Mother’s Day is always a little more special for my sister and I because our mom’s birthday falls around the same time. I don’t have a gift guide for you today but I do want to share a thoughtful and easy gift idea to honour your mom this Mother’s Day. Presenting a bouquet made all on your own will absolutely melt her heart. I don’t know about your mom, but my mom LOVES flowers. She is very passionate about planting, growing and nurturing plants and vegetables. I bet you can tell from my Instagram feed that this side of her has absolutely rubbed off on me. My interest in floristry along with her love for flowers made it a no brainer to create my own Mother’s Day bouquet as a part of her birthday and Mother’s Day gift. We’ve bought bouquets for her in the past and I’m sure you have for your mom as well, but it will make a world of a difference when she’ll know it was put together by you! I’m speaking by experience here, because if you were following my Snapchat story, you’d be able to tell how much she loved the bouquet. Her favourite part (after she finally looked past the flowers and noticed this small detail) was the vintage photograph I attached to the bouquet. I found an old snap of her channeling a style icon from back in the day but not only that, her baby bump could also be seen in the photo! I guess my love for fashion (and posing) of course, makes a little more sense now 😉
Here are my 3 tips for creating your own beautiful and thoughtful Mother’s Day bouquet.
Visit your local florist and select flowers that you know she absolutely loves. My mom seriously loves every flower but I know that if she were ever expecting flowers, she would know we chose tulips. I wanted to be less predictable so I went for big white hydrangeas, small pink roses and baby’s breath. Make sure you snip off the ends of the flower stems at an angle so they are ready for her to place in a vase right away.
Personalize the bouquet by adding a photograph with a few words from you on the back. Hole punch the photograph and slide it through the ribbon or twine before you make the knot.
The presentation of the bouquet is so important. I chose to go with an overall rustic look so keeping that theme in mind, I used twine to hold the bouquet together. I presented it just like that, without any wrapping paper. In my opinion, if you select one type of flower for the bouquet, it would look stunning presented in brown craft paper. See some ideas here. Also, see how I created this option with a photo attached to the bouquet here.
Voila, there’s your easy and thoughtful DIY Mother’s Day bouquet and I hope you are inspired to create your own because it’s guaranteed to melt her heart. However elaborate or simple your plans are, have a lovely Mother’s Day celebration.