With Mother’s Day approaching, now feels like a great time to share all the gift ideas! This one can be done with little materials, but yields beautiful results. And who doesn’t love flowers, anyway? If you are on the hunt for the perfect gift for your mom, than look no further! I am sharing how to make petit bouquets for Mother’s Day.
This post is in collaboration with Valerie of hand lettering shop Lily & Val. She supplied me with the adorable patterned paper that I will be wrapping my bouquets in, and you can download her designs too, over on her blog post. Keep on scrolling to see how I made these petit bouquets, and to see the patterned paper!
How to Make Petit Bouquets for Mother’s Day
These are the materials you will need to make a couple petit bouquets. I will elaborate more below, about each item needed.
Materials you Will Need:
– clippers (or garden sheers, scissor if you don’t have either)
– variety of greens
– variety of blooming branches + focal flowers
Step One: Gather a variety of greens and arrange them
When doing any form of designing, I always recommend to vary your types of greens. It tends to create a more pleasing to the eye look. In my bouquets, I am using baby blue and silver dollar eucalyptus, both of which can be found at Trader Joe’s. You will also notice that my stems in the photo below are already short. This is because I trimmed them prior to taking the photo. I recommend trimming everything as you go, just be careful not to overdo it. You can always trim off more, but once you clip, you can’t get back the length you removed.
Additionally, I included a lighter green that I clipped from a bush in my yard. Don’t be afraid to forage a little in your yard, the woods and elsewhere, for a variety of greens and foliage to add into your bouquets. I like how my clipping elevates the bouquets to look more whimsical and gardeny.
Step Two: Arrange blooming branches and focal flowers
Time for a little more foraging! If you haven’t noticed, all of the trees are currently blooming and it is such a beautiful sight to see. To further that gardeny feel with your bouquets, add a couple blooming branch clippings. You really only need to clip 2-3 longer branches. From there, you can clip off little pieces on it to add into each bouquet.
I like to add the blooming branches first, as they are a textural piece. Then, I arranged a daffodil to be the focal of each bouquet, sitting front and center. I then complimented it with one to two complimenting flowers. These for me, included purple tulips, a white spray rose and a smaller yellow variation of a daffodil. Again, you can find the tulips, spray roses and daffodil at most Trader Joe’s which is where I sourced most of mine. A couple I was able to forage on the side of the road. Don’t be afraid to see what you can forage first, before running to the store! (Just make sure you’re not clipping from someones yard, obviously.)
Step Three: Wrap your bouquet in paper and ribbon
Before beginning wrapping, give your arrangement another little trim. Then, cut out your piece of paper. I am using the designs by Valerie of hand lettering shop, Lily & Val. I suggest printing her pdf (which you can find in her blog post) full size on a standard piece of printer paper. Then, cut that piece in half. Depending on how small your bouquet is, you will only be needing a piece of paper half that size.
Once you have your paper cut down to the proper size, lay your flower arrangement down on the paper. I then fold the paper over on each side, and tie very tightly with a piece of ribbon. It is very key to pull the ribbon tight, to get the shape that I did with my paper.
Step Four: Enjoy and pass along to your mom or someone special!
Whether you are crafting these petit bouquets for Mother’s Day, or just want to send someone a little pick me up, these make for the perfect gift! They are fairly simple to create and an affordable option as well! What a win-win. Check out my finished product below and don’t forget to read Valerie’s post and snag those PDF’s. You can view that here.