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Easy-to-make DIY Cupcake Liner Flower Card Craft {Kids, Teens and Adults Craft}

Make a super cute homemade DIY mothers day card using cupcake liners and pom poms! These also make thoughtful birthday card ideas for mom. Read below on how to make these DIY flower cards, with a simple step by step guide.

We all love our mom’s. And mom’s love anything and everything handmade by their kids – and I mean kids of all ages (yup teens and adults that means you too!). If you want to learn how to make an easy (but super special) mothers day card DIY style, then I’ll show you how! Oh yeah, they also make gorgeous birthday card ideas for mom and grandmothers too!

Also, if you love reusing and up-cycling, then you’ll be delighted to learn the surprise item used to make the cute flowers on the card.

Cupcake liners!

Yup, those pretty little paper cups- you most likely have buried away in the kitchen somewhere.

I’m guessing you’d appreciate to learn nifty ways to use them – other than making deliciously sweet cupcakes! Well you’re gonna love how they’re used to make these gorgeous homemade DIY cards – 0 calories.

I can’t wait to show you!

If you’re looking to make a nice handmade gift for your mama to go with your card, then check out these 80 easy painting ideas for kids or these super cute 75 paper craft ideas. Oh and if you’re loving the cupcake liner craft idea – checkout this cupcake liner fish card for father’s day.

Perfect Adult & Kid Crafts For Mothers Day

This mothers day art and craft project was super special, since I got to make them alongside my kids (ages 4 and 7). While I crafted some for my mom and mother-in-law, they crafted some for their mama :). It was pretty neat.

I was inspired to create these super cute and easy cards from a fabulous and creative craft blogger from I Heart Crafty Things. Her DIY mothers day cards looked so gorgeous, I was excited to try them out with the kids. We didn’t have a some of the items on hand so we changed it up and had fun putting our own creative spin to them.

I also saw first hand how easy and FUN this card idea is not only for adult crafters but kid crafters too (even preschool aged kids)!

No matter how young or old, I hope you also feel inspired to use your imagination make these cards with your own unique style. You got it in you to make beautiful things, and this simple craft is awaiting your personal touch.

Now on to the mothers day card making tutorial! I hope you enjoy the card making and some mother day cards ideas along with it!

TUTORIAL: DIY Mothers Day Card & How to Make One

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Materials Needed
  1. Cupcake liners in 2 sizes (standard size and mini size)
  2. 5 x 7 Blank cards (or construction paper cut and folder into cards)
  3. Small pom poms
  4. Glue
  5. White Sharpie (or any color marker)
  6. green crayon


  1. Green pipe cleaners
  2. Green cupcake liner
Step-by-step Mothers Day Card DIY Instructions
Step1 : Pick your Cards

Choose your blank cards. I chose cards in natural brown color (the texture kind of reminds me of those recyclable paper grocery bags from long ago) which gives it a warmer vintage-y homemade look.

Another option is to make your cards with construction paper (that’s cut to size and folded). This might work better if your making it as a classroom craft for preschool or school aged kids.

Whatever you choose, make sure the card size is roughly 5″ x 7″. This size of card will work perfectly with all the standard size cupcake liners. If the card is a lot smaller than that you might have to pre-cut ALL your cupcake liners to make them fit nicely.

Step 2: Flower Layer 1

Layer 1: To make the outer (base) layer for the flower, take a standard size cupcake liner and flip it inside out, so that the pattern/colored part is on the inside. By doing this, it gives a natural flower-y shape that’s 3D or pop out.

Step 3: Flower Layer 2

Layer 2: To make the second layer, take another standard size cupcake liner, and flip it inside out (like the step above). This time take a pencil or pen and draw a line across the border (if you want to get precise, between 1/4″ to 1/2″, depending on how much you want this layer to show). Cut along this border.

Step 4: Flower Layer 3

Layer 3: to make the 3rd (and final) layer, this time take a mini size cupcake liner. Turn it inside out like the previous layers. Do not cut.

Note : for this tutorial we made a 3 layered flower, but if you can also make more layers (I made some with multiple layers, see pictures at the bottom for more ideas)

Here are all the layers ready to be glued

Step 5: Glue the layers together

Glue Layer 1, Layer 2 and Layer 3 together

Step 6: Add pom pom centers

Take some small sized pom poms and glue them to the center of the flower. Some other idea’s if you don’t have pom poms on hand (buttons, glitter glue, foam stickers etc..)

Step 7: Glue Flower to Card

Take your flower and glue it to your card.

Step 8: Add Flower Stem & Leaf

To make the stem and leaf, I’ll give you a few options.

  • Use a green crayon.
  • For more texture and 3D look, glue on a green pipe cleaner as the stem and draw on the leaf with a green crayon
  • Nifty idea: if you have any green cupcake liners, you could cut them in leaf shapes (they look really pretty since the folds in the liners give the leaves some extra texture).
  • Use green construction paper and cut out stems and leaves
  • Use a green marker
Step 9: Add Mother’s Day Message

Write on a special message for your mom! We used a white Sharpie marker, but you can also use a black marker if you have that laying around. Another idea is to use letter stickers to spell “mom” or any other message.

We like to have fun with hashtags so here are some funny (or punny!) and cute mothers day cards saying and hastags we came up with. These mothers day message for cards would also work as birthday cards for mom too!

  1. #MumsTheBest
  2. #MomIsMyBud
  3. #1BlossomestMom
  4. #MomIsBlossom
  5. #ILoveMom
  6. #MamaLove
  7. #momRules (my daughter’s idea, not mine – I swear! 🙂 )
  8. #LoveYouMom
  9. #MomRocks
  10. #HappyMothersDay
Step 10: Optional (personalize)

Optional: If you have a blank card, why not write down a special message for your mom and tell her how much you love and appreciate her- in your own words! Your mama will love it!

Here’s some more pictures of the various cards, to give you more mother day cards ideas (they also contain more flower layers to give you an idea of how they look):

There you have it, an easy and beautiful DIY mothers day card – using simple cupcake liners and pom poms.

Here’s to a happy mother’s day to all the beautiful & strong moms, grandma’s and mom’-to-be out there! You are all amazingly blossom!

If you’re looking for more mothers day craft ideas, check out this easy DIY Sharpie Mug that’s super cute and gorgeous!

Until next time, stay Nifty!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and learning how to make mother day cards! If you did, pin it for later!

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