Mother’s Day Floral DIY
This Mother’s Day, show Mom how special she is with a beautiful bouquet. Our Floral Department has everything you need and our team members are ready to assist you!
You’ll need three kinds of florals to create the perfect arrangement:
- Thrillers are the centerpiece that draw your eyes to the bouquet. Think roses, lilies, peonies, tulips, sunflowers, hydrangeas, etc.
- Fillers are a necessary part of building out your bouquet. Baby’s Breath, lilac, pom pom daisies, heather, and alstromeria are a few striking options.
- Greenery refers to non-flowering stems added to provide balance. Pink and white local wax flowers, tree fern, Salal Tips (lemon leaves), assorted Eucalyptus, and myrtle are all popular choices.
Create a color palette around your centerpiece flowers, choosing complementary fillers and greenery to create a cohesive look.
Start with your vase. Whether you go classic with a beautiful glass vase, or farmhouse chic with a mason jar or metal container, starting with an appropriately sized vessel is essential. You want your bouquet to stay upright and filled with water. Pro tip: to keep flowers in place, use wet floral foam and create a grid with clear tape.
Once you’ve chosen your florals, the fun begins:
- Optional: Use tape to create a grid.
- Cut each stem on an angle before placing it into the vase. This keeps them fresh and beautiful for longer.
- Place your thriller florals into the grid, positioning so that they are evenly distributed.
- Begin adding fillers and greenery, alternating so they are evenly placed. Add your smallest flowers last (like Baby’s Breath), so they stay fluffy.
- Once all florals are added, take a few steps back to look at it from another angle. Then make any necessary adjustments.
To hold your bouquet together, you’ll need ribbon, floral tape, twine, or rubber bands.
- Clear an area to build your bouquet.
- Start with the largest thriller flower as the centerpiece, holding it in your hand.
- Begin to layer in filler and greenery around it. Then, add the next largest flowers, evenly spacing them apart with filler and greenery. The goal is to create a balanced look of thriller, filler, and greenery.
- Once all the flowers have been added, use floral tape, twine, ribbons, or rubber bands to secure the flowers into place.
- Then, use a sharp pair of shears to cut each stem to an even length.
- Remove any excess leaves from the stems and wrap with a large ribbon. Use the ribbon to cover the floral tape, twine, or rubber bands, and for a bit of flair.
Not in the mood to DIY? Let us help you with a custom bouquet or pick up a show-stopping floral arrangement in our Floral Department. Don’t forget to grab a card and chocolates!