11 DIY Mother’s Day Cards That Leave a Lasting Impression

Updated on August 31, 2016

Mother's Day is on the horizon, which means that now is a good time to start searching for Mother’s Day cards and gift ideas, so you are not freaking out when Mom's big day gets closer. If you don’t want to be that kid who buys Mom a generic, last-minute card from the drugstore – this list of unique and eye-catching DIY cards can help you. Show the woman who carried you for nine months how special she is by making her a personalized card.

DIY Cards Your Mother Will Love

1. Bouquet Card
2. Flower Pot Card
3. Pop-Up Card
4. Coffee Pop-Up Card
5. Cut-Out Message Card
6. Butterfly Card
7. Momma Bird Card
8. Free Printable Color-In Mother's Day Card
9. Free Printable Grandmother Certificate
10. Handprint Flower Card
11. Periodic Table Elements “Mother” Card

1. Bouquet Card

Mother’s Day Bouquet Card
Mother’s Day Bouquet Card | Source

Flowers are one of the most popular Mother's Day gifts and every Mom loves them. However, before you spend big bucks on a beautiful bouquet that will end up in the trash, consider making this awesome card, featuring a little bouquet of bright, 3D flowers. A card like this one lets you give Mom flowers that will last forever.

For the picture tutorial on how to make it, go to MasterClassy.ru

2. Flower Pot Card

Flower Pot Card
Flower Pot Card | Source

Here is another gorgeous idea for a floral Mother’s Day card – a whole bunch of flowers in a pot “pocket”. The interesting thing about this card is that the bouquet is attached to a panel that slides in and out of the pot, and you can write your personal greeting on it.

The idea for this card comes from JulieDavison, and if you want to know how to make it – just follow the video tutorial.

3. Pop-Up Card

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Pop-up cards are fun to receive, so make this Mother's Day special by giving Mom a pop-up card that you made yourself. This one has a very simple, yet elegant, design and can be made with just a few basic supplies. You can download the free card template at CreativePopUpCards.com and watch the video tutorial to learn how to assemble it.

4. Coffee Pop-Up Card

DIY Coffee Cup Pop Up Card
DIY Coffee Cup Pop Up Card | Source

This next DIY pop up card would be perfect for the coffee-loving Mom. It features a coffee cup with the phrase “I Love Mom” written in the “cream”. To create this interesting Mother’s Day card – download the free step-by-step instructions and printable patterns from Canon Creative Park.

5. Cut-Out Message Card

DIY Cut-Out Message Card
DIY Cut-Out Message Card | Source

Paper cutting is a popular technique for card making that creates very detailed and uniquely personal cards. These type of cards are perfect for Mother’s Day and are sure to delight Mom all year long.

The ideas of this Cut-Out Message card is to write a personal message in a cursive script and then cut out the text, so it looks like it is floating over the background of the card. A detailed tutorial on the card making can be found on Crafts.Tutsplus.com.

6. Butterfly Card

DIY Butterfly Card
DIY Butterfly Card | Source

The design of this darling butterfly card is perfect for many occasions, including Mother’s Day. You can download the free template at LiveInternet.ru. Print and cut out the template, fold the card as indicated and decorate it any way you want to. This card is sure to stay on display well past Mother's Day.

7. Momma Bird Card

DIY Momma Bird Cards
DIY Momma Bird Cards | Source

These gorgeous Mother's Day cards will definitely make your Mum feel loved on her special day. You can craft this dimensional bird family by using the free printable template and step by step instructions from MmmCrafts.

8. Free Printable Color-In Mother's Day Card

DIY Color-in Photo Card
DIY Color-in Photo Card | Source

Printable, color-in cards allow even the youngest kids to create extra special Mother's Day crafts. The free template for this cute card can be downloaded from Spoonful.com. Personalize it even more by adding a family photo or text to the background.

9. Free Printable Grandmother Certificate

World's Greatest Grandmother Certificate
World's Greatest Grandmother Certificate | Source

Tell Grandma how much you value her with this creative, custom certificate from Spoonful.com. It is a fun alternative to a card for Mother’s Day.

10. Handprint Flower Card

DIY Handprint Flower Card for Mom
DIY Handprint Flower Card for Mom | Source

Whether it is grandma or mother, the influential lady in your life will treasure this card forever, because it is something that only her child or grandchild could create – a custom handprint flower. To learn how to make this Mother’s Day craft, check out Krokotak.com

11. Periodic Table Elements “Mother” Card

Periodic Table Elements Card
Periodic Table Elements Card | Source

This Periodic Table Mother’s Day card is perfect for a Mom who is a chemist or scientist, or just a big fan of the show Breaking Bad. Chemical symbols from the periodic table of elements are cleverly used to spell the word “Mother”. Also, some of the properties of these elements are listed to describe the typical Mom – Molybdenum (Mo) is 'essential for plant growth'; Thorium (Th) is 'high in energy'; and Erbium (Er) is 'soft, bright and turns rosy in the sun'.

This Mother’s Day card can be easily made with just a marker and paper, or with a program such as Word or Photoshop.

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