15 Fresh Arrangements Based on Mom's Favorite Flower
April showers have passed, so surprise mom with a vase of her favorite May flowers for Mother’s Day.
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Nothing says "Happy Mother’s Day" like a vibrant floral centerpiece made just for mom. And these fun, handcrafted vases filled with purple anemones, peach roses and white tulips are the perfect addition to any Mother’s Day brunch. Anemones, a focal flower in this spread, are a popular springtime bloom that comes in a variety of colors. Plus, their lack of scent makes these pretty blooms ideal for moms with allergies or scent sensitivities. Love the DIY vases? Get the step-by-step instructions below.
Grand Garden Roses
Say hello to warm weather with this whimsical display of blooms. Front and center is the ever-so-stunning and timeless garden rose. Not to be confused with a standard rose, these stems carry a stronger fragrance and textured petals that bring chicness to any arrangement. This vase also features bright ranunculus and anemones for a playful, summer look. Add in flowing greenery such as bupleurum and olive branches to finish off a stunning display that your chic, rose-loving mom is sure to adore.
Bring happiness to that special lady in your life by gifting her a bouquet of sunny sunflowers. Mix these bold summer blooms with orange roses and white daisies for a colorful vase that's sure to add color and cheer to your Mother’s Day festivities.
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Peonies are highly sought-after for their sweet smell and ruffled petals. These lavish blooms are most popular in wedding bouquets but are also a lovely addition to any spring vase. Popular blooming months for peonies are April to June, which coincides perfectly with Mother's Day. This repurposed pitcher is filled with fuchsia peonies mixed with a variety of other eye-catching stems such as yellow billy balls and white tulips. Arrange with seeded eucalyptus to give your centerpiece an airy, free-flowing design.
Tulips for the Traveler
Is your mom a traveler? This DIY map-embellished vase has wanderlust written all over it. Personalize the vase by choosing a locale that’s special to her like a hometown or favorite city, state or country, then fill it with stunning tulips. These classic blooms signify spring’s arrival and are available in every color except blue.
Dripping in Daisies
Sometimes a bright bouquet of sweet daisies is all you need to say "thank you." These long-lasting blooms are the perfect way to add cheer to mom’s favorite space. Available in an abundance of colors, sizes and varieties, daisies can easily stand out by themselves in a vase or add character and color to any mix of fresh blooms. Go one step further and arrange these inexpensive stems in a dripping, DIY container. Get the step-by-step instructions below.
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Celebrate mom with a simple-yet-stunning arrangement of classic hydrangeas that she can admire on her special day. These stems, often seen blooming on garden bushes in the spring, can also be cut and enjoyed indoors. Be careful though — freshly-cut stems of hydrangea can be very temperamental. Make sure mom knows to keep the container’s water level up so she can enjoy these bold blooms for days or even weeks.
Ranunculus, also known as buttercups, are showstopping, rose-like blooms that historically symbolize charm and attractiveness. This Mother's day, treat your charming mom to a fresh, colorful centerpiece filled with multicolored ranunculus, white stock and yellow statice, like this one from Kim Stoegbauer. Bonus: Create special memories with the kids by crafting this easy, handmade fingerprint table runner and container to hold Mom’s best-loved flowers.
Brighten mom’s space with a vase of fresh-cut gladiolus. These sturdy stems are perfect for adding height and dimension while also providing a pop of spring color. Fill a vessel halfway with water, cut the stems at an angle, and place the gladiolus in a circle around the rim for an easy and attractive garden-to-table arrangement.
Classy Coffee Berry
Hypericum berries, also known as coffee berry, are a sweet, fun way to add texture to an arrangement. Available in many colors such as green, peach, cream and red, these berries are full of character and give off a rich, coffee-like scent. Add them to an arrangement to fill out the look or enjoy them on their own for a more organic feel. The berries above are featured alongside anemones in a chic tree stump vase crafted from a real tree. Follow the instructions below to craft one for mom this Mother's Day.
Available all year round from most flower shops, lilies are loved by many for their large, stunning blooms and fragrance. They also provide the same beauty when cut straight from the garden. These strongly scented blooms produce an abundance of pollen that is sure to make a mess indoors, so don’t forget to de-pollen the flower before giving them to Mom.
Not sure what mom's favorite flower is? Look to her garden for inspiration. Pretty, earthy zinnia, a commonly-cultivated flower, is known to symbolize friendship and can often be found at your local farmer's market or growing in the backyard. Fill a vase with water and arrange the blooms where they organically fall for a stunning display.
Calling all fragrant flower lovers! Freesia is the bloom for you. Just a few stems of this sweet-scented flower is sure to please a couple of noses. Freesia often symbolizes friendship and thoughtfulness which can be meaningful when picking flowers for Mom. Place a few fresh stems in a decorative milk glass bottle display, like the one seen here, and enjoy the scent (and view) for days to come.
When putting together a bouquet for mom, it’s hard to go wrong with a vase of bright, warm-weather roses. This arrangement not only contains stunning yellow roses, but also pink spray (or miniature) roses combined with orange tulips and green trick dianthus for a display that's sure to brighten any recipient’s day.
Chrysanthemums, commonly known as mums, have been making a splash in the floral world for decades, so it's safe to say they're here to stay. Grown in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes, mums provide long-lasting beauty in any arrangement. This bouquet features roses and orchids alongside fluffy white mums. Don’t forget to refill the vase water often, as mums love to stay hydrated.
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