Make a Floating Floral Mother’s Day Gift #TigerStrypesBlog 10

momMake a Floating Floral Mother’s Day Gift

It’s already almost Mother’s Day, and if you’re like me, you can never think of what to get your Mom.  For one, if there is something that she wants, she just goes out and gets it.  For two, they tell you that they don’t want anything…whatever!!!  You’re getting something Mom!! ha/ha

I’ve seen things like this on Pinterest before, and thought it would be fun to try.  I headed over to the local thrift store and found the mug/saucer sets for only $1 each.  The other stuff is from the local dollar store, so this didn’t cost much to make at all.  I think the hardest part was waiting for the glue to dry!  Other than that, it was pretty easy and something I hope will bring a smile to my Mom’s face!

I sure hope that you like it!! I hope you have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment and share this craft on your social media channels – thanks so much!!

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Make a Floating Floral Mother’s Day Gift

Materials/Tools Used:

  • Cup/Saucer
  • Fork
  • Industrial Glue
  • Faux Florals
  • Glitter/Jewels
  • Glue Gun
  • Cricut Explore
  • & Time!

Instructions for the Floating Floral Gifts:

I started by putting the spoon in a vise and bending the top over.


Then, I bent the bottom part to be used as a “stand” for the mug.  Some people used a fork for this, but it’s totally up to you on what you want to use.


Next, using some industrial glue, I attached the bowl of the spoon to the center of the saucer and added some to the bent top portion to attach the cup at the top.  Be generous with this stuff, so you don’t have to worry about the piece falling apart later.


Now, I attached the mug to the top and used some zip ties secured around the cup to make sure the glue cured.  I let this set overnight to make sure it was dry and ready to be moved around without anything falling apart.


While I waited for the glue to cure, I went inside to start working on the details.  I found some Spring faux floral pieces at the dollar store and took them all apart.  Using my scissors, I separated the leaves from the stems to make them singular.


Using my glue gun, I started attaching them to the saucer to cover up the spoon.


Then I glued some up the spoon and inside the cup.  After I was happy with the greenery, I started gluing on the flowers.  This can be done however you want.



When I had that finished, I started working on the gift tag to go with it.  Using my Cricut Explore, I designed a tag to attach to the saucer.  I let it write it out, and then cut it out.  When it was finished, I attached some little jewels to the corners for some extra kick.




Now, you can give them to your Mom for Mother’s Day, or any special person in your life this Springtime.  I hope you like it!  Be sure and pin this, and try it for yourself!


I hope you like it!  Please take a minute to leave me a comment.  Let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc.  Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!

“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12


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Hali @daytodayMOMents
3 years ago

Wow that’s such a fun project, great how it turned out. 🙂

Jacqui Odell
Jacqui Odell
3 years ago

This is so cute and simple. I would have never thought to do something like this, but I bet the kids nana would like it!

3 years ago

My Mom would love something like that—unfortunately I could never make it and not for lack of patience! She, on the other hand would have had no problem making something like this back when her hands were not arthritic.

sharon martin
3 years ago

What a clever idea, I love how you did the spoon. The gift tags really stand out, the pink was a great color choice.

Gladys Parker
3 years ago

Those turned out beautifully. I like the big pictures and clear instructions!