DIY flower gift box

DIY boxed flowers tutorial

mothers day is only a few weeks away and i really want to make my mum something extra special this year. i always struggle to find a gift as sweet as her so i decided to find a way to surprise her with something a little different. i toyed with the idea of making a personalised gift box and decided to add an element i know she'll love- flowers!

i'm so pleased with how this turned out (i wasn't sure if this would turn into an epic fail before i tried it but it worked, hurrah!) obviously this one won't last until the end of the month so i'm going to remake it just before mothers day.. 

how to make a boxed flower gift


2 boxes with lids (1 large, 1 small)
fresh flowers
spray paint (optional)

how to boxed flowers

1. take 2 boxes, either wood or cardboard. you'll need one large box with a lid and a smaller box that will be placed inside to hold the gift. 

(i had to spray mine black as i didn't love the original colour- just buy a black box and skip this step!)

flower arrangement DIY

2. line the bottom of the box to at least halfway up the sides to stop it getting wet. i've used foil here as it's easier to see in photographs but plastic sheeting will work just check there are no holes! (yeah i know it looks ugly right now but don't worry it will all be covered.)

3. take a block of floral foam and start cutting off sections to slot into the gift box. the foam should reach no higher than the foil lining.

flower box

4. once the base is lined you can water the foam -slowly! wrap some foil/plastic around the bottom of the smaller box and place on top. the top of the small box should sit level with the top of the bigger box.

gift idea DIY boxed flowers

5. now you can start adding your flowers- the best bit! simply trim and push the stems into the flower foam. keep adding flowers and foliage until you've surrounded the smaller box, remember to keep the flowers below the top of your large box as you don't want to crush them when you put the lid on.

mothers day flower box DIY project

simply pop your gift into the box where it can hide out amongst those beautiful flowers! a super sweet way to deliver a present to someone special.

fresh flower box tutorial

this would work really well with perfume bottles or jewellery too... and it's way cuter than your average gift box right?

hope you try it.

caroline x


  1. What a beautiful idea, I would love to give and receive a gift in such a gift box!

  2. It's my sister's 50th birthday this weekend. I'll definitely be using this idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. YAY! that's made my day- thanks so much april! p.s james says hello :)

  3. This is absolutely amazing! I love the use of a black box, makes it so elegant~ I hope your mum enjoys the gift.

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  4. This is stunning, and so perfect for mothers day! How long will the box last once you've made it? I'm posting my mothers day gift, will it survive next day shipping?

    - Natalie

    1. hey you! with flower foam the flowers definitely last more than a day! when i use it to make wreaths or flower arrangements the flowers last as long as a week (if you keep the foam topped up with water every few days) so you should be absolutely fine! my only concern would be how much it was shaken about in transit so pack it up well :)

  5. Absolutely LOVE how this looks! Need to try this some time :)

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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  7. Love love love the idea! Beautiful styling and photography too! X

    Keenie |

  8. I absolutely love this idea and will definitely be copying it to gift to my own mother!!


    1. whoop! v. pleased to hear that, hope she loves it :)

  9. This is such a gorgeous gift idea! I love this idea for a housewarming gift!! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Love the idea ! Thank you !
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  11. Okay, this is such an awesome idea! I always struggle to know what I should get for my momma for Mother's Day! And now I know!

    Thanks dear!

  12. I loved this! I loved it so much I made one for my Mum and she absolutely loved it!!

    Thank you so much for the tutorial, I'm going to do a post soon to show how it turned out!

    The Life of JP



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