DIY Spring Gift Idea for Mother’s Day, teachers, or maybe you!

Today I have a quick, DIY spring gift idea, thanks to Debra Quartermain sharing her Simple, Spring Flower Cones. These colorful cones are so blooming sweet! And easy enough that you can make multiples for Teacher Appreciation Week and Mother’s Day. In fact, these pretty flower arrangements work up fast enough that you can still make the trio for your Easter table centerpiece. Use the flowers, paper or fabric you have on hand, or change it up with new favorites.

Easy DIY Teacher gift or Mothers Day gift

Simple Spring Flower Cones by Debra Quartermain.

To make Simple, Spring Flower Cones, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: Three, 9” cones
  • Scrapbook paper, three 12” x 12” sheets (Debra used vellum paper) or fabric
  • Silk flowers, three (Debra used large gerbera daisies)
  • Fabric brads or buttons, nine
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; pencil; wire cutters

To make Simple, Spring Flower Cones:

1. Cut out your paper or fabric to cover the cone:

  • Place foam cone on the edge of a sheet of scrapbook paper or piece of fabric.
  • Roll the cone across the paper while tracing the bottom curve with a pencil.
  • Roll cone back to the edge, tracing the curve at the top of the cone. Add ½” along the top line.
  • Trace around the bottom of the cone on unused portion of paper or fabric.
  • Cut out both pieces.

2. Cover your cone:

  • Wrap cone piece around the cone, overlapping and gluing the seam at the back.
  • At top of cone, fold down excess paper and glue to secure.
  • Glue circle to the bottom of the cone.
  • Repeat for all three cones.

3. Dip brad ends in glue and insert three brads, evenly spaced, down front of each cone. Or, glue buttons to the front of each cone.

4. Trim flower stems to 3”. Dip ends in glue, and insert into tops of cones.

 DIY easy gift idea for mom or teachers

I’m a big fan of gerbera daisies, but you can use other flowers if you prefer. Debra wrapped her cones in vellum paper, but you can change up this, too.

Sneak peek of the prettiest Easter craft.

Sneak peek! Don’t miss Friday!

I hope you’ll join me Friday for a very last-minute Easter craft. When Patty Schaffer showed me her most recent creation yesterday, I fell in love and knew I had to share it with you. Yes, it’s going to be last minute, but it’s not to be missed. You can make it a family project over Easter weekend, and you’ll have a gorgeous and memorable keepsake for years to come.

See you Friday, and happy crafting!



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12 Responses to DIY Spring Gift Idea for Mother’s Day, teachers, or maybe you!

  1. These are great! I ❤️ how easy they are to make so all ages can participate! We just might have to make a few of these this weekend for the table! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 Thank you! Debra is amazing — a few simple supplies and she turns out these beautiful Flower Cones. I love that you can use whatever you have on hand, too. Keeps it easy! Happy crafting, Barb. Sharon

  2. CraftyB says:

    Great centerpiece or mantel grouping. Love the flowers in bright colors and the cute little buttons on the “vase.”

    • Sharon says:

      These would be sweet lined up on a mantel! And you could change out the colors to match your decor, too. Thanks so much for the suggestion! Happy crafting! Sharon

  3. Angie Anderson Dyer says:

    These are happy and pretty flower cones for Mother’s Day or for teachers gifts! You make each step by step directions easy to follow. I think that children could also do this project with supervision. Thank you, Sharon!

    • Sharon says:

      I think kids could DIY these cones, too — thanks for the suggestion. And wouldn’t mom love a Flower Cone made by little hands? So many ways to use these pretty arrangements . . . Happy crafting! Sharon

  4. LisaM6 says:

    The Spring Cones are so cute. What a fun gift idea! Hope your spring is going well. A little snow, rain, and hail with flowers making their way into the season here in Montana. Happy Spring!

    • Sharon says:

      It sounds like your spring has been a little of everything! We’re almost halfway to the “May” flowers . . . I’ve been tucking in a few daffodil bulbs here and there, and it’s great to look out the window and see the blooms. Happy spring to you, too! Sharon

  5. great post -thanks following along on facebook

  6. Anne Haun says:

    Love these fabric cones!

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