Whether you're tight on cash or simply want to shower mom with gifts from the heart, opting for the DIY route is a great alternative to store-bought treats. And even though she'll love anything you get her, she'll definitely notice -- and appreciate -- the extra bit of elbow grease you put into Mother's Day this year.

Below, a few instructional videos on how to make creative Mother's Day gifts from scratch.

1. Indoor Mini Planter

Have a mom with a green thumb? She'll adore this precious planter.

2. Candy Bouquets

Instead of a floral arrangement this year, gift mom with an edible bouquet.

3. DIY Bath Bombs

Treat your mom to a spa day with these homemade bath bombs.

4. DIY Hand-print Flower Card

Get the kiddos involved with this truly handmade card.

5. Paper Flower Gift Bag

Go DIY with the gift wrap, too, by making a decorative bag to hold your gifts for mom.

- Contributed by Wendy Gould