DIY Flower Arranging

Instead of buying Mom a pre-fab flower arrangement from some big-box florist, consider creating your own from-the-heart DIY floral arrangement to gift her for Mother’s Day. If you are lucky enough to have a garden full of flowers, this is a no-brainer. If you are like the rest of us, then just visit a farmers’ market, small-town florist, or big city flower market to get your raw materials.

Some tips in choosing flowers:

1. Choose flowers with a variety of textures and shapes.

2. As far as color, there are 3 choices: stay monochromatic, choose a few contrasting or complementary colors, or go wild and crazy with the colors.

3. Whatever you do, do not create a completely symmetrical shape.

4. Don’t be afraid to include non-floral elements like twigs, evergreen sprigs and more.

Here are some lovely arrangements for your inspiration.

by kellyink

by ♥ darsha

by Elderberry Fairy

Finally, here are sites you can visit for more tips and how-tos.

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