How to Make Homemade Cards for Mother's Day

Updated February 21, 2017

What mother wouldn't be happy to receive a handmade card wishing her a Happy Mother's Day. It's always the thought that counts, but a card made with love and affection is appreciated whether it's simple or complicated, large or small. This is a project that children and adults can make to express their creativity.

Fold one sheet of card stock in half to make the basic card. Trim it down with scissors (plain or fancy) or with a paper cutter to fit into an envelope, if necessary.

On the front of the card, create a three-dimensional Mother's Day-themed design. Cut a piece of decorative or plain paper a little smaller than the size of the main card. Center and attach with double-sided tape onto the card.

With markers, write "To Mom With Love," "Happy Mother's Day" or other greeting on the front of the card. You can also write greetings on little pieces of card stock, then attach them separately with white glue.

Embellish the card with cutout images such as fabric butterflies, textured flowers from wallpaper sample books or images with foam stickers on the back. Add other embellishments like shiny buttons or ribbon bows with hot glue. Write a personal note inside the card.


Keep a craft box handy with embellishments, images and decorations that can be used for craft projects. Buy craft supplies and decorations after a holiday when they're on sale or clearance.


If a child is participating in this project, an adult should handle the hot glue gun.

Things You'll Need

  • Card stock (white and coloured)
  • Decorative papers
  • Envelopes
  • Scissors (plain)
  • Fancy scissors
  • Paper cutter
  • Double-sided tape
  • Markers
  • White glue
  • Assorted images
  • Embellishments
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
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About the Author

For over 25 years, Natasha Lawrence has written for publications from "Alaska Business Monthly" to "Savannah Magazine" and provided destination content as Florida city editor for Wcities. Her expertise in arts and crafts includes calligraphy, painting, mosaics, jewelry making, paper crafts and home decor, often offering workshops in museums and art centers.