11 Mother's Day Gifts for Your Crafty Mom
Mothers are makers by nature. They cook, garden, and think creatively to keep the home running in tip-top shape. And if your mom is anything like Martha, then she knows her way around arts and crafts.
Mom could be a crafter of any kind. Maybe she enjoys compiling scrapbooks to preserve happy memories, milestone moments, and important family documents. Maybe she works long hours at the sewing machine, churning out everything from large quilts to small accessories. Maybe her days are spent knitting scarves, mittens, and cozy warm-as-a-hug sweaters. Or perhaps, she's interested in learning a new technique such as needlework, paper, or jewelry-making. Oftentimes, her crafts are made as a gift with someone else in mind, so why not give her a gift she'll happily use? Whatever her craft of choice, she's interested in the tools, materials, and inspiration to get started on her next project.
In this gift guide, we've curated some of the highest quality products and kits on the market to date. Many of them are by-chance finds while others are modern essentials that every maker should have on hand in her craft room. Whether it's a DIY kit for knitting her own socks from one of America's most sustainable mills (an editors' favorite), an heirloom-quality pair of embroidery scissors from one historic textile workshop in France, or a state-of-the-art tool from Martha herself, these are the gifts that will make Mom say, "Wow, I can't wait to use it."
Now it's time to select the right gift for her—we think you'll have a hard time choosing just one.
Cashmere Ombre Wrap Kit
Drape yourself in this colorfully cozy wrap. The kit includeds eight skeins of your favorite gradient color, with six different shade options to choose from.
Purl Soho Cashmere Ombré Wrap Kit, $338, purlsoho.com
The Martha Manual: How to Do Almost Anything
If you learned from Mom, she learned it from Martha. This practical handbook—loaded with hundreds of ideas, instructions, and inspiration—is bound to satisfy her do-it-yourself mentality.
"The Martha Manual: How to Do Almost Anything" by Martha Stewart, $19, amazon.com
Knit Slippers Kit
Keep her toes toasty with these soft, snug booties. In this kit, she will knit with a technique called thrumming using her circular needles. Roving, aka unspun, wool gives these pairs their dotted (or "hearted") motif and fleecy interior.
Echoview Fiber Mill Cloud Slipper Kit, in Midnight Merino and Café au Lait, from $70, echoviewnc.com
Replica of a 19th century model, this pair of hare-inspired scissors is perfect for needlework of all kinds. From Maison Sajou, the small family-owned workshop in France is known for their quality precision.
Sajou's Ciseaux Lievre, in Gold, $135, purlsoho.com
Sun Printing Kit
Has she tried sun printing? This kit includes detailed instructions and 12 sheets of watercolor paper that can be transformed into rich indigo-colored photographic prints of plant specimens from her garden—just add sun and water.
Terrain Sun Printing Kit, $28, shopterrain.com
Martha Stewart's Cricut Machine Bundle
If she can think it, she can make it with Martha's special edition Cricut Explore Air 2 machine bundle. This all-in-one machine creates custom designs from over 100 materials plus five essential tools, a cutting mat, and exclusive projects to be made with the click of a button.
Cricut Explore Air 2 Special Edition Martha Stewart Machine Bundle, $280, michaels.com
This hand-thrown bowl from Maine-based Georgetown Pottery is crafted from fine porcelain clay, complete with perfect slots for easy yarn dispensing. Snag one in this milky-green glaze or one of 12 other finishes.
Georgetown Pottery Knitting Bowl in Ivory and Green Oribe, $45, georgetownpottery.com
Send a friend a summery message with these citrus-inspired cards, embellished with gold foil accents and tucked into matching colored envelopes.
Meri Meri Fruit Note Cards, $15 for a pack of 12, shopmerimeri.com
The only jewelry better than the gifted kind is the one she picked herself. Perk up any jewlery drawer with this DIY necklace kit which features all the silk strands and sparkling stones needed to craft four different pieces.
Purl Soho Gemstones + Knots Necklaces Kit, $50, purlsoho.com