Did you get married in your home state? Give your mom a token of local pride with this super-easy clock project. Turn a state-shaped cutting board into a conversation piece with the help of a little neon paint and a few parts from your local hardware store. You could also make this out of chalkboard or thick corkboard.
A Safe Place
Did your new mother-in-law drool over that cool wooden ring box you made? Give her a duplicate to store her rings in a safe place by the kitchen or bathroom sink. This one is actually a salt box converted by way of a velvet-covered sponge.
We think that this modern wooden serving tray carrying coffee and a pastry would make any woman feel like she was on Downton (are you as destroyed as we are that it is ending?)! Give your mom this modern piece and she can either use it in her room, or in a living room when entertaining.
This wooden doormat is simpler to make than you might think. Your mother-in-law will thank you when all of those muddy boot prints stay outside where they belong!
Do you have some old baby furniture in storage? Convert precious memories into a useful new bench for your mother's entryway. Add a shelf underneath for additional space to store shoes, dog leashes, or scarves.
A Spectacular Arrangement
Not all of us are spatial thinkers. If your mom envies your living room’s gallery wall, create one for her in her own space as a post-wedding surprise. Include a new photo or print reminiscent of your event to make it extra special.
Take note of your mother-in-law’s favorite colors and styles and then make her a pair of pretty earrings that she’ll love.
Dip-dyeing isn’t just for your hair anymore! Some of the best modern DIY gifts are made using this easy technique. These woven baskets can reside on top of her bureau to hold jewelry or on an entry table to store keys.
Fun with Hobbies
Make a gift for your mom that caters to what she enjoys in her free time. Does she love to camp and be outdoors? Put together a basket of camping supplies and a couple of these homemade candles in camping mugs to light the way to the campfire.
Especially if your wedding emphasized the surrounding season, craft a DIY gift that reflects the time of year. Make your mother-in-law a basket full of firestarter pine cones to remember your winter wedding with a smile.