Are you thinking of a unique gift for your mom this Mother’s Day? Do have a small budget, yet you want your mom to feel loved? If your answer is a yes, then this tutorial is for you! All you need is a little creativity and some love to make this cute and charming activity that we have for today.

This is a partially up cycled project that best fits your mom’s plain old tables in the office. This can also be a home décor, just in case your mom is a full-time housewife. You mom will surely miss you whenever she sees this on her desk. So what are you waiting for? Ask your older brother or sister if you are quite young for this project to help you out on this activity. Let’s begin!

Step 1: Gather all the materials needed for this tutorial:

  • a small plastic cup (e.g. yogurt, etc)
  • 2 pieces crafting rubber sponge (orange and blue)
  • acrylic paints
  • paint brush
  • a piece of popsicle stick
  • a piece of pompoms
  • 2 small googly eyes
  • masking tape
  • a pair of scissors
  • hot glue


Step 2: Cut the hard lining in the mouth of the plastic cup using a pair of scissors. This cup will be the mini pot of this tutorial.

Step 3:  Wrap the masking tape around the middle body of the plastic cup.

Step 4: Paint the cup using the red acrylic paint on the topmost part of it. The choice of color will depend on your liking. Let it dry for an hour and repaint it again to create the second coating.

Step 5: Once the paint has dried, remove the masking tape from the plastic cup.

Step 6: Paint the remaining bottom with a contrasting paint like white.

Step 7: Let it dry for an hour. You can double coat it if desired.


Step 8: Make letter cut-outs from the orange rubber sponge. You should have the letters I, O, two letter Ms and a heart symbol.

Step 9:  Hot glue the letters to form an “I Heart MOM” message on the blue rubber sponge.

Step 10: Cut the edges of the letters. Make sure to put some allowances on the sides of letters to create a better look.

Step 11: Hot glue the rubber sponge message on the plastic cup or the mini pot.

Step 12: Cut the popsicle stick in half.

Step 13: Hot glue the pompom onto one side of the popsicle stick.

Step 14: Hot glue a pair of googly eyes to the pompoms to form a cute character.

Step 15: Generously glue the opposite end of the popsicle stick.

Step 16: Stick the popsicle stick with pompoms on the inner bottom of the mini pot.

Step 17:  Finally done! You now have a charming I LOVE MOM character cup that is ready for display!

This I LOVE MOM character cup is a perfect gift for moms who love cute random characters. This character cup is easy to make and inexpensive as well. This will bring the child in you and at the same time, let your mom know how much you appreciate her.

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