DIY Mother’s Day Tea Cup Gift

Floral Tea Set Final

Instead of giving fresh flowers this Mother’s Day, mix it up and make a beautiful gift for Mom you made yourself using silk flowers. This is a present that can be enjoyed all year long!

You can put together this DIY Mother’s Day tea cup gift in just a few minutes. This easy craft will delight Mom as well as the other special women in your life. These would make a lovely gift for a teacher too!

Goodwill teacups in store

Goodwill of Orange County has a great selection of tea cups and tea pots at great prices. You can mix-and-match different patterns for a shabby-chic look! Look at all the different options on this shelf!

You can cluster several of them together for a stunning centerpiece or make them individually. These lovely tea cup gifts will be enjoyed long after Mother’s Day is over.

When choosing the flowers to use in your arrangements, keep in mind the color scheme and size of your teacups and tea pot so the scale is correct. We like to work in a color scheme using three different color flowers. If you like more variety, use smaller flowers so you don’t overcrowd the arrangement.

We found what we needed at our favorite Goodwill of Orange County store. We have trained our eye to discover new ways to repurpose common household items and turn them into treasures and you can too. Be sure you keep your eyes open for other treasures when you shop!

Now, let’s get started!


  • Teapot & Tea Cups with Saucers
  • Silk Flowers – it is cost effective to look for silk flowers in bunches or bouquets and then cut them apart
  • Wire Cutters
  • Floral Foam
  • Knife to cut the foam (be careful!)
Step 3 (1)
Step 1:
Grab your floral foam. Measure your cup and tea pot opening on the floral foam for accurate size. Trace around the bottom with a sharp pencil so you can see exactly where you need to cut the foam.

Mother's Day tea cup craft step 4

Step 2:

Cut the foam using a knife. Shave down sides evenly until you get the size you need. Make sure the floral foam sits tight within the cup so that it does not fall out or move. The foam block should fill the bottom of the cup and teapot.

Step 4-2
Step 5 (1)
Step 3:
Use wire cutters to cut off single stems from your silk flower bouquet. This will make it easier to place and arrange the flowers where they look best.
Step 6
Step 4:
Start arranging flowers as you’d like, and cut stems to the size you need for perfect placement. If you don’t get it just right, pull out the stem and try again. Sometimes the stems need to be cut a little shorter to look best. It is best to start with them a little longer until you get the perfect arrangement and then give the stems a final trim. Use different heights to give your card some dimension!
Floral Tea Set Blured
Step back and admire your DIY Mother’s Day Tea Cup Gift! These gifts look so great, you don’t even need to wrap them!
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Feel good about shopping and supporting Goodwill! Your purchases and donations help support Goodwill of Orange County’s programs and services which provide job and employment training to people with disabilities or barriers in Orange County.

This project was created by Adrianna from More With Less Today.

Stop by or more budget-inspired ideas and follow along on Pinterest too!

Are you a Goodwill crafter too? We would enjoy connecting with you on social media using the hashtag #FindTheGood.

One comment

  1. After cutting the foam you can turn it into a proper shape.You can cut the foam according to different shape and use it comfortably for your chair,cushion and others.

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