Mother's Day Floral Arrangement

The best way to DIY a Mother’s Day Floral Arrangement.

I am excited for Mother’s Day weekend this year. Once again, my daughters are expecting babies, and it just makes it feel extra special. Today, I am popping in with an easy way to create a lovely and heartfelt gift for your mom, grandma, daughter (or special person). Let’s upscale those traditional Mother’s Day bouquets into a DIY floral arrangement. It’s easy, and she will love that you made it yourself. You don’t need to be a professional florist to create something beautiful. With a bit of planning and this easy-to-follow guide, you can create the perfect gift, a one-of-a-kind arrangement with Mom’s favorite flowers in her favorite colors.

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Getting started:

To start your Mother’s Day floral arrangement, gather the following tools:

Choosing your Flowers:

The flower choices are totally up to you. I kept things simple by choosing one of the beautiful bouquets from my neighborhood grocery store. Some of the most popular flowers for mother’s day are yellow roses, pink tulips, and pink carnation. This is the perfect opportunity to show Mom that you remember HER favorites. Does she like bright colors? Or something more unusual (I am a fan of Protea). Just keep in mind the best flowers are going to be fresh, and you can’t go wrong if you choose your mom’s favorite color!  

  • Pink Roses
  • White Spray Roses
  • White Fuji Mums
  • Hypericum (look like pink berries)
  • Brillantina Greens
Pink flowers, White Fuji Mums, for a DIY Mother's Day Arrangement

Arranging your Flowers:

Begin by filling your vase with cool water and add your favorite floral preservative. My biggest tip for those just learning to arrange flowers is to use a grid. You can do this in several ways. You can use green floral tape and make a grid (even scotch tape will work in a pinch. However, I prefer using these metal grids to add more structure to my fresh flower arrangements. This handy tool will provide a stable base to hold your flowers in place, allowing you to create a more professional and balanced design. They are especially helpful if you are using heavier blooms like hydrangeas or peonies or longer-stemmed flowers like tulips.

Metal floral grid in glass vase for flower arranging.

I like to begin with the greenery. Give each stem a fresh cut at an angle to ensure it can absorb fresh water.

Then, begin to fill in your grid with your greenery.

Work your way around the grid, filling it in with the greenery and turning the vase as you go.

Greenery in a DIY process pic of a Mother's Day Arrangement

Next, choose your primary flower or the largest flower in your bouquet. Mine are the pink garden roses. With roses, you are going to want to pull off any guard petals—those are the petals they leave on to prevent damage in the shipping process. They may look “old” or “bruised.” No worries; they are fine. To remove them, gently pull the petals from the bottom and discard them.

Place your roses into the grid, spacing them evenly apart.

Pink and White DIY Mother's Day Arrangement.

Next up, I am adding my white spray roses that will being to fill in the gaps.

I placed my spray roses between the pink roses. Then I added the white fuji mums—I love these; they are very long-lasting flowers.

Fuji Mums for a DIY Mother's Day arrangement

Once the Fuji mums were added, I added the Hypericum and additional greens to fill everything out. A great way to ensure that your arrangement is symmetrical is to keep turning it as you add flowers.


Pretty pink and white DIY Mother's Day Arrangement.

A Few Tips for a Beautiful Arrangement:

  1. If your roses are very tight and you would like them to be more open, hold the rose petals up under warm water.
  2. Change the water daily. It will make a difference in how long they last.
  3. Once some of the blooms start to fade take out the greenery-which can last weeks, and any blooms that still look fresh and place them in a smaller vase to enjoy even longer.

Mother’s Day Floral Arrangement:

Finally, add a handwritten note that you can tuck into the flowers, and you have a lovely handmade Mother’s Day gift for her special day! 

Will you give it a try? If so, please send me pics and let me know what your mom, grandma, or daughter thinks!

Until next time,


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  1. Julie Briones says:

    Gorgeous and perfect for Mother’s Day! I’m delighted to be featuring your post at the EXTRA BIG Tuesday Turn About this week! Pinned!

  2. Kerryanne says:

    Libbie, this arrangement is so pretty and how special for you waiting on two babies. I’m waiting for my second grandbaby due in November… what exciting times!
    Thank you for sharing your DIY Mother’s Day floral arrangement at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring it at Friday’s party and pinning too.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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