Mother’s Day is just around the corner and it’s high time to think about how you want to surprise the most important woman in your life. On our website you will find numerous articles full of ideas for matching bought or handmade gifts and cards for mom. In the next few lines, we will show you how to choose the perfect flowers for a bouquet for Mother’s Day and then how to tie them yourself. As you probably know, almost every plant has its own meaning in the Victorian language of flowers. Therefore, some blossoms are better suited than others for this family celebration. If you’re feeling intimidated by the idea of making your own bouquet for Mother’s Day, then don’t worry! While the finished arrangements look absolutely stunning, creating them is relatively straightforward. Just keep reading!
Tying a bouquet for Mother’s Day yourself is easier than it first appears
Symbolism of Mother’s Day
Our mother is the first person we see when we are born. However, as we grow up, have left the nest and live far away from our parents, we often forget that without them we wouldn’t have gotten this far. Mother’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to express our deepest gratitude, respect and love to the most important woman in our lives.
Once a year, usually in March or May, all countries in the world celebrate Mother’s Day with different traditions and customs. The festival is of course dedicated to the mother of the family, but also to the symbolism of motherhood and its importance in society.
Spend Mother’s Day with the whole family
Put a big smile on Mom’s face with a DIY bouquet
Traditional flowers for Mother’s Day
It doesn’t really feel personal and loving to just go to the nearest florist and buy the first Mother’s Day bouquet you see. It is much better to carefully select each type of flower and then create something unique and special from it. Many hobbyists therefore also decide to make pretty flowers out of paper that never wither. Here are some matching flowers:
Don’t hesitate to experiment with your choice of flowers
Carnations are the type of flower that is arguably most closely associated with Mother’s Day. They’re pretty, always available, and surprisingly long-lasting in the vase. Each color has its own symbolic meaning.
White: White carnations were the favorite flowers of Ann Reeves Jarvis, an American peace activist. On the anniversary of her death, her daughter Ann Jarvis, known as the founder of modern Mother’s Day, distributed 500 white carnations to every mother in her community. These beautiful little flowers are therefore often worn to honor a deceased mother.
However, white carnations are also worn by people whose mothers simply live far away. They symbolize purity and unconditional love despite distance. If you want to remind your mom how much you miss and love her, choose white carnation for your Mother’s Day bouquet.
pink: Pink carnations are the second most popular color for Mother’s Day. It is believed that they first bloomed where Mary’s tears fell over the death of Jesus. The perfect symbol of a mother’s undying love.
Red: Red carnations, like red roses, are a symbol of romantic love, affection and admiration. They are best used in bouquets for your significant other who is pregnant for Mother’s Day or who has given birth to your child.
Pink and cream carnations are very feminine and loving
Carnations write perfectly in almost every bouquet
Mother’s Day takes place in spring. Therefore, all seasonal flowers are ideal for bouquets. Tulips in particular are associated with rebirth, happiness, joy and affection. These popular springtime flowers can be found in a variety of colors and variations, and the symbolism of each is slightly different. Tulips are wonderfully long-lived as cut flowers and can even be grown in your own garden.
Tulips are timeless classics for spring bouquets
Which type of tulip would your mom like best?
Roses are typically associated with romantic feelings. Despite this, depending on the color, they can also represent motherly love. Roses were already considered sacred by the ancient Egyptians and associated with the goddess Isis, the ideal mother. Similar to the carnations, it is best to choose white or pink roses for the occasion. They mean grace, elegance, gratitude and joy. You can read more about the different rose colors and their meanings here.
Whenever possible, only use seasonal flowers from the region
Orchids are an unusual but excellent choice for a Mother’s Day bouquet. These exotic flowers from the rainforest symbolize love, beauty and strength – traits every mother possesses. In Chinese culture and Feng Shui teachings, the orchid is also a symbol of having children, joie de vivre and natural beauty. Ideal for a pregnant woman or new mother.
Exoticism from the paradisiacal rain forests
Orchids are popular wedding flowers, but not only
Tie a bouquet for Mother’s Day yourself
The ability to create pretty bouquets and other floral arrangements can come in handy for any occasion. Because recipients always notice when you’ve taken the time to select the perfect flowers and then beautifully arranged them especially for them. To tie a bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day yourself, you need the following things:
- fresh flowers
- florist tape
Begin by arranging all of your chosen flowers by type, color, and size on your workspace. Now pluck off any leaves, extra branches or any thorns until you get mostly clean stems. This significantly improves the longevity of your cut flowers as no nutrients are lost in the leaves. Everything is directed to the flower head alone.
Now choose three to five flowers that you want to use as the center of your bouquet. Then place smaller flowers around them. Add volume to your floral arrangement by inserting large single leaves between the flowers.
Once you are happy with how your bouquet is looking, wrap the stems tightly with florist’s tape. Cut them the same length and at a slight angle so that the flowers absorb water better. Hide the florist’s ribbon with wide, decorative ribbon and tie a beautiful bow. Place the finished bouquet in a sturdy vase with fresh water for Mother’s Day.
To make the cut flowers last longer, add 1-2 tablespoons of sugar and apple cider vinegar to the water
You too are able to tie a beautiful bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day yourself. Make mom a unique, loving gift for this special occasion!
If you have your own garden, you may not need to go to the florist at all