5 DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

With Mother’s Day approaching, it’s the perfect time to show appreciation to the special women in our lives with heartfelt handmade gifts. And guess what? You don’t need to break the bank to create something meaningful! By shopping at ReStore, not only do you save money, but you also contribute to Habitat KC’s mission of building affordable housing with every purchase. 

Here are some creative DIY gift ideas that are sure to bring smiles to the faces of the mothers and mother figures in your life: 

DIY Planter Box 

Utilize those leftover wood scraps in your garage to craft simple yet sturdy planter boxes. Whether it’s for flowers or veggies, creating a raised bed is easy with just a few materials. Remember to avoid using green treated lumber to ensure the safety of your garden. At ReStore, we encourage saving items from being thrown away and ending up in a landfill—use them in your planter! 


Decorative Flower Pots 

Transform ordinary flower pots into a personalized gift for Mother’s Day! This is a simple and thoughtful DIY project for those who love flowers and plants. All you need is a flower pot (terra cotta is recommended), some paint, and a little creativity. Once you have the desired number of pots, come up with a cool concept or pattern to paint on the pot, and let it dry. It may also be helpful to spray the dry painted pots with a finisher so they last longer.

Need inspiration? Here are some of our favorite decorative ideas to get you started. Click the links for instructions!




Cinder Block Planter 

A common item that can be used to create a unique planter is a cinder block. The blocks are also a great way to garden vertically when you stack them in different patterns. Like flower pots, you can paint and stencil cinder blocks to add color and style. Use one or two blocks for individual planters or use a whole bunch to create lawn edging or define yard boundaries. 

Adding a few long pieces of wood, you can create a cinder block garden bench that adds a modern touch to any yard.  All you will need here are cinder blocks, wood, varnish, and a bit of geometric skill. Since cinder blocks have a bit of weight, be sure to be careful when lifting and rearranging them.   


Pallet Planter 

A pallet (also called a skid) is a flat transport structure that supports and stabilizes goods while being lifted by a forklift. You may see one and think nothing of it, but it’s a versatile item that can be transformed into other useful products. Here are 25 Simple Ways to Build a Pallet Planter 

General tip to keep in mind: Be sure to seal the wood and line the planter with weed fabric or plastic to prolong its lifespan. 


Jewelry Organizer 

Instead of splurging on expensive jewelry, create a practical organizer to keep jewelry tidy and accessible. From framed earring organizers to rustic jewelry displays, there’s a DIY project for every mom’s accessory collection. 

All you need is to find a large picture frame (spruce it up with a new coat of paint or varnish or leave it as-is for a vintage look), attach some chicken wire, and voilà! 


Have a happy Mother’s Day and good luck with your creations!