Mothers Day is coming up fast and there are so many fun ways to show Mom just how much you love her. Maybe you could whip up some homemade cookies, send her a bottle of rosé .. or perhaps bring a gorgeous DIY Mother’s Day bouquet! Because I live pretty far from my parents, I usually send my Mom flowers to celebrate special occasions (like a birthday or anniversary). My Mom always adores the flowers I send but I know she would really love something more homemade or hand-crafted.
Flowers are always a perfect gift for Mother’s Day – especially when the stores are full of vibrant Spring flowers! While at my local grocery store I spotted a few blooms I couldn’t help putting together for a super feminine, elegant, and fragrant DIY Mother’s Day bouquet. I loved the idea of combining hydrangeas with roses, and played around with some color combinations, finding the perfect balance of floral texture and color.
This DIY Mother’s Day bouquet is so easy to put together, it only takes a few easy steps. Keep the bouquet tight and symmetrical for a more polished and elegant look, or more textured, loose, and playful for a rustic vibe. It’s your call! Whatever combination you come up with, I am sure Mom will adore and cherish it.
What you Need for this DIY Mother’s Day Bouquet:
Flowers: 6 white hydrangeas (2 bouquets), 12 pink roses, 1 large bunch of gypsophila million star (yes, that is actually what they are called! They are similar to baby’s breath.)
Other Materials: Scissors, 2 rubber bands, tissue paper (the kind you stuff into the top of an open gift bag), string, Mother’s Day card and floral card holder/pick (usually complimentary at the grocery store floral department)
Step 1 – Prep & Secure the Hydrangeas
Start by removing the leaves from the hydrangeas and cutting the hydrangea stems to your desired length, leaving the white flower bulbs intact. Hydrangeas do best with fresh-cut stems that are cut at an angle, not a straight line across the bottom. Hydrangeas also require a lot of water to stay vibrant and peppy, so have a vase with water ready if you know you will have the blooms out of water for some time while creating your bouquet. Gather the hydrangeas into a bunch and secure with a rubber band just a few inches below where the flowers start to form.
Step 2 – Scatter Roses throughout the Bouquet
Carefully remove the leaves of the roses and trim the stems like you did with the hydrangeas. Some roses have thorns (mine did)! Wear protective gloves if you think you might poke yourself. Rose thorns hurt, trust me. Then, start placing roses around the hydrangeas and scatter around the bouquet, securing each rose by placing the stems through the rubber band holding the hydrangeas.
Step 3 – Gather the Gypsophila Million Star & Secure with a New Rubber Band
Gypsophila million star sometimes come in large, long stems, with the flowers all interconnected. You might need to separate each flower cluster into smaller, shorter individual pieces for a more delicate and less chunky look. After separating the gypsophila million star into smaller pieces start gathering and securing the stems around the base of the bouquet and over the existing rubber band holding the roses and hydrangeas together. After you have filled in the outer rim of the bouquet with gypsophila million star, secure the new additional stems with your second rubber band, tightly securing the flowers together. Trim any rogue gypsophila million star branches sticking out of the top of the bouquet and shorten any long stems coming out of the bottom. Remember, if you can’t find gypsophila million star at the store, baby’s breath is a perfect substitution.
Step 4: The Finishing Touches
Hooray! You made a gorgeous DIY Mother’s Day bouquet! Now, to top it all off, wrap the bouquet base with tissue paper and secure with a bow. Wrapping the bouquet base with tissue not only hides the rubber bands holding the flowers together, it also adds extra polish to your gift for a stunning presentation.
Oh, don’t forget to place your Mother’s Day card in the center of the bouquet! It’s the last little touch that really sets this gift over the top.
This DIY Mother’s Day bouquet is so easy to create and is the perfect hand-crafted gift for Mom. A bouquet of fresh flowers is the most classic way to tell Mom how much she means to you. Have fun with your bouquets, switch up the colors and get creative!
This Sunday Mark and I will be celebrating Mother’s Day with his Mom at this weekend’s peach festival where we will pick peaches from the orchard and enjoy some fluffy, sweet peach pancakes! Maybe i’ll make my favorite peach recipe with our fresh peach picks. How are you celebrating Mother’s Day this weekend? I hope you gift something floral and fragrant, and dine on something delicious. Cheers to Mom!