Every year, there are tons of unique Mother’s Day photo gift ideas articles. And every year, they have the same ideas, which frankly, aren’t very unique. A Shutterfly photo album. An Artifact Uprising set of square prints with a wood block. Don’t get me wrong. These are both great photo presents and are perfect for Mother’s Day. But you see these ideas everywhere. So I’m stepping outside of the box today and sharing a few unique Mother’s Day photo gifts you won’t see in most gift idea posts.
I love this first idea so so much. If I had this picture on my wall, it would put a smile on my face every single time I saw it. The photo makes a great gift for Mom, Grandma, or both. It does take a bit of planning and then photo editing, but it’s well worth it. The picture is by Moose Photography. I found the idea via Cool Mom Picks. Regular three and four generation pictures make great Mother’s Day gifts, too! If you have several multiple generation pictures, consider putting together a collage frame.
There are endless possibilities for creating unique Mother’s Day photo gift ideas with reclaimed wood. The featured project here from Craft Cuts is intended to serve as inspiration. Don’t feel that you have to follow it exactly. You can pick up scrapbook components tailored to your mom’s taste or a specific photo you want to display on your reclaimed wood at any craft store.
I love classic collage frames, but I also love creative collage photo displays. Minted offers an adorable “I love you to the moon and back!“collage frame with the photos surrounding the text in a crescent shape. With three font colors, six sizes, and options to frame the finished piece, you are able to customize your piece to your budget. Unframed collages start at just $29. “I love you to the moon and back!” is just one of Minted’s many beautiful photo collage designs. A couple of my other favorites for Mother’s Day are Foil-Pressed Love and Watercolor Hearts.
You see for purchase and DIY accordion photo boxes all the time, and it’s not hard to see why. They’re super cute and hardly take up any space on a coffee table or desk. Accordion photo boxes are also really easy to make. Check out the tutorial over at Country Living. If you’d like to buy an accordion photo box, check out the accordion mini Mother’s Day books at mpix or search the current listings on Etsy.
If you like to craft or decorate with mason jars, most likely you have a few extra lids on hand. It’s great finding projects specifically for mason jar lids, like these upcycled mason jar lid magnets from Unoriginal Mom. They are so easy to make and look great on a fridge or filing cabinet (hello, teacher moms!).
I like the DIY photo planter idea better than a regular photo cube, which is fine but way overdone. And the planter is practical. Of course, if your mom is like me and not much of a gardener, choose a succulent for her planter. Check out the tutorial from Little Red Window.
A DIY picture frame memory wreath is an ideal Mother’s Day gift for moms who love to switch up their front door wreaths, mantel display, or entryway decor. I love the aesthetic of the wreath in this tutorial from Infarrantly Creative because it’s so neutral. The frames are silver, and the pictures are black and white. It’s simple and classic without feeling boring. The wreath will blend in seamlessly with virtually any decor scheme.
Nothing makes a room feel cozy like a luminary. Why not make a photo luminary? I think that it’s ideal for a living room, bedroom, or home office. As the tutorial from That’s What Che Said simply calls for basic photo frames, it couldn’t be easier to put together, and you have the flexibility to switch out the photos easily as you like.
I absolutely love the look of stitching on photos. I attempted one myself a few years back and would love to do more someday. The process looks intimidating, I know, but it isn’t difficult. Take your time, and be patient, and you’ll get great results. This stitched photo tutorial from The Sum of Their Stories via The Pinning Mama is for a greeting card. You can use this same concept to create a framed desktop or wall photo as well.
Finally, how gorgeous is this DIY floral photo hoop from Style Me Pretty? If you’re having a Mother’s Day brunch or other holiday get together, I would display it and then surprise Mom by letting her know it’s hers to keep. It’s so stunning you could create this type of wreath for a wedding reception. Of course, it makes a great gift on its own, too, that your mom will enjoy displaying for years to come. (Also, the base is a spray-painted hula hoop. How awesome is that?)
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