How to Turn Your Kid’s Art into Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day gifts inspired by your little artists.

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May 03, 2020
By: Amanda Mushro

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Transform Works of Art

Sure, we love breakfast in bed, a bouquet of flowers and a shiny piece of jewelry for Mother’s Day, but you know what else Moms really love? Gifts our kids have made for us. But, instead of just tossing crayons and construction paper at your kiddos — Dads, we’re looking at you – here are thoughtful and creative gifts that feature your children’s artwork.

Turn Artwork into Jewelry

What an adorable way to keep your child’s drawings forever! Instead of the usual Mother’s Day jewelry, have your child’s artwork turned into a charm, bracelet or necklace for mom. This sweet gift is one that mom will love and want to wear every day.

BUY IT: Etsy, $28

Embellish a Journal

If mom loves to journal or is always making to-do lists, give her a sweet upgrade with this gift. Start by measuring the inside of the journal. Next, cut your child’s artwork so that it's slightly wider. Use a paintbrush to apply white glue and place the art inside the journal. Wipe off excess and trim the edges to finish.

Custom Car Decals

Custom car decals designed by her kiddos are perfect for the back of mom’s minivan or SUV. Mom can also pop these vinyl decals onto her laptop or on any smooth surface.

BUY IT: Etsy, $9

Doodles into Personalized Embroidery

Have your child’s art transformed into hand stitched, custom embroidery that mom can keep forever. The embroidery can be framed or left in the hoop for display. The unique idea is definitely one Mother’s Day gift she won’t forget.

BUY IT: Etsy, $45

Personalized Photobook

Can’t decide which artwork to turn into a gift for mom? Then use it all. Gather up your kid’s art, writing and pictures to create a beautiful photobook that will become a treasured keepsake for mom.

BUY IT: Shutterfly, $22

Coffee Mug + Permanent Marker = An Awesome Gift

We know that mom needs her cup of coffee to get started with her busy day. Give her a personalized mug that your kids can get creative with a few permanent markers. Just have your kids draw on a coffee mug and sign their work. This DIY mug will need to be hand washed, so make sure mom doesn’t put it in the dishwasher.

Wear Their Art

Transform your kiddo’s art into bright and beautiful fashion statements with Picture This Clothing. From dresses and leggings to t-shirts and beanies–if your child can create it, mom can wear it. Have your kids grab their crayons, markers or even their favorite food or toys as the design for mom’s gift. The process is simple: start by printing the coloring sheet, let your little ones get creative, upload their art and wait for mom’s gift to arrive.

Upgrade Your Frames

If you have a bunch of frames gathering dust in your home, give them a quick upgrade with a coat of paint and frame your child’s artwork. Create a gallery wall for Mom to admire and update as the kids grow.

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