Today I’m sharing a simple yet sentimental DIY Mother’s Day gift for the last-minute gift givers.
Every mama is different, but I personally know that mine prefers handmade gifts over anything else. Regardless of who you’re showing appreciation to this Mother’s Day, what better way to express your love than through a pretty bouquet of flowers you arranged yourself?
This was super fun to make because I got to personalize my own bouquet just the way I wanted for my mom. I’ve seen a lot of creative ideas when it comes to creating bouquets and what people choose as far as colors, styles and greenery types. I stuck to simple summer-ish colors (white, pink and yellow) and picked up three fresh bouquets of various carnations, roses and random greenery.
I chose kraft paper to wrap the bouquet because it’s simple and goes with any type of arrangement. You can find kraft paper at any typical craft store. Otherwise, feel free to wrap your bouquet in anything that’s sturdy enough to hold the flowers together!
What you’ll need:
your choice of flowers and greenery
First, take the flowers out of their bouquets and cut an inch off of each stem. (Watch out for those rose thorns!) Pick out the flowers you’ll be using in your bouquet and put the rest in a vase with water. Bunch your flowers together and tie them with a piece of ribbon or a rubber band. Don’t worry about doing this fancy as you won’t be seeing the ribbon once they’re wrapped.
As you can see above, don’t worry about cutting the stems evenly.
Next, cut the kraft paper into a semi-large square (depending on how many flowers you’re using) and lay it down with one corner at the top and one at the bottom (shaped as a diamond). As pictured above, cut the bottom corner off so its more rounded. Don’t worry about cutting it perfect.
Set the bunched flowers in the middle of the kraft paper.
Next, you will fold the flowers as if you’re wrapping a present or a soft shell taco (tuck the bottom in first). You don’t have to tuck the bottom in if you don’t want to, but it looks a tad bit cleaner this way.
After that, you’ll fold one side over and tape it down (pictured above). Then, take the other side and wrap it around semi-tightly so it hugs the bouquet. (Nothing too tight otherwise the kraft paper will wrinkle!) Tape it in the back, but from the inside so the tape is hidden.
Lastly, add the finishing touch by wrapping the kraft paper with a bow of your choice! I chose pink and white to match the flowers.
Happy early Mother’s Day to all of the moms and moms to be! XO