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Homemade Mother’s Day Gift

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Most moms would agree that expensive gifts are not necessary on Mother’s Day. What most moms really want is a gift from the heart. If you are helping a child with a gift for a special mom, I have an easy, but thoughtful Mother’s Day gift idea that likely won’t cost a thing!

Rolled up notes tied with twine for Mother's Day message/DIY gift.

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I am borrowing this idea from my sweet daughter. She made this gift for me a couple of years ago and I absolutely loved it!

She likely found the idea online, but I tried searching for it and couldn’t find anything quite like hers.

So, I thought it was the perfect idea to share with you for the amazing mom in your life!

Simple Mother’s Days Notes in a Scroll

Although this is a simple project, it is incredibly sweet. The notes can (and should!) be personalized to fit the special mom getting the gift.

Of course this could go to a grandmother, aunt, neighbor, teacher. It could even go to a dad on Father’s Day!

Supplies for Mother’s Day Messages:

  • Pretty container / glass jar
  • Paper (this could be plain white paper or pretty paper with a nice design or in Mom’s favorite color)
  • Twine or other string to tie scroll
  • Scissors
Scrolled notes from child to mom for Mother's day.

Steps for Easy DIY Mother’s Day Gift: Scroll notes

This cute craft is about as easy as they come!

Kids that can read and write can complete it with zero help from adults once you get them started.

But it doesn’t have to be a kid craft!

This is a gift anyone can create to make someone’s day special!

Step 1: Write creative notes to Mom

The more personal the messages, the better. The size of the container you are using will determine how many messages you will need to write.

If you are struggling a bit with creativity, I have a list of ideas to get you started!

Child's writing on a scroll.

Ideas for notes to Mom:

  • Thank you for all you do for me each day.
  • Your hugs make everything better.
  • I love the meals you make for our family.
  • Thanks for driving me to all of my activities.
  • I love that you make sure we all have everything we need.
  • You are great at helping with homework.
  • Thanks for keeping our home clean and cozy.
  • I love how you keep me safe.
  • You are the best teacher in the world.
  • Thank you for encouraging me with all I do.
  • I see how hard you work everyday. Thank you!
  • You are the best protector ever!
  • I love you to the moon and back.
  • When I grow up, I want to be just like you.
Old paper that has a message for mom on Mother's day.
  • Your smile makes ME smile!
  • I love when you play games with me.
  • I’m lucky to have you supporting me every day.
  • A mom’s advice is the BEST advice!
  • I’m so proud to be your child.
  • I love that you know how to make me laugh.
  • I’m so happy God made you MY mom!
  • Your love is more valuable than any amount of money.
  • Thank you for all of the sacrifices you make for our family.
  • Thank you for your unconditional love.

Step 2: Tie string around scroll

Nothing fancy needed with the tying of the scrolls. My daughter used some craft twine we had and I thought it looked just perfect.

Notes from child to mom on Mother's Day.

This twine did yellow the scrolls somewhat over time, but I honesty love that look even more!

Encouraging messages written on paper.

Step 3: Place scrolls in a pretty container

My daughter used a pretty jar we already had for my gift. You could, of course, go out and buy a pretty container for your Mother’s day messages.

But, I have a feeling you already have something at your home you could use!

Step 4: Give your special DIY Mother’s Day gift to the special Mom in your life!

For next to no money, you have a special and personal Mother’s Day gift Mom will absolutely love.

Believe me, I’m speaking from experience!

Looking for more craft ideas you could use as gifts?

I hope this is the perfect homemade mother’s day gift for a wonderful mama in your life!

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Home Made Mother's Day Gift

Home Made Mother's Day Gift

These simple Mother's Day personal messages are the perfect present for any mom in your life that is looking for a thoughtful and creative diy gift. Great from a small child to Mom with the help of an adult OR it would also be great from a bigger child of any age!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  • Small pieces of paper
  • Twine or string 
  • Pretty Jar to display messages


  • Scissors


  1. small strips of white paper with purple scissorsCut paper into small strips. Strip size with vary depending on size of vase or jar you use.
  2. Write special messages for mom on all of the paper strips. Get creative AND make them personal, just for her!
  3. small white paper rolled into scroll and tied with twineRoll paper into a scroll and tie with twine or string of choice. Tie in a knot for better durability.
  4. scrolls in clear vase by plantDisplay your handmade messages in a pretty vase or jar for Mom to enjoy!


Be sure to use notes that are personal to the special mother in your life!

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  1. I love this idea of little scroll notes! So sweet and a keepsake that any child can do. I hope to help my nieces do this for their moms for Mother’s Day!

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