Menstrual Cup Rose Gift DIY
I have given out a number of reusable menstrual cups to friends and family members and I always wonder how I should present the cup. Do I wrap it? Place it in a gift bag with other goodies? While handing a friend a stack of reusable liners and her first cup spontaneously, I would like to have better presentation.
Maybe you are gifting a cup to a friend, relative or partner. Menstrual cups are special and can be an investment. Why not give the gift of reusable menstrual care in a beautiful way? I love gifting cloth pads as Holiday tree ornaments, why not a cup gift idea too? Plus, what a great surprise! Here I got you a rose…with that menstrual cup you’ve been eyeing?! Awesome. Yes.
For this project I used the Yuuki Rainbow size 2 and the Mermaid Cup size 2 (this cup is available in different firmness levels, colors and sizes). I picked these cups because the red matched with the red rose really well and the rainbow cup is a highly sought after cup because the colors are great.
- Rose ($2.49 at Michaels)
- Floral Tape (Under $3)
- Menstrual Cup (Various prices)
- Vase (Upcycled: I used a mineral water bottle here because I love blue glass)
I found the roses at Michaels for $2.49 and the floral tape for under $3 too. To my surprise, the floral tape isn’t sticky. I thought I’d have to wrap the cup to protect it first but the tape seems to only stick to itself and not leave a residue on the cup.
First, start off by removing the flower from the stem. These pulled right off and I saved them to put back on later.
Second, cut a length of floral tape a few inches long. It’s easy to tear.
Third, use the tape to tightly wrap the cup to the stem. I used a second piece to reinforce under the cup so it stood upright and to secure the first piece to the stem.
Fourth, Place in vase!
I found that starting the tape on the stem before I put the cup on was helpful because it’s not very sticky. Both cups even needed a second piece of tape to reinforce the base of the cup and help it stand upright and the Yuuki was heavier than the mermaid.
Skill level: I don’t consider myself to be a highly crafty person and found this easy to do with just a bit of difficulty with smoothing out the tape…so I would say easy!
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Tips for making the menstrual cup rose DIY
So the Mermaid Cup has a solid stem and needed to be held next to the rose stem and wrapped that way. The Yuuki Size 2 has a hollow stem so it fit right inside of the flower stem. This made it slide off and needed to really be squeezed to get it to stay on. I also used a second piece of tape to make sure it was wrapped around the first piece and secured to the stem below it.
You could do this with any cup and even a cup set since these floral stems have 2 buds. This cold even be one flower in a dozen roses!
The flowers can also be left in the vase after you put the bud back on and since it’s a fake flower…it can last forever! I did not test this with live flowers but if you try please let everyone in the comments below!
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