gathered all the Mother’s Day printables that will allow you to make the very best homemade Mother’s Day cards.


Abstract floral paper collection

Mother's Day printables

These bright abstract floral papers are the ideal paper crafting supply if you are looking for Mother’s Day card ideas. Eye-catching and vibrant, cards made with these are sure to make a statement on her mantlepiece this Mother’s Day.


Gardening-themed designer papers

Mother's Day printables

Does your Mum enjoy gardening? We love these stunning gardening-themed patterned papers designed by Matilda Smith! Featuring funky watering cans and designer blooms, the green and yellow colour scheme will certainly put a spring in her step this Mother’s Day.


Spring bloom paper collection

Mother's Day printables

These free Mother’s Day printables are ideal for pairing with pastel shades of paper or card, or why not keep it simple and let these stunning designs do the work and pair which simple white card blanks? We love the checkerboard design in these spring blooms printables, download the collection free today!


Flower printables

Mother's Day printables

These flower printables are just so handy. They can be used to add the finishing touch to your cards, or used to make cards in their own right (check out this Mother’s Day wreath made using these printables). For an easy Mother’s Day card idea, why not fussy cut the flowers and vase and layer up your very own papercraft vase?


British biscuit printables

Mother's Day printables

Do you like Party Rings, Custard Creams, Bourbons, Pink Wafers, Jammy Dodgers or Nice biscuits best? Fussy cut some of your Mum’s favourite biscuits with our free biscuit printables and pile them up on one of our papercraft plates for a sweet Mother’s Day card idea.


Pink & Purple Mother’s Day paper collection

Mother's Day printables

Simple, traditional cards are the name of the game with these pink and purple Mother’s Day printables. The pink and purple colour scheme features butterflies, dainty florals and lacey trims. Pair with pastel colours of plain paper or card to make these designer papers really pop.


Colourful Mother’s Day paper collection

Mother's Day printables

These bold, bright Mother’s Day printables feature gorgeous watercolour designs of florals, foliage and birds. With sentiments like “Mum in a Million”, “Love & Hugs”, “Thanks for Everything” and of course the giant “Mum”, these bright Mother’s Day printables will leave her smiling this Mother’s Day.


Floral Mother’s Day patterned paper collection

Mother's Day printables

Create a card that blooms into life with these beautiful floral Mother’s Day patterned papers designed by Jenny Ellory. The wood effect paper is the ideal backdrop to the sweet florals, and there are useful gift tags included in this collection, we love the vases on the wooden shelves!


Designer lavender paper collection

Mother's Day printables

This lavender themed printable collection is an incredible freebie, and will certainly be a set you find yourself printing out more than once! Ideal for Mother’s Day, but would also make a lovely stash-booster for Summer birthdays.


Teatime treats paper collection

Mother's Day printables

Designed by illustrator Emma Jones, these stylish Teatime Treat paper collection features stylish teapots, dainty florals, bunting and biscuits. The papers all go well together and come with a sheet of complementary sentiment toppers and tea-themed images to finish your Mother’s Day cards.

Mother’s Day eCards

What is an eCard? An eCard is a digital card or design traditionally sent to the recipient via email, instead of through the post. eCards are ideal if your loved one lives in a different country, or if there’s not enough time for your card to reach the recipient, or simply – if you don’t have a printer at home. A lot of them are free, and are often animated with music!


Ray of sunshine

This stunning animated Mother’s Day eCard from Jacquie Lawson is an absolute delight! Watch the rainstorm pass and the picture come to life as the flowers bloom before your eyes.


Special delivery!

Special delivery Mother's Day eCard from Blue Mountain

Okay – this Mother’s Day eCard from Blue Mountain is adorable! You enter the recipient’s name and the wee mouse hops into view with a big bunch of flowers saying, “Special delivery for … Zoe!” The animation is charming and is guaranteed to have the recipient smiling from ear to ear.


You are appreciated

We couldn’t have said it better! Day Spring has a big selection of simple Mother’s Day eCards, and it’s a lovely reminder to make sure Mum feels loved and appreciated for all her hard work.


Floral Giraffe

Floral Giraffe Mother's Day eCard - Greetings Island

Greetings Island have so many different cards for different occasions, it’s impossible to just choose one! You can choose to print your card or send as an eCard, and you can customise the text, layout, even add photos! We love this floral giraffe Mother’s Day eCard.


World Wildlife Fund

WWF Mother's Day eCards

The WWF have a beautiful selection of Mother’s Day eCards, featuring cheeky monkeys, baby cubs and a whole lotta love. We love the Mama Bear Mother’s Day eCard!


Paperless Post

Mother's Day eCard from Paperless Post

Add a photo to customise your own Mother’s Day eCard from Paperless Post. You can change the cards style, text, envelope and backdrop – for this design you can choose between gold (pictured), peach or yellow.


Everyday Heroes

Mums are everyday heroes, both at home and in our community where these incredible women play an invaluable role. Ojolie has a lovely selection of Mother’s Day eCards, including this one, all of which can be sent or shared to Facebook.

Homemade Mother’s Day card ideas

Add some homespun charm to your Mother’s Day cards this year with these easy homemade Mother’s Day card ideas!


Mother’s Day wheel card

Homemade Mother's Day card ideas

This beautiful Mother’s Day card idea from Rae Ann Kelly features a hidden message – spin the wheel to reveal a different sentiment in the heart aperture! She also offers this card as a free download, so you can make this exact card. Print onto cardstock for best results.


Jar of flowers

Free Flower box card templates

Make this jar of flowers with our free flower templates! Print them out onto white card and colour them in, or print them onto coloured paper or card to just cut out and assemble this sweet Mother’s Day card idea.


Bow fold card

Bow fold card

These bow fold cards are a lovely idea for all year round, but we think they make the ideal Mother’s Day card idea! Grab your oval dies and follow our simple step-by-step tutorial and learn how to make bow fold cards.


Use up scraps

Homemade Mother's Day card ideas

Rebecca over at Simple As That blog shows us how to use up scraps and layer different textures to create these simple, yet stylish Mother’s Day Card ideas; we love the bold yellow colour paired with neutral sentiments.


Cricut cards

Do you have a Cricut machine? Jen Goode has put together a fantastic collection of Mother’s Day card ideas to make with your Cricut machine!


Diamond fold card

Homemade Mother's Day card ideas

Learn how to make a diamond fold card with our step-by-step tutorial! These type of folds are ideal if you are unable to see your Mum or Granny this year, as they fold flat for postage.


DIY brag book

Homemade Mother's Day card ideas

This adorable mini photo album is a little more involved, but it’s well worth the effort as this is a Mother’s day card idea that she will treasure for many years. The addition of fabric makes this a nice, tactile project.


Mum pop up easel

Homemade Mother's Day card ideas

This easy Mother’s Day card idea is quick to make, and you can download the printables free from our website! If you don’t fancy making the giant “Mum” into an easel, why not simply mount the sentiment on the front of some patterned paper for a super quick, easy Mother’s Day card idea.


DIY scrapbook album

Homemade Mother's Day card ideas

We love the idea of putting together a scrapbook of photos to celebrate Mother’s Day this year, and if you fancy doing the same, check out our step-by-step tutorial on how to make this gorgeous DIY scrapbook!


Mother’s Day Wreath

Homemade Mother's Day card ideas

Make this Mother’s Day wreath card using our free flower printables! Layer up the flowers behind a circular feature, such as a doily or circle die-cut, and add a bow and sentiment to the front, to finish.


Teapot card

Homemade Mother's Day card ideas

Make this easy teapot card with our free teapot template! Add a Mother’s Day sentiment if you wish, or leave your teapot blank, as we have.