DIY Photo Collage Gift Ideas for Mothers Day and Grads

This post about DIY photo collage gift ideas for mothers day and Grads is sponsored by HP and BSMedia. #CMYK All the opinions are 100% my own.

Looking for a unique but personal handmade Mothers Day Gift that you probably already have all the materials for? Thanks to the folks at you can make a number of adorable photo and collage gifts for mom or grads. If you have a printer, a computer and paper you are in business to make these easy handmade gifts. For mothers day we are making a cute photo collage pot and for mom, the grad or teen in your life we are making a photo collage tray or jewelry holder.

Photo-collage-giftsBe sure to log into and download the app to create a bunch of amazing gift ideas from cards to photo collages you can frame or create these fun handmade gift ideas.

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Open the app and decide what project you are interested in making, then pick your background theme and colors. 


Add your photos and text into the photo collage.



You can add borders, change tint of the photos. We chose to make the pictures black and white and instead of changing it on our photo application we let do it for us.

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Measure the height of the pot, either terra cotta or plastic. (if it has a lip measure from the bottom of the lip)  Print out the closest size, we used 4 x 6 photo collages for our pot.


Using Modge Podge, glue the photo collage onto the pot. Be sure to add a layer both under and on top of the photo. You can also spray a clear acrylic paint to seal this.


I added some extra paint polka dots but you can adorn it any way you choose. Just add dirt and some flowers and you have a Mothers Day Flower pot she will treasure for years to come.

For the graduate or teen girl, we thought these personalized jewelry trays would be a hit. Be sure you ask your daughter first for pictures she approves of. (trust me on this one)


Paint or spray paint the unfinished tray in a desired color. Allow to dry completely.


Create a photo collage on Once again measuring the interior of the frame for size reference. Print.

Mode Podge the photo inside the tray and let try completely.


What a cute addition to a dresser or bed side table.

Photo collage gifts could not be easier and the options endless with



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  1. How adorable is that tray! Grandma would love it.

  2. I love the photo collage tray! That’s the first time I’ve ever seen that idea and it would be perfect to serve (or be served) breakfast in bed for the guest of honor!

  3. This is a cute gift idea! I love making homemade gifts. I’d love to recreate this one.

  4. These are great ideas! I love the collage. I think every mom would love these!

  5. i love those ideas! very cool!!! i will have to do the potted plant!

  6. The flower pot is such a great idea. It would make a great gift! Pinned to my Craft Board.

  7. I like that there are so many different options. There are a lot of great ways we could use that site for Mother’s Day!

  8. I love these ideas. Photo collages are so great and personal!

  9. What great ideas! I love personalized gifts, especially when they include photos!

  10. These are great for that homemade touch that makes moms happy! I think all moms would like something that is made rather than store bought!

  11. Those are such cool ideas. My mom always requests more pictures of the family.

  12. Love the flower pot. What a cute idea. Will this last outside or the weather ruin the photo’s?

  13. This is a great idea for a Mother’s Day gift .. nice personal touch. I’m seeing where Printables are quite popular these days

  14. I love this idea because it is very simple but meaningful. My mother would burst into tears of joy from seeing a photo collage of all of her children.

  15. This is super cute! I cannot wait to get into the MyPrintly site!

  16. What wonderful gift ideas. I have been scrambling to figure out what to do for the MIL and now I have some. Thanks so much for sharing…

  17. These two crafts are some great ideas for kiddos to make for their mommas. I always love when my kids create something special and handmade for me!

  18. Those are all such great ideas. What mom or grad wouldn’t love those?

  19. that is a great gift idea. I really need to try to be more hands on.