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Mother's Day Gift Ideas You Can Create Yourself


It’s never too early to plan a Mother’s Day gift if you’re making it yourself. Every time she sees it, she’ll be touched by your thoughtfulness in going the extra mile to make her smile. This type of gift will require some time and hard work, but our friendly and knowledgeable staff are happy to help you find the materials or tools to complete your project to perfection. Floating Shelves

Read on to discover unique, handcrafted ideas for the special woman in your life.

Perfect for Every Mother

1. Floating Shelves for Beauty 
Floating shelves are a simple way to provide out-of-the-way space to display her favorite things and help make her home her happy place. This Mother’s Day, create a place she can decorate with her favorite potted plants, picture frames, or unique treasures. 

2. A Handsome Homemade Frame 
Combine a family photo session with a handcrafted wooden picture frame to make a lasting memory. Every time she sees this beautiful piece of art surrounding the favorite people in her world, her heart will soar.

Picture Frames

3. Mom’s Special Morning Routine
Two things are a mom’s best friend: good coffee and a great organizational system. Help make them both a reality by building a display for her favorite coffee mugs. 

4. The Gift of Relaxation
Moms are taking care of others, nearly every waking moment. This Mother’s Day, remind her to care for herself, with a long relaxing bath. Make the effort complete with a handcrafted bathtub tray decked out with all her tub necessities: that novel she never finds time to read, a glass with her favorite drink, a movie, a music player, her signature bath salts, and lotions for after. 

Ideal for Moms with a Green ThumbBathtub Tray

5. Health and Enjoyment All in One
Raised beds are the perfect way to treat a garden lover. They make growing healthy food or luscious blooms a breeze by decreasing weeding. You’ll love the fresh cherry tomatoes or colorful bouquets produced from her very own raised garden bed. 

6. Succulent Wall Decor Says 'Style' 
Plant enthusiasts love the way succulents bring texture and color to an indoor space. Prolific chick and hens will produce adorable new plants with very little care. Craft a frame and collect this stylish greenery for a special way to encourage your lovely lady’s love for plants. 

Succulent Planter

7. Space To Make A Mess
Let’s face it, gardening gets messy! Give her a zone to call her own and pot up her greenery. Extra points if the potting bench you create has personalized homes for her individual garden tools. For instance, bags of soil sit underneath while small hand towels can hang on the side. You’ll also appreciate how her pots, soil, watering cans, and trowels will stay put rather than wandering all over the yard, porch, garage, garden, and basement! 


8. Safe Space for Her PlantsPlanter
Plants need light and good airflow. Give them a boost with a lovely, homemade plant stand. She’ll appreciate how the plant responds to its new home closer to the window while staying safe from baby hands and pet paws. Crafting a plant stand can be a true work of art that says to the mom in your life that she is worth it!

Great Gifts for the Chef Mom

9. Craft a Mouthwatering Charcuterie Board
Make a statement with a beautifully designed charcuterie board from a stand-out piece of wood. Keim has a gorgeous selection of unique, stunning wood varieties! We would be happy to show you what we have to offer. Make it a tradition with “Saturday Night Charcuterie” to celebrate your love and the start of the weekend!

10. Long-Lasting Appreciation 
Select a piece of dramatic, distinctive wood from our extensive selection to create your own cutting board. Try your hand at wood burning to add extra sentiment. Etch your family name and the date of your wedding. (i.e. Miller, Est. 2010) and you’ll recall one of her fondest memories every time you make a meal together.

Wine Rack11. You’re The Wine That I Want
Help Mom organize her favorite wine with a gorgeous new wine rack. Be sure to fill it to the brim with a variety of her favorite bottles. Top it off with a new set of wine glasses and a date with her besties! 

12. Save That Recipe Box
Is mom a foodie? Construct a charming wooden box to hold her secret recipes. The ways to make this idea unique to match her style are endless! Make it chic with an antique paint style, woodburn a design, cover the inside with wallpaper, or let the wood do the work and shine with a beautiful finish.

Recipe Box

Thoughtful Homes For The Nature Lover

13. For Your Bee-utiful Mother
Create something truly unique with a homemade bee home. Local bees will love it and she’ll love seeing them in her garden! Bees are such an important part of the ecosystem. Mom’s that value nature and the well-being of the environment will be touched that you went to such lengths to show you care.


14. A Little Bird Told Us: You’re Great Mom!
A birdhouse is a simple, yet thoughtful, gift that is sure to make her outdoors delightful, not just on Mother’s Day, but every day. They are a great project to invite the kids to get involved in so they can craft a special gift for their favorite lady. 



15. Say It All With a She Shed
Give her a space that reflects how unique she is. She ShedMake it full of comforts like cozy seating, a place for her plants, and space for a budding hobby. Relaxing is the name of the game with a she shed. 


There are endless options for Mother’s Day gifts. But nothing says, “I love you,” quite like the time and energy that goes into a handcrafted gift. Visit Keim and let us help you show the special woman in your life how much you love her. 

Located on 50 acres in the rolling hills of Holmes County, Keim is the destination and trusted source for your home, building, and woodworking needs. Founded in 1911, our fourth-generation family business is dedicated to caring for your project like we care for our own.