Creative DIY birthday card ideas for mom are a great way to show your appreciation on your mother’s special day.
My mom truly values, understands and appreciates the effort I put into my handmade birthday cards for her. She even keeps a little box of all the cards that I’ve made for her over the years.
Whether your mom likes cooking, gardening, or sports, there are plenty of homemade card ideas to get started. For example, you can make DIY flowers, cakes, or wreath cards to celebrate your mom and all that she does.
In this post, I’ll go through some of the most creative DIY birthday card ideas for mom. This way, you can find a beautiful design that fits your mother’s tastes.
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Coffee Cup Birthday Card
First, a coffee cup card is one of the best DIY cards you can give to mom on her special day. With this card, you can customize the coffee cup sleeve with a message or logo that fits your mom. For example, I love writing heartfelt puns such as “I love you a latte!” or “Mom, you are BREWtiful!” Make your own Mommy Fuel label with this free printable.
If your mother is a coffee drinker, you can give this with a gift card to her favorite coffee shop. Check out my free tutorial and templates for this coffee cup gift card holder. This also goes great with coffee maker, mug, and coffee ground gift sets. Of course, you can always use this DIY card to say Happy Mother’s Day as well!
DIY Pop Up Butterfly Card
In addition, DIY pop up butterfly cards is a great handmade birthday card for mom from daughter. This is perfect for any mother with a passion for gardening, plants, or a love for these beautiful insects! I love giving these for summer birthdays as well. With this design, your mom opens the card to see the pop-up wings on the inside.
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Free Printable Happy Birthday Coloring Cards
Next, printable cards are another popular DIY birthday card you can make for mom this year. Typically, these include a fun, creative, or heartfelt birthday message that you can download and print for free. Additionally, these cards are often more simplistic. This way, you can color in the typography or decorate the card yourself.
For example, many printable DIY mom birthday cards include a simple “Happy Birthday, Mom!” message. Often, they may have smaller embellishments, such as balloons, cake, or flower illustrations as well. These printable cards are perfect if you’re looking for a quick gift to craft to go with your gift to mom this year.
Floral Card Template
Additionally, handmade floral cards are great for any mom who loves hiking, plants, or spending time outdoors. Usually, these DIY birthday cards for mom feature leafy wreaths or branches across the front. Then, you can use a happy birthday message cutout or write your own message yourself.
For these birthday card designs, I typically use earth-tone cardstock. If your mom prefers a more vibrant color palette, you can also use pink, purple, yellow, or teal to brighten her day. Check out my free printable and tutorial on how to make these cute post it note cards.
Pop Up Flower Cards
Furthermore, pop up flower cards are another creative handmade birthday card to give to mom. This is a great card to make if you’re looking to put in a little more effort, but still want something easy to make. Additionally, these pair great with a bouquet of flowers or a flower cake.
I love flower bouquet cards because you can easily customize them to your mom’s favorite type of flower. Check out both my flower bouquet pop-up card tutorial and single flower pop-up card tutorial for more details.
To celebrate your mom’s special day this year, consider making these creative DIY birthday card ideas for mom. Surely, she will appreciate the extra time, effort, and thought you put into creating something homemade.
In the mood for a more elaborate crafts project? Check out my lattice card tutorial here.
Fun Fold Card
Not all cards have to be square.
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