If you’re wondering What do you say on Mother’s Day? for a mom who does soooooo much, Mother’s Day quotes and sayings are the perfect place to start—especially if you’re working on DIY photo projects or other homemade gifts for mom.
Adding a funny saying or inspirational quote can really take your card or gift to the next level.
Here our are favorite I love you mom quotes (and even some super funny ones) that you can use for your cards or your DIY gifts for moms!
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Mother’s Day Quotes for DIY Crafts and Cards
Happy Mothers Day Funny Quotes
Nothing is really lost until mom can’t find it. –Unknown
When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it’s a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway. —Erma Bombeck
It’s not easy being a mother. If it were, fathers would do it. —The Golden Girls
A mom forgives us all our faults, not to mention one or two we don’t even have. —Robert Brault
Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease. —Lisa Alther
In the end, mothers are always right. No one else tells the truth. —Randy Susan Meyers
Mom, I love you, even though I’ll never accept your friend request. —Unknown
I love cleaning up messes I didn’t make. So I became a Mom. —Unknown
When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out. —Erma Bombeck
Motherhood: Powered by love. Fueled by coffee. Sustained by wine. –Unknown
Quotes About Mother’s Love
Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love. —Stevie Wonder
Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. —Marion C. Garretty
Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. —Erich Fromm
Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together. —Susan Gale
No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love. —Edwin Chapin
Mothers Day Quotes From Daughter
A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take. —Cardinal Mermillod
The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. —Elaine Heffner
Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. —Unknown
Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all. —Oliver Wendell Holmes
Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me. —Lady Gaga
Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are. —Cheryl Lacey Donovan
What greater aspiration and challenge are there for a mother than the hope of raising a great son or daughter? -Rose Kennedy
Short Mother’s Day Quotes
A mother understands what a child does not say. —Jewish proverb
A mother’s hug lasts long after she lets go. —Unknown
Mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled. —Emily Dickinson
A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place. —Amy Tan
Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. —Robert Browning
You are far more precious than jewels. —Proverbs
Mother’s Day Inspirational Quotes
A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend. —Unknown
The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the the heart of a mother. —St. Therese of Lisieux
I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood. —Lance Conrad
Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.
–Dr. John Trainer
Famous Mother Quotes
My mom has always been my support system. She taught me to never give up and to keep pursuing my passions no matter what. —Mandy Moore
My mom is definitely my rock. —Alicia Keys
A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s. —Princess Diana
All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. —Abraham Lincoln
All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her. —George Washington
Mother’s Day Quotes for Homeschool Moms
The mother’s heart is the child’s school-room. —Henry Ward Beecher
Your greatest contribution to the kingdom of God might not be something you do, but someone you raise. —Andy Stanley
Mothers can look through a child’s eyes and see tomorrow. —Reed Markham
When your child is close enough to you, he can be exposed to your adult life, and this is how he eventually learns to be an adult. —Ann Ortlund
No calling is greater, nobler, or more fulfilling than that of motherhood. —Sally Clarkson
Christian Mom Quotes
Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. —Proverbs 31:25-26
The Christian mom doesn’t love Jesus instead of loving her children; she loves Jesus by loving her children. —Jen Wilkin
I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. —Abraham Lincoln
Motherhood is a million little moments that God weaves together with grace, redemption, laughter, tears, and most of all, love. –Lysa TerKeurst
Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children. —Billy Graham
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6 DIY Quote Crafts for Moms
Grab one of the quotes from above and make a card with pressed flowers, favorite photos, or even your own artwork.
If you want to make your own card, but you’re short on time or ideas, try a homemade card kit. The kits come with everything you need, you just add your message!
Quote rocks are small, flat stones that you write quotes on.
I love this gift ideas for moms because you can write a few different quotes on stones and then put them in a cool dish for display.
It’s a great present to give your mom that little extra boost or motivation she needs on tough days!
You can see a beautiful example of painted quote rocks and how cool they are displayed over on Pinterest.
If you have a tea or coffee lover, you can make them a set of quote mugs!
Write the quotes on the mugs and you can even let the kids decorate the other side.
Or, if you’re really artsy, you can do your own original drawing or design on each mug.
Round out the gift with a tea sampler, some specialized coffee samplers, an awesome book or journal (of course, we recommend this one) and this really makes a great gift DIY homemade gift for a special mama in your life!
Message Board with Quote
Get them a message board and put one of the quotes from above on it, but give them all the extra letters and numbers that come with the board.
Then, later they can use the board for their homeschooling or classroom.
(They’ll love it. TRUST ME!)
Scrabble Name Quote Box
For the gift you’ll need:
- Scrabble tiles to spell out mom, mother, or the name of the person (new or from an old game—check thrift shops!)
- Shadowbox frame
- Paper (color of your choice)—a thicker card stock works better if you can get it to print with your printer
- Foil confetti of choice (like flower, hearts, etc.)
Here’s what to do:
- Print out your favorite quote on a piece of paper. You can use PicMonkey to get creative with fonts and decorative clipart to make your printout look more creative and professional! (I use it ALL THE TIME for everything!). Want to see what New PicMonkey is all about? Sign-up for your free trial today!
- Glue the person’s name (or “Mom” or “Mother”) in Scrabble Tiles to the top of the quote page. Let dry.
- Place page inside of shadow box frame and give as gift!
- Foil flower confetti (or heart confetti or any other type of foil confetti).
(You can see an example here.)
Quotes on Tees, Totes, and More
If you’re not familiar, these are desktop machines that will cut vinyl or transfer paper so you can put quotes on t-shirts, totes, dish towels, wine glasses, canvas for pictures, or whatever you want to put a quote, word, or image on!
(They are a lot of fun but can be pricey, so watch out for the sale price on Black Friday or at other times. I got my Silhouette during Black Friday.)