April 27, 2020
DIY Mother’s Day Flower Arrangement
If you haven’t already, it’s time to start planning your Mother’s Day gift. Might we suggest a bottle of KORBEL Brut and a floral arrangement? If you live far away, there are plenty of delivery services offering sparkling wine and flower pairings that can be sent directly home. Or if you’re visiting with mom on Mother’s Day, make a flower arrangement yourself with flowers you know she’ll love and pair it with her favorite KORBEL varietal.
While some flowers, like daisies and marigolds, are in season all year long, other flowers, like lilacs, tulips, and peonies, bloom in the spring and will make for a unique arrangement perfect for this time of year. Or, if you’re feeling really creative, look up what certain flowers mean and choose ones that best describe your mom. Is she optimistic and joyful? Then add a few Chrysanthemums. Maybe she’s enthusiastic and has a zest for life. Bouvardia flowers would work perfectly here.
Also consider what sort of vase mom would like. Is she more traditional? Then a simple glass vase is probably your best bet. But maybe she’s more creative. Arranging your flowers in a colorful watering can or a rustic mason jar could be a fun surprise. Then once you’ve decided on your vase and flowers, check out our step-by-step guide to floral arrangements to put together a thoughtful gift mom will love!
Step-By-Step Guide to Flower Arrangements
- Remove the thorns and leaves from your flowers.
- Then measure the flowers against your vase and trim them to the desired height. Be sure to cut the stems at 45-degree angles so they can better absorb the water.
- Fill the vase with water and add in plant food. Be sure the food has dissolved before you begin the next step.
- Pick out a few pieces of foliage and place them in the vase, crisscrossing them to create a base for the other flowers.
- Pick out your focal flowers—or the larger, more colorful flowers you want to highlight. Add one or two of these to the vase but place them evenly throughout to create balance.
- Add in secondary flowers, which are smaller and will fill in the body of your arrangement.
- Rearrange flowers and foliage as needed. Look at the arrangement from all angles to make sure you are happy with its appearance.