20 fantastic DIY photo gifts {perfect for mother’s day}

I’m not sure there’s anything moms like looking at more than photos of the people they love (except maybe the kitchen when someone else has just cleaned it!). Since Mother’s Day is on it’s way, I’ve rounded up 20 fantastic DIY photo gift ideas – gift ideas made using photos of special people, places, or things. All of these are sure to delight Mom, but they’d also make great gifts for dads, grandparents, or anyone else. Additionally, since photos are so cheap to print and these gifts are all DIY options, they’re all pretty inexpensive.

20 gorgeous DIY photo gifts: these easy handmade gift ideas are perfect for mother's day, father's day, grandparents, Christmas, and more.

1. These photo coasters from Beauty and Bedlam can be made for only $1 a set if you have a few common supplies on hand:


2. Use a photo to personalize a clock with this tutorial from Rosy Red Buttons – her example uses an engagement photo, but a family photo or picture of children or grandchildren would work just as well.


3. This circular “family tree” print from Cactus & Olive is not only beautiful, it’s a meaningful keepsake. Use Photoshop to make one of your own, or purchase a custom design.


4. I think this simple photo display from Natalme is simply lovely and would make a great gift – the recipient can easily switch out photos to keep it current.


5. A simple wood box and an accordian folded card stock make a great home for a pretty pull-out photo album. Combine photos of kids and notes or drawing from the children for an extra special gift. From It’s Always Autumn.

What a great gift idea! DIY photo box - easy & cheap, and perfect for mom, dad, grandparents, spouses, and more.


6. I love this unique idea from Under The Sycamore for a photo lampshade:


7. This photo letter from Ryan Greenleaf Photography is a great DIY photo gift:


8. The gals at Eighteen25 always comes up with the easiest projects that end up looking fantastic. This circle punch photo collage makes  a big impact with minimal work.


9. Who wouldn’t love a heart photo display? Print small square photos and arrange them in a heart shape on a large canvas and you have a beautiful, personalized photo gift. Tutorial from It’s Always Autumn.

get your photos off your phone and on you wall with this cute DIY heart photo collage. great handmade gift idea!


10. Moms Who Click has a great tutorial for turning an inexpensive clear phone case into a DIY photo case.


11. These simple DIY photo display balls would make a great gift for just about anyone – they’re a great way to spruce up a desk at work or home.


12. Say Yes shows you how to take your instagram photos and turn them into beautiful notecards.


13. This photo frame memory wreath via Infarrantly Creative is simply lovely.


14. These photo pillows from Country Living are made using ink jet fabric sheets available on Amazon.


15. Lil Blue Boo made photo charms from popsicle sticks! I can’t believe how great they look.


16. Here’s another take on a photo charm – this one uses Sculpey clay for a polaroid look (from Ambrosia Creative).


17. Ambrosia Creative has another cute mini polaroid project – these are magnets.


18. Use the free printables I shared recently to make an easy personalized photo calendar gift for under $5! (And find a mini version here.)

How pretty! Free printable 2016 photo calendar - just add your own photos for an easy, cheap handmade DIY gift idea - perfect for Christmas!


19. Gift coupons are often the best idea, especially for Mom. Make them extra special using favorite photos with this tutorial from Bubby and Bean.


20. These photo bud vases from Mod Podge Rocks are made from PVC pipe and make a gorgeous centerpiece.




  1. 1


    Mother’s day is coming up and I am so excited about the new present I have ordered for my mum. Luna & Stella’s new constellation stacking rings, with the 8-pointed and 4-pointed birthstone rings. I’ve ordered three rings to represent the birthdays of me and my two sisters. The shop was actually recommended to me by a friend and I’m so happy he told me about it. Look no further for mothers’ day gifts: http://www.lunaandstella.com/

  2. 2


    Photo gifts are such a lovely way of showing someone that you appreciate them! I love getting photo gifts, no matter what the occassion 🙂

  3. 4


    Also, it is really ideal to fit sneakers through the latter
    part of the day simply just for the reason that the ft have a tendency of enlarging a little bit during the total day.
    In summer light skin tones should stick to tan coloured boots with
    bare legs as these will be more flattering. Some materials like Gore-tex
    gives snow boots a reliable and water-proof quality in which surely no liquid will slip inside.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *