Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your mom how much you appreciate her. This year, take some inspiration from your elementary school days and make mom a gift. Since you’ll probably want to go with a project that’s more chic than a macaroni necklace, we’re sharing our favorite beautiful and simple DIY projects that your mom will love.

1. Photo Candles: Give those dusty old photographs new life as candles. This thoughtful DIY gift is simple and sweet, perfect for Mother’s Day. (via Brit + Co)

2. Spa in a Box: Sometimes moms are so busy being awesome, they can forget to pamper themselves. Give your mom an excuse to put her feet up and treat herself with this easy DIY. (via Brit + Co)

3. A Serving Tray: Your mom won’t believe that you made this elegant serving tray. Bonus points if you bring her homemade breakfast in bed on the tray. (via A Beautiful Mess)

4. Personalized Wine Glasses: While you’re serving up that breakfast in bed, we bet your mom will appreciate a side of delicious mimosa in one of these photo glasses. (via Brit + Co)

5. A Gem Necklace: Treat your mom to a glamorous gem necklace using this easy tutorial. (via Brit + Co)

6. Embroidered Photo Pillows: Want to surprise mom with something bold? This tutorial will have you adding your family’s smiling mugs to pillows, scarves and other linens. (via Brit + Co)

7. Dip-Dye Succulent Pot: If your mom has a green thumb, she’ll love this bright dip-dye pot. Don’t forget to include a cute little succulent. (via I SPY DIY)

8. Ring Dish: Save your mom’s jewelry from getting lost with this adorable pineapple ring dish. If you aren’t digging the pineapple design, you can customize it to any shape. (via Jade and Fern)

9. Map Coasters: Help your mom relive memories of family vacations with this easy DIY. Map coasters are the perfect combination of sweet and practical. Plus, you can customize them with the places near and dear to her heart. (via Martha Stewart)

10. Chocolate Messages: Spell out how much you care for your mom with edible chocolate messages. They’re so tasty, we bet she won’t want to share. (via Sugar & Cloth)

11. Hand Painted Linens: We know your mom already has that “hostess-with-the-mostess” title down, but we bet she’d still appreciate this set of homemade table linens. This tutorial makes napkins look like a million bucks. (via Brit + Co)

12. Tassel Fringe Necklace: Celebrate your mom’s colorful personality with a fun tassel necklace. It’ll spice up her everyday outfits, and every time she wears it, she’ll think of you. (via Brit + Co)

13. Pretty Picture Frame: For a sentimental gift, make your mom a pretty, textured frame and put one of her favorite pictures in it. It’s a simple but thoughtful gift that she’s guaranteed to adore. (via A Beautiful Mess)

14. Homemade Extracts: If your mom is a baking fiend, make her a set of flavored extracts. It will add that pinch of love every recipe needs. (via Just Putzing)

15. Anthropologie-Inspired Pillows: If your mom spends her weekends paging through IKEA and Anthro catalogs, pamper her with this Anthropologie copy cat. She’ll be sure to swoon over these homemade gilded pillows. (via Brit + Co)

16. A Graphic Tote Bag: Tote bags are a great gift for a mom on the go. Dress up a simple one with her initials and bold stripes, and she’ll take it everywhere. (via Cupcakes and Cashmere)

17. Gold Leaf Silhouettes: While smiling faces make for a sweet gift, if your mom has framed prints of you on her walls, switch up her design scheme with a whimsical silhouette. (via Brit + Co)

What do you plan on giving your mom for Mother’s Day? Share your ideas with us in the comments below.