The right Mother’s Day decorations can help make the special day even more memorable. Thankfully, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to create thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts. Making your own decorations can serve as a fun alternative to store-bought versions, and we guarantee that your little ones will love contributing their crafting skills as you enjoy this family holiday.
Whether you’re planning a party or a brunch to celebrate the occasion, we’ll help you find fun, inexpensive DIY decorations that you and the kids will enjoy making.
Craft an Egg Carton Flower Bouquet
This craft is great because it makes use of the items you have around the house. All you need is paint, a recycled egg carton, scissors, and pipe cleaners.
First, cut each egg carton cup into flower shapes. The kids will love painting each flower with the colors of their choice! Once the paint dries, punch a tiny hole in the middle of each flower, and your little ones can help thread the pipe cleaners through the holes to serve as stems. Arrange in a pretty vase, just like live flowers! Get fancy with this rose tutorial by Fab Art DIY.
Handprint Bouquets and Butterfly Feet
Kids will love this craft because it gives them the chance to get messy while being creative and exploring their artistic sides. First, draw the butterfly’s body with a magic marker on colorful construction paper. Then, have your child step into a pan filled with one inch of paint. Have them leave two footprints side by side on a sheet of paper to create wings. Once the paint dries, you can decorate the wings or write messages on them.
Make handprint bouquets in a similar way. First draw flower stems on paper and then, using different colored paint, leave handprints where the flowers should be.
Pretty Pom Pom Party Decor Make Events More Festive
If you’re having a party, balloons are a must. One way to dress up your standard balloons for Mother’s Day is with colorful pom poms! Pom poms are pretty, fun, and they’re the perfect craft material for kids of all ages. Kids can choose their favorite colored balloons and pom poms.
Inflate latex balloons and secure pom poms to the inflated balloons with glue. Hot glue guns work best if you’re working with older kids, although other forms of craft glue will work if you’re working with younger children. Don’t have time to run out to the store to get latex balloons? We love the inexpensive, beautifully pigmented versions available at Paper Mart, a craft and packaging retailer.
The right Mother’s Day decor doesn’t have to break the budget, and crafts that you’ve done with your kids are always more meaningful. Not only will your home look wonderful, festive, and fun, but you and your family will have the chance to make wonderful memories.
Carolyn Clarke is a freelance writer and DIY expert from San Diego, California. Her work has been published in many popular outlets, including Digital Media. When’s she not exploring new projects and writing, she enjoys taking long walks at the beach with her husband and two kids.