Mother’s Day Gift & Free Printable

Good Morning guys!  Happy Monday!  With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I thought it would be a fun time to share this great printable I did for my mom!  I love handmade gifts that are big on thought, but don’t make you broke.  To me, you don’t need to spend a ton of money to show someone how much you care about them.  This gift fits the bill!

Here is how it turned out…

DIY Mother's Day Gift

I just love it.  Our mom is one of our best friends, and I knew this saying could put it into words for her.  As I was making it, I started thinking about all the special women in my life, and I decided to make a printable for each one.  To print these, just click the link below of the printable you want.  This will open up a new window.  Then, you can just push print from your browser bar… Easy peasy people!

Print ‘MOM’ Printable

Print ‘DAUGHTER’ Printable

Print ‘MEME’ Printable

Print ‘GRANDMA’ Printable

Print ‘SISTER’ Printable

Print ‘NIECE’ Printable

Print ‘AUNT’ Printable

Print ‘GRANDDAUGHTER’ Printable

Now let me show you how I made the gift!  These are 8×10 printables, so if you want you can just print them and throw them into a frame.  I printed mine on white card stock.  Any paper works, but I like the way it looks best on the card stock.

I started by getting my wood.  You will need a 2×12 piece of pine wood from the hardware store.  These are sold in 8′ pieces, so you can cut yours at home or have the nice guys at the store cut it for you!  Our Home Depot and Lowe’s will do this for free!

You want your boards to be 15″ long like this…

2x12 Board for Mother's Day Printable

Now these boards are around $15 a board at my store, but one board will make 6 of these gifts.  So, they end up being under $3 a piece for the lumber.  If you don’t need to make more than 1, you can tag up with a friend and make them together!  Works for us 😉

Once I had my wood cut, I stained my board with 1 coat of my very fav…


Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Early American

You can find this stain at Lowe’s!  My favorite thing about it is that it goes on in 1 coat and dries in under an hour… Woohoo!

While that was drying I printed out my printable and cut it out with some scissors!

Free Printable Mom

After my wood block dried, I used a sander to rough my edges up a bit.  This is optional… I just like the finished look better!

Then I added my printable using furniture nails.  I find these at the hardware store as well.  They are on the hardware aisle by the screws and nails.

Furniture Nails

I start by pressing it in a bit with my hand to get it into place…

How to attach nail heads

And then use a hammer to get it in the rest of the way!

Nail Heads

I found my clips at Hobby Lobby!  You can also find them on Amazon below!

I used a new product that I absolutely LOVE to glue these babies down!

Gorilla Glue Gel Super Glue

Gorilla Glue Super Glue Gel

This stuff is the bomb.  It’s super glue but in gel form.  It makes it SO easy to work with.  I just put a few dabs on the back of each clip and attached them to my board.  It dried quick too!  LOVE.

Super Glue clip to wood

My final step was adding a few pics for her!  These are 3×5 prints…

Photo Gift Idea

That’s it!  The board will stand up by itself if they want to display it on a tabletop, or you can add some sawtooth hangers to the back and it can very easily be hung on a wall!  Again… Easy Peasy!!

Nothing says I LOVE YOU more than a gift you made with your own 2 hands!

DIY Mother's Day Gift

Free Printable Mother's Day Quote

Mother's Day Quote Free Printable

I hope you love it!  And I hope all the ladies in your life love it too!

I would LOVE for you to pin and share this gift idea below!  You guys are great and thanks so much for stopping by!  Let me know if you have any questions at all!


Free Printables


  1. Wood ship kits on February 12, 2021 at 1:45 am

    That’s really nice post. I appreciate your skills. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Cindy Nubel on May 6, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Would you have an idea how I could change the ” I” to “We” ? for the mother print as I would like to include my siblings in the picture??

  3. iluminasi on March 13, 2017 at 11:40 am

    really need this informastion.. tq

  4. Raven Bozza on September 21, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    I’m trying to find these clips online. Can you tell me what they are called?

  5. Ashley on September 14, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Is there any way you could make me a copy that says “If we didn’t have you as a mom we would choose you as a friend?” I think my siblings would approve it this more as a gift from all of us! 😉

  6. Lauren Townsend on May 5, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    The clips are at hobby lobby

    • Sara Ann Georgiades on May 6, 2015 at 10:14 pm

      I can only find silver clips at hobby lobby, not the black or bronze like you used!

  7. Dawn Abbey on April 22, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    I have tried several times to print this with my laser printer onto
    plain printer paper and have been unable to have it show the
    “chalkboard” look with the kind of random lines (if you know what I
    mean) rather than a flat dark “black-board”. I have printed from the
    PDF, Microsoft Word, GIMP with adjustments made. Hmmm? How did you
    print yours Whitney?

  8. Kim on April 18, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    I agree…with the “we” comment. I LOVE this idea…yet I’d like to share this gift with my mom but from my sister and me! :o)

  9. Jennifer Gerstman on April 14, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    I love these!! My daughter and I are making and selling these for our Mission Trip this summer. I had a special request for MaMa, is there any chance of getting that as a printable? If not, I understand. Thank you so much for sharing!

  10. Melinda Adams Speth on December 17, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Hi! I know this is an old post.. but I’m making this for Christmas!! Do you happen to have a MIL PDF? I need this for my Mother In Law…

  11. Kati on December 16, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Where can you get pictures printed in 3×5? My local CVS, Walgreens, nor Wal-Mart does a 3×5 print?

    • Lauren Townsend on May 7, 2015 at 9:39 am

      I couldn’t get 3+5 so I used 4+6 worked just as good

  12. megan on May 8, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Also, I would love to make this as a Christmas gift and have Family as an option; )

  13. megan on May 8, 2014 at 11:02 am

    This is adorable! I’m making two tonight! Thank you! Mother’s Day Gift- check.

  14. Brandy on May 7, 2014 at 11:38 am

    How do I print just one?

  15. Samantha on April 27, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Has anyone tried printing on black card stock to use less ink?

  16. Tina Phillips on April 23, 2014 at 3:23 pm
  17. Tina Phillips on April 23, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    I absolutely love this idea. I will be making some for my daughters. I am wondering if you could possibly make a printable that says “a brunette and a blonde with an inseparable bond” as a best friend one? I would greatly appreciate it and would even be willing to pay you for it. My email [email protected]

  18. Janie Shields on April 21, 2014 at 10:09 am

    We need a “cousin” printable. Love these!!

  19. Ashley on January 26, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Is there a way you can update the images individually?? I too would like to give my mom the gift from my siblings and I…so it would read ‘WE’ instead of ‘I’. If it is not that easy, I would love to know the fonts used.

    Thanks in advance,

  20. Jennifer Schoen Linkous on December 21, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Would love “cousin”

  21. Allison Clark on October 27, 2013 at 3:43 am

    Any chance you could do this downloadable for us Aussies with “Mum” rather than “Mom”? I would be forever grateful! Cheers

  22. Jessica on May 10, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Wish I would have saw this sooner!! I just love it!

  23. Cathleen Young Diehl on May 8, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    So I can’t find the bronze clips for the pictures. Can anyone help me
    out. I don’t see the link for Amazon either. Do you know where to find
    them or even what they are called??? Thanks!

  24. Gina on May 7, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    I made one, then my two bosses wanted to make them then another co-worker is making one! We love them, great idea!!! Easy to make! I can’t wait to present it to my sister and my mom!

  25. Natalie Schuck on May 7, 2013 at 10:38 am

    This is really cool! What a nice mother’s day gift!!! 🙂

  26. Chelsea on May 3, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    This project brought my mother to tears when I presented the finished product. Thank you so much for the wonderful idea! It said everything I needed it to. THANK YOU!

  27. Stephanie on May 1, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    I made these for my mom, mother-in-law and sisters. They turned out soooooo good! Thanks for the idea and printable. I also bought some cute embelishments (paper flowers, bottle tops, buttons, etc) which just added a little something fun! I can’t wait to give them as gifts.

  28. Carla McGrath on April 27, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Wow, wish I had a mom to give this to. Such an adorable project.

  29. Bethany on April 25, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    I made 2 of these out of an oak panel only 1/8″ thick and my advice is to not use oak. It was impossible for me to nail in the furniture tacks. I had to bust out the drill! Thanks for the printable!

  30. India Flower Plaza on April 22, 2013 at 1:34 am

    Really such a nice printable gift ideas. I never read this kind of unique and creative gift ideas for mothers day. This gift makes mothers day occasion very special. Your mom will also like a lot and can keep it for a longer time as a memorable gift.

  31. Betsy Larkin on April 19, 2013 at 6:30 am

    Would someone (like me) be able to purchase one from you?

  32. Donna Payne on April 19, 2013 at 2:00 am

    I love it! I only wish I knew how to change the words to “Memaw” cause that is what we call our grandma. This project looks so doable – great tutorial!

  33. sabrina on April 19, 2013 at 1:33 am

    Would be nice if there was one for a couple like ” if WE didn’t have you as a mother….”

  34. Margie Beeman Graves on April 16, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    These are really great and putting on my list of DIY’s. Thanks 🙂

    • Eliza on April 25, 2019 at 3:56 pm

      You are so right

  35. Tiffany Townsend on April 16, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Totally making this for my Mom and MIL and stepmom!!!

  36. Naomi Fink on April 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    I really love this, but in Australia, we say ‘Mum’ 🙁

    • Margie Beeman Graves on April 16, 2013 at 4:43 pm

      Naomi, If you have the right computer program you can switch the O in mom to a U.

      • Alyson Kuklinski on April 26, 2013 at 10:23 pm

        I also need “mum” here in NZ and i SO want to do this!! What computer program do you need to use? (not so flash with computers!)

  37. Alisha Dunaway on April 15, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    My local Lowe’s (we don’t have Home Depot) won’t cut anything wider than 8″ 🙁 BUT I’m totally going to make this!

  38. nancy on April 15, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    this is such a wonderful idea! I was not-so-secretly hoping to see one for cousins 🙂

  39. moseleyo on April 15, 2013 at 9:40 am

    These are great but I wish you had one that said “If I didn’t have you as a daughter…”

    • moseleyo on April 15, 2013 at 9:47 am

      Whoops! Just saw the one for “daughter” – should have looked more closely. Sorry – and thank you for the wonderful printables & tutorial.

  40. Khadija on April 15, 2013 at 8:50 am

    This is awesome, how can I print out one panel and not the whole thing? My stepmom died of cancer recently and I want to make this for her mom. I hope she likes it.

    Thanks so much.

    • Khadija on April 15, 2013 at 1:34 pm

      whoops, found it…read your blog this morning pre-coffee!

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