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