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Show Mum How Much You Love Her with a Do-It-Yourself Floral Arrangement

May 07, 2018

Make Mother’s Day more meaningful this year and surprise your mom with a beautiful floral arrangement to brighten up her day. Instead of ordering one online, make the sentiment more personalised with an arrangement of your own. Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to organise your blooms to impress mom by professional floral designer, Gemma Hayden Blest.

Step 1: Gather your materials

Show Mom How Much You Love Her with a Do-It-Yourself Floral Arrangement

Collect together a selection of faux/silk flowers and a pair of cutters that will snip through the central wire in their stems. Where possible, always try to bend the stems instead of cutting so you can reuse them.

Step 2: Create a base with greenery

Show Mom How Much You Love Her with a Do-It-Yourself Floral Arrangement

Cut or bend the greenery into short pieces to form a full base, and insert into the container at differing angles to create a bed for the flowers to sit. To create a really fresh, natural look, make sure this isn't symmetrical.

Step 3: Position your largest flowers

Show Mom How Much You Love Her with a Do-It-Yourself Floral Arrangement

Take your largest flower, in this case the camellias, and position them into the foliage base, leaving equal spacing between each.

Step 4: Add some smaller flowers

Show Mom How Much You Love Her with a Do-It-Yourself Floral Arrangement

Use the smaller flower to soften the spacing of the larger flowers. Add one or two next to each of the larger blooms.

Step 5: Fill up gaps with sprigs of berries

Show Mom How Much You Love Her with a Do-It-Yourself Floral Arrangement

Lastly, insert a sprig of berries into any gaps. If there aren't any obviously gaps, these can be used to sit against the foliage to add some colour.

Step 6: All done!

Show Mom How Much You Love Her with a Do-It-Yourself Floral ArrangementShow Mom How Much You Love Her with a Do-It-Yourself Floral Arrangement

It’s time to admire your masterpiece from all angles. Don’t forget to also attach a heartfelt card for mom!