DIY Mother’s Day Gifts for Grandma  


Since Mother’s Day is right around the corner, we thought this would be the perfect time to share some of the best DIY gifts. While this is always an excellent opportunity to show our mothers how much we love them, it’s also considerate to give a gift to another important woman in your life — your grandmother!

Grandmas are regarded as the heart of each family, acting as a loving confidante for the adults and as a source of unconditional love (and spoiling) for the grandkids. While they always deserve the chance to be celebrated throughout the year, Mother’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to show them the appreciation they deserve with a thoughtful, personalized gift.

If you’re searching for the best personalized DIY gift idea for a grandma in your life, look no further than Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona. Here, you can find everything you need to create unique Mother’s Day gifts for grandma from grandkids. Here are some of our favorite projects to try:

Painted Flower Vases

We know that getting flowers for your mother or grandmother is a big part of the tradition for this holiday. However, buying flowers at the store or from a local florist can sometimes be a bit pricey, especially if they include a fancy vase. Instead of simply buying a pre-made floral arrangement, you can always DIY your own. While you can’t find fresh flowers at Goodwill, you can definitely create a unique vase and personalize it to your liking.

We recommend purchasing either an arrangement from the local grocery store or asking your florist if you can purchase flowers individually instead of a full bouquet. Then, you can shop at Goodwill for a vase to repurpose. You can find a wide variety of vases that come in all sorts of sizes and shapes and fill them with beautiful flowers that your grandma will love.

Spa Kit

You don’t necessarily have to spend a lot of money to treat your grandma to a spa at home. You can search for homemade recipes online to create beauty treatments like scrubs or soaks for her feet or even a hair treatment. You can purchase affordable bath salts, add some essential oil to create that classic spa scent at home, and then find a mason jar or other glassware at Goodwill to fill. 

You can get multiple jars and label them according to each product you create. Your grandma will undoubtedly appreciate the effort you put into making her feel special without even having to leave her home.

Tablet Holder

If your grandma has a tablet that she uses regularly, you can craft a DIY tablet holder using thrifted materials from Goodwill. You will only need to find a cutting board and perhaps a scrabble board letter holder to help hold the tablet in its place.

T-Shirt Scarf

We have plenty of t-shirts at our store available for purchase, and these can easily be turned into an upcycled scarf that makes for an excellent DIY project for Mother’s Day! Follow these steps to learn how you can transform an old t-shirt into something thoughtful for your grandma.

Teacup Candles

Here at Goodwill, you can bet that you’ll always find teacups. You can DIY these as well and turn them into candles by filling them with candle wax. What’s more, you can even purchase candles already in the store, melt down the wax, and use it for your project instead of buying wax on its own.

This way, you get the chance to repurpose multiple materials to create a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift. This project is bound to be a fun experience for you and a much-loved gift for your grandma.

Sewing Kit

If your grandma likes to sew, you can help her keep her materials organized by creating a DIY sewing kit holder. You can find Mason jars at our store and decorate them with tape, flowers, stickers and ribbons. You can even include a small piece of chalkboard and chalk paint to allow her the ability to label what each jar will be used for.

Artwork and Framed Photographs

Sharing beloved family photographs is always a fantastic gift idea, and this particular project is incredibly simple and thoughtful for your grandma on Mother’s Day. You can craft a DIY photo frame to show off all of your favorite memories involving her. 

Find a few cute frames at our store and give them a second life by painting them or adding lace, silk or gems. Then, print out your favorite photos and put your DIY project on display so she can hang it in her home to always remember the good times she’s shared with her loved ones.

Personalized Mugs and Glassware

This DIY project for your grandma is simple because you can choose whatever materials you like and personalize them. You can find a plethora of mugs at Goodwill or any sort of glassware that you think your grandma will love. Paint them or draw on them with colored markers — let the freedom of expression inspire you!

Find Your Perfect Mother’s Day Gift for Grandma at Goodwill

At Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona, we’re thankful to have the opportunity to bring goodwill to our local community. With the generosity of our community, we are able to provide career services, discounted goods and more to Arizona.

At Goodwill, curious treasures await you at every turn. We’re firm believers in taking a neighborly approach through our locations. Don’t wait until it’s too late to start crafting the perfect Mother’s Day gift for grandma! Visit your closest store today to shop for all the materials you need to make your grandma feel special.

young girl kissing her grandmother on the cheek holding a bouquet of flowers

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