Looking for special Mother's Day card ideas this year? We've got you covered! We've rounded up loads of beautiful Homemade Mother's Day card ideas that we know your mum figure will love and appreciate. There's all sorts of DIY cards in our round up so pick one which you and your mum both love. There's nothing that says I love you like a handmade card.


If you're after some free printable Mother's Day cards then we have a huge collection here on Gathered. 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!

DIY 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!

1. Mother's Day wheel card

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.

2. Jar of flowers

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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.

3. 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.

4. Use up scraps

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.

5. 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!

6. Diamond fold card

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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.

7. DIY brag book

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.

8. Mum pop up easel

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.

9. DIY scrapbook album

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!

10. Mother's Day Wreath

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.

11. Teapot card

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.


We hope you've enjoyed our DIY Mother's Day card ideas. If you're now looking for gifts head over to our free Mothers Day cross stitch patterns and our DIY Mother's Day Crafts Ideas.


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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