Thursday, May 5, 2011

Adventures in Craftiness: Mother's Day Floral Mug Arrangment DIY

I’m so excited to share this tutorial with you. This projected did double duty for me. Not only was I able to create a really fun and easy Mother’s Day DIY but I knocked out one of my class assignments as well! I realized that I might not be the best photographer in the world and maybe it’s not my “calling” but I feel like I do a pretty good job of depicting steps, like these. I don’t know you tell me.

How to create a Mother’s Day Floral Mug Arrangement.

-Faux flowers of your picking.
-A pretty mug.
-Floral foam, or stuffing and tissue paper.
-Scissors or wire cutters. (I highly recommend wire cutters, trust me, I know from experience.)

Step One.
Fill your mug with stuffing (or floral foam.) Make sure that it is pushed in very tight and compact.

If you are using stuffing over it with one or two layers of tissue paper. The tissue paper will help keep the flowers in place.

Step Two.
Cut a flower steam to the appropriate length. Use your mug as a guide.
*NOTE: It is best to cut your flower steam long at first and test it in the mug o make sure you get the proper position for your flowers.

Step Three.
Use your first cut flower as a guide to create the length of your other flower steams.

Step Four.
Arrange your flowers in your mug to your liking. Push them through the tissue paper and make sure they are in a secure location. Make sure they are packed tightly together so that they don’t move.

Step Five.
Use small filler flowers and some leaves or greens to fill out and complete your piece.

Your done! Take it to mom and let her enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed this really easy tutorial. There is no real right or wrong way for creating this piece. Your mom will love it knowing that you put the time and effort into creating it yourself. I think the best gifts are handmade. Don’t you agree?

If you make one of these little darlings, I’d love to see your creation. Please share!


  1. such a great little gift idea! i love it!

  2. Awesome idea. I think I'll do it! I'll post pics if I do! :)

  3. So easy, even I could do it!

  4. I love it! Thanks for sharing kat!

  5. yes the best things are always handmade! shows how much you care about someone, i think!