In your mother's eyes, you'll always be a child, whether it's one who scraped her knee and needs a kiss, or one who's now dropping off his own kids at her house to babysit. So for this Mother's Day, we suggest getting back to basics and making her a homemade Mother's Day gift that will remind her of all those — ahem — masterpieces from your childhood. This one, however, won't get "accidentally" donated to charity.

We've pulled together a variety of potential presents you can pull together by this Sunday, May 11, just in time to show Mom she's still worthy of your best crafting efforts. And since she might be the person from whom you inherited all of that prowess with a gluestick and markers, she'll know just how special your creation really is.

Check out these 15 grown-up crafts to give your mom this Mother's Day:

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  • DIY Rustic Chalkboard

    Does your mom love the idea of a chalkboard, but hate the idea of dark colours in her kitchen? Make her a stunning option using Easter-inspired hues, and watch it get put it use each and every day. <a href="http://smashedpeasandcarrots.com/rustic-chalkboard-easter-eggs-tutorial/" target="_blank">Learn how to create this at Smashed and Peas</a>.

  • DIY Frame Vases

    Sure, Mom loves those glass vases you got three Mother's Days ago, but her home is now in need of a pop of colour. Give her the option with these gorgeous frame vases. <a href="http://www.shelterness.com/diy-frame-vasesto-create-a-flower-masterpiece/" target="_blank">Learn how to create these at Shelterness</a>.

  • DIY Tile Photo Coasters

    Coasters are actually one of the most useful things any homeowner can have, and you know Mom will love ones that let her brag about her gorgeous family even more. <a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/DIY-Tile-Photo-Coasters-30160439" target="_blank">Learn how to create these at Savvy Sugar</a>.

  • DIY Lace Doily Bowl

    Your mom might be far from the doily generation, but that doesn't mean she can't appreciate the prettiness of this delicate bowl, perfect for candies on her coffee table. <a href="http://blog.freepeople.com/2012/09/diy-lace-doily-bowl/" target="_blank">Learn how to create it at Free People</a>.

  • E-Book Cover

    Your mom adores her Kobo (or Kindle, or iPad), but feels a little too geeky reading on it. Cure her of her technological squeamishness by making a cover that speaks to her personality — perhaps a favourite literary quote would work too. <a href="http://www.mommybydaycrafterbynight.com/2012/01/all-wrapped-up-kindle-case-tutorial.html" target="_blank">Learn how to create these at Mommy By Day, Crafter By Night</a>.

  • Heating Pads

    If your mom's toes tend to get a bit chilly at night, or she just likes being cozy all year-round, she'll cherish these adorable heating pads (in the shape of owls, or anything at all!). <a href="http://modernmrsdarcy.com/2014/01/valentines-day-crafts-gifts-kids-adorable-rice-owls-heating-pads-pocket-warmers-sweet-baby-gifts/" target="_blank">Learn how to create them at Modern Mrs. Darcy</a>.

  • Mom Silhouette

    If your mom loves old-fashioned artwork, a silhouette of her profile could be just the thing she wanted for her wall. If you're feeling really ambitious, try to make it multi-generational, with her, her mother and you! <a href="http://www.lowes.com/creative-ideas/other-areas/silhouette-wall-art/project" target="_blank">Learn how to create this at Lowe's</a>.

  • Easy Meal Planning Board

    Does the mom in your life desperately want to organize her meals, but keeps forgetting each week? Nothing says motivation like a super pretty planning board, complete with spots to put in all of your meal options, and the all important "eat out" one too. <a href="http://www.lifesweetlifeblog.com/2013/01/diy-easy-meal-planning-board-free.html" target="_blank">Learn how to make this at Life {Sweet} Life</a>.

  • DIY Inspiring String Art

    This piece of artwork for Mom's walls goes way beyond your finger painting — but the best part is, it's not all that much more complicated to make. <a href="http://wearethatfamily.com/2014/04/wfmw-diy-inspiring-string-art/" target="_blank">Learn how to create this at We Are That Family</a>.

  • Hand-Painted French Kitchen Sign

    This is the perfect kind of craft — it looks extravagant, can be personalized for any message you'd like, and it is so, so easy. <a href="http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/05/hand-painted-french-kitchen-signso-easy.html" target="_blank">Learn how to make this at I Should Be Mopping The Floor</a>.

  • Cement Garden Stones

    Your mom's garden is stunning, but she's always too busy working with the flowers to think about decorating it any further. Make her something personalized that she'll look at and smile every time she goes outside. <a href="http://prudentbaby.com/2012/02/entertaining-food/seasonal/get-creative-with-the-lorax-how-to-make-cement-garden-stones/" target="_blank">Learn how to create this at Prudent Baby</a>.

  • Text Art

    Moms often spend a lot of time deciding on the names of their kids, so it stands to reason she'd love to see them displayed beautifully. Add in grandkids, and you have yourself a beautifully designed family tree. <a href="http://simplesisterblog.blogspot.ca/2011/04/mothers-day-text-art-guest-post.html" target="_blank">Learn how to make this at Simple Sister Blog</a>.

  • DIY Mini Notebook

    If Mom loves jotting down notes whenever the mood strikes, but hates wasting paper, these are the notebooks for her. Mom's thrifty side (which, she'll tell now, people now call 'eco-friendly') will especially appreciate that they come from cereal boxes. <a href="http://www.cremedelacraft.com/2012/06/diy-mini-notebook-from-cereal-box.html" target="_blank">Learn how to make this at Creme de la Craft</a>.

  • Handprint Flower Planter

    This is an adorable project that can bring in the grandkids. Give each family member a colour for their handprint, and personalize a planter (which, of course, will come complete with seeds for Mom's favourite flower). <a href="http://www.whitehouseblackshutters.com/handprint-flower-planter/" target="_blank">Learn how to create this at White House Black Shutters</a>.

  • Cookies — And Time!

    Your mom may have taught you how to bake, but you've learned a trick or two since then, and it's about time you showed off. The best part about this gift is it'll give Mom something she really wants — an afternoon hanging out with you. <a href="http://www.foodbeam.com/2010/12/09/le-neuf-des-cookies-au-chocolat-et-aux-pretzels-dans-un-pot/" target="_blank">Learn how to make this recipe at Foodbeam</a>.

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  • For The Lover Of All Things Cute

    There's nothing Mom will admire more in her kitchen than this adorable handmade spoon rest made from a Mason jar. <a href="http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/158117981/melted-modern-blue-mason-jar-spoon-rest" target="_blank">Melted Modern Blue Mason Jar, $19, Etsy</a>

  • For The Chocolate Lover (Read: Addict)

    If your mom hides all the chocolate around the house so she could secretly eat it on her own, she will <strong>love</strong> this chocolatey cookbook to try out. <a href="http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=29022852&parentid=A_FURN_DINNERWARE" target="_blank">Nutella's Best Recipes, $11, Urban Outfitters</a>

  • For The Classic Cook

    If Mom could drop any hints about what she actually wants for Mom Day, she'd probably hint at this mixer. This is a classic kitchen staple for all chefs and chefs-in-the-making. <a href="http://www.thebay.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/thebay/home/Kitchen/artisan-stand-mixer-boysenberry-0100-63182877--24" target="_blank"> Artisan Stand Mixer Boysenberry, $450, The Bay</a>

  • For The Decor/Wine Lover

    If Mom has a huge collection of unused wine glasses, let her showcase them with this oak-finished hanging wine glass holder. <a href="http://www.amazon.ca/Wine-Enthusiast-Hanging-Mahogany-Glass/dp/B002NJSA4O/ref=sr_1_16?s=kitchen-substore&ie=UTF8&qid=1399401365&sr=1-16" target="_blank">Wine Enthusiast Hanging Mahogany Wine Glass Rack, $50, Amazon</a>

  • For The Health Freak

    If Mom has dabbled in the vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free/healthy eating world lately, she'll drool over every one of these recipes. <a href="http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0143187228/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=15121&creative=330641&creativeASIN=0143187228&linkCode=as2&tag=ohshgl0c-20" target="_blank">Oh She Glows Cookbook, $15, Amazon</a>

  • For The Late Night Worker

    Keep your mom's office desk a lot more festive with this cheeky manatee tea infuser. Actually, we should say manaTEA. <a href="http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=30155642&parentid=A_FURN_DINNERWARE" target="_blank">Tea Infuser, $14, Urban Outfitters </a>

  • For The Mom Who Appreciates Something Vintage

    If Mom can't get enough of vintage wall art or black and white movies, she'll love this tea towel set from Lord & Taylor. <a href="http://www.thebay.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/thebay/home/Kitchen/vintage-illustration-tea-towel-0064-lt14002r--24" target="_blank">LORD & TAYLOR Vintage Illustration Tea Towel, $15, The Bay</a>

  • For The Entertainer

    Does your mom only bring out the fancy dinnerware during the holidays? This year, get her something she can use every single night. <a href="http://www.stokesstores.com/en/new/black-damask-dinnerware-set-16-pcs-service-for-4.html" target="_blank">16 Dinnerware Set, $80, Stokes </a>

  • For The Mom Who Appreciates Art

    These handmade and hand painted ceramic bowls come in "happy faces," "flowers" and "animal" designs. <a href="http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/179091715/ceramic-serving-bowl-red-serving-bowl?ref=br_feed_9&br_feed_tlp=mothers-day-gifts" target="_blank">Ceramic Serving Bowls, $39, Etsy</a>

  • For The Ultimate Gift

    Try something different this year by hiring a personal chef and getting him or her to make a delicious meal for Mom right in her home.

  • For The Sushi Queen

    She may not make her own sushi (this is even better if she does), but she would probably love to. Sign your mom up for a sushi cooking course and give her this sushi dinnerware set. <a href="http://www.stokesstores.com/en/entertaining/asian/red-lotus-sushi-set.html" target="_blank">Red Lotus Sushi Set, $25, Stokes </a>

  • For The Nerdy Cook

    If your mom is all about facts, history and food, this 420-page Encyclopedia has an A to Z list of everything from preferences of the First Nations to regional favourites. <a href="http://www.sears.ca/product/companys-coming-the-canadian-food-encyclopedia/611-11050-11050" target="_blank">The Canadian Food Encyclopedia, $26 Sears </a>

  • For The Relatively New Mom

    If you have a new mom in your life who is still trying to keep all of her valuable glassware away from her toddlers, this recyclable and shatterproof wine glass set will make her day. <a href="http://www.amazon.ca/Govino--Plastic-Flexible-Recyclable-Shatterproof/dp/B002WXSAT6/ref=sr_1_9?s=kitchen-substore&ie=UTF8&qid=1399401516&sr=1-9" target="_blank">Plastic Wine Glass Flexible Recyclable Shatterproof, $19, Amazon</a>

  • For The Mom With A Sense Of Humour

    If you've secretly seen you mom twerking away to the dance moves of Miley Cyrus or Rihanna, this mug is completely appropriate. <a href="http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=30387732&parentid=A_FURN_DINNERWARE" target="_blank">Twerk Mug, $12, Urban Outffitters</a>

  • For The Serious Cook

    If your mom is a serious cook, the Dutch oven is a kitchen essential. <a href="http://www.ashtongreen.com/cookware/dutch-ovens/lodge-coloured-enamel-covered-casserole-1.html" target="_blank">Lodge Coloured Enamel Covered Casserole, $133, Ashton Green</a>

  • For The Hot Cocoa Sipper

    You mom is the best, which is why plain old white marshmallows won't do. To make this gift even better, make her some homemade hot chocolate as well! <a href="http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/180889339/mothers-day-elderflower-blossom?ref=br_feed_4&br_feed_tlp=mothers-day-gifts" target="_blank">Elderflower Blossom Mashmallows, $10, Etsy</a>

  • The Other Winner Of Master Chef Canada

    Every chef needs a good set of sharp kitchen knives. Add to your mom's cutlery collection with this gourmet knife set. <a href="http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/wusthof-grand-prix-ii-10-piece-knife-block-set/?pkey=cknife-sets&cm_src=knife-sets||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-" target="_blank">Wüsthof Grand Prix II 10-Piece Knife Block Set, $380, Williams-Sonoma</a>

  • For The Cookie Lover

    If Mom always brings you a cake or treats on your birthday, make her day extra special with this giant cookie cake. And yes, this Toronto-based bakery delivers Canada-wide! <a href="http://www.sweetflour.ca/shop-online/occasions/personalized-giant-cookie" target="_blank">Personalized Giant Cookie, $24, Sweet Flour Bake Shop </a>

  • Mom Who Loves A Cup Of Tea

    Forget a gift card to her favourite coffee shop, this year try artisan caffeine-free teas. And come on, these are gorgeous! <a href="http://www.lemonlily.ca/collections/rooibos" target="_blank">Selected teas, prices vary, Lemon Lilly</a>

  • For The (Secret) Booze Lover

    Sometimes mom just needs a break. And sometimes this break means drinking her favourite wine or whisky out of a teacup. <a href="http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=29416849&parentid=A_FURN_DINNERWARE" target="_blank">Cheeky Teacup, $16, Urban Outfitters</a>

  • For The Cookbook Collector

    Mom may have loads of cookbooks piled up in her kitchen, so to make things a lot more organized (at least when she is cooking), get her this bamboo book holder. <a href="http://www.amazon.ca/Natural-Living-Bamboo-Recipe-Holder/dp/B00272W6N8/ref=sr_1_3?s=kitchen-substore&ie=UTF8&qid=1399402411&sr=1-3" target="_blank">Natural Living Bamboo Recipe Book Holder, $15, Amazon</a>

  • For The World's Best Baker

    For anyone who loves to bake cakes and treats, a cake stand is basically the icing on top (get it?). Surprise Mom with this handmade three-tier cake stand from Etsy. <a href="http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/188710464/3-tier-cake-stand-blue-hombre-starfish?ref=br_feed_4&br_feed_tlp=mothers-day-gifts" target="_blank">3 Tier Cake Stand Blue Hombre Starfish, $95, Etsy</a>

  • For The At-Home Chef

    If Mom likes to get all Italian in the kitchen, let her be a pizza maker for the day with this crispy pizza crust maker. <a href="http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/breville-crispy-crust-pizza-maker/?pkey=cmothers-gift-of-the-day&cm_src=mothers-gift-of-the-day||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-" target="_blank">Breville Pizza Maker, $130, Williams-Sonoma</a>

  • For The Indulger

    Keep things extra cheesy this Mother's Day with this cast iron cheese (yes, cheese) fondue set. <a href="http://www.stokesstores.com/en/entertaining/fondues/swiss-cast-iron-cheese-fondue-set-10-piece.html" target="_blank">Cheese Fondue Set, $50, Stokes </a>

  • For The Mom In Need Of A Kitchen Update

    There's nothing like revamping Mom's boring old cookware set with a brand new Rachel Ray-approved collection. <a href="http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Rachael-Ray-II-Hard-anodized-Nonstick-14-piece-Cookware-Set/6246586/product.html?refccid=RYJY6HL6ZYL3CNSGPDTJUI3TTU&searchidx=0" target="_blank">14-Piece Cookware Set, $250, Overstock.com</a>

  • For Canada's Number One Fan

    If Canada Day and opening a box of milk and dark chocolates really makes Mom excited, this is a win-win situation. <a href="http://shop.rockychoc.com/collections/boxed-chocolates/products/canada-chocolate-assortment" target="_blank">CANADA Chocolate Assortment, $30, Rocky Mountain </a>

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  • A Silent Juicer

    Meet your mom's new main squeeze. This juicer will help Mom create everything from her funky green smoothies to a pulp-filled OJ. <a href="http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/kuvings-kuvings-silent-juicer-940sc-burgundy-940sc/10287905.aspx?path=7e5f00e7e1f702911bca9951891b36f7en02" target="_blank">Kuvings Silent Juicer, $380, available at Best Buy</a>

  • Sleep Tracker

    Mom may have been up to the wee hours of the night when you were a teenager, but these days she could use some tracking in the sleep department. This wristband tracks steps, distance, and calories burned during the day, and monitors snooze time. <a href="http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msca/en_CA/pdp/Fitbit-Flex-Wireless-Activity-and-Sleep-Wristband/productID.286282900" target="_blank">Sleep Wristband, $100, available at the Microsoft Store </a>

  • The Little Details

    If your mom loves to garden, she is probably spending time buying bigger plants or veggies. Sometimes, the cute potters and flowers are out of her radar/on her wish list, so surprise her with these jars! <a href="http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/105571109/mason-jar-wall-planter-organizer-decor?ref=fp_treasury_11" target="_blank">Mason Jar Wall Planter, $34, available on Etsy </a>

  • Parachute Hammock

    Seriously, your mom would never buy this and would probably yell at you for spending the money. But this gift is something both her and your dad (and you) can enjoy. <a href="http://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys/Parachute-Silk-Waterproof-Two-person-Hammock-with-Stuff-Sack/4835102/product.html?refccid=ROE72UC3YQVYBSCJXYCOJND7QU&searchidx=9" target="_blank">Parachute Silk Waterproof Two-person Hammock, $57, available on Overstock.com </a>

  • A Super Useful Phone

    Mom may still be using her flip-phone to call you at odd hours and send you texts. Revamp her gadget with a new smartphone, equipped with a high-quality camera (for selfies, of course) and a built-in bookshelf. <a href="http://www.google.ca/nexus/5/" target="_blank">Nexus 5, available at the Google Star, $349 </a>

  • Massage Cushion

    Your mom deserves a break. Treat her (and her back) with this Swedish Shiatsu massage she can use in her car or at work. <a href="http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/obusforme-obusforme-shiatsu-massage-cushion-sm-smc-04-brown-sm-smc-04/10218403.aspx?path=26f8a7165b18e8187da00cd711ab6caaen02" target="_blank">Obusforme Shiatsu Massage Cushion, $60, available at Best Buy </a>

  • A Personalized Cutting Board

    Your mom may already have a few cutting boards in her kitchen, but we bet you she has NOTHING like this personalized one. <a href="http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/181965500/mothers-day-present-custom-cutting-board?ref=br_feed_8&br_feed_tlp=mothers-day-gifts" target="_blank">Mother's Day Present Custom Cutting Board, $51, available on Etsy </a>

  • Fancy (And Scented) Bath Products

    Your mom may not be up for buying herself a massage or spa package. To make things a little different this year, try a head-to-toe bath and body set from LUSH — this way she can experience some down time at home. <a href="http://www.lush.ca/on/demandware.store/Sites-LushCA-Site/en_CA/Page-View?cid=mothersday-landingpage-2014" target="_blank">Mum Gift, $54, available at LUSH</a>

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