13 DIY Ideas for Mother's Day Cards to Show Mom How Much You Care

floral mother's day cards
Photo: Brie Passano

Show Mom how much you love her this Mother's Day with one of our easy ideas for Mother's Day cards. Each homemade Mother's Day card is a cinch to create and oh-so-cute, too! With patterned paper, a few embellishments, and a little creativity, you can create a one-of-a-kind Mother's Day card just for Mom. We even have free printables to help you make a last-minute Mother's Day card for the woman who does it all.

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Pretty Embellished Card

embellished mothers day card
Jacob Fox

Love the look of pretty store-bought cards but want to give your mom a handmade creation? Download one of our free printable ideas for Mother's Day cards and add your personal touch! We printed this blue and white card front and attached it to a blank greeting card with a color-coordinating backing. These designs are made to look great by themselves, or you can add pretty DIY embellishments like the jewels in the center of this card's flowers.

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Flower Petal Confetti Cards

floral mother's day cards
Brie Passano

Make mom an easy confetti card with just a few materials. Use our free template to trace and cut a shape from the front of a blank greeting card, then fill a sealable plastic bag with dried flowers or paper confetti. Use double-sided tape to secure the bag to the inside of the front cover, then add a sweet message to the front to finish off this homemade Mother's Day card.

Editor's Tip: Help mom truly treat herself with a set of homemade bath bombs using the same dried flowers!

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Floral Mother's Day Card

pink mothers day printable card

Send Mom a heartfelt note with the help of our free Mother's Day greeting card printable. It's as easy as printing and trimming, so you can focus your efforts on finding her the perfect present (or make her a DIY Mother's Day gift)! Conveniently, this pretty pink card fits right inside a standard greeting card envelope.

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Printable Watercolor Card

watercolor card
Jacob Fox

This gorgeous watercolor card design is another cute Mother's Day card idea. Download this print (or choose from our other pretty watercolor designs) and trim it to size; use a glue stick or double-sided tape to attach the printed quote to the front of a blank card. If you don't have a blank card handy, fold and cut a piece of color-coordinating cardstock.

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Mother’s Day Coupon Cards

Mother's day coupons
Jacob Fox

Printable Mother's Day coupons are our go-to last-minute gift and one of our favorite ideas for Mother's Day cards for kids. Print and cut out our free printable coupons and help the kids color them. Give them to mom inside a greeting card, or tie the coupons into a coupon book and gift them instead of a card.

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Fill-In Printable Cards

mothers day fill-in cards

This printable Mother's Day card will surely become a treasured keepsake Mom will cherish for years to come. This fill-in card doubles as a great Mother's Day craft for kids. Have an adult print and cut out the cards, then let the kids write their favorite things about mom.

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Printable Mother's Day Cards

three mother's day printable cards

Skip the store-bought card this year and give Mom one of our free printable Mother's Day cards. Just print, fold, and cut! Then, add a sweet or sentimental message to the inside for a card every mom will cherish.

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Mother's Day Wine Wraps

mother's day wine labels
Brie Passano

This Mother's Day, give mom the gift she really wants—her favorite bottle of bubbly! Use our free printable wine wraps to give mom the perfect addition to a sweet handmade Mother's Day card. Just print, trim, and secure to the bottle with double-sided tape.

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Best Mom Ever Card

best mom ever printable greeting card

Use this free Mother's Day card printable to tell Mom how you feel. Print the card at a standard size to create a card, or use your printer settings to scale down the image to create a sweet gift tag.

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Fill-In Favorite Things Card

favorite things about mom card

Mom will love receiving this fill-in printable Mother's Day card! Print out a few of these to use in the coming years; she'll enjoy looking back to see what the kids wrote each year.

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Butterfly Mother's Day Card

happy mothers day card
Jay Wilde

Patterned paper and a fluttering butterfly make a simple, sweet, homemade idea for a Mother's Day card. To create the butterfly, cut wing shapes from patterned paper. Next, wrap the ribbon around the center of the wings for the body, punch a hole close to the center top of the wings, and attach the butterfly to the card using a brad.

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"I Love You Because" Card

I love you because... printable card

This printable is the perfect handmade idea for Mother's Day cards for kids; all you have to do is print out the card and set them loose with markers, crayons, or pencils. Mom will treasure each homemade card's sweet sentiment (or colorful doodles).

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Pink Flowers Mother's Day Card

pink Mother's Day card with carnation
Andy Lyons

This pretty Mother's Day card design is as pretty as it is sweet! To make your card-and-flower display, layer a white piece of cardstock inside pink patterned paper and fold it in half, then add a personal message for your mom. Next, make a hole at the top of each half of the card, string a pink ribbon, and add a tag. Next, place a mini vase with pink flowers in the card and tie a ribbon around it as shown.

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