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DIY Mini Cupcake Flower Bouquets (Fun & Unique Gift Idea)

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Looking for a creative way to brighten someone’s day?

Create these bouquets of mini cupcakes in under 15 minutes using a large rimmed coffee cup and a few easy craft supplies! I just used store bought mini cupcakes, but you could also definitely bake and decorate your own if desired.


DIY Mini Cupcake Flower Bouquets

Supplies Needed for One Bouquet:
  • Large Coffee Cup – I used these
  • 4 inch Styrofoam Ball (Large enough to fit snug inside cup)
  • Strong Toothpicks
  • Green Tissue Paper
  • 7 Mini Cupcakes (make your own or by store-bought)


  • Pick a coffee cup large enough for a 4 inch Styrofoam ball or half ball to fit snug and inside and won’t move around.
  • Place Styrofoam ball on top of a couple squares of green tissue paper and press down into cup.
  • Press a toothpick down into the Styrofoam ball on one side, but make sure it still points upward somewhat so the cupcake won’t slide off.
  • Press a cupcake on top of the toothpick.
  • Continue process around the side and in the middle.
  • Add additional pieces of tissue paper around the sides, if desired.

Notes:  I happened to buy all these supplies in-store at Walmart, including the cupcakes, and made sure the Styrofoam half ball I bought fit super tight in the cup when I was picking one to use. I think this same idea could work inside a decorative bowl, or small flower pot too! We had no issues transporting them and the cupcakes did not fall off in the car. Yay!


How cute would these be as a thoughtful gift for Teacher Appreciation, a Birthday, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or as creative centerpieces at showers or parties? I LOVE how ADORABLE these cupcake flower bouquets turned out and also how quick they were to compile!

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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Comments 45

  1. Ihearthip

    So so cute! I love that I can buy all the materials at the same time from the store and put it together.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Yes! So easy. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Vanessa

    Super cute idea! Thanks for sharing ❤️

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks so much! Sure Vanessa 👍🏻

  3. kerri

    Thats great !! How do people come up with these ideas ?!?!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks Kerri!

  4. Jess

    You r genius Lina , u always rock. I am definitely going to do this. Thanks

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      That is so nice. I appreciate your comment!

  5. Lolie

    Omg! These r too cute! Great idea!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks Lolie!

  6. Lisa

    This is a great idea! ❤️Definitely going to make these. Thank you for sharing.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks! Have fun Lisa!

  7. Emily

    Cute! You can find the mugs, tissue paper, and styrofoam at dollar tree near me! I’d check there first.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Great idea! Thanks Emily 😀

  8. lily

    I saw this on the news last week a florist who came up with this idea. You could buy a real bouquet of flowers or a cupcake version. I thought it was very cool

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh cool! Thanks lily 😀

  9. Susan K

    Love this idea. It’s two gifts in one. The cupcakes and the cup.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      I know- so fun! Thanks Susan!

  10. Frances

    What a creative idea!! Love it!!! And it does make transporting cupcakes easy !

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks Frances!

  11. Babymair

    Thx!!! Love this idea .cute and different. Ur ideas are always gr8.!!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh thanks so much!

  12. Mel

    Precious! Love that it all came from Walmart. My kids were really into helping me with my plants/veggies last year so I think I will look for cute flower pots and put some seed packets in the bottom. Thanks for the idea!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh cute idea!

  13. Maria

    I was just thinking about a thank you for a teacher for next week and saw this post. Thank you do much for sharing. Cute idea.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh yay–My kids gave these to their teachers today and they loved it! ❤️

  14. sann

    Those are absolutely the cutest thing ever! I just have this feeling they wouldn’t look like that for me:) but I’m gonna try anyway!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks Sann–You can do it! 😀👍

  15. Heather F

    Love this idea for Mother’s Day! I have already ordered a mug from shutterfly with pics of my kids for Grandma. This will make the gift even cooler! Thanx!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh that is a way cute idea!

  16. Mbsnoopy

    A couple years back I decide to make these for mothers day. I did a test and they looked fabulous; but in a day the cupcakes were all dried out from the tooth picks. any ideas how to fix.

    • rosi

      Maybe you could frost the toothpick too

    • julie

      Were they wood toothpicks? I’d guess the wood would absorb moisture, so maybe plastic toothpicks might work better.

  17. jennifer

    Maybe soak the toothpicks in a simple syrup solution. I have made the bigger bouquets using a melon for the styrofoam so maybe you could use a grapefruit or large orange and soak the toothpicks in juice. I love the idea of miniature bouquets, thanks Lina!

  18. Lisa

    You are so incredibly creative! Always enjoy your posts! Thanks for sharing!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks Lisa- that made my day! 😀

  19. Eileen Braley

    This is a lovely idea! My young family would really enjoy this treat! Thank you for sharing your wonderful idea! Eileen

  20. Tosha

    Hi there! I love this idea and am planning to make 4 of these as Valentine’s gifts for my daughter’s teachers. I’m wondering if anybody has suggestions on how to pack & cover these individually for transport? Thank you in advance!

    • Christine

      Tosha you can probably go to Michael’s and get the clear cellophane wrapping paper, they sale this year round and I think this would be perfect, you would be able to see inside and just use a small rubber band to close it up at the top and then tie a pretty ribbon around it. I think I will looking around at some second hand stores such as Goodwill to see if I can find any of the big mugs, it would be cheaper

  21. LC

    I love this idea

    • Lina D

      Thanks LC!

  22. Helen in Meridian

    The point is the mug is adorable, love the Pioneer Woman. I dollar store mug is so so so, and teachers get tons of them. Buy a Lovely Mug you would want yourself. We just ate our oatmeal out of the lovely floral bowls.

  23. Susan

    Thanks for sharing! This is so adorable!

  24. Paula

    You could even put tea or other goodies under the styrofoam!

  25. T5iJenn

    What a cute idea! I’m pinning this for when I need a small gift! 🙂

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